Today was the big day for the 19th Portage la Prairie Potato Festival. Big sponsors McCain’s and Simplot gave out free fries for most of the day and it was packed. Lines all day going so long they almost crossed the road. They even donated some great prizes, a 4K TV, Barbecue and giant cooler. Even though I sadly didn’t win any of them, I’m very happy to have donated to Central Plains Cancer Services to get my entries. Not to mention the Baby Spud contest, with a handful of young kids dressed up in potato related costumes and 3 of them winning out. With The Incredibly Hip, a Tragically Hip cover band, taking the stage and entertaining everyone in attendance in the Beer Gardens. All in all it was a fantastic day, I’m very excited to see their big 20th celebration next year!


Check out some photos below!!


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