Tater Day 2021 is on Wednesday, April 7, 2021: What is tater day? (it sounds delicious)?

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 is Tater Day 2021. Tater Day is a large festival in Benton, Kentucky.

Photo of clowns in Tater Day

Tater Day is a large festival in Benton, Kentucky.

What is tater day? (it sounds delicious)?

The Tater Day Festival, which may be the world's only festival devoted to sweet potatoes, is held in Benton, Kentucky.

The three-day Tater Day Festival had its beginnings in 1843. Farmers from the countryside would bring their products to the town square to sell or trade on county court days. One of the things they would bring is sweet potatoes, which grow well in the Southern climate. "Tater" is a nickname for potato.

In Benton, this eventually turned into an annual festival honoring the sweet potato, complete with a parade, carnival, fiddling contest, gospel singing, and baking and canning competitions, beginning on the first Monday in April. Did you know that sweet potatoes are not related to the common white potatoes? They are actually related to the Morning Glory vine. Have you ever tried sweet potatoes? They tend to be a popular dish at Thanksgiving.

Why is tater day invented?

Why is tater day invented?

LOL...I'm probably the only one on here right now that knows what you are talking about. I used to live in Paducah.

To me it's just a big redneck parade.

Wikipedia must cover everything now. Here is how it came about:

Have you ever heard of tater day in Marshall County Ky? what do think about it?

Have you ever heard of tater day in Marshall County Ky? what do think about it?

Uh no I have never been , but why is it called tater day ? Do they have a meal of baked potatoes some time during the day or what ? Does it always coincide with Easter ?

Sorry I shouldn't be asking you questions but it does sound like a pretty far out kind of event.

Edit I just did a google search and found the answers to my questions in wiki , though that doesn't help you.

Agoda
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