the time of the very first Potato Days Festival, Potato Soup,
soup" as it was commonly called, has always played an important
role in the days activities. Originally the soup was served downtown
free of charge to festival goers and attracted hundreds
of people until the last drop was gone.
Today, the tradition continues, in a little bit
different format. The Potato Soup Feed is held at the Barnesville
American Legion Club from 12:00 to 4:00 on Saturday or until the soup runs out!
The cost of the soup feed is $2.00 but $1.50 if wearing a potato
days button. The buttons can be purchased for $3.00 in most
business places before the festival begins and at the souvenir
booth during the festival.
Secrecy surrounds the actual recipe for the Potato
Days Soup. All we know is that the cooks at the American Legion
are sure to serve up a mighty tasty bowl. Stop by and taste a
little piece of history.