Illustration of cheese on a plate on a white background with an outer green edge with white text
ST. LOUIS BUTTON CO.
St. Louis, Mo.
Pat. Aug 8, ’99
The Green County Cheese Day began in 1914, after local business men attended Sauerkraut Day in Forreston, Illinois and became determined to host their own food related celebration. In 1916, festival attendees witnessed 2,000 pounds of milk turn into a giant wheel of cheese, a 2 mile long "Panorama of Cheeseland" parade that included clowns and caged animals, and consumed 15,000 cheese sandwiches. Today the festival is held in September in even years, and features concerts, parades, and a cow milking contest. A king, queen, prince, princess, and ambassador are selected by popular ballet and preside over the festivities.
Cheese Days. (2018). Festival Historic Timeline. Retrieved from https://www.cheesedays.com/cheese-days-festivals-review/