Clark SD, Home of Potato Days, featuring World Famous Mashed Potato Wrestling!


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Clark Potato Days

26th Annual Potato Day
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Schedule of Events

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Ken E Bec & La Soda Red invite you to Potato Days!

Annual Events Include:

Antique Tractor Show | Antique Tractor Parade | Arts & Crafts | Bean Bag Tournament | Breakfast |  Classic Car Show |  Crazy Daze Sidewalk Sales | Flower & Garden Show | Horseshoe Tournament | Free Inflatables | Horseshoe Tournament | Kid's Coloring Contest Kid's Tractor Pull | Little Miss & Little Master Tater Tot | Mashed Potato Eating & Sculpting | Mashed Potato Wrestling Parade | Medallion Hunt | Mud Drag Races |  Photos with Mr & Mrs Potato Head | Ping Pong Ball Toss | Potato Car Races | Potato Guess Contest | Potato Recipe Contests |  Decorated Potato ContestsMile Walk/5k Walk or Run/10K Run | Turtle Races  , Above, In 1972 Frank Osowski, president of the Clark Chamber of Commerce, awards Mavis Uecker as the first winner in the recipe contest. Rose Geise is runner-up.

Courtesy: Centennial History: Clark County, South Dakota

Potato Day Buttons will be sold for $10 each,  $400 in Clark Bucks!

Chamber Booth at Dickenson Park

The potato is king in Clark, South Dakota where local farmers grow bushels of the tasty tuber.  That's why, each year, the town throws a party in honor of its favorite over-used, under-appreciated starch.

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Mr. Potato Head is proud of Clark's celebration, and will be making an appearance at this year's festivities.  The locals vie for top honors in a Best Decorated Potato Contest. Past winners included an astronaut, farmer, race cars, and tooth.  The  Potato Dish Cooking Contests always bring out the best cooks in the county.  And, the highlight of the celebration involves grown adults wrestling each other in mashed potatoes! 

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Besides all the potato stuff, the event features those small-town festival activities that keep families and regular folks coming back year after year.

Potato Day Headquarters will be located at the Dickinson Park.  Information on activities and eating places for the day will be available, as well as souvenirs.

Did you know. . .
The first Potato Festival in Clark was held in 1972.    This year marks the 20th anniversary for Clark Potato Day, sponsored by the Clark Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Featuring World Famous Mashed Potato Wrestling!


Fun for Everyone!

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Antique Tractor  Show
Roam through the interesting displays of exhibitors.
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Classic Car Show

Clark Potato Day Souvenirs available at the Clark Area Chamber of Commerce Booth in Dickinson Park. Get your T-shirts and show off your Potato Day spirit!


Questions or comments about Potato Days Activities can be sent to Chairman Greg Furness at or to the Clark Area Chamber of Commerce at