august 23 & 24, 2019

The Potato Cook-Off being with one great Potato.

The popular Potato Cook-Off is a festival favorite for contestants and "spec-taters" alike!  The 2018 category will be BREAKFAST and potato must be the main ingredient!  This category is sure to bring out some secret family recipes!  Prepared recipes will compete for "bragging rights" and some great prizes.

The audience has a chance to taste the wonderful entries and place their vote for the coveted "People's Choice Award".  Recipes from prior years are featured in the Potato Days Souvenir Recipe book and packets which can be purchased during the Festival or on our Merchandise Page.

The Cook-Off will be held at Hildebrand Hall on Friday from 3:30-4:30. Be ready with your entry by at least 3:10 at Hildebrand Hall  


13 & Older      $50 1st Place, $25 2nd Place in Barnesville Bucks

12 & Younger  $25 1ST Place, $15 2nd Place in Barnesville Bucks

 People’s Choice Award – selected by the audience


12 & Younger

13 & Older

Contestants are judged as follows:  Presentation, use of product/creativity and Taste of Dish

The Potato Cook-Off is open to everyone – ALL AGES – entries limited to one per person.  Recipe main ingredient must be white potatoes.  Then bring your prepared recipe to Hildebrand Hall by 3:10 PM on Friday for the judging.  Make a big batch to share and taste… go for the People’s Choice Award!


Entries are limited to one per person.  Please complete the entry form and send in along with $5 entry fee by August 20, 2018.


Contact the Potato Days office at or Chairs Sheri Grabow 218-493-4405 or Stacia Sytsma 218-354-2726