Shelly is located in Bingham County, Idaho, United States. The population of the city was 4,409 in 2010. The High school located in shelly's mascot is a Russet-Burbank potato that wears a crown, robe, and scepter. Since 1927 Shelly has hosted the "Idaho Annual Spud Day". It is celebrated on the third Saturday of September. It usually features a spud tug, live bands, a parade, a spud picking contest, and free baked potatoes.
Shelly was settled in 1904. Shelly gets its name from John F. Shelly. Shelly moved to the area and intended on opening a small store. Shelly lacked the supplies to make the store and requested that the railroad make a special stop for him. The company agreed to the terms as long as he could unload the supplies in under 20 minutes. The store is helped gain traction for the area that would eventually become Shelly.