86th Annual Klamath Basin Potato Festival

October 20th and 21st | Merrill, Oregon

Theme: Potatoes, Our Life, Our Legacy

Grand Marshal: The Moudrys'

Hello and welcome to the 86th Annual Klamath Basin Potato Festival.

Thank you for helping us celebrate 86 years of tradition.

Once again, our year started out dry with a very mild winter.  Luckily, we were blessed with a long moisture-rich spring to nourish our crops and fend off a wildfire.  This year’s Potato Festival Theme “Potatoes – Our Life, Our Legacy” illustrates how potatoes have been the lifeblood of this community since the beginning when Merrill was founded in 1890.  This wonderful festival provides us the opportunity to celebrate and be thankful for all we have while remembering all the people that came before us to make it possible.

It has been a great year here in Merrill.

Please enjoy your time at the Festival and help us celebrate the end of our harvest season.


Bobby Douglas

Bobby Douglas

Merrill Lions Club President