The Dryden Dairy Day committee is disappointed to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Dryden Dairy Day. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend life, decisions about large-scale public events must prioritize public health and safety above all else.

While we won’t be able to gather in Montgomery Park in June, we still want to celebrate our dairy farmers – who are working every day to provide safe, healthy dairy products! Here are a few ways you can help us celebrate:

  • Milk Donation: Dryden Dairy Day is partnering with Trinity Valley Milk and Dryden Central School District to supply fresh, healthy and local milk for the school food program. We have already donated over 400 gallons! If you would like to help fund milk for our families in need please visit the registration page.

  • Touring/Traveling Parade: We are currently coordinating with village officials for a small touring parade through the village on Saturday, June 13. Join us while social distancing from your porches, driveways or sidewalks. We will post a parade route and estimated times on our website the week of May 25.

  • Cows in Time Square: We still want to show our pride for our essential farmers by decorating Time Square with dairy cows. Have a cow? Drop it off May 26 or 27 behind the benches in Time Square. A limited number of new cows will be available for purchase on the website; you can pick it up at Dryden Agway.

  • Scholarship: We are offering a $300 scholarship to a graduating senior in the Dryden School District who has been accepted to a two- or four-year college to study an area of agriculture. See bottom of page for application.

  • Coloring Dairy Day Cows: While we won’t have voting, we are working with the district’s Kindergarten teachers to have the cow picture delivered to their students. We are also asking our entire community to join the festivities and post your creations to Facebook or Instagram (just use #drydendairyday2020) or email it to us at The cow picture is available below.


We already have plans for a super celebration of dairy farming at Dryden Dairy Day on June 12, 2021. Be ready for your $0.25 ice cream, a grand parade and gathering with friends and family for a day to bring honor and thanks for our agricultural community.

37th Anniversary

June 12th, 2021


Theme: Cow-Abunga for Dairy


A decision regarding Dairy Day 2021 activities will be made by April 1st.  All registrations will be open then. 

PayPal now active! 

Register and pay online on the registration page


“Cows in Time Square”

Order and pay for your cow online - see registration tab - before picking her up at Dryden Agway. 10 cows are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Check out the Dryden Courier, the Shopper and the Cortland Papers to see all the Sponsors

who made this year’s

Dryden Dairy Day possible!


We give a hearty THANK YOU

for all of your support!

Dryden Dairy Day

Agricultural Scholarship

Dryden Dairy Day is offering a $300 scholarship to a graduating
senior in the Dryden School District who has been accepted to a two or four year college to study an area of agriculture.


Application deadline is May 20th.

A committee of individuals from the Dryden Grange, Dryden Dairy Day Committee and school guidance department will review all applications and select the winner.


The recipient of the scholarship is expected to receive the award at the Opening Ceremony of Dryden Dairy Day .

Possible areas of study could include:

  • Ag Mechanics

  • Animal Science

  • Turf Management

  • Aquaculture

  • Food science/production

  • Agricultural Business

  • Natural resources

  • Environmental education

  • Floriculture

  • Soil Science/Crop Management

  • Agriculture Education