The 84th Annual Klamath Basin Potato Festival
See you in Merrill, Oregon This Weekend!
Since 1934, Merrill Oregon has hosted the Klamath Basin Potato Festival. Locals have celebrated Queen Balls, BBQs, parades, and football in October honoring our farming heritage.
As time has passed, the festival has changed the queens’ gowns, the rules of the parade, and the types of commercial potatoes put on display. The festival has gone from 10 pages booklets to 5-page flyers. The committees have aged and changed, but generations of families have committed themselves to the festival.
The potato, tuber, or spud allowed this festival to survive drought, taxes, and NO WATER. But, “Gold WAS DISCOVERED in MERRILL.” The POTATO.
MORE INFO: https://klamathbasinpotatofestival.com