Have you picked up your copy of Greenbelt Magazine and read about Idaho’s most famous potato?! You won’t want to miss out on the 5th annual Potato Drop! Go to IdahoPotatoDrop.com to find out all the new things coming to the event this year!
Don’t forget to grab your VIP tickets before they are sold out!
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I cannot believe we are making headlines like this! Gaining popularity as one of the most famous drops.
“The Potato Drop in Boise is rapidly becoming one of the more well known off-beat new year’s eve celebrations in the United States, attracting worldwide attention as it grows in popularity.
Boise is both the state capital and biggest city by population in the whole of Idaho so represents a logical choice to for people to come to celebrate new year’s eve, and is becoming increasingly popular both with locals and visitors to the area alike, not least due to the arrival as a focal point of the celebrations of the Potato Drop new year party.”. .
This New Year’s Eve, songwriting duo Planes on Paper (Jen Borst & Navid Eliot) is joined onstage by a who’s who of Northwest musicians including:
-Mikey Gervais (Shallow Lenses, The Head and The Heart) on bass
-Jacob Navarro (Eddie Vedder, The Dixie Chicks, Danny Barnes) on guitar
-Faustine Hudson (The Maldives, The Grizzled Mighty, Damien Jurado) on drums
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — New York City drops a ball in Times Square when the clock marks New Year’s Day, but in downtown Boise, Idaho, a giant potato falls from the sky.
The Idaho Potato Commission, the state agency that promotes and protects the starchy tuber, has upped its sponsorship to $50,000 for the event that’s now in its fifth year, the Capital Press reported Wednesday.
Frank Muir, president of the commission, said the visibility for the state’s most famous farm item increases every year the potato drops. The commission provided $5,000 during the event’s inaugural year, and the offering later increased to $25,000.
“Every time we drop that potato, we get national and international coverage,” Muir said. “It’s getting more and more legs.”
The event attracts about 35,000 people to downtown Boise on New Year’s Eve. Dylan Cline, the founder of the event, said the drop has the potential to reach billions of people through major media coverage each year.
“I had no idea it was going to be such a phenomenon around the world,” Cline said. “It just keeps growing and getting bigger and drawing more attention around the world.”
Cline said the reasoning behind the potato was simply to celebrate the thing that Idaho is best known for.
“Idaho’s potato industry is a money maker for the state, and people should get behind it and support it for making the state what it is today,” Cline said. “I think it’s something we should be proud of.”
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The GlowTato was at the Treasure Valley Family YMCA Harrison Classic yesterday. Our fabulous team member, Sandi was out playing games with kids and cheering on the race finishers. Congratulations to all the race finishers yesterday and thank you Treasure Valley YMCA for putting on this incredible event!
Did you know that potatoes were the first vegetable grown in space?
ANNOUNCING: The incredible Jett Rokk from Portland, OR will be the DJ in the Idaho Potato Drop VIP tent! You wont want to miss this!!! For just 3 more days you can snag your early bird tickets for HALF PRICE! Dance away 2017 with Jett Rokk and make it a night you will always remember! Click here to listen to Jett Rokk
You won’t want to miss the side by side comparison of the Idaho Potato Drop and the New York City Ball Drop during the Boise State vs. Virginia Game tonight on ESPN2 at 6pm!
We are accepting applications for vendors in the family tent this year. Come join the fun in our large family tent sponsored by Mountain American Credit Union. We have limited space available so if you are interested in being in the family tent, please contact the Potato Drop Team!
Join us in the VIP Room for the 5th Annual Idaho® Potato Drop in Capitol Park! Ring in the new year with DJ Jett Rokk (Portland, OR) and comedian Sean Hancock (Recycled Minds) for an unforgettable night of entertainment hosted by Mrs. Idaho United States 2017 and the Idaho® Potato Drop VIP Hostesses. Enjoy VIP treatment and entertainment a warm and elegant environment while enjoying 360 degree views of the entire event inside our crystal clear 40’x100 room.
Ticket includes: complimentary drink, hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast at midnight. Must be 21 and over, tickets available online through December 30th.
$50 early bird special August 29th through September 30th
$75 second tier pricing October 1st through December 30th
$100 at the door December 31st
CALLING ALL KIDS AGES 8-12!
Mill Park Publishing is hosting their very first Children’s Writing Challenge at the Idaho Potato Drop! 18 winners will receive prizes and a chance to read their story on the main stage at the New Year’s Eve event! Click the link below for details! Share this post or tag your friends!