A Freeport Tradition Since 1914

Place your order today 815-232-7099


for the 2017 season

Wednesday, March 1st




Opening Sunday March 5th

from 1pm to 4pm

Buy a single dip ice cream cone and get a single dip FREE


Thank you to our sponsors that helped make the 100th Anniversary Celebration happen

and for the betterment of Freeport!!!

Journal Standard, Helm Group, FHN, Freeport Public Library, State Bank, Stephenson Service Co., Monroe Clinic, Kent Bank, Gitz-Meier, Fairway Ford, Stephenson County Visitor Bureau, Freeport Park District, Holman-Dahm Insurance, Fishburn Whiton Thruman, Hampton Inn, Berner Food and Beverage, Stewart and Assoc., Union Savings Bank, US Bank, Midland States Bank, Harder, Cub Foods, Deiningers Floral and Citizens State Bank




First Friday Family Flicks

The first Friday night of each month (May- Sept) at dusk, the Union Dairy along with FHN, The Helm Group and the Freeport Public Library will show a short cartoon and then a feature film in the Debate Site. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and come early for the best seats and enjoy a hot dog and a cone while you wait!

First Friday Family Flick

May 5th





May 14th, Saturday

Car Show

3nd Annual

"Cruisin for a Cause" with proceeds going to the Freeport Lions Club

3pm to 7pm

opening 2014 ice cream

Family Flick

June 2nd

"Alice Through the Looking Glass"



"Town and Country

Classic Tractor Caravan"

with Stephenson County Farm Bureau 

Hosted by The Union Dairy 

 Saturday, June 18th

This year, The Union Dairy and the Farm Bureau will be heading out on a tractor drive, leaving at 8am and stopping at all of the nursing homes and assisted living complexes, and ending at the Union Dairy for the annual tractor show. More details as they unfold... entries for the caravan, www.stephensoncfb.org



Saturday, June 18th

Union Dairy 

Tractor Show

Noon to 4pm



Sunday, June 26th

1pm Dairy Days Parade


 Dairy Days Parade, Downtown Freeport, "Celebrating Agriculture in Stephenson County", the parade will kick off from the corner of Washington and Jackson and will wind through downtown. The route will be Jackson, VanBuren, Main, State, Exchange, VanBuren, Douglas, Clark and VanBuren, ending near the Health Dept on Linden St. The announcers stand will be at the Stewart Center

Chicago's Low Down Brass Band will highlight the parade entries, sponsored by Pioneer Hybrids.

Entry forms are available online at www.stephensoncfb.org  or Bruce Johnson at 815-232-3186

Following the Parade


Family Day at the Union Dairy

Family Day 2pm-5pm

Fun for all ages, pony rides, petting zoo, by "Friendly Lakeside Critters" from Apple River, bounce house,  face art by FACEtastic, learn about the new Children's Hands On Museum coming soon to Freeport, and support a fundraiser by the Stephenson County Historical Society






Family Flick

July 7th


July 6th - 10th 

Union Dairy will be serving Ice Cream at the Stephenson County Fair with proceeds going to various organizations

Wednesday, Dakota Music

Thursday,  Noon Kwanis

Friday, East Gate Youth Group

Saturday, Dakota Wrestlers

Sunday, Freeport NJROTC





Family Flick

August 4th



Saturday, August 13th

Cruise Night- 4pm to 9pm

Downtown Freeport:  Attracting hundreds of cars & thousands of spectators



Last Family Flick of the Season

Sept 1st

"Nightmare before Christmas"






 Saturday, Sept 3rd

Labor Day weekend

  4pm to 8pm

4th annual  "Cruisin to the Dairy" car show






September 24

all day events, downtown

starting at 9am, Tour De Freeport

and at noon, Pretzel City Brewfest

all within walking distance of the Union Dairy





Sunday, October 30

closing for the season

 re-opening  Wednesday, March 1, 2017

baby with ice cream cone

The Union Dairy

126 East Douglas
Freeport, IL 61032

Tel. 815-232-7099


  • March - April - May:
    Tues - Sunday:  11am - 9pm
    Closed Mondays
  • Memorial Day to Labor Day:
    Open 7 Days a Week:
    11am - 10pm
  • Sept - October:
    Tues - Sunday:  11am - 9pm
    Closed Mondays
  • Every Week: Grill closes at 8pm and No grill on Sundays