J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 26 POTATO GROWER Food, family fun and many events make up the Potato Days Festival, held this year on Friday and Saturday, August 25th and 26th in Barnesville, Minnesota. Well known for its potato produc- tion, Barnesville draws on their potato heritage for two days of “spud”riffic fun. Each year, an esti- mated 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 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, hamburg- ers, macho nachos, ice cream 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, strong man contest, sculpting con- test, street fair, “Eyes of Fashion” fashion show, 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. Looking for athletic competition? Join the 5k/10k/Fun Run or Softball Tournament! Other activities include the whist and pinochle tournaments, horse- shoe contest, and watching Mashed Potato Wrestling or Miss Tator Tot Pageant. There are also dances for all ages as well! Friday night is a teen dance and on Saturday night a street dance for the over 21 crowd featuring 8th Hour! 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 25 and 26, 2017. For more information check out the festival’s website at www.potato- days.com or for a free brochure including a complete schedule of events call the “spud” line at 1-800- 525-4901 Potato Days Festival In Barnesville, Minnesota To Be Held August 25th and 26th www.lockwoodmfgcom 4 Row Harvester 4 Row Windrower 6 Row Windrower NORTHVALLEY EQUIPMENT 800.833.0705 • 1809 Hwy.81 S., Grafton,ND