It was originally called, "Potterville Days." Much more low-key than the annual event which takes place this weekend, only about two thousand people would show.
So, city leaders decided to change the name about seven years ago. Because of a local eatery called, "Joe's Gizzard City," the city was associated with the food (which is a muscle from the abdomen of a chicken). They thought the idea was original, and renamed the event the "GIzzard Festival."
Attendance steadily grew to around 15-thousand people annually.
This year's even runs this weekend featuring helicopter rides, carnival rides, and of course food - including the gizzard.