Farmers Bowl 2013

double_logo_w_date.jpgThe Farmers Bowl is an all-day celebration sponsored by the Mayville State University Foundation. Many community volunteers and MSU supporters work together to present this event that honors the proud agricultural heritage of the area. Farmers Bowl 2013 is scheduled for Saturday, September 21.

Farmers Bowl 2013 Sponsor - Agassiz Drain Tile


We are thrilled that Agassiz Drain Tile has come on board again this year as sponsor of the Farmers Bowl. With their help, a record $63,000 was generated through the efforts of Farmers Bowl 2012.

Established in 2005, Agassiz Drain Tile is North Dakota’s only locally owned and operated sub-surface drainage contractor. Agassiz Drain Tile is committed to providing farmers with drainage systems that increase profitability. Agassiz’s systems are custom built with large mains and narrow spaced laterals to optimize efficiency and reliability. Systems are installed using the latest techniques in the drainage industry today.

Click here to learn more about Agassiz Drain Tile.

"Back Behind the Barn" 5K Run/Walk


The day will begin with the 5K Run/Walk leaving from the front of Mayville State's Old Main at 8:00 a.m. Proceeds of this event will go toward the purchase of new equipment at the MSU Wellness Center. For more information, contact the Wellness Center at 701-788-5200 or 

Click here to download the registration form.



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

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 Jerome Berg Field. Everyone is welcome to attend this feed hosted by the Comet Athletic Club.

Titan Machinery Football Game


Catch the Comets in action versus Cole College. Game time is 1:00 p.m. at Jerome Berg Field. Come out and cheer the Comets to victory!

The Auction


The Farmers Bowl Auction will be held for the 17th time in 2013. The first auction, held in 1997, raised more than $14,000. This amount has increased substantially over the years, as about $40,000 was taken in each year for the last several years. Last year topped them all, with the addition of "The BIG-4" reverse auction. A record of nearly $63,000 was generated through all Farmers Bowl activities, including a cash raffle that brought in around $10,000. The proceeds of the auction and other Farmers Bowl fund-raising activities are administered by the MSU Foundation for the benefit of Mayville State University and its students.

Raising funds for Mayville State and its students


Even if you can't attend the auction in person, you have the opportunity to help raise funds for Mayville State and its students by participating in the Farmers Bowl Artwork Raffle and the Farmers Bowl Cash Fundraiser.

There's even more to do in Mayville on September 21!


In addition to Mayville State's Farmers Bowl activities, you can enjoy some other community activities! 

Fire Department Breakfast. If you're hungry for a delicious breakfast, stop by the Mayville Fire Hall between 6:00 and 10:00 a.m. to enjoy the fire department's annual breakfast. French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, and juice will be served. Freewill donations will go to support the fire department.

Goose River Heritage Center open. Mayville's museum, the Goose River Heritage Center, will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 22. Stop by and learn more about the history of the Mayville community.

"Inside Out"inside_out.jpg


"Group therapy is a humiliating ritual in which whing neurotics sit around in a circle tearing one another to shreds until everyone is reduced into a quivering heap of guilt and sharme. Right? Wrong. As 'Inside Out,' a smart, spunky little musical shows, the typical therapy group is more likely to be a sympathetic, supportive extended family whose members are everyday people with everyday hang-ups. As in any family, squabbles are inevitable. But as the group members work on their issues, sometimes by pretending to exchange identities in carefully supervised confrontations, they develop broader and healthier views of themselves.

'Inside Out' focuses on six women: a therapist and her five clients as they 'work' through their problems alone and together as a group." Review from New York Times

"Inside Out," the musical, will be on the Old Main Theatre stage at the following times:

  • Thursday, September 19, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 22, 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 28, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 29, 4:00 p.m.

(Note the change in the usual matinee times.)

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at the MSU Bookstore, Mayville State University, 701-788-4823.

The Drama Queens, a community group of performers, present their shows to benefit the MSU Theatre. Each member is either an alumna of MSU or an employee. Members are Samantha DeLong, Teresa Agnes, Joan Osland, Doreen Cerkowniak, Jenna Kvale, Greta Paschke, Kathy Baldock, Beth Cakebread, and Ben Kvislen.