This festival has ‘a peel’


By Scott Halasz - shalasz@aimmediamidwest.com



Spring Valley will turn into Potatotown this weekend.

Spring Valley will turn into Potatotown this weekend.


SPRING VALLEY — A-Peeling Potatoes is the theme for the 2018 Spring Valley Potato Festival, which runs Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 6-7.

The 41st annual event that takes place at the intersection of US Route 42 and 725 will be all about the spud, featuring baked potatoes, potato soup, french fried potatoes, and more. Many food vendors offer breakfast.

Action begins 8 a.m. Oct. 6 with registration for the 19th Annual 5K Tater-Trot and continues with the 9 a.m. race. The farmers market, along with the arts and crafts area, opens 9 a.m. both days.

Other Saturday activities include children’s games at the stage in Bledsoe Park 11 a.m., the kiddie tractor pull 1 p.m., and the announcement of the citizen of the year 4 p.m. Live music will be performed all afternoon.

Sunday features an AME church service with a choir on stage, a pet parade 1 p.m. (registration 12:45 p.m.) as well as live music and entertainment throughout the afternoon.

The library at the corner of Walnut and Vine streets will hold a book sale 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Barrett Concrete House Museum will be open 12-4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday during the festival.

Spring Valley will turn into Potatotown this weekend.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/10/web1_Potato.jpgSpring Valley will turn into Potatotown this weekend.

By Scott Halasz

shalasz@aimmediamidwest.com

Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.

Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.