The word #GlowTato comes from a fourth-generation Idahoan. Help him (and us) build it in time for New Year’s Eve!


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And thus, history was made.
We will make history again this year, by creating a state-of-the-art Giant #GlowTato to be dropped on New Year’s Eve.
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The Idaho® Potato Drop is building a new GlowTato for New Year’s Eve this year, but we can’t do it without your help!

To make the new potato, we will use an all-new innovative technique created by local artists, fabricators and craftsmen. To start, we will completely reshape, and retexture the potato to make it look and feel like a real potato. When the redesign is finished, we will make a mold of the old potato. When the mold has been created, a new polystyrene resin potato will be casted, which will allow light to shine through, but will be painted to look and feel like a real Idaho® Potato on the outside. Inside of the new potato, we will insert a frame with a high powered LED light box that can be programmed with custom lighting options (flashes, glows, sparkles and more). The new GlowTato will light up as we count down to midnight, creating a memorable, fun experience for all who attend. The GlowTato will also be horizontally dropped rather than vertically and durable enough for people to come up and touch it! The GlowTato is an all-new innovative design that will bring enjoyment for years to come.

Our event grows every year, and continues to gain worldwide media attention. However, the most common request we hear is that the potato needs something exciting added to it. Be a part of something BIG and contribute to the fabrication of this national icon!

Dylan Cline, CEO & Founder

Dylan Cline had the idea for the Idaho Potato Drop back in 2012. Boise, Idaho did not have anything big going on for New Years Eve, and Dylan thought that should change. Through perseverance, hard work, persistence, and support from those around him, Dylan successfully launched the first Idaho Potato Drop with an estimated attendance of around 40,000 people. He created this event to bring the community together for a free, family fun event, that not only benefits local businesses, but also Idaho in general. The Idaho Potato Drop has continued to grow over the years, due to hard year-round work from Dylan and his teams. Every year the Idaho Potato Drop gets better, and continues to get global attention. Thank you Dylan for helping make Boise a great place to live.

Sandi Nahas, CFO

Sandi Nahas has been with the Idaho Potato Drop since day 1. Sandi is the backbone to the Idaho Potato Drop. She has been working as our CFO, meeting with sponsors, working the VIP tent, working with attendees, organizing the event, managing her other business Key Design Websites, and so much more. We are so fortunate to have her on our side. Thank you Sandi for everything you have done, and everything you continue to do!sandimomasandi sandibodi