Weekend Showcase: Tater Daze
Brooklyn Park’s annual festival gives a nod to the area’s potato farming heritage. From the Spud Run to an Eidem Farm Open House to bouncy houses at the Community Activities Center, there’s fun for people of all ages and abilities.
“I just love seeing all the people coming out around the city,” said one of the Brooklyn Park Ambassadors. “I love the history behind Tater Daze.
The festival is in its 54th year.
Festivities moving to Community Activity Center
Perhaps the biggest change this year is that most of the activities this year will be moving south. Instead of the hub of activity at Noble Sports Complex, they will be at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center.
“When we looked at moving our site over to the community center it gave us an opportunity to use our community center if we do have problems with either weather or just space in general,” says Tait Turnquist, who organizes Tater Daze.
- Inflatables, food vendors, live music, bingo and the Annual Lions pancake breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m.
- The 5k Spud Run at Noble Sports Park starts at 7 a.m.
- Eidem Homestead Open House 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- North Police Station Open House 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
- Central Fire Station Open House 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
- Pickleball Tournament 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tater Daze on the quieter side: Eidem Homestead Events
If you need to get away from the crowds and bouncy houses, experience the historic Eidem homestead. The 1800s farm includes animals, gardens and many of farm activities. You can watch, learn and even participate in some of the hands-on activities.
“Everything will be open. We’ll be doing tours of the house, have hayrides and a bunch of other activities. We’ll have cooking in the house, a wood carving demo and some equipment demos. Then, there will be some other fun games and activities for kids,” said Eve Burlingame, who coordinates activities at the Eidem Farm.