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HeadlineGaining in popularity every year, the Potato Sack Fashion Show will once again take center stage Saturday at 11:00 am. 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. This year's theme is 'Potato Days Super Heroes.'

All garments must be made using potato sacks. The category for fashion designs are:

'Potato Days of Yester-Years!'

Entries must use potatoes or potato sacks, but do not have to be sewn. Potato sacks can be purchased in Barnesville at Barnesville Amoco and Barnesville Grocery.

HOW TO ENTER -2016 Fashion Show Registration Form
Entries will be accepted in both the children's and adult categories. There is no entry fee. Registrations are due before Friday of the Festival and must include a description of the potato sack garment.

Barnesville Buck prizes will be awarded in both the children (12 and under) and adult categories. First prize is $25, second prize is $15 and third prize is $10.

Contact Potato Days, P.O. Box 345, Barnesville, Minn. (218) 354-2888 or contact the Spudline at (800) 525-4901 for an official entry form.

Fashion Photo
Burlap is the fabric of choice for the Potato Sack Fashion Show.