Tater Day

Always the first Monday in April, Benton just celebrated their 169th Tater Day event.  It all started when local farmers would bring their sweet potatoes and their potato slips to the court square to sell them.  Around 1960, Dr. Robert McCrory helped start the first Kiwanis Club and organized Tater Day with a parade, horse races, mule pulls and a carnival.  This event has grown each year.  In 2013 the Kiwanis Club sponsored its ninth Barbeque Kookoff.  We had 39 teams compete.  We look forward to it growing again in 2013.  The Benton Kiwanis Club would like extend an invitation for all to attend the 170th Tater Day celebration.


P.O. BOX 78
BENTON, KY 42025