A Freeport Tradition Since 1914

Place your order today 815-232-7099

Upcoming Events

Closing for the season

October 31, 2017

reopening March 1st 2018

see you soon!!!!



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 5th





4th Annual "Cruisin for a Cause" Car Show

Saturday, May 6th

1pm to 5pm

All Proceeds going to the Freeport Lions Club



First Friday Family Flick

Friday, 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 17th

This year, The Union Dairy and the Farm Bureau will be heading out on a tractor drive, leaving at 8am, touring through the countryside, north into Wisconsin and returning to the Union Dairy for the annual tractor show. More details as they unfold... entries for the caravan, www.stephensoncfb.org

Union Dairy Tractor Show

Noon to 3pm

Cancelled due to weather, will reschedule this fall

Lincoln Presentation


 Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was the President in Office when the Dept of Agriculture was founded? So you won't want to miss the Lincoln Presentation in the Debate Site at 1pm!

Union Dairy Freeport, IL

Dairy Days Parade

Sunday, June 25th


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 learn about the new Children's Hands On Museum 

First Friday Family Flick

Friday, July 7th



Stephenson County Fair

July 5th - 9th

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

Wednesday, Dakota Wrestlers

Thursday,  to be determined

Friday, East Gate Youth Group

Saturday, Freeport NJROTC

Sunday, Noon Kiwanis



First Friday Family Flick

Friday, August 4th




Cruise Night

Saturday, August 12th


Downtown Freeport: Attracting hundreds of cars & thousands of spectators



Last Family Flick of the Season

Friday, September 1st

"Nightmare before Christmas"

Labor Day weekend

Saturday, Sept 2nd

3pm to 7pm

5th Annual "Cruisin’ to the Dairy" Car Show








Sept 15 - 17

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








New Car Show In October

Saturday, October 21st

Noon to 4pm

"Puttin the Car Away" Car Show

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

Sunday, October 29th

Re-opening Thursday, March 1, 2018

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