Humboldt County Fair Decorated Potato Contest

Food & Beverage

Garth Johnson of Extreme Craft has a knack for picking out the wacky and wonderful. He now soaks up the country life living in Humboldt County, and he did a fun post about the creative entries to the annual Decorated Potato Contest at the Humboldt County Fair (an annual event that’s been going on since 1896!). He has more pics on his Flickr page. I love that all of the entries are dioramas and the greatest tool used was clearly creativity. There’s no how-to required for this one, just old fashion low-tech fun, which is inspirational in itself. Three cheers for playing with your food!

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