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Prepare Your Taste Buds for a Legendary Experience!

Prepare Your Taste Buds for a Legendary Experience. Salty? Spicy? Cheesy? Potato? Corn? Thick-cut? Razor-thin? No matter how you slice or flavor them, people love their chips. And that’s precisely why you should join us for The Chip Festival!

The 2017 Chip Festival will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the birthplace of the potato chip: Saratoga Springs, NY!  This event is hosted by The Saratoga Springs Lions Club.

The event takes place at the Saratoga Springs City Center in downtown Saratoga Springs and will feature a National Chip Competition, Sampling and Purchasing booths featuring chip and snack brands from across the Nation, The Big Idaho® Potato Truck, Family Friendly Activities, and much more that celebrate one of America’s favorite snack foods!

Plus, The Chip Festival celebrates the heritage of potato chips and their connection to Saratoga Springs. This event will feature all things chip related, including potato, tortilla, and other varieties of chips, in addition to popcorn, pretzels, salsas, dips, and more.

Admission is just $5.  Children 12 and under are admitted for free.  Make plans to attend this tasty event!

The 2017 Schedule of Events

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Main Hall
  • Chip, salsa and snack sampling and purchasing
  • Potato Chip History Display from the “Toga Chip Guy” Alan Richer
  • Selfie Station
  • Bag Toss Game for Kids
  • Coloring Contest For Kids – three lucky winners will win a prize
  • Chip Guessing Game – win a box of Wise chips!
  • Door Prize Entry Booth
  • Vote For Your Favorite Brand at the Festival
  • Darryl Baldwin, Master Balloon Artist (1 balloon creation per child)

DEMO: 10:30-11:15 – at the Sandwich America Booth with World Sandwich Champion Jennifer Daskevich.  Theme – Back to School Family Night – Be Sandwich Wise. Mediterranean Sandwich

DEMO:  2:00-2:45 – at the Sandwich America Booth with World Sandwich Champion Jennifer Daskevich.  Theme – Tailgating – Be Sandwich Wise. Add some Crunch to your Tailgate, Italian Hoagie – Greek Sandwich – Mexican Torta

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Ellsworth Jones Place (Outside of The City Center)
  • The Big Idaho® Potato Truck – See a 6-ton spud and meet the “Tater Team”
  • Sparkles The Tall Juggler
  • Chalk Art for kids

Chip Competition Schedule

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Vote for your favorite chip brand at the festival (Vote online via the link on the signs at the event, or via a voting booth at the festival)

3:00 p.m. – Chip Contest winners announced on the main stage. MC is Bob Kovachick of WNYT.

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