Idaho Spud Day

Idaho Spud Day

Third Saturday in September
Spud Day is a celebration of the potato in Shelley, Idaho. The potato has come to be thought of as the crop of Idaho, but the state actually has a number of other important crops: wheat, hay, oats, barley, beans, peas, sugar beets, and fruits. Nonetheless, the spud gets the hurrahs with a festival that began in 1927 and includes a parade, potato-picking and tug-of-war contests, and, of course, potatoes fried, baked, scalloped, mashed, etc. Five thousand free baked potatoes are given to visitors.
CONTACTS:
City of Shelley
City Hall
101 S. Emerson Ave.
Shelley, ID 83274
208-357-3390; fax: 208-357-3998
www.shelley.govoffice.com
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