Tater Daze Festival
June 14 to 16, 2018
Tater Daze is moving
Tater Daze is moving to the Community Activity Center!
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Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles during our community event.
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Parade, Thursday, June 14
Best place to park is at the Metro Transit Noble Park and Ride on 95th Avenue, next to the Kwik Trip. Parking is also available at the Church of St. Gerard. You cannot park in Noble Sports Park or along Regent Avenue.
Community Activity Center (CAC), Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16
Parking including handicapped parking is available in the Community Activity Center main lot. Please enter from Edinbrook Terrace. Additional parking is available at the former library (west of the CAC), City Hall and along the south side of Edinbrook Terrace.
Biking and walking
Avoid parking hassles! Both the parade route and Community Activity Center is easily accessible by trails and sidewalks. Bike racks are located near the Community Activity Center's main entrance.
Festival location and mailing address
Community Activity Center
5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
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Phone and email
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Sponsors and supporters for 2018
We would like to thank all of our sponsors, community groups and donors for contributing to the annual Tater Daze festival. Please visit and support these local organizations and businesses. To get involved in next year's Tater Daze, please contact the Tater Daze Team.
History of the Tater Daze festival
Brooklyn Park Tater Daze is a unique festival where residents pay homage to the humble potato. Early settlers discovered that potatoes flourished in the flat, sandy soil of the area; this area then went on to become one of the nation's top potato producers. Despite the Great Depression, drought and urbanization, Brooklyn Park has shown its strength as a community willing to work together and make our city a welcoming place for everyone.
The first Tater Daze festival in 1964 saw a variety of exciting events, including a queen pageant, Tater Mash Dance, kite flying, a parade, games, a farmer's market, rides and a pancake breakfast. The prizes given away that weekend included gasoline, free groceries, cash and 420-pound bags of potatoes donated by local growers.
The Brooklyn Park Jaycees, the Brooklyn Park Community Organization and Come Home to the Park have all sponsored the event in the past. Tater Daze is now sponsored by the City of Brooklyn Park.