Kicking off the newest Downtown Rhinelander Inc. event, PotatoFest, is the potato educational display going on now until Aug. 30 at ArtStart.
If you were wondering how or why DRI chose PotatoFest, this display, highlighting more than 100 years of potato growing and potato seed research in Rhinelander, will answer your question.
Artifacts, machinery, historical items and educational descriptions provide a historical perspective of the impact of the potato agriculture in the greater Rhinelander community.
This is a promotional preview for the first annual “PotatoFest” event which is being held Saturday, Aug. 31. The event takes place at the Rhinelander Trig’s Riverwalk Centre on South Courtney Street.
PotatoFest will focus on our proud “potato heritage” while providing music, activities and contests, food and beverages.
The organizers of the display-Downtown Rhinelander Inc. Economic Restructuring Committee would like to acknowledge Sowinski Potato Farms, the University of Wisconsin-Ag Research Station in the town of Starks and the Oneida County University of Extension office who donated items for the display.