Annual Events Include:
Tractor Show | Antique Tractor Parade
| Arts & Crafts | Bean Bag Tournament | Breakfast |
Car Show | Crazy Daze Sidewalk
Sales | Flower & Garden Show
Tournament | Free Inflatables | Horseshoe Tournament | Kid's Coloring Contest
| Kid's Tractor Pull |
Little Miss & Little Master Tater
Tot | Mashed Potato Eating & Sculpting |
Mashed Potato Wrestling |
Parade | Medallion Hunt | Mud Drag Races | Photos with Mr & Mrs Potato Head | Ping Pong Ball Toss | Potato Car Races | Potato
Guess Contest | Potato Recipe Contests |
Potato Contests | Mile Walk/5k Walk or Run/10K
Run | Turtle Races ,
Above, In 1972 Frank Osowski, president of the Clark Chamber of Commerce, awards
Mavis Uecker as the first winner in the recipe contest. Rose
Geise is runner-up.
Courtesy: Centennial History:
Clark County, South Dakota
Potato Day Buttons will be
sold for $10 each, $400 in Clark Bucks!
Chamber Booth at Dickenson Park
|The potato is king
in Clark, South Dakota where local farmers grow bushels of the
tasty tuber. That's why, each year, the town throws a
party in honor of its favorite over-used, under-appreciated
Mr. Potato Head is proud of Clark's
celebration, and will be making an appearance at this year's
festivities. The locals vie for top honors in a Best Decorated Potato Contest. Past winners
included an astronaut, farmer, race cars, and tooth. The
Potato Dish Cooking Contests always bring out the best cooks in
the county. And, the highlight of the celebration involves
grown adults wrestling each other in mashed potatoes!
Besides all the potato stuff, the event
features those small-town festival activities that keep families
and regular folks coming back year after year.
Potato Day Headquarters will be located at the
Dickinson Park. Information on activities and eating
places for the day will be available, as well as souvenirs.
Did you know. . .
The first Potato Festival in
Clark was held in 1972. This year
marks the 20th anniversary for Clark Potato Day,
sponsored by the Clark Area Chamber of Commerce.
Featuring World Famous Mashed
Fun for Everyone!
Antique Tractor Show
Roam through the
interesting displays of exhibitors.
Classic Car Show
Clark Potato Day Souvenirs available at the Clark Area Chamber
of Commerce Booth in Dickinson Park. Get your T-shirts and show off your Potato Day spirit!