am on Saturday, two-man teams will be lined up behind the main
stage downtown to be timed on how fast they can sew and stack ten,
100-pound burlap bags of potatoes. They will have to do this the
old fashioned way - using a large needle and heavy string, then
piling the bags criss-cross on a wooden pallet. A plaque will be
awarded to 1st place teams.
The record time held is 2 minutes and 55 seconds.
Following this event there will be a Potato
Strong Man Contest. Each contestant will have three chances to
throw a 100-pound sack of potatoes as high as possible.
New this year will be a combination age category: 14-18 and 65+
They will compete having three chances to throw
a 50-pound sack of potatoes as high as possible.
18 and younger will have to sign a waiver that will be available
at the Information Booth during the Festival.
Prizes include $25.00 in Barnesville Bucks and a plaque will be awarded
to the 1st place winners.
For more information on this unique event, contact
Chairman Susie Thompson (701) 412-3422 or the Spudline at (800)