Potato Day Festival Sept. 6 at Centennial Village in Greeley, Colorado | TheFencePost.com

Potato Day Festival Sept. 6 at Centennial Village in Greeley, Colorado

Ann Schmidt
Special Events Coordinator, Greeley Museums

For twenty years, the Friends of the Greeley Museums have sponsored one of the largest living history festivals in northern Colorado. Potato Day this year is scheduled for Sept. 6 from 10 am-4 pm at Centennial Village Museum. The major fundraiser provides entertainment and education for the whole family.

Between 35 and 40 living history stations will be set up on the 8-acre grounds to feature blacksmithing, printing, quilting, woodstove baking, pioneer remedies, scrub-board laundry, porcelain painting, butter making, telegraphy, Victorian hair working and much more.

Musical groups and dancers perform at various places in the Village throughout the day. There is also a bake walk, bake sale and used book sale. A baked potato with all the toppings is included with the admission price, along with free watermelon slices and popcorn.

This year features expanded activities for children in the Potato Patch. Young ones can participate in carnival games and other hands-on activities.

The gates to Centennial Village, at 1475 A Street, open at 10 am., and potatoes are served from 11 am-2 pm, or until they are gone. Admission for ages 12 and over is $6; children 3-11 are $4. Children 2 and under are free. Credit cards cannot be accepted for admission fees.

Potato Day proceeds are used by the Friends for special programs and projects in support of the Greeley Museums. For more information on Potato Day or the Friends of the Greeley Museums, call 350-9220 or visit http://www.greeleymuseums.com.