Mashed potato eating contest. Check!
Potato Putt-Putt. Check!
Love spuds? Then you’ll want to head to Spring Valley this weekend for their annual celebration of potatoes.
“Celebrating 42 years on Route 42” is the theme for the 42nd Annual Potato Festival, according to the event’s Facebook page. The weekend will be a mash-up of potato-related fun.
King and queen contests will kick off the festival Friday night in Bledsoe Park on Main Street followed by a potato putt-putt golf match and a mashed potato eating contest.
The 21st annual Tater-Trot 5K run/walk race will take off Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Registration is $25 and will be held in Walton Park shelter house at Elm and Main streets at 7 a.m. The run/walk will take place on the bike trail.
More race information can be found at http://www.springvalleyoh.com/events/.
The two-day event will feature live music, children’s games, arts and crafts vendors and a pet parade on Sunday. Food vendors will be on hand and shops will be open for one-of-a-kind purchases.
Proceeds from the event are used to benefit the community’s library, youth activities and parks.
Get the festival schedule here on the Potato Festival’s Facebook page:
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What: 42nd Annual Spring Valley Potato Festival
Where: Spring Valley (Main, Vine and Clay streets)
When: Oct. 5-6, 2019