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 11th, 2021 Colorado Potatoes hosts its San Luis Valley Potato Festival in Monte Vista.
Promoting and celebrating the potato harvest, visitors head to Chapman Park 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.
Some festival highlights include:
- 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, CO
Date: Saturday | September 11, 2021