Tater Days

Tater Days

First weekend and Monday in April
Considered the oldest trade day in the U.S., Tater Days is now a celebration of the sweet potato in Benton, Ky. The event started in 1843 when sweet potatoes were a staple crop of the area. Today the "tater" is honored with a parade, flea market, gospel music, arts and crafts exhibits, and a Miss Tater Day contest. Most of the food served is some kind of sweet potato concoction.
CONTACTS:
Marshall County Tourist Commission
93 Carroll Rd.
Benton, KY 42025
800-467-7145 or 270-527-3128; fax: 270-527-9193
www.kentuckylake.org
SOURCES:
AnnivHol-2000, p. 72
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We've been invited to Eagle Lake to march next year in their Tater Days parade," Frederick said.