Thursday, September 17, 2009

Spud Day

Spud Tug into the mashed potoatoes--photo courtesty of the City of Shelly
The 81st annual Idaho Spud Day Kicks Off In Shelly

Shelly-If a tug of war over a deep pit of mashed potatoes is your kind of fun, plan on attending Spud Day festivities this weekend in Shelly. For the past 8 decades Eastern Idaho farmers and residents have marked the beginning of the spud harvest with the tuber's own special day.

Spud Day got underway yesterday in unseasonably warm days, and kicked off with the Miss Russet Pageant at Hillcrest High School Auditorium in Idaho Falls.

Tonight at at 7:30 p.m., the musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" takes center stage at the Virginia Theater.
New to this year's list of events, a golf tournament at Journeys End Golf Course. It starts at 1 p.m. on Friday. Also on that day, a Tater Trot at 3 p.m. at Shelley High's track.

On Saturday, it is all about food and entertainment. The pancake breakfast starts at 7 a.m. inside the senior center. At 7:30 a.m., there will be a Spud Run and Half Marathon at Sunrise Elementary School. The children's parade starts at 9:45 a.m. with the Spud Day Parade beginning at 10 a.m. Both take place on Shelley State Street.

11:00 a.m.: the Pro Form Airborn Jump Rope Team performs on the park stage in the south west corner of the park
Noon: free baked potatoes at the south east park shelter, the talent show start at the stage on the south west corner of the park, at the center of the park there will be a potato picking contest

12:30 p.m.: Horseshow Tournament north side of the park
3:00 p.m.: Spud Tug at the south east ball diamond

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