Potato Days Festival
Great Food and Food Contests: Potato Days has become famous for the unique potato foods. One will want to spend time in the Food Court or perfect a potato recipe to share at the Potato Cook off or the National Lefse Competition!
Unique Events and contests: Family fun events is what Potato Days is all about! Check out the Car Show, Street Fair, play Cards, catch and so much more!
Sporting Events and Contests: Want to work off some of that great potato food? You can sign up for the 5k/10k/FunRun, or play Softball or even a round of Horseshoes to pass the day!
Potato Events and Contests: You came to Potato Days for Potatoes?? You came to the right place, virtually anything you can think of we do! Peeling, eating, sculpting, and even wrestling are just some of the potato events to check out!
Schedule of Events:
7:00 - 11:00 AM: KC’s Potato Pancake Feed – Hildebrand Hall
7:00 - 11:00 AM: Quilt Show - Hildebrand Hall
7:00 - 3:00 PM: Golden Potato Scavenger Hunt – clues posted at events sponsored by JM Mechanical
7:00 - 4:00 PM: Antique Equipment Display
8:00 AM: Jaynie (Herbranson) Halvorson 5k/10k/Fun Run – Blue Eagle Park Sponsored by Anytime Fitness
8:00 AM: Volksmarch – Blue Eagle Park
9:00 AM: Pinochle Tournament – American Legion Club
9:00 - 4:00 PM: Street Fair – downtown
9:00 - 10:00 PM: Food Court – downtown
9:30 AM: Potato Picking Contest – Potato Field sponsored by C - W Valley Co - op
10:00 AM: Horseshoe Tournament - Library parking lot sponsored by Willow Creek Insurance
10:00 - 4:30 PM: 22nd Annual Car Show – McGrath Park Sponsors City of Barnesville & Missouri River Energy Services
10:00 - 5:30 PM: Bounce Inflatables - downtown
10:45 AM: Kids Potato Scramble – Potato Field Sponsored by Country Financial
11:30 AM: Sewing/Stacking Contest – Behind Main Stage
11:30 - 3:30 PM: Historic Wagon Rides - behind City Hall
12:00 PM: Spud Run – south side of Assumption Parking Lot Sponsored by Hobby Hut
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Potato Peeling Contest – Main Stage Sponsored by American Family Insurance – Brent Berg
12:30 PM: Nick Manston Strong Man Competition – behind Main Stage Sponsored by Valley Premier Bank
1:00 - 4:00 PM: Lions Bingo – VFW Club
2:30 - 4:00 PM: Mashed Potato Eating Contest – Main Stage Sponsored by Purple Goose
3:00 Mashed PM: Potato Sculpture – Friendship Park
5:00 - 5:30 PM: Car Cruise – downtown
5:30 PM: Potato Days Parade – (begins) Sponsored by Stoneridge
9:00 - 1:00 PM: Beer Garden – downtown
9:00 - 1:00 PM: Street Dance featuring Jacked Up!!!!