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Want a Free Potato at North Branford's Potato and Corn Festival?

North Branford Patch and the Rec Department bring you three days of trivia counting down to the fest.

With the just days away, the site is bustling with activity. Check out the photos from Saturday, July 30. Besides the sign and the tent, it's just an empty field. 

Just two days later, the rides have been delivered! Setup is certainly underway and the countdown is on. Friday, Aug. 5, the gates open at 4 p.m. with rides, entertainment and, of course, food until 11 p.m.

The fun continues on Saturday, Aug. 6 with activities from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Be sure to come say 'Hi' to me in the green Patch tent between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. where you can enter free raffles, get the kids' faces painted and pick up some Patch gear. Saturday will be capped with the fireworks display.

Sunday, Aug. 7 is your last chance to enjoy the festival, which is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Start the day off right by registering for the 5K Spud Run. The weekend will be capped with a performance by Big Shot, a Billy Joel tribute band, at 4:30 p.m., following the crowning of the .

Now for even more fun. We'll start with an easy question. Post your guesses in the comments! The first one to get it right will get a coupon for a free potato, thanks to the .

How many toppings are available for your potato?

Beverage Guy August 03, 2011 at 08:13 PM
Too darn many to count...........
Susan August 03, 2011 at 08:25 PM
I'm going to say 12?????
Kris Smith August 03, 2011 at 11:41 PM
Butter, sour cream, chili, bacon bits, cheese sauce, broccoli...6?
Jenn McCulloch August 03, 2011 at 11:58 PM
Keep guessing folks!
Lauren O August 04, 2011 at 01:38 AM
11
laura August 04, 2011 at 02:40 AM
7
donna August 04, 2011 at 03:19 AM
9
Deirdre Salemme August 04, 2011 at 04:20 AM
10?
Jenn McCulloch August 04, 2011 at 10:30 AM
No correct answer yet....
seriously? August 04, 2011 at 11:08 AM
5
Jenn McCulloch August 04, 2011 at 12:20 PM
We're starting to run out of numbers...
David S August 04, 2011 at 01:49 PM
It's got to be lucky #4
Jenn McCulloch August 04, 2011 at 02:50 PM
Okay, it's not 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 or too darn many too count =) So, who's got another guess...and who can bet that I'm going to have all of them on my potato this weekend!!
Beverage Guy August 04, 2011 at 05:21 PM
We'll try 8 as that number seems to be missing from the list so far.........
Jenn McCulloch August 04, 2011 at 05:23 PM
We've got a winner!! Go Beverage Guy! Does picking it up at the Patch tent on Saturday work for you?
Beverage Guy August 04, 2011 at 05:39 PM
Works fine........ I will be there
Jenn McCulloch August 04, 2011 at 05:50 PM
Sounds great! and just so you can plan your potato in your head, the toppings are: broccoli, cheese sauce, chili, mushrooms, shredded cheese, bacon bits, sour cream and butter. Yummy!
Jenn McCulloch August 04, 2011 at 07:14 PM
Thanks for guessing Christine...it's 8. but don't worry, a new question will be posted at 4 p.m.!

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