This is a great example of team work. Everyone on the committee helped to make this float great. Milt and Jana created the Potato Guy – the hi-light of the float, Dennis provided the vehicle and a warm garage to assembly the float, Amanda and Rosa did the banner, Eva and Rick provided the ornaments, Joey provided the entertainment on his mini bike and we all got together to organize a great float.
Rick Milne, President of the Alliston Potato Festival presenting Bill Wray - Rotary Club of Alliston with a cheque for $500.00. Funds to be used to support our annual Christmas Parade.
Just another example of the Alliston Potato Festival giving back to the community. Shown here is Rick Milne, President of the Alliston Potato festival presenting Andrew MacKenzie with a Cheque for $500 to assist in the Out of The Cold program organized by the Alliston Christian Fellowship.
Rick and Dennis presenting the Legion with a cheque for $500 from the Alliston Potato Festival Committee in support for the paintings on the Alliston Memorial Arena.
• The Alliston Potato Festival has been selected for a consecutive number of years as one of the Top 100 Festivals to visit in Ontario!
We have just finished our 44th year as the Alliston Potato Festival. What an accomplishment to all the volunteers, organizations, non-profit groups and sponsors. It is through their contributions, dedication and hard work that the Festival is possible.
What a great community we live in. You stay with us through all kinds of weather. You participate in all events planned from the Potato Festival Parade, to the activities on Victoria Street and the Potato Festival fairgrounds. The Free Shuttle Bus provided by the Festival made it possible for you to roam freely from Victoria St. to the Fairgrounds.
Again, it is the people in our community that make the Alliston Potato Festival a success every year. Our years of tradition in having such a festival are indications that you look forward to this weekend and what it represents – community, fellowship, home coming and sometimes new beginnings. Thanks everyone for your contribution in making our Alliston Potato Festival such a success.
See you next year as we celebrate our 45th year of The Alliston Potato Festival.
The Alliston Potato Festival Committee
Winners of the 2017 Potato Festival Parade:
Commercial: Honda 1st place; Alliston Auto runner-up
Non-Commercial: Next Step Literacy 1st place
Children's: Girl Guides 1st place; Creative Kids runner-up
• All Photos on this site have been provided as a courtesy from Simcoe.com.
The Alliston Potato Festival would like to thank the following
for their sponsorship and support: