Portsmouth, Rhode Island: Potato Heads

Two Potato Head statues -- Meet and Potatoes and Veno D-Vine -- are survivors of the state's year 2000 family travel promotion, deploying toy company Hasbro's beloved spud toy.

Clements' Market

Address:
2575 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI
Directions:
Clements' Market, E Main Rd and Turnpike Ave, next to the store.
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Masked potato.

Meet-and-Potatoes and Veno D-Vine Mr. Potato Heads

He's all masked up for the pandemic! Great market with bonus potato heads!

[Dirty Martini, 07/11/2020]

Mr Potato Head: Meet and Potatoes.

Meet & Potatoes and Veno D-Vine Mr. Potato Heads

In the year 2000, the state of Rhode Island (the home of Hasbro) named Mr. Potato Head as its official "family travel" ambassador. As part of a tourism promotion to show children what a fun place Rhode Island is to visit, 47 6-foot tall fiberglass Mr. Potato Head statues were decorated by various artists to be displayed around the state.

Since their debut in 2000, most of the Potato Head statues have been removed. Many have been auctioned to private collections and scattered in the style of most community mass art projects. Sadly some of the Potato Heads were vandalized. These two are in the parking lot of a supermarket.

[Theklub, 05/29/2012]

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