279 people visited our festival of everything potato.
We saw them ... crafted them ... played with them ... experimented with them ... ate them ... joked about them ... sang of them ... danced about them ... learned about their place in history.
Many people followed the Facts Quest - answering 20 questions via potatoes throughout the Museum.
Plenty of baked potatoes were consumed, plus hash browns, potato salad and potato streusel cakes.
Thanks to Potatoes South Australia, The Gully Public House and Garden, Lions Clubs of Tea Tree Gully and Modbury, musicians Paul and Anthony, Australian Traditional & Bush Dance Society of SA, Dr Richard Harvey MP, and all our wonderful volunteers.
Why 'spud'? A 'spud' is a 'sharp, narrow spade' used to dig up large rooted plants. Around the mid-19th century, this implement began lending its name to one of the things it was often used to dig up, namely potatoes.