The vast San Luis Valley is home to more than three hundred days of sunshine, incredible mountain ranges and a wonderful high-altitude atmosphere for growing potatoes. Every September Monte Vista hosts its annual late summer potato harvest.
On Saturday, September 7th, 2019 Colorado Potatoes hosts its San Luis Valley Potato Festival in Monte Vista from 8am to 4pm. The fest promotes and celebrates the potato harvest. Visitors head to Chapman Park for the 11th straight year for family friendly activities with food, crafts and music the entire day.
There’s an end-of-the-day concert at 5:30pm at Ski Hi Park for more food and beer. There’s also an exciting Motorsport Stunt Show with motorcycles and snowmobiles.
The celebration is be open to vendors offering food, activities, handmade items, etc. The vending fee is $50. Visit their vendors page to sign up and inquire more information.
- Tater Trot 5K Race
- Crafts and food vendors
- Guided agricultural tours
- Kid’s games
- Professional chef demonstrations
- Narrated train tours
- Bouncy houses
- Rock climbing wall
- Live animals
- Truck show
- The Famous Mashed Potato Dunk Tank
- Motorsport Stunt Show
- Freshly harvested colorado potatoes
Monte Vista Accommodations
Address: Chapman Park, 4 Chico Camino, Monte Vista
Date: Sat, September 7, 2019