What is the Farmers Bowl?
Farmers Bowl is an annual day-long festival that honors the region’s agricultural way of life. Farmers Bowl began in 1995 and has become a highlight for the entire area. The day always includes a parade, corn on the cob and hot dog feed, football game featuring the Mayville State University Comets, and a charity auction. It is fitting to celebrate our agricultural way of life as we cheer on the Comets and support Mayville State University. Farmers Bowl 2012 will be held Saturday, September 22.
"Back Behind the Barn" 5K Run/Walk
The "Back Behind the Barn" 5K Run/Walk debuted with Farmers Bowl 2011 and will be back in 2012. The run/walk is sponsored by the MSU Wellness Center.
The 5K begins at 8:00 a.m. in front of Mayville State University's Old Main. All proceeds of the run/walk will go toward the purchase of new equipment in the Wellness Center.
Entry fee of $20 is due by September 1. Fee includes a T-shirt. The entry fee on race day is $25. No shirts will be available at that time.
Click here to download the 5K Run/Walk registration form.
Click here to see the Run/Walk route.
For more information about the “Back Behind the Barn” 5K Run/Walk, contact Lisa Rakowski at the Wellness Center. She can be reached at 701-788-5200 or WellnessCenter@mayvillestate.edu.
The Farmers Bowl Parade, featuring farm equipment, bands, antique vehicles, and floats will begin in downtown Mayville at 10:00 a.m., make its way through town, and end at Jerome Berg Field on the Mayville State campus. To register your entry, call 701-788-4750 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corn on the Cob & Hot Dog Feed
The fun of Farmers Bowl continues immediately after the parade with the traditional corn on the cob and hot dog feed near Mayville State's Jerome Berg Field. Everyone is welcome to attend this annual feed which is hosted by the Comet Athletic Club. Freewill donations will be accepted to help defray the cost of the meal.
Titan Machinery Farmers Bowl Football Game
Catch the Comets in action versus Presentation College in the first home game of the season. Game time is 1:00 p.m. at Jerome Berg Field. Come out and cheer the Comets to victory!
The 16th annual Farmers Bowl Auction will begin with a social featuring an hors d'oeuvres buffet in the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room at 5:00 p.m. Bidding on the silent auction will also begin at that time. The excitement of the live auction will be unleashed at 7:00 p.m.
The first auction, held in 1997, raised more than $14,000. This amount has increased substantially over the years. In 2011, $37,000 was raised. A cash drawing brought in an additional $7,000. The proceeds of the auction are administered by the MSU Foundation for the benefit of Mayville State University and its students.
Click here to purchase an admission ticket for the 2012 Farmers Bowl Auction.
Click here to download a Farmers Bowl brochure with auction donation form.
Click here to see the preview Farmers Bowl auction catalog. (updated 9/21/2012)
Friends & Family Day!
September 22 is Friends & Family Day at Mayville State University. All friends and family of current students are invited to come and join in the fun-filled day. Anyone interested in finding out more about Mayville State and what it has to offer is invited to take part in a campus tour that will leave from the site of the Corn and Hot Dog Feed, near Jerome Berg Field, at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Charlotte in the Enrollment Services Office, 701-788-4841.
Farmers Bowl Fundraiser
A drawing for $1,000 will take place during the Farmers Bowl Auction on September 22.
Click here to purchase a ticket to participate in the Farmers Bowl Fundraiser.
"MSU's Guiding Light" Original Artwork Raffle
Doug Anderson, 1974 Mayville State graduate, created and donated this beautiful watercolor (pictured above) featuring one of a pair of columns that guide the way to Mayville State's historic Old Main. The cost of framing the watercolor was donated by Kelly Morrison ('76).
Click here to purchase your ticket for a chance to win the painting.
For more information, contact the MSU Foundation at 701-788-4750 or email@example.com.