A Freeport Tradition Since 1914

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Upcoming Events

for the 2018 Season






Association of Lincoln Presenters 2018 Annual Conference 

At the Freeport Public Library

April 19 - 22

 The Union Dairy will be offering a 10% discount on the "Mary Lincoln Sundae"

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

Friday, May 4th


5th Annual "Cruisin for a Cause" Car Show

Saturday, May 5th

1pm to 5pm

All Proceeds going to the Freeport Lions Club

Restoring Hope Transplant House



First Friday Family Flick

Friday, June 1st

"Lego Batman"



Union Dairy Freeport, IL


Dairy Days Parade

Sunday, June 24th

1:30 pm

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 is

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 the Freeport CheerTeam and DanceSquad, and learn about the new Children's Hands On Museum 


Stephenson County Fair

June 27th - July 1st

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

Wednesday, Noon Kiwanis

Thursday,  HomeStart

Friday, East Gate Youth Group

Saturday, Dakota Music Dept

Sunday, Freeport NJROTC

First Friday Family Flick

Friday, July 6th

"Capt. Underpants"



"Then and Now Tractor Drive"

with Stephenson County Farm Bureau

Hosted by the Union Dairy

Saturday, July 14th 8am to 12pm

This year, The Union Dairy and the Farm Bureau will be heading out on a tractor drive, leaving at 8am, touring through the countryside, stopping at the area nursing homes and assisted living centers before coming to the Union Dairy for the annual tractor show from noon to 2pm. Entries for the drive can be filled out at www.stephensoncfb.org

Union Dairy Tractor Show

Noon to 2pm



First Annual Bike Night

Friday, August 24th, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Bring your motorcycle, old or new, no entry fee, just for fun food and friends



First Friday Family Flick

Friday, August 3rd

"Sherlock Gnome"



Cruise Night at the Union Dairy

Saturday, August 11th

3pm to 8pm

Downtown Freeport: Attracting hundreds of cars & thousands of spectators


**Cancelled due to uncertainty of storms** 

Labor Day Weekend

Saturday, Sept 1st

3pm to 7pm

6th Annual "Cruisin’ to the Dairy"

Car Show





Last Family Flick of the Season

Friday, September 7th





Sept 21 - 23

A Whole Weekend of Family Fun! 

Start on Friday with "Paint the Port" & a free showing of "Paddington" on the Debate Site. Saturday starts in Tutty's Crossing with Small Town Big Heros followed by a family fun bike ride touring Freeport. But the fun doesn't stop there... Off to Brewfest! Sampling beer from local breweries while the kids have fun with face painting and bounce houses and more. Then Sunday continues with a community worship service and paddling the Pecatonica River with Friends of the Pec. For details on all the events that weekend, visit tourdefreeport.com







"Putting the Car Away" Car Show

Saturday, October 20th Noon to 3pm

Looking for that last show before it gets too cold? Join us one more time before the car goes under cover for the winter.

Music provided by 3D Sound, prizes and NO entry fee


Last Day of the Season

October 31

Re-opening March 1, 2019


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