The Thorpdale Potato Festival returns in its 29th year. Thorpdale spuds are known Australia-wide, not only because of the huge variety of potatoes grown, but because of the soil itself - rich red volcanic loam which is extremely hard to replicate elsewhere.
Spuds rule the roost at the Festival of course. There is the Vin Rowe Spud Challenge, which brings competitors back year after year to shoulder the 50 kilogram bag of spuds and run the course - although the rules have changed next year to make things interesting. Then you have the Potato Stack - throwing sacks of spuds onto pallets - growing higher and higher. The Potato Picking for young and old, guys and gals is hotly competitive too.
For the nippers, we have the Potato Putt as well as Potato Sack Races and there are free giant castles and slides and a petting zoo as well as Spuddy, the Festival mascot, who will be walking around during the day giving out little packs of chips.
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