"The Thoprdale Potato Festival celebrates the long history of potato farming in the Thorpdale district, nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Strzlecki Ranges in Gippsland, Victoria. Since the area was settled, potatoes have been the crop of choice for most farmers in the area, thriving in our rich volcanic soil.
The Thorpdale Potato Festival is a family fun day out to celebrate the humble spud. Potatoes are the world's most versatile vegetable - come learn how they are grown, harvested and thrive in our rich volcanic Gippsland soil.
Meet the farmers who grow the potatoes, see the spectacle of the pallet throw, the speed of the spud pickers or peruse the 'hessians on the field'.
Full of good old fashioned country show entertainment including sheep dog trials, a quick shear competition and free live music throughout the day, the Thorpdale Potato Festival is sure to have something for everyone!"