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The Barnesville Potato Days hosts a wide variety of entertainment and events throughout the festival on the Main Stage in downtown Barnesville. All stage entertainment is free! The stage is located in the intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue.

Here are the entertainment acts we have scheduled for this year's Barnesville Potato Days Festival.

The Main Stage is a popular destination for great music acts and potato-themed events and contests.
The Main Stage is located in the intersection of Main Street and Second Avenue in Barnesville.
Friday, August 28, 2015
1:00 p.m. •Shimmy Sisters

Main Stage

Alleka, Fianna, Lael, and Talea started a small dance troupe in 1999. We were asked to perform and then to teach at the Spirit Room in downtown Fargo. We decided to base our group from there. We chose the name 'Suhbi'. Suhbi is an Arabic word that means girlfriend. We were unaware at the time, that Arabic has no word for the meaning we wanted to convey, a close knit group of women. We wanted the organization to be a friendship. We wanted everyone to have an equal say in how things were run. We thought that many heads put together would yield more knowledge than just one.



2:00 p.m. • Suz Dane

Front of Main Stage

Suz Dance Studio offers dance classes for girls and boys, ages 4 years old through seniors in high school.  Classes run September through March with performances at our Winter Dance Show, basketball half-times, Barnesville’s Business Showcase, and a Spring Recital.



8:00 p.m. •BreakAway

Main Stage



Saturday, August 29, 2015
10:00 a.m. • Pat Lenertz

Main Stage

Pat Lenertz is back again with his great variety of genres of music. Pat is a leading figure in the growing music industry in our area. He has a very powerful voice and great ear for music and instrumental sounds
Pat is in many different bands which he does simply because he likes a variety of different genres. Come and watch and listen to some great music.

11:00 a.m. • Potato Sack Fashion Show
The tradition of the wearing of potato sacks dates back to the 30's when the common Potato Days attire was vests made out of potato sacks. In fact, at that time, business owners caught without their vests would be fined! Today, potato sack fashions have been expanded to include everything from tuxedos to bathing suits, wedding gowns to bib overalls.
1:00 p.m. • Potato Peeling Contest
Although lots of things have changed over the decades and just about everything has become mechanized, the best way to peel a potato is still lots of elbow grease, a sharp knife or a good old fashioned potato peeler.
2:00 p.m. • Mashed Potato Eating Contest
Each contestant is timed to see how many mashed potatoes as they can eat!
5:00 p.m. • Reviewing Stand for Potato Days Parade
Get the best seats in the house for the annual Potato Days Parade. This year's parade is expected to have over 170 units!
9:00 p.m. • Street Dance - TripWire

"You've never seen anything like it!" That's the most common phrase used when describing Tripwire. With over a dozen instruments onstage, these four musicians tear through 5 decades of music-each show being completely different from the last! TW plays new pop, country, rock, hip hop, 90s, 80s, classic rock, and everything in between (not to mention the comedy and choreography!) You'll dance, you'll laugh, you'll be impressed. Most importantly, at a Tripwire show, you'll have FUN! "What could they possibly do next?!" Come find out!