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Tater Day

On the first Saturday of April, the streets of Benton fill with thousands of people, all who have come to the annual celebration of the sweet potato. Tater Day started in 1842 with the trading and selling of sweet potatoes. Tater Day features a parade, flea market, arts and crafts, beauty pageants, carnival rides, barbeque cook-off competition, Tater trot & run, and all the "good eats" you would expect to find at an old time country fair. For more information, email info@marshallcounty.net

The 171st Annual Tater Day is Friday, April 4th through Monday, April 7th, 2014

Friday, April 4th Events:

Dirt Kart Racing - Friday

  • HH Lovett Park
  • Admission:  $10 at gate, $5 pit pass
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • Contact (270) 703-2049 for details

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 Events:

Casey's Amusements at the HH Lovett Park
Vendors and food throughout Benton all day

29th Annual Tater Trot Fitness Walk & Run - Saturday

  • Registration 7:45 - 8:30 am
  • 5K Race at 9:00 am
  • Run/Walk at 9:30 am
  • Location: Mike Miller Park
  • Contact: Chris Kerrick 270-527-1453
  • Race Administration:  Marshall County Track & Field Booster Club

Demolition Derby - Saturday

  • 6:00 pm at H.H. Lovett Park
  • Gates open at 4:00 pm
  • Pit Opens at 2:00 pm
  • Driver Entry Fee - $30 registration + $15 gate
  • All participants must be registered by 4:30 pm.
  • Admission $10 (6 & Under FREE)
  • Pit Pass $5 all ages
  • Absolutely NO ALCOHOL allowed on premises.
  • All derby cars must enter from 14th St. to Park Ave.
  • Contact: Danny Sirls 270-493-1030

Sunday, April 6th, 2014 Events:

Casey's Amusements at the HH Lovett Park
Vendors and food throughout Benton all day

Monday, April 7th, 2014 Events:

Casey's Amusements at the HH Lovett Park
Vendors and food throughout Benton all day

Benton Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

  • 7:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Benton Elementary School
  • Cost: $4.00 per person
  • Contact: Kip Mathis 270-527-3153

Tater Day Parade

  • 11:00 am
  • Theme: "Remember Our Troops"
  • Grand Marshal: Jimmie Lovett

2002 Tater Day Photos

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