Cortland County Dairy Parade happening Tuesday

The Cortland County Dairy Parade in 2015 (Cortland Voice file photo)

CORTLAND, N.Y. — More than 100 floats will march down Main Street in Cortland as part of the annual Cortland County Dairy Parade on Tuesday, June 5.

Area businesses, non-profit organizations, youth groups and high school marching bands are among the entries that will highlight the importance of the dairy industry to the local community.

Cow costumes, milk mustaches, ice cream cones, wedges of cheese, and milk cartons will adorn parade participants.

The parade steps off at the corner of North Main Street and Lincoln Avenue at 6:30 p.m. and continues down Main Street before ending at the corner of South Main and Huntington Streets.

The “Dairy Princess” crowning will take place at Courthouse Park after the parade.

Lincoln Avenue, Maple Avenue, Jewett Street, Madison Street, and Arthur Avenue will be closed between Homer Avenue and North Main Street beginning at 5 p.m.

No parking will be allowed on North Main Street after 5 p.m., but the street will not be closed until 6 p.m.

Parking during the parade along 2-22 North Main Street (the Bailey Place Insurance Building) is restricted to people with mobility challenges.

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