Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6 POTATO GROWER 29 Potato Days Festival In Barnesville Minnesota To Be Held On August 26th and 27th Food, family fun and many events make up the Potato Days Festival, held this year on Friday and Saturday, August 26th and 27th in Barnesville, Minnesota. 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 2,500 to enjoy bushels of FREE fun for the entire family. Anyone that has attended the festi- val raves about the food court that serves up the best of potato pan- cakes, dumplings, Norwegian lefse, french fries, mashed potatoes and gravy, and potato sausage. There are non-potato items such as pork or beef sandwiches, hamburgers, fried bread tacos, ice cream and smooth- ies 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, strong man contest, scupting con- test, street fair,”Eyes of Fashion” fashion show, quilt contest, stage entertainment, and the ever-grow- ing car show. Also there are the cooking contests consisting of mak- ing the best lefse entry or the best potato recipe. The featured event at the 2016 festi- val is the Potato Car Races. This event grows bigger every year with more and more joining in on the fun of building a potato car and rac- ing. Whether you are a competitor or just like to watch- this is the year to join us at Potato Days 2015!! The Mashed Potatoes Eating Contest is one not to miss! Whether you are a competitor or a spec”tater,” this is great competition for the entire family. Other activities include the whist and pinochle tournaments, horse- shoe contest, Quilt Show, 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 is a street dance for the over 21 crowd. For those wanting more athletic competition, come and join the 5K/10K/Fun Run, softball tourna- ment, or the Volksmarch. 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 26 and 27, 2016. For more information check out the festival’s website at: www.potato- or for a free brochure including a complete schedule of events call the “spud” line at 1-800- 525-4901.