from across the country will flock to Barnesville, Minnesota in August
2014 to experience two days of zany potato
tempting potato specialties and small town hospitality.
Renowned for its potato production, Barnesville draws on their
potato heritage for two days of ‘spud’riffic fun during
the annual Potato Days Festival. Each year, over 20,000 tater lovers
from across the country descend on this town of 2,400 to enjoy
bushels of free fun for the whole family.
Often selected as one of the best summer festivals in the nation,
the Barnesville Potato Days Festival is always a’peel’ing
because of its many unique activities, such as mashed
potato wrestling or the Miss Tator
Tot Pageant. The festival takes
issue with anyone who might think the lowly potato is brown and
events like that and the unlikely mix of picking and
peeling, carving, car
races and cooking, sacking and sculpting that
continue to attract and intrigue festival goers each and every
year. Add to that a menu that includes Norwegian
pancakes, french fries,
potato sausage, potato
soup, German potato
dumplings and you’ve got an award winning combination sure
to please young and old alike.
So make plans to visit us in Barnesville,
Minnesota on August 22
and 23, 2014 for a "smashing" great time!