After a two-year hiatus, the Portage Potato Festival is back. This year it was clear that people were waiting for this as they came from all over the province for free fries from McCain and Simplot. Lineups for the fries and the other vendors were insanely long, some wrapping to the road. This year was the first year that Plappy got to show off his new look. He swapped the crown and cape for a tie. Some would say he looks very professional.
At the Festival, many local vendors sold items from their home-based businesses. While looking at the fantastic items, you could hear some beautiful music from local artists. There were so many kids' activities for them to enjoy! The Festival had bouncy castles, bubble soccer, and many little games like axe-throwing and corn hole. They even had a magician for the kids to enjoy. For many, one of the biggest highlights was the antique car show with over 30 cars for everyone to look at and possibly re-live the past. When the day started, people were unsure of how the day would turn out as it was a little bit of a chilly day. However, it turned out amazing.
A huge thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hello, grabbed some water, and entered our Celebrate Summer draw. It was indeed a fantastic day!
They are ending it all with Hicktown playing at 9:30 and the beer gardens closing late tonight.