It’s time for Dixon Cow Days

One of Pulaski County’s biggest hometown events–Dixon Cow Days–will get underway in a couple of days. This popular, well-attended event has not been held in the past two years because of the Covid pandemic. Dixon Chamber of Commerce Director Israel Doba says everything will begin in downtown Dixon on Friday.

The annual Cow Days parade will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Other highlights will include a Kid’s Zone, silent auction, cruise-in car and bike show, hot dog eating contest, a mullet contest, and more. The Dixon High School FFA Chapter will sponsor a Truck Pull on the high school’s pulling track Friday night. The event was a huge success last year that was attended by some 12-hundred spectators. Dixon Cow Days was started during the depression years but eventually was discontinued. However, 36 years ago, Cow Days was started up again as an annual celebration of the community. Cow Days got its name from the fact that two cows will be given away during this year’s event.