Barnesville Potato Days – Barnesville, Minnesota
This festival has been rated one of the most “a-ppealing” festivals in the USA and you can join in August 26th- 27th 2016. There is plenty of the standard summer fun festival activities like kids games, quilting show, parades, but what really caught our attention was the mashed potato wrestling contest. Mushy like mud but tasty like, well, mashed potatoes. Weird AND yummy.
Add to that the potato sack fashion show and the crowning of the new Miss Tater Tot and the weekend is complete. This festival was started in the late 1930’s which means it has some real staying power much like the mashed potatoes one might find in varied places post wrestling we are guessing. http://www.potatodays.com/about.html
- KC Smith