#2: Barnesville Potato Days – Aug. 27–28, Barnesville, Minn.
Travelers with a soft-spot for spuds will be in their element at this annual celebration, which attracts over 16,000 tater lovers from across the country. In addition to feasting on potato produce, travelers can enjoy over 40 unique events, including mashed potato wrestling, a potato peeling competition, mashed potato sculpturing, and a mashed potato eating contest. Style-setters seeking to introduce their potato-print on the fashion scene can even showcase their designs in a potato sack fashion show. (Barnesville Potato Days / The Record Review)