109th Annual Potato Day Parade & Celebration
October 6 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Carbondale’s 109th Annual Potato Day Celebration
Theme: “Taters Take Flight,” in recognition of the first airplane landing in Carbondale 100 years ago.
Potato Day is the longest standing annual community event in Carbondale! Since 1909, local farming and ranching families have kept local traditions alive with a parade, BBQ, potato sack races, and other fun activities that will take place in Sopris Park. Click here for more info.
October 6, 2018 | Parade begins at 10:30 a.m.
Parade Entry deadline is Monday, October 1
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.
NO ITEMS MAY BE THROWN FROM FLOATS OR VEHICLES!
PLEASE HAVE PEOPLE WALKING TO THE SIDE OF THE FLOAT TO HAND OUT ANY ITEMS YOU ARE MAKING AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC!
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION
Please click here to download and fill out the Parade Application and mail or deliver it along with the $40 entry fee to:
Town of Carbondale
Attn: Parks & Recreation
Potato Day Parade
511 Colorado Ave.
Carbondale, CO 81623
For more information on the parade call Eric, Town of Carbondale Parks & Recreation Director at (970) 510-1277.
Note: All parade participants release the following organizations from any liability:
Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Sopris Historical Society, Roaring Fork High School, Sopris Sun, and Town of Carbondale