Many people ask, “What is there to do in Rexburg?” Well, this weekend there are many local events as part of the potato celebration called “Harvest: Stories, Songs, and Spuds.” Beginning Friday, October 15, harvest events will start at the Romance Theater with performances by storyteller Kim Weitkamp. On Saturday, additional harvest events will be hosted at the Rexburg Tabernacle Civic Center, Rexburg City Hall and the recently renovated Romance Theater.  

“Literally and figuratively, we are fed by our roots, and so in this event which is Friday and Saturday we have brought in some storytellers, songwriters, and artists to help us celebrate our local stories and our local crop,” Jed Platt, the cultural arts director for the city of Rexburg said. “We say that next to potatoes, the best crop to come out of Idaho are its stories, and so that’s what we’ll be celebrating this weekend.” 

He also recognized the harvest event as a great opportunity to show off the renovations of the historic Romance Theater inspired by the 1920s art deco style. Platt hopes that community members will take the time to participate in the celebration of Idaho history, heritage and prosperity. For more information about activities, times and tickets for shows, please visit the Rexburg Arts website.