Mount Jackson, Virginia: Route 11 Potato Chip Factory

On scheduled "fry days," see potatoes fashioned into potato chips.

Address:
11 Edwards Way, Mount Jackson, VA
Directions:
Route 11 Potato Chip Factory. 81 South Exit 269 (Shenandoah Caverns), right off the ramp. Take next right onto Caverns Road, then next right onto Mount Jackson Industrial Park Road. Go 1/2 mile to Edwards Way and take a left.
Hours:
M-Sa 9-5. Call in advance for fry schedule. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
540-477-9664
Admission:
Free.
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Route 11 Potato Chip Factory

We stopped by at the end of February, and because of the pandemic they weren't allowing public tours. Instead there's a small table display of items available for purchase and an employee greets groups as they arrive. Our lady was super nice and offered an opportunity to try any flavor we wanted. She came back with full small bags of each variety and 9 postcards with pictures that depict the chip making process. You can then order souvenir items, chips, and open bag chips at a discount. It's no Jelly Belly, but we really enjoyed the stop.

[Anna, 03/20/2021]
Route 11 Potato Chip Factory

Please note that if there is no chip frying going on when you visit, there is no tour. I wasn't aware of this, as I'd visited other factories that gave tours even on days when production was not in progress (Budweiser and Ben & Jerry's for example).

At Route 11, if they are not frying, then all you get to do is buy chips.

[Erin, 08/07/2011]

Mr. Wooden Potato Chip.

Route 11 Potato Chip Factory

Ever wanted to see how potato chips are made? This factory provides good views of the process with free samples. The wooden potato chip mascot is a bit odd, but fits in with the place.

[Kevin Shay, 08/19/2010]

Visitors expecting to see frying should call in advance.


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