Idaho New Year's Commission, LLC

2nd Annual Idaho® Potato Drop

The 2nd Annual Idaho Potato Drop is set to make world news again!

On Dec. 31st 2013, we made national and world news by dropping a 17 foot long lit-up potato from the US Bank Plaza in downtown Boise to commemorate the new year and Idaho’s sesquicentennial. Tens of thousands filled the streets, spanning the Grove Plaza through the 8th street promenade. DJ’s kept people dancing inside the VIP lounge, while partygoers outside boogied to live music while reveling at the 17 foot potato effigy. The Orbiter 2000 carnival ride was a fun addition spinning spec-taters into orbit. Magic shows kept the crowd entertained while street performers dazzled with tricks and local food vendors served up delicious treats. A portion of proceeds from this event were donated to Boise Rock School Scholarship fund. The 2nd annual Idaho Potato Drop promises to be bigger and better than last year. We have more than doubled our footprint with three stages, national recording artists, and a new drop location in the cross section of 8th and Main. KTVB and Impact Radio Group will be on hand, airing a live hour-long televised production on NBC while broadcasting live across 5 radio stations. There will also be an exciting new addition to the Idaho Potato and an amazing firework display to cap off 2014 and ring in the new year!