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The Thorpdale Potato Festival will be a fun-filled day, with many attractions for all ages. It will have the old fashioned country show feel, with a new spin. Events at the 2019 festival will include...

  • Potato picking competitions

  • Potato stacking competitions

  • Sheep shearing demonstration

  • Potato cooking demonstrations 

  • Working dog trials

  • Vintage machinery displays

  • Truck show and shine display

  • Helicopter rides

  • CFA display

  • Professional wood chop competition

  • TC Trikz stunt motorbikes

  • Hessians on the Field

  • Dance displays

  • Photography competition

  • Free jumping castles, inflatable slide, bungee run and bucking bull

  • Free kids activities, including petting zoo and sack races

  • Over 60 market and food stalls


Try your hand at picking potatoes, stacking pallets high with hessian bags or perhaps you're a champion mash potato eater?! See working sheep dog trials and the amazing quick hands of our champion shearers. Free children's events will run throughout the day - including traditional sack races, spud and spoon races and of course our friendly mascot 'Chippy' will be in attendance to entertain the kids. Wander a variety of country market stalls whilst you enjoy a baked potato or hot chips (of course). A fashion event of 'Hessians on the Field' has also become a festival highlight, with entries ranging from racewear to babywear! TC Tricks stunt motorbikes will entertain throughout the day, as well as vintage machinery displays and cooking demonstrations using our delicious, fresh potatoes.

Don't forget to keep checking in with our website and on our Facebook page for updated information regarding the upcoming 2019 festival.


Below you will find a PDF program of the days events, simply click to download the PDF.  


2019 Festival Program

Photography Competition Registration Form

Stalls Information and Application Form

Hessians on the Field Registration Form