173rd annual Tater Day (2016) in Benton, Kentucky is Thursday, March 31st through Monday, April 4th!
Casey’s Carnival Rides at Benton’s HH Lovett Park beginning Thursday, March 31 and running through Monday, April 4th. Opening times are Thursday and Friday at 5:00 p.m., Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Concert In the Park
March 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Night Shift and the Deja Blue Band. Admission is $5 and the concert will take place at HH Lovett Park in Benton.
Warrior & Enduro Car Races
HH Lovett Park - April 1st at 7:00 p.m. Pit Gate at 4:00 p.m. $10 at the gate, $15 at the pit gate. Call (270) 804-0899 for details.
HH Lovett Park - April 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Pit Gate at 4:00 p.m. $10 at the gate, $15 at the pit gate. Visit www.marshallcountykyfair.com for details.
April 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at HH Lovett Park. Pit Gate at noon. Admission is $5.00. Visit www.marshallcountykyfair.com for details.
CFSB 5K and 1 Mile Tater Trot
This event will take place at the Marshall Co. High School track. Registration is 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The 5K begins at 9:00 a.m. The mile run/walk begins at 9:30. Call (270) 527-1453 for details.
The Tater Day Parade rolls through at 11 a.m. with this year’s theme ‘Remember our Troops.’ This year’s Grand Marshal is Aubert V. Rose, Jr.
Overview of 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.
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