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Tater Daze Festival

June 18-21, 2015

Tater Daze logo, You say potato.  I say Tater!

Events

  • Non-stop entertainment for everyone
  • Carnival and interactive games
  • Fireworks
  • Food and ice-cold beverages
  • 5K Spud Run/Walk
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Parade
  • Live music
  • Local vendors

View all events for the weekend

Sponsor

Would you like to sponsor one of the hottest community festivals in the Twin Cities?  Then join us and make a biggest impact for your company!  

Tater Daze is a great way to build relationships with customers and the community, it creates a positive association, you will reach your target audience and produce direct sales.

Sign up to be a Tater Daze sponsor (PDF)

Vendors

Are you interested in showcasing your business to 10,000 plus people? Sign up for a non-food vendor space.

Apply to be a Tater Daze vendor (PDF)

Parade

Calling all parade participants!  Join us for Brooklyn Park's amazing parade during Tater Daze.

Apply for the Tater Daze parade (PDF)

Volunteer opportunities

We are seeking dedicate community volunteers who love being creative, enjoy planning and orchestrating special events, and people who want to get to know others in their community. If you are interested in any of the following areas, please contact us.

Planning committee

General planning committee meetings are the first Tuesday of the month from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall.  Additional meetings may be called by the committee throughout the planning season.

All planning committee volunteers are required to work the weekend of the festival, June 18 – 21.

Vendor relations

Assist with the vendor selection process.  Oversee the load in and out of vendors throughout the weekend. 

Potato Patch kids area

Run one of the many carnival games onsite, assist with set up at the Tiny Spud run or kiddy parade.

Site operations

Assist with the site set up and take down.  Answer any questions throughout the day and aid in making sure the event is safe for all attendees.  Heavy lifting may be required. Must be over 15 years old.

Programs and entertainment

Assist with selecting the entertainment for the main stage.  Help onsite with set up and take down.

Parade

Assist with selecting the parade units, assist with set-up and marshaling the parade as it travels down the route, help at disbursement area.

Spud Run

Assist with the onsite implementation of the run.

Phone and email

763-493-8013
Email Tater Daze

History of the 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. Through 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 festival 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.

Contact us

Tater Daze

Festival location

Noble Sports Park
4701 Oak Grove Pkwy
View map and directions to Noble Sports Park

Mailing address

City of Brooklyn Park
Attn: Tater Daze
5200 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Hours

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 5-10 p.m.
Friday, June 19, 2015, 5-11 p.m.
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, June 21, 2015, noon-5 p.m.

Phone and email

763-493-8013
Email Tater Daze

Sponsors and supporters for 2015

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.

Yukon Gold sponsors

BPLiquorBarrelBrooklyn Park Lions Logo12LogoCub Foods LogoMinneapolis Northwest Convention and Visitor's Bureau logoPrimroseWeb2

Sweet Potato sponsors

American Family Insurance logoBuerkleAcuralogo for CorTrust BankFordStudioWebKinderCare logoNHCC2

Red Potato sponsors

New Horizon Academy

 
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