Days brings spud'riffic' events in 2014
Food, family fun and many events make up the
Potato Days Festival, held this year on Friday and Saturday, August
22 and 23 in Barnesville, Minnesota.
Well known for its potato production, Barnesville
draws on their potato heritage for two days of “spud”riffic
fun. Each year, an estimated 20,000 tater lovers from across
the country descend on this town of 2,400 to enjoy bushels of
FREE fun for the entire family
Anyone that has attended the Festival raves about the good Food
Court that serves up the best of potato pancakes, dumplings, Norwegian
lefse, french fries, mashed potatoes and gravy and potato sausage.
There are non-potato items such as pork or beef sandwiches, hamburgers, watermelon and smoothies served as well.
The main-stay of the Festival is the Potato
Peeling and Potato Picking Contests but family fun continues
with such events as the Mashed Potato Wrestling Competition, Mashed Potato Eating Contest,
Strong Man Contest, Sculpting Contest, Street Fair, “Eyes of Fashion” Fashion
Show, Quilt Contest, Stage Entertainment and the ever-growing
Car Show. Also there are the cooking contests consisting
of making the best lefse entry or the best potato recipe.
The featured event at the 2014 Festival
is the ever popular Golden Potato Scavenger Hunt. This has become a very popular event and grows bigger every year
with more and more joining in on the fun of the hunt. Whether you come just for the food or the numerous events, this
is the year to join us at Potato Days 2014!
Other activities include the Whist and Pinochle Tournaments, Horseshoe
Contest, Spud Run, and Miss Tater Tot Contest. For the chocolate lover there
is the Chocolate Festival. There are dances for all ages as well!
Friday night is a teen dance and on Saturday night a street dance
for the over 21 crowd.
For those wanting more athletic competition, come and join the
5K/10K/Fun Run, Softball Tournament, the 3 on 3 Basketball Contests, or the Volksmarch. Come and cheer on your favorite team at the Spud Bowl which will have 4 area High School football teams.
Whether “spuds” are part of the activity or not, combine
all the food and events and you’ve cooked up a “spud”tacular
Friday and Saturday while attending the Potato Days Festival in
Barnesville, Minnesota on August 22 and 23, 2014.
For more information check out the festival’s website at
www.potatodays.com or for a free brochure including a complete
schedule of events call the “spud” line at 1-800-525-4901