VIP Tickets Available

Join us in the VIP Room for the 6th Annual Idaho® Potato Drop in Cecil D. Andrus Park (Capitol Park)! Ring in the new year with music and live performances for an unforgettable night of entertainment.  Enjoy VIP treatment and entertainment in 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 and hors d’oeuvres.
Must be 21 and over, tickets available online through December 31st.

Must be 21 and over, tickets available online through December 31st.

$50 early bird special July 31st through September 30.
$75 second tier pricing October 1 through October 31st.
$100 November 1st through December 31st
$100 at the door December 31st

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Social, Cultural, Entertainment, News, Events (SCENE)

“Music Notes: Pickerel enters the Grammy zone”

Our headliners PLANES ON PAPER made it in the Scene. They chose to get married at the 2017-2018 Idaho® Potato Drop. We could not be more excited for them.

■ “Navid Eliot and Jen Borst, the duo from Yakima band Planes On Paper, are engaged. Eliot popped the question on New Year’s Eve while the band was in Boise, Idaho, headlining the Idaho Potato Drop. (Yes, Idaho drops a giant potato like New York drops its famous ball on New Year’s Eve.)

They’ve been together as a band and a couple for years, and now it’s even more official. Borst’s children were there, including her daughter, Bella Dagdagan, a Davis High School student who played violin during the show that night. Mike Gervais, who played bass for Planes on Paper following his opening set with Seattle band Shallow Lenses, announced the engagement to the crowd just after midnight.

The potato, which had been inexplicably raised and lowered several times before the actual official midnight lowering, had no comment as of press time.”

You can read the whole article here

Another Reason to move to IDAHO- POTATO DROP!!!

“Local Real Estate Experts
While Boise in general lacks major retail and dining establishments, downtown offers an increasing
variety of options. Venture down the pedestrian friendly 8th street for a number of terrific restaurants,
bars and eclectic boutiques. When the evening comes around, this part of town boast a vibrant
nightlife. Downtown Boise also features a lively culture scene, with venues like the Egyptian Theatre
and the Boise Art Museum. In addition, Boise is a regional hub for jazz, theatre and indie music, with a
large number of small and big venues offering performances year round. Downtown Boise also hosts
a number of festive events, including Alive after Five, First Thursday and the Idaho® Potato Drop.”

YMCA Famous Idaho® Potato

Summer is coming are you looking for fun activities? We will be at the YMCA Famous Idaho® Potato Marathon this weekend. We will be dancing and doing potato sack races. Join us it will be a great time!

Famous Idaho Potato Marathon
Saturday, May 19, 2018
The YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon, presented by the Idaho Potato Commission, is a fun full marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K course along the Boise, Idaho greenbelt. All courses are flat and fast! This marathon can be used to qualify for the 2019 Boston Marathon. Bring the entire family out for this event! We have a distance that will work for everyone. Being the 40th anniversary medals will be given to all finishers! Enjoy a Famous Idaho Potato Bar with all the fix’ns after the race prepared by Life’s Kitchen for all race participants.

Did you know that all participants will receive medals this year to celebrate the 40th Anniversary!

Start Times & Location:
Marathon & Half Marathon – 7am at Sandy Point State Park
10K & 5K – 10am at Albertsons Headquarters West Parking Lot
New Finish Line location: Albertsons Headquarters in the West Parking Lot (250 E Parkcenter Blvd, Boise)
Updated Course Maps: updated 05/03/2018

Mill Park Publishing

We are so pleased to have hosted “Gators and Taters” essay writing contest at the 2017-2018 Idaho® Potato Drop. The kids were so excited to read their stories and showed so much creativity! Here’s to the next adventure Elaine, thank you for including us in your final chapter!

Pegasus Parade, Kentucky Derby Oaks & The Kentucky DERBY

The team had a wonderful time being invited on the road with the Big Idaho® Potato Tour- Idaho® Potato Commission. Larbear (The big Idaho® Potato Drop driver), Jessica (tater twin 1) & Kaylee (tater twin 2). Although the Derby was rained out, the Spud was a total HIT at the Pegasus Parade and the Derby Oaks was delightful. So proud to promote Idaho and the Idaho® Potato in Good Ole’ Kentucky. We also had the pleasure of meeting some real nice folks and enjoying some quality southern hospitality.

Community Involvement

2018 arrived with a bang, with an amazing fireworks display from Grown in Idaho and the world’s FIRST-EVER Urban-Air Exhibition on the Inland Northwest Toyota Dealers Rail Jam… All powered on Famous Idaho Potatoes!
We have already had an action-packed start to the year from Toyota Free Ski Fridays to the 2018 Toyota alpine championships in Sun Valley all the way to Copper Colorado for the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association Nationals with Gold medalist Chloe Kim! We love supporting our partners and our community, thanks to you all for your continued support!

Idaho’s Most Famous Potato

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 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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New Year’s Eve Around the World

Idaho® Potato Drop | New Year's Eve Event | Boise, ID

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.”. .