The Sand Mountain Potato Festival in Henagar, Alabama, is an annual celebration of the region’s agricultural heritage and, in particular, the humble potato. Held typically in June, this festival offers a day filled with family-friendly activities and events.
Events and Activities
The highlight of the festival is the Potato Pageant, where local contestants vie for the title of Potato Queen and Potato King. Attendees can enjoy live music performances featuring both local and visiting artists, providing a lively soundtrack to the day’s festivities. The festival includes a classic car show, arts and crafts vendors, and a variety of games and activities for children, ensuring that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Delicious food vendors serve up a wide array of potato-based dishes, from fries to loaded baked potatoes, showcasing the versatile and beloved spud.
For history enthusiasts, the DeKalb County VFW Agricultural Fairgrounds hosts the DeKalb County Veterans Museum, where exhibits and artifacts honor the service and sacrifice of veterans from the area. The nearby DeSoto State Park offers scenic waterfalls, hiking trails, and opportunities for picnicking and bird watching.