Fall Potato Festivals

Whether its russets, reds, or even sweets, you’ll find a potato festival to wet your whistle this fall.

With Thanksgiving not far off, your taste buds may be turning to the sweet potato variety (although not really a potato at all) and the many delicious concoctions – pies to candied yams to sweet potato fries – you can relish from this humble tuber. There’s always a guarantee of great food at any potato festival so if potatoes happen to be one of your weaknesses, go ahead and have a day enjoying nothing but! There will also be crowning of kings, queens, and probably princesses, as well as a parade and plenty of music so bring the whole family to partake in the festivities.

Be sure to bring back a potato sack or two of your favorites to keep in cold storage over the winter months to enjoy when the mood strikes. Mashed, baked, or even scalloped, no one can resist the perfect potato dish, especially Mr. Potato Head.

Ebensburg Potato Fest - Ebensburg, PA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Annual event celebrating Cambria County potatoes, since the county is the second largest supplier of potatoes in the state. Arts, crafts, live music, food, entertainment and more. Free admission.

Georgia Sweet Potato Festival - Ocilla, GA - Oct 30 to Oct 30, 2021
The Sweet Potato Festival began in 1960 to promote and recognize sweet potato growers, and now offers a sweet potato cooking, contest, a parade, concession stands and more!

Posen Potato Festival - Posen, MI - Sep 9 to Sep 11, 2022
An annual event on the weekend after Labor Day in Presque Isle County celebrating the potato and the Polish heritage of the area. Includes polka bands, arts and crafts, vendors, a bump & run, parade, 5K, flea market, carnival and potato cooking contest. It has been going on for more than 50 years.

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