Potato Peeling Contest at the Fair!

The third annual potato peeling contest at the Pope County Fair is now history.

Merlin and his potato tower

Merlin and his potato tower


Marge Lang was crowned the champion for the second year in a row. Our own Merlin Peterson was again a participant, but was unfortunately disqualified. His non-traditional peeling method was against the rules. Cutting the sides off with a knife just does not qualify as potato peeling.

But the rest of the contestants gave it their best effort. KMGK radio did a live “peel by peel” of the event. The grand champion for the 2nd year in a row was Marge Lang.

Potato Peeling Contest

Potato Peeling Contest

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This blog is primarily written by Ann Grandy, Assistant Curator.
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