Carbondale’s 110th Annual Potato Day Celebration

Carbondale’s 110th Annual Potato Day Celebration

October 5, 2019 |  Parade begins at 10:30 a.m.

Come join the fun!  Parade entries will be judged on relevance to theme, originality, workmanship and crowd appeal.  Prizes will be awarded, and the more entries in the parade, the larger the prizes!  So, grab your friends and enter a float!  The winner in the commercial category of entries will receive a traveling trophy to be kept until next year’s Potato Day celebration!

The parade forms along Second Street and will travel west down Main to take a left on 7th street and into Sopris Park.  You will be assigned your position as you check in with parade officials at the corner of Main and Second St.  Check-in time is 9:30 a.m.  You must be in line by 9:45 a.m. to be eligible for prizes. 

The parade judges will walk the parade line-up for a sneak peek before the parade begins, and will judge entries as they pass the judges’ stand.  The parade begins promptly at 10:30 a.m.

Potato Day Schedule of Events 9 am – 3:00 pm
7:30 am Ross Montessori 5K & Marmot Mile
8 am Cowboy Coffee and donuts in Sopris Park
9 am Farmers & Artisan Market opens in Sopris Park
10:30 am Potato Day Parade on Main Street (theme: “ Ghosts of Potatoes Past”)
11:00 am Announcements from Main Stage Sopris Park
11:30 am Kids' Zone in the Park. Bounce House, Carnival Games, Traditional Games, Rosybelle Mobile Maker Art Bus
11:30 am- 12:30 pm Live Music Wes Engstrom
11:30 – 1:30 pm BBQ Lunch and Veggie Potato Bar
12:30 pm Announcements of Parade Winners
1:00- 2:00 pm Live Music Dan & Pam Rosenthal
2:00-3:00 School Youth Bands
3:00-6:00 pm Youth Gymkhana at Gus Darien Rodeo Grounds
6:00-8:00 pm Carbondale Historical Society Ghost Walk at White Hill Cemetery