Hot Potato on The Square

March 16, 2019
11AM to 11:30AM
Colony Square
Valet Circle
1197 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30361 United States
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We're playing an ol' fashioned game of Hot Potato! If you win, you and a +1 will ride the Big Idaho Potato Truck during the 2019 Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 16th at noon in Midtown Atlanta. 

Tell your coworkers and friends and join us in the Valet Circle for a fun game!

What's the head-turning jaw-dropping Big Idaho Potato Truck?

On the road for its 8th national tour, the world’s largest potato on wheels is traveling across the country promoting Idaho’s most famous agricultural product, the Idaho® potato. While on its journey, the Big Idaho® Potato Truck will help dozens of charities better serve their communities through its charitable program, “A Big Helping.”

There are numerous ways for folks to follow the 2018 Big Idaho® Potato Truck Tour and plenty of opportunities to see it in person…

  • is the Truck’s official website that has a calendar listing all the Truck’s stops.
  • provides a live feed of the oversized spud, allowing visitors to see where it is any time of day.
  • Social media channels will continue to provide spud lovers with direct interaction with the Tater Team, the threesome that travels with the Truck, and the latest news on the tour: 

The Truck

The Big Idaho® Potato weighs more than 4 tons (the equivalent of 32,346 medium-sized Idaho® potatoes). After being seen by hundreds of millions of Americans, the most frequently asked question is still, “Is it real?”  We’ll never tell…but if it is, the Big Idaho® Potato:

  • Would make 20,217 servings of mashed potatoes… pass the gravy!
  • Could make almost 1 million (970,380) French fries!
  • Would weigh 802 times more than the largest potato ever grown, which clocked in at 11 pounds.

To date, the Truck has visited 48 states (all but Hawaii and Alaska), traveled through 7,000+ towns/cities and traveled 140,000 miles since its 2012 launch celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the IPC. The Big Idaho® Potato Truck was built by Chris and Sharolyn Schofield of Weiser, Idaho with the help of a few specialized contractors. The Truck took a full year to design and build.

Don't be a couch potato. Come play!