Kennywood Carb Craze Continues with Potato Smash-ing Contest

The carb-craze continues at Kennywood with the delicious debut of the park’s first-ever Potato Smash-ing Contest. Celebrating the all-new Potato Patch® themed bumper cars, Potato Smash, the contest will take place on Wednesday, June 12 at 12 p.m. in front of the ride.

Potato enthusiasts and smashing aficionados signed up for a chance to participate in the contest and 20 lucky spud stompers were randomly selected to compete and attempt to mash their way to potato-smashing glory. Potato Smash swag will be given to all contestants, with the top tubers receiving two 2024 Kennywood Gold Season Passes.

Plus, all guests are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to a local food bank. Those who bring donations will receive discounted admission at the gate for $39.99.

Are you interested in stopping by for the Potato Smash-ing Contest? Or are you interested in competing in the starchy showdown? Please reach out to me directly and I can arrange a friendly media competition.

The Potato Smash-ing Contest is just a morsel of all the Kennywood fun this June. The park’s gastronomic extravaganza, Bites and Pints, spotlighting eight different international cuisines, runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through June 30 . The chef-inspired tasting event features unique menu items with dishes inspired by Brazil, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, South Korea, Mexico plus brand-new electrifying entertainment.


The Nerveless Nocks’s Jetpack Flying Water Circus featuring daredevils Cyrus Nock and Troy Stowe, wows guests with incredible demonstrations and stunts performed with jet ski-powered jet packs that thrust the stuntmen 50 feet in the air. Visitors can catch the all-new show at select times daily through July 7, at the park’s Garden Stage.

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