SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Potato Festival is celebrating 40 years on Main Street 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8.
All are invited to taste the festival’s main attractions — from potato soup to potato candy to potato cookies and more. Visitors can also shop at arts and crafts booths and listen to music in Bledsoe Park at Thompson Pavilion. The family-friendly festival will also feature carnival rides, children’s games, Kiddie Tractor Pull and a pet parade.
The event will kick off Saturday with the 19th Annual 5K Tater Trot Run/Walk at 9 a.m.
Registration for the run/walk on the Little Miami Scenic Trail Bike Path is $20. The deadline for pre-registration is Saturday, Sept. 30, which includes a T-shirt and festival coupon. Packet pickup is 8 a.m. race day at Walton Park at the shelter house. Participants can also register the day of the run/walk between 8 and 8:45 a.m. T-shirts are not guaranteed. A pre-registration form can be found at www.springvalleyoh.com/events/.
The male and female who set the 2017 course record will receive a $25 cash prize. The first three male and female winners in each age category will receive a potato festival special award.
Barrett Concrete House Museum will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 12-4 p.m. Sunday.
A library book sale will be held 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Walnut and Vine Streets.
Attendees can park at Walton Park. Walton Park is located at the corner of State Route 725 and Main Street right off of State Route 42 South.
Contact Anna Bolton at 937-502-4498.