By Jessica Mozo
Calling all ice cream fans! Mark your calendar for the fourth annual National Moofest Dairy Festival in downtown Athens, Tennessee, for May 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
National Moofest exists to increase the public’s awareness about the huge role the dairy industry plays in our past, present and future. The family-friendly celebration features a homemade ice cream contest, dairy recipe contest, live music, food vendors, a 5K race, inflatable jumpers, a petting zoo and lots of activities. Athens is also home to Mayfield Dairy Farms Inc., which offers guided plant tours so visitors can see how milk and ice cream are produced.
Moofest takes place around the courthouse square, and parking is available at Tennessee Wesleyan College and Mayfield Dairy Farms, with free shuttles to and from both locations.
For details, visit www.nationalmoofest.com.