Farmers Bowl Auction

The Farmers Bowl Auction will be held Saturday evening, November 1 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 5:30 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.

Purchase your ticket online now.



The Farmers Bowl Auction will be held for the 18th time in 2014. 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! A record of nearly $66,000 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 have been donated and will be available for sale in silent and live auction events! Get ready to big high and big often!

See a preliminary auction catalog and all the items that will be auctioned on November 1!

See a sampling of the items to be auctioned below.


mexico.jpgOne-Week Stay at Sheraton Buganvilias Vacation Club, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Enjoy lovely Mexico March 7-14, 2015@ (Dates may be negotiable, for fee of $59.) Sharaton Buganvillias is a Five Star resort located in Old Town Puerto Vallarta. The accommodation is a Junior Suite - one bedroom with king size bed, kitchenette, leving room with couches that could be made into beds to allow the suite to accommodate four. The view is the Pacific Ocean (Bay of Banderas) and downtown Puerto Vallarta. The Sheraton Buganvilias has numerous restaurants and bars, live entertainment, a beautiful beach, and lovely pools and spas. It is within walking distance of Malecon, the center of Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta is safe and fun with many fine restaurants and bars within walking distance. You can view humpback whales in the Bay of Banderas right from your window. many sightseeing and boat excursions are available.See more at Donated by Bill & Sandy Brudvik - Mayville, N.D.

red_bridge.jpgTwo-Night Stay at Red Bridge Inn. Enjoy a two-night stay at the Red Bridge Inn Bed and Breakfast, set on the shores of the beautiful Fish Hook River in Park Rapids, Minn. The Victorian-style bed and breakfast offers seven tastefully decorated antique-filled guests rooms with breathtaking views. A delectable made-from-scratch breakfast is served daily. All rooms feature private baths and luxurious surroundings. Open year 'round. Purchaser may choose the room (subject to availability). Bert Olson, 1963 MSU graduate, owns this beautiful bed and breakfast. Take advantage of the many things to do in Park Rapids - fishing, swimming, boating, golfing, shopping, and RELAXATION. Expires November 1, 2015. Check out Red Bridge Inn at Donated by Bert & Marlys Olson - Cavalier, N.D.

loose_on_goose.jpgGet Loose on the Goose! Gather a group of eight. Comet 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 Ryan & Suzy Groth - Mayville, N.D.; Shane & Deanna Kyllo - Mayville, N.D.; Josh & Jerilyn Braaten - Portland, N.D.; Cory & Lori Kritzberger - Portland, N.D.

beaver_creek.jpgAn Evening for Six at Beaver Creek Bed & Breakfast. Enjoy a wonderful summer evening at the Beaver Creek Bed & Breakfast, Kevin and Shelley Wold, owners. The experience will include photos at the Sheldon jail and wine and hors d'oeuvres around the campfire near Beaver Creek. Retire to the dining room for wild rice soup, French bread, kale salad, grilled ginger chicken, roasted vegetables, and herb garlic mashed potatoes. Dessert will be served on the patio. Your Beaver Creek experience can be scheduled for Sunday, June 28 or Saturday, July 11. Donated by Pam Braaten - Portland, N.D.; Andy & Rammie Olson - Fargo, N.D.; Brady Braaten & Michelle Kraling - Fargo, N.D.; Kasie & Charles Windfelder, Navarre, Fla.

roaring_twenties.jpgRoaring Twenties Dinner Party for 10. Just after the turn of the last century, in a decade known as the Roaring Twenties, the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages was outlawed and strictly prohibited. Nevertheless, men like Alphonse Capone and his Mafia family refused to adhere to the law and opened illegal speakeasies across the city of Chicago, offering aocohol, gambling, and hotbox entertainment. Enjoy a trip down memory lane to those years of gangsters and flappers. Delight in Roaring Twenties music and learn a big of the '20s along the way. Bryan and Julie Karolus will service as your chefs. John Klocke will provide musical entertainment, and the Alumni Association Board members will be your hosts. This dinner will be held at the Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center. Choose either April 18, 2015 or April 25, 2015. Donated by MSU Alumni Association Board; John Klocke - Fargo, N.D.; Bryan & Julie Karolus - Portland, N.D. 

meyer.jpgSeven Course Five-Star Dinner for Eight. You'll enjoy an exceptional dining experience at the Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center. The historic setting and impeccable tableside service will conspire to create a magical dinner setting. And the cuisine does the atmosphere one better. The indulgent fare will be served on the finest Wedgewood bone china. Guests will enjoy an exquisite seven course meal, complemented by wine and drinks, prepared by chef Father James Meyer. Don't miss this fine dining experience for eight! Donated by Father James Meyer - Fargo, N.D.

prime_rib.pngPrime Rib Dinner for Eight. Your five-course meal for eight is sure to be a home run! Prime rib is the main entree, prepared by the baseball staff and served at the Laurie Berry Christian Home. Date to be determined by winning bidder and baseball team. Donated by MSU Baseball Team

shipwreck.jpgHoliday Inn Shipwreck Pool Party. Ahoy, mates! This awesome pool party is for 7-12 children, and includes 12 swimming wristbands, four large Dominos pizza, four pitchers of soda, plates, napkins, silverware, and a commemorative T-shirt for the "party child!" Donated by Goose River Dental, Rob & Kim Lauf - Mayville, N.D.

dawgs.jpgIce Skating & Pizza Party! Come out and enjoy the Kim Braaten Arena, home of the MayPort Ice Dawgs! Up to 20 people will have the ice to themselves for two hours. Enjoy skating, hot chocolate, and a pizza party. Must work around existing practice/game schedule between November 1, 2014 and March 15, 2015. Donated by Ice Dawgs Hockey/MayPort Community Center

skate.pngSkateland Birthday Package. Skateland is a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday! This package will accommodate 10 children and includes admission with regular skate rental, all paper products, two pitchers of pop, and ice cream. Donated by Skateland - Fargo, N.D.

movei.jpgSunday at YOUR Movie! The Delchar Theater in beautiful downtown Mayville will host you and 19 (total of 20) of your friends for a showing of the movie of your choice. (You supply the movie.) on the big screen on a Sunday afternoon! Each person will also receive a complimentary small popcorn and a pop. If you're looking for a unique birthday party, or any party, this is the one for you! Expires September 30, 2015. Donated by Delchar Theater, David & Heather Torgeson - Mayville, N.D.

fritz.pngThe Oak Ridge Boys, Mamma Mia, and Church Basement Ladies at the Chester Fritz in 2014-15. A pair of tickets for each of the following events at the Chester Fritz: The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show on Decmeber 16, 2014, Mamma Mia on February 18, 2015, and Church Basement Ladies The Last Potluck Supper on March 1, 2015. Great seats! there's no need ot worry about where you're going to park. The package includes a priority parking permit. Donated by The First & Farmers Bank - Portland and Mayville, N.D.

chanhassen.jpgDinner & Show for Two at Chanhassen. Your evening dinner and show at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres will be an absolute delight! This complimentary pass is valid for two tickets for dinner and show to any Main Dinner Theatre stage production on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings. Donated by Chanhassen Dinner Theatres - Chanhassen, Minn.

bikes.jpgMen's and Women's Good Vibrations Bicycles. The frames on these precision crafted cruisers make for a better fit and increased comfort. Donated by May-Port Hardware Hank, Tim & Sue Strand - Mayville, N.D.; Thrivent Financial, Sue Strand and Jeremy Strand - Mayville, N.D.

dining_set.jpgCancun Five-Piece Outdoor Dining Set. This beautiful patio set features a tile top table with metal base and four chairs with sling material and metal arms. Donated by Viking Insurance & Realty, Neil Halvorson and Brian Halvorson - Mayville, N.D.

fall_foraging.jpg"Fall Foraging" Ron Jacobson created this art piece using photography and digital artistry. It features two bison that are foraging some of the last fall grass before winter sets in. The fall colors harmonize with the bison. The piece is printed on archival art paper with ripped edges. It is float mounted with a matching over-mat and brown frame. The size of the framed image is 39" x 21" Donated by Jacobson Studio & Framing, Ron & Toni Jacobson - Mayville, N.D.