FORT FAIRFIELD (AP) – Mashed potato wrestling is making its return to this year’s Maine Potato Blossom Festival in Fort Fairfield.

The festival in northern Maine’s potato country is now in its 61st year paying tribute to the state’s most valuable crop.

It got under way Saturday and wraps up this coming Sunday.

The festival features pageants, food, parades, music and fireworks as well as potato-picking, beard-growing and skillet-throwing contests.

The mashed potato wrestling contest is making its return after a hiatus of several years. The event, which takes place in a pit of mashed potatoes, takes place this Saturday.


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