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Published June 10, 2011, 10:23 PM

Potato Days a zany event

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Quite the "spud-riffic" honor for Barnesville Potato Days. It's rated one of the wackiest events in the United States.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

For the second year in a row, tripadvisor.com ranks the zany festival as the 7th wackiest summer event. It's the only such event in our area in the top ten. This year will mark the 34th year of Potato Days. An average of 17 thousand people attend the two days of fun.

The appealing activities for visitors include mashed potato wrestling, potato sculpting, and of course eating everything potato related.

Theresa Olson - Potato Days Executive Director: “It's always a surprise when you see something like that but then when you think about all the different events that we have, we fit right in quite well I think.”

Potato Days is August 26th and 27th.Two new events. Spudbowl and the Spud Run, where cars will go through mashed potatoes instead of mud.

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