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All Buttered Up in Idaho

By Linda Tancs

Just 10 miles south of Idaho Falls lies the epicenter of celebration of Idaho’s famed export, the potato.  Specifically, the small city of Shelley, Idaho has hosted the annual Spud Day festival (www.ci.shelley.id.us) since 1927.  The 17 September event commemorates the potato harvest and includes events like a parade at State Street, a potato picking contest, talent show and treasure hunt.  Pick up your free baked potato and trimmings at City Park. 

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