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112th Annual Potato Day Celebration

October 2, 2021

Carbondale’s 112th Annual Potato Day Celebration

October 2nd, 2021

The 112th Carbondale Annual Potato Day celebration is set for Saturday October 2nd, 2021 in Sopris Park. This year’s theme is “Tuber Renaissance.” The potato is an underground tuber and renaissance means renewal. This year we celebrate our own renewal as we begin to emerge from the pandemic restrictions, like a potato tuber sending its leaves above ground to absorb the light.

The festival will include a parade down Main Street, booths and family activities in Sopris Park, along with the traditional community meal consisting of bbq’d beef, salad and of course, baked potato.

Potato Day is Carbondale’s oldest community event, originally a way for ranchers and farmers to celebrate the end of harvest season and come together to socialize and have fun. It still holds a special place in the heart of this community and in order to continue to preserve this cherished celebration, it needs the support of people like you.

There are FOUR ways for organizations and individuals to participate. Please see the flyer for more information or go to the Town of Carbondale website; Parks and Recreation Page. Thank you for making Potato Day happen!

Be sure to check out the Potato Decorating Contest on Facebook
Register for the Potato Day Scavenger Hunt Here

Potato Day Sponsor App 2021
Vendor application 2021
2021 Parade App

Schedule of Events 

8:30am “Tater Trot” Ross Montessori Fun Run (Registration 7:30-8am, Start and Finish on 4th street)
9am Cowboy Coffee in Sopris Park
9am Farmers & Artisan Market opens in Sopris Park
9am Potato Day Scavenger Hunt
10:30am Potato Day Parade on Main Street (theme: “Tuber Renaissance”)
11:30am Kids’ Zone in the Park with Sports Skill Games
11:30am-1pm Live Music from Gazebo Pam and Dan Music
11:30am-1:30pm BBQ Lunch and Baked Potatoes
1pm Announcements of Parade Winners, Potato Decorating Contest Winners and Potato Day Scavenger Hunt Winners
1:05pm Traditional Potato Day Games at Carbondale Historical Society Booth
1:15-3pm Live Music Red Hill Rollers
2-5pm Youth Gymkhana at Gus Darien Rodeo Grounds by the Sopris Gymkhana Club


Join Carbondale Parks and Recreation for a Potato Day Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, October 2! We will meet at Sopris Park and from there you will have 1 hour to complete the Scavenger Hunt, using clues to locate the missing pieces to a Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head. This scavenger hunt is geared towards kids but all are welcome to participate. Bikes, scooters, etc encouraged, but not required, for getting around–you can also go on foot!

Date: Saturday, October 2

Time: Check-in 8:45am, Hunt 9-10am

Cost: $5/team (only 1 team member needs to register for the entire team)

Location: Sopris Park and surrounding area

Registration Deadline: One week prior (12 teams max)

For additional information or any questions, please contact Jessi at 970.510.1278.


October 2, 2021


Main Street and Sopris Park
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States