For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Odie Roberts, Greeley Museums Heritage Foundation President
Potato Day Festival on September 14 at Centennial Village Museum
The Greeley Museums Heritage Foundation presents the 27th annual Potato Day, at Centennial Village Museum. The whole family will enjoy a full day of living history demonstrations, toe-tapping musical entertainment, tasty food and kids’ activities on Saturday, September 14 from 10 am – 4 pm.
A baked potato is included with admission with a choice of scrumptious toppings. If that isn’t enough, visitors can wander over and feast on Red’s Dogs and Donuts or snack on root beer floats, watermelon or popcorn.
Visitors can also explore the many living history activities during the day: blacksmithing, printing, Lone Valley School, tortilla making, adobe brick making, Native American games, cattle branding, chuck wagon cooking and hatchet throwing. Kids will love the historical games and activities at the Kids’ Korner Potato Patch, or a chance to pet our new resident animals at Rattlesnake Kate’s House.
Enjoy the entertainment of the Rodarte dancers, swing dancers and the live music of several different musical artists under the gazebo. Wave at the Potato King and Queen as they parade the grounds, or hop on the stagecoach for a leisurely trip around the Village.
For the military history buff, mingle with the buffalo soldiers and catch their twice daily show, or visit WWII encampment vehicles and reenactors.
Visitors can support the Greeley Museums Heritage Foundation and buy their newly released Weld County Towns: The First 150 Years book and bid on silent auction items. Shoppers in Selma’s Store will enjoy a 25% discount on specially marked merchandise. Throw hatchets for $1, get a photo with Horace Greeley for $5, or visit the other living history activities for free.
Admission is $6 for ages 12 and over; $4 for children 3-11; children under 2 are free. Debit and credit cards cannot be accepted for admission fees.
As a special incentive, NEW members joining the Greeley Museums Heritage Foundation will get free admission to Potato Day. The first 25 new members will also receive a “goody bag” filled with museum fun and merchandise plus a free souvenir photo with Horace Greeley. Other benefits include free admission to museum sites for a full year, 10% discount in Selma’s Store and invitations to private museum and partner events.
Proceeds from Potato Day are used by the Foundation for special programming and projects in support of the City of Greeley Museums. For more information about Potato Day or the Greeley Museums Heritage Foundation, call 970-350-9220 or visit www.greeleymuseums.com