Greeting and Salutations! I present to you, our picks for the 2017 Idaho Potato Drop!
Our Picks at the Idaho Potato Drop
Festivities are very family friendly, and starts at 1pm. For the complete list, visit the Idaho Potato Drop website.
1) The Toyota Rail Jam is a Must: 1pm - 9pm
If you are a snow boarder, skier, or good time tuber, you will love this thing. No matter your experience level, you can take advantage of this once a year availability. Go fast, go slow, either way, you're goin!
From the IPD website:
"USASA-sanctioned Toyota Big Air Rail Jam, complete with the Gateway Tuber Luge (created by world-renown snow park designer and first-ever US snowboard champion Ryan Neptune). This unique setup utilizes high speed crank-pulleys down a sequentially lit runway, a big-air launch, transitions, rails, and a quarter pipe and is the first ever of it’s kind! The adjoined inner-tube (bobsled type) luge is also completely unique, open to the public and should draw plenty of participants and “Spec-Taters”."
2) The Music Scene: 1pm - 12:30am
Local and bands from abroad were lining up to be a part of the Idaho Potato Drop. That means they had to hand pick the best music for the event. You will hear a nice variety of tunes, and most likely, the drinks from the beer and wine garden will have you dancing.
3) The Rise of the Potato @ 6pm
All Rise! The potato is here! The rising of the potato is a good time for a sockeye brew cheers with your loved ones. Always drink responsibly. We're in Boise, not Caldwell.
4) McCall Winter Carnival 1pm - 11pm
The top carvers from the McCall Winter Carnival will be there, carving up this and that in the most beautiful and breath taking way possible. And who knows what they will carve. Maybe they will carve a giant mural of your face. Just saying...never know.
Side note: What's the over/under on potato carvings? My bet is 17 million. #ownit
5) Tent Action
Oh, you like to be warm too? Well, thanks to Mountain America Credit Union and the Cumulus VIP Tent, you can stay warm during the event....just like in your living room...well, kinda.
6) Wrestle Club
They have Mexican Wrestling on site! Nuff Said!! I'm Nacho Libre and you're the bad guy. Lets do this!
7) Yes, the Great Potato Drop: 11:59pm
Nothing like a gigantic, glowing potato to say Happy New Year! Yea, we live in Idaho and Yes!....We love potatoes! Own It. Now let's do the countdown together!
The Full Schedule Here: