FOR RELEASE – Nearly 2,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Potato Day to participate in a tradition that’s a “spud-tacular” part of Greeley history. This year’s Potato Day is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A St.
Potato Day is a family-focused fall festival featuring musical entertainment, living history demonstrations, historic house tours, children’s games and activities, and of course, deliciously baked potatoes stacked with a choice of toppings.
The event boasts its traditional Potato Day activities such as Buffalo Soldier presentations, tortilla making, hatchet throwing, blacksmithing, print shop demonstrations, historic games and music under the gazebo. This year’s event will include additional activities such as a new children’s carnival area and a beer garden featuring harvest ales brewed by Crabtree Brewing with ingredients grown at the museum system’s White-Plumb Farm Learning Center.
The event is a major fundraiser of the Friends of the Greeley Museums. Since 1987, the group has raised and donated over $300,000 to the City of Greeley Museums for educational programs and preservation projects. Admission to Potato Day is $7, for children 3 and older. Children 2 and under are free.
For more information about Potato Day or the Friends of the Greeley Museums, call 970-350-9220 or visit GreeleyMuseums.com.
For more information, contact:
Nathaniel Johnson, Potato Day Committee Chair
Dan Perry, Museums Manager