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Columbus Potato Fun Fest! - VIP Entry Passes + Contest Entry

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Franklin County Fairgrounds

5035 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard

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Hillliard, OH 43026

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Potato FunFest is lots of fun food, potato contests, shopping, potato games, balloon artist, scavenger hunt, crafts and more!

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Columbus Potato Fun Fest!

VIP or General Entry Passes PLUS Contest Entry

We are excited to have our 1st Annual Potato Fun Fest at the Franklin County Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 6th from 11AM - 2PM (11AM-Noon VIP Entry / Noon-2PM General Entry). Join us to celebrate the great fun of potatoes from various potato food vendors, potato contests, Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head challenge, shopping, crafts, balloon artists, and fun from kids to adults at this potato extravaganza! Limited attendance, register for VIP entry early! Masks required! (see COVID requirements below)

Here are some great ways to pre-register for this event (Click on REGISTER to participate in any of these items) - all FREE!:

** BONUS: First 10 to register for item receive a $20 Power Card to Dave & Busters!**

  1. VIP Early Entry (11AM - Noon - Registration Required))
  2. Potato Decorating Contest
  3. Potato Catch Contest
  4. Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head Contest
  5. Potato Catching Contest

Entering any of the above will get you VIP Entry plus the VIP Goodie Bag! Each VIP and General Entry passes admits 4 people

Event Details:

  • What: Columbus Potato FunFest!
  • Where: Franklin County Fairgrounds ( 5035 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard, OH 43026)
  • When: Saturday, February 6th from 11AM-2PM (11AM VIP Entry / Noon General Entry)
  • Event Website: CLICK HERE
  • What to do at the event: French Fries / potato chips & more potato food, food vendors, shop, potato contests, comedian, balloon artists, prizes, scavenger hunt and more!
  • Fun items: Comedian, entertainment, contests, balloon artist, free cookies, and lot of other neat items!
  • Special Bonus: First 150 receive full size or movie size candy bars or candy treats!
  • VIP Bag (Free - must pre-register as VIP Entry) : 150 entries– except Snow Trails 1st 50 (1 per admission/group), will receive a free Ski Pass Package to Snow Trails (lift ticket / ski rental / and optional lessons) - $150 value! Also, 150 will receive $10 to Dave & Busters or $20 for $20 coupon, BOGO to Lazer Craze, hand sanitizer, street chalks, and more!
  • Admission: Free!

VIP Entry & Potato Contest Details (all below receive VIP Bag & Entry!)

** To sign up for any of these options click on "Register"**

Each Entry allows 4 people to enter the building. If you have more that 4, just select an additional entry.

  1. VIP Entry: Includes receiving the VIP Entry Bag, Special Entry Hour (see below for times), free candy bar, early access, and smaller # of attendance time! VIP Entry Times are: 11AM or 11:30AM. Must pre-register - Admission free!
  2. Potato Decorating Contest: Have fun decorating your potato - pick any size or type of potato (russet, sweet potato, Yukon, etc). You can involve up to 5 potatoes into decoration. See contest rules & prizes below.
  3. Potato Carving Contest: Show off your potato carving skills. As long as its not offensive or political you can enter it. Come up with a neat design or style. you can combine up to 5 potatoes in your overall submission. See contest rules & prizes below.
  4. Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head Contest: The popular Potato Head is now a contest! Come up with something creative and fun! You can include up to 3 Potato Heads (any type or size of the Potato Head series) as your overall entry. The key thing - have fun with it! See contest rules & prizes below.
  5. "Hot Potato" Catching Contest: Get a partner and play the potato catching contest. We provide the potato. Potatoes are not hot, this is just a fun name for it. It works just like a water balloon contest. You take a step back at each round. As you get further it gets more difficult to catch. The group that can catch the furthest wins! All throws are underhand. Win a Mr. Potato Head or other prizes. Played at 12, 12:30, or 1PM.

Rules for any of the Potato Contests

  • Arrival time: Must have submission at the event by 11:45 for contest judging
  • Judging Process: Popular Vote! Everyone person that enters the event will receive 2 tickets for each contest. Those tickets will be dropped into a basket for each entry . The top 3 entries with the most amount of tickets in their basket will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively. In the case of a tie our special judging panel will vote (group of 3) to break all ties to determine the winner.
  • Judging Criteria: People attending the event will be asked to vote based on most creative, original idea, funny, or just overall best looking (no individual categories - winner will be based on best overall from ticket votes in your basket).
  • Prizes: Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. (1st Place): $20 Dave & Buster Power Card, $20 Cash, 1 Free Entry to Lazer Craze. (2nd Place) $10 Dave & Busters Power Card, $10 Cash, 1 Free Entry to Lazer Craze. (3rd Place) $10 Dave & Busters Power Card.

Entry Pass Options & Times (11AM - 2PM):

  • 11:00 - 11:30 AM: 1st entry time - VIP
  • 11:30 - Noon: 2nd Entry Time - VIP
  • Noon - 12:30 PM: 3rd entry time
  • 12:30 - 1:00 PM: 4th entry time
  • 1:00 - 1:30 PM: 5th entry time
  • 1:30 - 2:00PM: 6th entry time
  • Each Entry allows 4 people to enter the building. If you have more that 4, just select an additional entry.

    Interested in being a vendor at the event? Click her for more details: CLICK HERE

    How it works:

    Step 1: Click on Register

    Step 2: Register for VIP Entry Passes, Potato Contest or General Entry

    Step 3: Your registration will be added to the VIP Entry list, Potato Contest, or General Entry.

    Step 4: Arrive to the event during your assigned time (depending on your entry time) the day of the event / your name will be checked off the list for entry.

    Step 5: Have fun!

    Note: each building has a set capacity. If capacity is exceed you will be asked to wait in your car. Announcements will be made (with a megaphone and signs) to indicate when your entry time can enter the event. Traffic at the event will be in 1 direction. In order for us to maintain COVID protocols, you will only be allowed to go in 1 direction at the event. Mask is required at all times. There will be outside area to eat food.

    We will have masks available for purchase at the event for $1 hand sanitizer bottles or disposable masks. You must wear a mask at all times when in the building. We are here to have fun and provide as safe experience for you, your friends, or family!

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