The original aim of the Danish autumn break was to make it possible for children to help their parents with the potato harvest. With the autumn-like weather that we are presently experiencing Morten Hansen from Søndervig Centerforening's activity committee thought that it would be fitting to present this autumn's Potato Festival in Søndervig to the public.
Søndervig already went potato mad in the autumn break last year, with a three ton mountain of potatoes in the square in Søndervig. Everyone was welcome to grab a free bag of potatoes to bring home - if they peeled them on the spot.
"We will be repeating the success this year," says Morten Hansen. "It was really fun and was well received by the public, so this year we will once again fill the square with mounds of potatoes on Saturday and Sunday, 15 and 16 October".
The specially made potato smashing machine was also a success. The potato rolls through a tube onto a log and you must smash the potato with a bat before the potato falls to the ground. "Especially the boys enjoyed it," says Morten Hansen with a smile.
This year the Potato Festival in Søndervig will also have homemade potato soup, potato printing on T-shirts, various potato contests in which you can win a year's supply of potatoes, among other things, and a special potato menu at Restaurant Sandgaarden.