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Published September 08, 2012, 06:15 PM

Potato Bowl Festivities end on a high note

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- The Potato Bowl Festivities are coming to a close, ending on a high note after a busy week in Grand Forks. And this year, the parade is once again staking its claim as a fan favorite.

By: Christine Boggy, WDAZ, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- The Potato Bowl Festivities are coming to a close, ending on a high note after a busy week in Grand Forks. And this year, the parade is once again staking its claim as a fan favorite.

Addison and Faith/Enjoying the Parade: "I've been here every year. I've been here every year too."

For the last 47 years the Potato Bowl parade has been a part of potato bowl week and people make sure they come year after year.

Penny Johnson/Comes Every Year: "Everytime they have it, every year."

With sweets, bands and floats the people of Grand Forks and surrounding areas get their families together, grab some grocery bags and collect that candy.

Kids: "I just really like to come here to get candy.....To get candy.... We get a lot of candy, yeah we get a lot of candy."

The entire week held many events one being the French fry feed which people claim is one of the best parts of Potato Bowl Week.

Justin Wisner/Here with Family: "The French fry feed, would be the best one.

Penny Johnson: "I like it, I ate too many."

The potato bowl parade is the final event before the big tailgate and Potato Bowl Game, which many people at the parade plan on watching tonight.

Justin Wisner: "Bringing my daughters out for the parade and hoping to get into the game today."

Brett Omdahl: "Trying to maintain the kids at the game is too tough just watch it in the comfort of our home."

As potato bowl week comes to a close, people are reminded why this festival has become a tradition.

Brett Omdahl: "I just think it brings the community together, good for the city and Grand Forks."

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