Farmers Bowl Auction

The Farmers Bowl Auction will be held Saturday evening, September 21 in the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room. The doors open at 5:00 p.m., when a cash bar will be open and bidding on the silent auction will begin. A fabulous hors d'oeuvres buffet will open at 6:00 p.m. The excitement of the live auction will be unleashed at 7:00 p.m. Don't miss out on the fun and festivities!



Tickets for the auction event sell for $25.00 each and can be purchased at May-Port Hardware Hank, the MSU Bookstore, or in the office of the MSU Foundation.

Tickets are no longer available online, but you may purchase your ticket at the door on the evening of 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 each year for 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.

Auction Items


A fantastic array of items has been donated and will be available in live and silent auction activities Saturday evening, September 21.

Click here to see a preview copy of the auction booklet and a listing of items that will be sold at the Farmers Bowl Auction. Check back often. The list will be updated periodically, as the date of the auction draws near. 

Mayville State T-shirt quilt


Hand-made Quilts!


Mayville State T-Shirt Quilt

Do any of these T-shirt designs look farmiliar? The quilt photographed at right (top) was hand-made by Karen Murphy of Mayville and donated to the Farmers Bowl Auction by Karen and her son, John Murphy. The quilt features 35+ T-shirt designs that provide a "blast from the past" at Mayville State. Attend the Farmers Bowl Auction and bid high for your chance to own this one-of-a-kind quilt. 


Drunkard's Path Quilt in Blues


The drunkard's path quilt (bottom right) was handcrafted and donated by Carol Beard in honor of her mother, Ellen Mitchell Erlendson, a 1936 Mayville State graduate. $1,000 value.


Click here to see a listing of the many items that will be available for sale at the Farmers Bowl Auction.


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Titanic Theme Party at Mayville State's New Alumni Center

Be the first dinner guests at the Larson Alumni and Leadership Center! You can be a part of a group of eight who will be served a fabulous gourmet dinner by members of the MSU Alumni Association board. Be a part of history! Donated by the MSU Alumni Association board.

Get Loose on the Goose!

Gather a group of eight. Come and enjoy light appetizers and drinks, followed by a prime rib and shrimp boil dinner at the Kyllo home. After dinner, be prepared for your captain and our crew to "get you loose" while cruising on the Goose!. Donated by Josh & Jerilyn Braaten - Portland, N.D.; Ryan & Suzy Groth - Mayville, N.D.; Cory & Lori Kritzberger - Portland, N.D.; Shane & Deanna Kyllo - Mayville, N.D.

Home Run Steak Dinner for 8

Your steak dinner for eight with all the trimmings is sure to be a home run! You'll be in "a league of your own" as your meal will be served by the league champion Floyd's women's softball team. Dinner will be served in the back room at Floyd's in downtown Portland, N.D. Includes two drinks per person. Call Mindy O'Connor at 701-330-8036 to set the date. Expires September 20, 2014. Donated by Floyd's Bar, Karen Larson - Portland, N.D.; League Champion Floyd's Women's Softball Team.

Progressive Dinner for 8-10

Join your hosts for an evening of mysterious destinations, a magic mode of transportation, and a menu suited for super sleuths! Choose either the first weekend in April or a Thursday in June of 2014. Prepare to spend the evening guessing and gabbing as you are elegantly chauffeured to each mysteriously-themed destination. Bring a sharp mind, an appetite, and good friends!. Donated by Corey & Tracy McGillis - Mayville, N.D.; Brent & Bonnie Freeland - Mayville, N.D.; Brent & Jennifer Kohls - Mayville, N.D.; Brett & Laura Brudvik - West Fargo, N.D.; Shannon & Denise Bergstrom - Portland, N.D.; Scott & Leah Larson - Mayville, N.D.