Potato Days

Idaho's Largest Public Celebration


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EXPIRES: December 31, 2023



Kleiner Memorial Park • September 22-23, 2023

‘A Spud-Tacular Day’:

First ever Potato Days coming to Meridian, celebrates Idaho’s history 🥔

The highly anticipated Potato-Days is coming to Meridian on September 22-23, 2023 @ Kleiner Memorial Park!

The event will mark the largest public celebration of the potato in Idaho.

Get ready to dig into spud-tacular street food, games, art, and music with your entire family!

Potato-Days will boast a massive potato art installation featuring chalk art from over 60 local artists.

There will be a french fry competition, live performances in the band-shell, carnival games, a vendor area, bubble garden, and bouncy houses.

Potato-Days promises to be a celebration of Idaho’s rich agricultural heritage, with a focus on the beloved potato. Visitors can indulge in an array of potato-based dishes, witness live performances, participate in engaging activities, and learn fascinating facts about potatoes.

Potato-Days will take place at Kleiner Memorial Park, conveniently situated behind The Village at Meridian @ the corner of Eagle Road and Fairview. Admission to the event is FREE, with food and merchandise available for purchase from various vendors.

For sponsorships visit: Sponsors

For food trucks visit: Food Trucks

For vendor booths visit: Vendors

If you have questions or would like to get involved please contact Thomas Watson by emailing [email protected] or calling 208-513-4419.

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Friday, September 22nd

5pm – 8pm

We’ll kick off potato days with a quiet evening of spuds, bubbles, and art. We’re saving the big stuff for Saturday

Watch as over 100 artists cover the sidewalks with potato art! Head over to the pavilion for some street fries and let your kids experience the magic of lots and lots (as in hundreds of thousands) of bubbles in our Bubble Garden. Bubble Bracelets will be sold for just 5 bucks!

The Big Idaho Potato Truck and the the infamous potato from the Idaho Potato Drop will grace the parking lot, be sure to snag a pic with both of them!

Saturday, September 23

9am – 8pm

A lot will be happening on Saturday…read to the end for a complete picture of the event.

Walk the vendor area to see what our small businesses have to offer!

Grab street food from over 15 food trucks (on the basketball courts).

Play our FREE old school CARNIVAL GAMES to get tickets and win prizes!

Thanks to our sponsors, our prizes appeal to kids AND adults!


1. Potato Sack Races

2. The Great Potato Limbo

3. Potato Darts

4. Potato Trick Shot

5. Paper Airplane Throw-off

6. Speedy Potato Puzzler

7. Marble Shake-a-thon

8. Twerk-a-Tato

9. Potato 3 Point Contest

10. Spud Shot

11. Potato Ladder Ball

12. Potato Spoon Race

13. Balloon Balance

14. Potato Darts

15. Potato Pitch

16. Bottle Flipping

17. Bean Bag Distance Throw

18. One legged potato toss ‘n balance

Register for the Great MIX 106 Potato Toss! Winner gets $500 and a basket of drool-worthy prizes!

(Must be 16 to participate)

The bubble garden (for kids) is open and entrance is only $5 bucks!

Features over 30 bubble machines and a wand for each child!

Run through the giant inflatable obstacle course provided by the Gym Nest!

Listen to live music at the band shell provided by the Boise School of Rock!


Spuddy Buddy will make an appearance from 2pm to 7pm.

Don’t miss it!

The Big Idaho Potato Truck and the the infamous potato from the Idaho Potato Drop will grace the parking lot, be sure to snag a pic with both of them!

Pop-up appearances by 2 potato ninjas!

Keep your eyes peeled!

The Potato Derby provided by the Mountain West Council, BSA.

Walk up and play!

Grab a raffle ticket for your chance to win some amazing prizes including Potato Bowl tickets, Air Fryers, and so much more!

Benefitting the Idaho Playground Project.

The Ice Cream Potato, the Spud Hotel, the Potato Museum… and now people in the Treasure Valley will have an event dedicated to the state’s official vegetable.

During the event, there will be a french fry competition, live performances in the band shell, carnival games, a vendor area, a bubble garden, and bouncy houses. Games include potato sack races, a potato obstacle course, and potato darts.

“If Maine has a Lobster Festival and Georgia has a Peach Festival then we should have a Potato Festival with all the pomp and circumstance necessary to celebrate the 13 billion pounds of potatoes harvested each year in this state!” founder and CEO of Roots Family History Thomas Watson said. “As the producer of nearly 1/3 of all U.S. potatoes, it’s high time we celebrate our beloved crop.”

In addition to games, food, and music, there will also be a massive potato art installation featuring chalk art from over 60 local artists.

“There would be no better subject for a festival in Idaho than potatoes,” Watson said. “Over time, Potato-Days will become a tradition for Idaho families and something to look forward to each September.”

Spuddy Buddy, the potato from the Potato Drop, and the Big Idaho Potato Truck will also be at the weekend-long event.

Did you miss the potato drop? 

Not a problem. The OG potato from the Idaho potato drop will be there for you to view up close, and if you have kiddos, the perfect place for them will be the bubble garden. At Potato-Days in Meridian, they will have a bubble garden where children can dance, twirl, and blow bubbles.


Idaho Potato Pins

(Idaho Residents Only)

These potato pins are nothing short of iconic!

They are perfect for trading, adding to gifts or just to show your love for the Idaho® Potato.

Each pin is 1 inch wide and has a pinch pin clasp. (50 pins per order)

Because we offer these FREE of charge, there’s a few restrictions:

• These are available to Idaho residents only. 

• Please, only one set of 50 FREE Idaho Potato Pins per household, per 12 month period.

• If you order multiple sets of FREE pins, no pins at all will be sent.

• Need more than the 50 that come in the FREE pack?

Please go here to purchase additional sets.

Save the shipping and handling charges by picking the pins up @ our office located at 661 South Rivershore Lane, Suite 230, Eagle, Idaho 83616.

Pick Up orders will only be given to the person whose name is on the order.

Allow 1 – 2 weeks for delivery.

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Related Business Information

Idaho Potato Commission

661 South Rivershore Lane, Ste 230 Eagle, ID, USA

1 (208) 334-2350

Website: https://idahopotato.com

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