Chips Tournament ParadeNOON Saturday - Labor Day weekend

Cowabunga - the Trojan Cow

One of the best ways to publicize the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw has been the Parade. The first memorable Cow Chip unit was the papier-mache chip built on a three-wheeler.

Other units which have been created and used include the Cow Chip Factory, which sent chips out of a barn on a "conveyor", and Cow Patty - a life-size cow who could really fling 'em.

In 1989 members of the Wiscowchip Committee built eight three-dimensional cows and a bull which were on wheels for a drill team called Bovine in Motion. These cows and bull are still used on occasion.

In 1990, the biggest and best - a Trojan Cow - was constructed. Cowabunga is a 13'6" tall cow which has a head that moves from side to side and of course lifts her tail for the now infamous "chip".

In 1989 a high point for Bovine in Motion was accepting an invitation to perform during halftime of a University of Wisconsin Badger Football game with the UW Marching Band, and on another occasion with the UW Varsity Band in the Fieldhouse.

If you are interested joining our parade, please go to our Forms page to download the latest PDF form.

Parade starts at Noon on Saturday of Labor Weekend.

Parade Rules, please click here for more info.



Parade Route


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List of Songs

Kid Chippers

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= CENTER STAGE (Located by the food court)



- Gypsy Road: 5:00 - 7:00 (CS)

- Children's Game Tent: 5:00 - 8:00

 Corporate Cow Chip Throw: 6:30

Madison County:
7:30 - 11:30 ($5 cover charge) (BG)





- Saturday Morning Breakfast:
Hosted by the Prairie du Sac Fire Department. Eggs, pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, orange juice.

- Cow Chip Classic Run 5 & 10K:
Race begins at 8:00 AM. Please see race page for registation details.

- Matt Wahl: 7:45 - 9:00 AM (CS)

- Arts & Crafts Fair: 9:00 - 5:00 (over 125 exhibits)

- Children's Game Tent: 9:00 - 8:00

- Children's Chip Chucking: 9:00 - noon ($1.00)

- Cripple Creek Cloggers: 9:15 - 9:40 (CS)

- Comedy Juggler and Unicyclist TJ Howell:
 10:00 (KA)

- The Oak Street Ramblers: 10:10 - 12:10 (CS)

-Martial Arts Demonstration with Plumer Karate America: 11:00 AM - noon (KA)

- Tournament of Chips Parade: noon

- Awesome Balloon Making with Apple Annie: 12:45 - 1:45 (KA)

- Face Painting with Apple Annie: 1:45 - 2:45 (KA)

- Kid's Fitness & Wellness Demonstration with Emily Neisen: 1:00 - 2:00 (KA)

- Tony Rocker: 1:15 - 3:45 (CS)

- Wisconsin State Cow Chip Adult & Team Throw: 1:30

- Kid's Pedal Pull: 2:30 (KA)

- Maggie Mae: 4:00 - 7:00, sponsored by Ballweg (CS)

- Operation Eagles' Wings - Final Total: 5:30 (CS)

- Highfield Drive: 7:30 - 11:30 ($5 cover) (BG)