A big crowd gathers on the Village Green each Saturday afternoon of the Festival to see local Koroit celebrities and visiting teams compete for the title of Spud Picking and Spud Peeling Champions.
The competitions are open to all festival goers.
Past spud picking champions:
2016 – Yvonne Ni Chonghaile and Sinead Niroithlain
2015 - Shauna Flaherty and Shona Hagan.
2014 – John Walsh and Chiao-Fang Chen
2013 – Pauline Cunningham from Ireland and Charmaine Rolls from Melbourne
2012 – Pauline Cunningham from Ireland and Charmaine Rolls from Melbourne
2011 – Carmel and Des Noonan, representing St Patrick’s Primary School
Past spud peeling champions
2016 – Deborah Gilheaney
2015- Catriona Murphy
2014 – Chiao-Fang Chen
2013 – Alistair Cozens
2012 – Steve Maher
2011 – Bruce Murley