There's one thing newcomers to Spud Fest should keep in mind if they're hoping to get their hands on some homemade chips.
"They go by really rapidly," said Marge Peters, president of Friends of the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum.
The Rural Heritage Museum at Washington County Agricultural Education Center north of Sharpsburg is hosting its fifth annual Spud Fest on Saturday.
The roughly 50 pounds of potatoes planted on museum grounds in the spring will be harvested. The daylong ode to potato lets festival-goers pick potatoes - freshly turned up by a horse-drawn plow - and have them sliced and deep-fried into crisp, salted chips.
The phrases "to die for" and "you've got to taste it to believe it" were common among event organizers' descriptions of the homemade chips.