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World Dairy Expo events schedule

Wisconsin State Farmer
For over five decades, the global dairy industry has been meeting in Madison. This year's event scheduled for Oct. 3-7, 2017, is expected to draw crowds of 75,000 people from more than 100 countries.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

This year's World Dairy Expo will be held on the grounds of the Alliant Energy Center. Admission for World Dairy Expo is $12 a day or $35 for a season pass for those 12 and over.

LOCATIONS

(AR) = Arena Building (C) = Coliseum; (EH) = Exhibition Hall; (SP) = Estrumate Sale Pavilion;

HOURS

Daily: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.        Commercial Exhibits Open

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.      Expo Bistro Open (EH)

11 a.m.– Close        The Tanbark Open (SP)

MONDAY, OCT. 2

8:00 a.m.         National 4-H, National Intercollegiate & International Post-Secondary                               Dairy Cattle Judging Contests (C)

3:00 p.m.         Purple Cow Gift Shop Open (EH)

7:30 p.m.         National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Banquet (EH)

8:00 p.m.         National Intercollegiate and International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle                               Judging Banquet (EH)

TUESDAY, OCT. 3

7:15 a.m.          International Junior Holstein Show (C)

7:30 a.m.          International Ayrshire Show (C)

8:00 a.m.          Central National FFA Judging Contest & Events (SP)

1:00 p.m.          Expo Seminar (EH)

2:00 p.m.          Virtual Farm Tour (EH)

3:00 p.m.          International Jersey Show - Heifers (C), International Milking Shorthorn                            Show - Heifers (C)

5:00 p.m.          Commercial Exhibitor Party (EH)

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4

7:30 a.m.            International Jersey Show - Cows/Groups (C)

10:00 a.m.          Dairy Forage Seminar Stage (AR)

11:00 a.m.          Expo Seminar (EH), World Forage Analysis Superbowl Awards                                          Luncheon (EH)

12:00 p.m.          Virtual Farm Tour (EH)

12:30 p.m.          International Milking Shorthorn Show - Cows/Groups (C)

1:00 p.m.           Expo Seminar (EH)

1:30 p.m.           Dairy Forage Seminar Stage (AR)

2:00 p.m.           International Brown Swiss Show - Heifers (C), Virtual Farm Tour (EH)

4:00 p.m.           Top of the World Jersey Sale (SP)

5:00 p.m.           WDE Welcome Reception (EH)

7:00 p.m.           Dinner with the Stars Recognition Banquet (EH) Tickets Required

7:30 p.m.           World Ayrshire Event Sale (SP)

THURSDAY, OCT. 5

7:30 a.m.            International Brown Swiss Show - Cows/Groups (C)

10:00 a.m.          Dairy Forage Seminar Stage (AR)

11:00 a.m.          Expo Seminar (EH)

12:00 p.m.          Virtual Farm Tour (EH)

1:00 p.m.           Expo Seminar (EH)

1:30 p.m.           International Red & White Show - Heifers (C), International Guernsey                               Show – Heifers (C), Dairy Forage Seminar Stage (AR)

2:00 p.m.           Virtual Farm Tour (EH), World Premier Brown Swiss Sale (SP),                                         Brown Swiss Sale: World Premier Milking Shorthorn Sale (SP)

6:00 p.m.           World Dairy Expo Youth Showmanship Contest (C)

FRIDAY, OCT. 6

7:30 a.m.           International Red & White Show - Cows/Groups (C), International                                     Guernsey Show - Cows/Groups (C)

10:00 a.m.          Dairy Forage Seminar Stage (AR)

11:00 a.m.          Expo Seminar (EH)

12:00 p.m.          International Holstein Show - Heifers (C), Virtual Farm Tour (EH)

1:00 p.m.           Expo Seminar (EH)

1:30 p.m.           Dairy Forage Seminar Stage (AR)

2:00 p.m.           Virtual Farm Tour (EH), International Guernsey Classic Sale (SP)

5:00 p.m.           International Reception (EH)

7:00 p.m.           World Classic '17 Holstein Sale (C)

8:00 p.m.           Expo in the Evening (SP)

SATURDAY, OCT. 7

8:00 a.m.            International Holstein Show - Cows/Groups (C)

10:00 a.m.          Dairy Forage Seminar Stage (AR)

11:00 a.m.          Expo Seminar (EH)

12:00 p.m.          Virtual Farm Tour (EH)

5:00 p.m.           Parade of Champions and Selection of the '17 Supreme Champion (C)

6:00 p.m.           World Dairy Expo 2017 Closes

Schedule subject to change. Visit worlddairyexpo.com for current schedule information and details.