Harvard Milk Days Postponed Until October

From the Harvard Milk Days Committee:

Harvard Milk Days to Reschedule 2020 Festival

Splendid Dress from Milk Days parade.

The Harvard Milk Days Board of Directors held their monthly board meeting on Thursday April 9th (via teleconference).

Jim Oberweis running for Congress in the 2019 Harvard Milk Day 5k race.

The main topic of discussion was the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it relates to the Harvard Milk Days and its annual events.

A Milk Day float was entered by Harvard in Marengo’s parade

With the current state of not only our City, but our State and the Nation, our board had a difficult decision to make.

Could the two little kids in the wagon be the children of Shannon Teresi, the GOP candidate for County Auditor?

It was decided that the Harvard Milk Days Festival will be moved to the weekend of October 16th, 17th & 18th of 2020.

Dairy owner Jim Oberweis milks a cow

This is subject to review and approval by the City of Harvard.

Joe Walsh shakes hands with an older gentleman at Harvard’s 2011 Milk Day Parade.

This will give our board and committee chairmen & chairwomen more time to plan accordingly with hopes that the pandemic is behind us.

The 2018 Milk Day Reviewing Stand. Woman wears a Joe Tirio “I won’t hire my wife”

Knowing that our festival brings thousands upon thousands of people to Harvard every year, this decision was made with the health and safety of everybody in mind.

Before the parade, kids passed the time playing in the street.

More details will be worked out in the coming weeks and will be announced once we have everything finalized.

GOP Precinct Committeeman and McHenry Grade School Board member Erik Sivertsen drew the task of driving the truck towing the elephant in 2016

Updates will be posted on our official webpage (www.milkdays.com) as well as our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HvdMilkDays).

“We udderly support you,” the sign around the elephant’s neck says.

In the meantime, we ask that each one of you remain safe and healthy.

A better view of the 2015 Randy Hultgren marchers.

We hope that the rescheduled Milk Days will be a “welcoming” back to what our new normal will be as a community.


Harvard Milk Days Postponed Until October — 24 Comments

  1. So Patrick J.A. Kenneally won’t be marching around like a clown?

  2. Will Skillicorn be performing yet another miracle, I mean lie, of appearing in two places at once on this day too??

  3. Do hope the organizers will update their website soon, with the new date.

    Still has first weekend of June for this year.

  4. Mr. Oberweis: Could you please hold a virtual cow milking session in July?

    I don’t think I can wait until October. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, hug a blogger, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  5. I keep hoping that one year ICE will enter a float in the parade.

  6. Cute Billy Bob,

    I can envision some of the signs that might be along the parade route, but I will keep it to myself.

    Don’t want to give any bad ideas.

  7. Steve Reick stunk the place up last year. PU!

    A RINO creep who won’t pay his bills!

  8. Ms Trumpion. There is no bioweapon. It is a total hoax. COVID-19 is an operation. It stands for


    It’s all about the new chip and people are cheering it on.

  9. LOL – Cindy, where do you come up with this stuff?

    Are you really a novelist that writes dystopian fiction?

  10. Not sure if, like Cindy’s video stated, it’s from deliberate injected vaccinations of coronaviruses or if it’s a total fake and nobody’s sick and dying as Cindy keeps stating.

    Hopefully Cindy will find one conspiracy theory to stick to.

  11. In its place could be a parade of school buses organized by union teachers and routed through neighborhood residential streets.

  12. Alabama? I have only written one book and it was a comedy novel (actually more like a novella) based primarily on a parody of soap operas (Is that an oxymoron?)and that was over fifty-five years ago. Never liked sci-fi.

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