Walking up Main Street: PotatoFest has arrived in downtown Rhinelander
This is it – what not only Downtown Rhinelander Inc. has been waiting for but the whole Northwoods community…PotatoFest, Saturday Aug. 31.
For months DRI and Tri County Council-Lily’s House has been putting together this event and it is going to be fabulous! I feel confident in saying that there is something for everyone, young and old, male or female. So stop by Trig’s Greenspace on Courtney St. FREE ADMISSION – for an hour or all day, after all it’s YOUR festival.
8:00 a.m. – Masonic Lodge Potato Pancake Breakfast & the Farmers Market Opens
8:30 – 10 a.m.- Litl Miss & Mr Potato Sack Outfit Contest, Littlest Spud Race, Tator Tot Parade
10 a.m.- YMCA Couch Potato Race
11 – 1p.m.- Mad Dog & Merrill
11:45 a.m.- Potato Mountain Golden Potato Dig
12 p.m.- Free Live Music: Tunesmith Academy, Kids Potato Sack Races, Cribbage Tournament
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.- Adult Potato Sack Races, Hodag Spud Sling, Mashed Potato Eating Contest, Kids Potato Sack Races, French Frying Eating Contest featuring Sherriff Grady Hartman and Deputys
2 p.m. – Free Live Music: Scott Kirby & Friends
2:45 – 4 p.m. Potato Peeling Contest, Tasty Taters Potato Salad Winner Announcement
4 – 5 and 6 – 7 p.m. Live Music: Combo Kings
7 p.m. – Hodag Spud Sling
8 – 11 p.m. Free Live Music: The Dweebs (True Dweeb followers always dress like a dweeb).
Don’t forget there will be great food such as; Baked sweet potatoes, Gnocchic, perogies, Trig’s Potato Brats, Chocolate Potato Cake, Mashed, Twice Baked, donuts, Kettle Corn, Shaved Ice, Smoothies, Lemonade, etc. And vendors too; wood crafts, cooking utensils, pet items, Hodag items, body products, BBQ sauces and more.
These events cannot happen without support, thank you to all of our sponsors:
Trigs, NRG Media, Sowinski Farms, Days Inn & Suites/Claridge, Rhinelander Cafe & Pub, ASPIRUS, BMOHarris Bank, Dean Distributing, Peoples State Bank, Printpack, Rhinelander Honda, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Assoc., Cloverland Farms, Rhinelander Chrysler, Ripco Credit Union, ABX, Heck Capital Advisors, Northern Title & Abstract, WPS, Cirilli Law Office, Diane’s Frame Shoppe, East Side Auto, Employment Options, Farmers Feed Store, O’Melia, Schiek & McEldowney S.C., Park City Credit Union, Wipfli, Associated Bank, Danner Shoes, Kerber Rose, Meyer Insurance Agency, Shoreline Title Services Inc., Concrete Products, Draeger Propane, Frito Lay, Gaber Electric, Home Depot, Kettle Foods, Masonic Lodge, Oneida County Fair, N.O.W. Equipement, Chester Blabasz, Northern Waste, Shoeders RV & Marine, Stifel Nicholaus & Co Inc, and Distinctive Touch Massage.
Last but not least the many, many kind people who have volunteered so many hours, thank you.
Maggie Steffen is available at 715-362-7374 or email [email protected]