North Carolina Potato Festival is a Potato Party

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Mark your calendars for a family-fun event celebrating one of northeastern North Carolina’s largest crops – potatoes!

The annual North Carolina Potato Festival takes place May 19-21 in Elizabeth City. Guests can enjoy the three-day event, which features a midway, fair food, an auto and motorcycle show, and the National Potato Peeling Contest. There’s also a fun run/walk and a U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue demonstration over the Pasquotank River.

The festival kicks off at 5 p.m. on May 19. For more activities, information and hours, visit

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