The 2021 Potato Festival will be Saturday, September 11 at Chapman Park in Monte Vista. There is another exciting opportunity available at the Potato Festival to those who want an in-depth look at the potato industry. The annual agriculture tour will be departing from Chapman Park by bus in Monte Vista at 8 a.m. and returning at 11 a.m.
Hosted by the Executive Director of Colorado Potatoes, Jim Ehrlich, this tour will visit the San Luis Valley Research Center and a local grower’s field. Passengers will get to talk directly with growers and researchers, and get to see firsthand how potatoes are grown in the San Luis Valley.
This year there will be a second tour departing at 1 p.m. from Chapman Park; this tour will stop at a local grower’s field.
These tours are free of charge as well, but spots are limited. Those interested should visit coloradopotato.org/potatofestival or contact Colorado Potatoes at 719-852-3322 or [email protected] to reserve a space.
The video below can also be watched on YouTube here.
Source and photo: Alamosa News