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Barnesville’s Potato Days Festival

August 27, 2022 @ 7:00 AM - 11:59 PM CDT

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One event on August 27, 2022 at 7:00 AM

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A perfect weekend getaway, the entire family will enjoy bushels of activities from sunrise to sunset. The festival, originally dating back to the late 30’s, combines some of the more traditional fare with a new millennium twist. There’s something for everyone, from the nostalgic Potato Picking and Peeling Contests to the updated Miss Tator Tot Pageant and the specialized art of Mashed Potato Sculpturing.

Besides a wild assortment of potato-theme contests, games and displays on the slate, the Potato Days Festival also boasts an “a-peeling” menu of potato favorites. The Norwegian influence is evident in the “spud”riffic smorgasbord which includes lefse, potato dumplings, potato sausage, baked potatoes, and potato pancakes. In addition, participants are invited to display their culinary talents as part of the National Lefse Cookoff and Potato Cookoff Competition.

Unique Events:

• Car Show
• Street Fair
• French Fry Feed
• 5K Fun Run
• Potato Days Parade
• Potato Pancake Feed
• Dog Fashion Show
• Street Dance

Kids of all ages will enjoy a variety of fun:

• Miss Tator Tot
• Potato Car Races
• Face Painting
• Inflatables
• Kids Games

Returning in 2022:Mashed Potato Wrestling!
• Video Games by Replay Games
• Kiddie Parade
• Kids Potato Scramble
• French Fry Feed
• Potato Days Parade


• Golden Potato Hunt
• Sewing/Stacking
• Potato Peeling
• Lefse Cookoff
• Strongman
• Mashed Potato Sculpture
• Mashed Potato Eating



August 27, 2022
7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Potato Days
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City of Barnesville, MN
Barnesville, MN 56514 + Google Map
(218) 354-2292
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