Green County Cheese Days
September 16-18, Historic Green County Courthouse Square, Monroe
Three entertainment stages, cheese tent, dairy farm and barn quilt tours, Swiss heritage displays, old time copper kettle cheesemaking, Kids’ Street, Family Farm Adventure, Cow Milking Contest, antique tractors, arts and crafts, and The Swiss Colony Cheese Days Parade on Sunday – led by a herd of Brown Swiss Cows.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16: 10:45 am Del Heins, Accordion; 11:45 am & 8 pm Kerry Christensen, Alpine and Western Master Yodeler; 12:45 pm Johnny Accordion and Zoltan; 1:30 pm Polka Lessons with Larry & Sue Buetzer, followed by John Waelti & Bobbie Edler on accordion); 2:15 & 7:45 pm Alphorn Entertainment; 2:30 pm Trachtengruppe Gohl, Folk Dancers from Langnau, Switzerland; 3 pm Barefoot Becky, German-style Polka Music; 4:45 pm OPENING CEREMONY; 5:30 pm Children’s Costume Parade led by Cheese Days Prince and Princess; 6:30 pm Meet the Green County Dairy Queens; 6:40 pm Swiss Miss Dancers from New Glarus; 7 pm Youth Talent Show directed by Cindy Blanc; 9 pm The Brat Pack, Street Dance with Chicago’s favorite party band!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17: 10:45 am, 3 & 8 pm Kerry Christensen, Alpine and Western Master Yodeler; 11:20 am & 4:45 pm Introduction of Cheese Days Royalty; Noon Monroe City Band, directed by Brian Bruggeman; 1:15 & 4 pm Squeezettes, Accordion Band; 2:15 pmTrachtengruppe Gohl, Folk Dancers (Langnau, Switzerland) ; 2:50 pm Greetings from the Swiss Minister Daniel Friehofer from the Embassy of Switzerland in the USA; 5 pm New Glarus Mannerchor (Men’s Choir); 5:30 pm Zweifel Brothers; 6:45 pm Monroe Swiss Singers; 7:45 pmThe Almost Famous “Dancing Cheesemakers”; 9 pm Boogie and the Yo-yo’z, Street Dance with the hottest party band in Wisconsin…and maybe Iowa too!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 :10 am Swiss Canton Fashion Show, New Glarus Wilhelm Tell Usherettes; 10:30 am & 5 pm Kerry Christensen, Alpine and Western Master Yodeler;
11:30 am Goodtime Dutchmen, 3rd Generation Family Polka Band; 12:45 pm THE SWISS COLONY CHEESE DAYS PARADE; 3 pm Goodtime Dutchmen, 3rd Generation Family Polka Band; 4:30 pmNew Glarus Jodlerklub (Yodel Club)