Farmers Bowl Auction


The Farmers Bowl Auction will be held Saturday evening, September 12, 2015 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 auction admission ticket(s) online now.



The Farmers Bowl Auction will be held for the 19th 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. In each of the last few years more than $60,000 was generated through all Farmers Bowl activities, including a cash raffle that has brought in up to $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.

You could win $500 just by attending the Farmers Bowl Auction! 


Lindsey_business_card-web.jpgThanks to a sponsorship from Lindsey Brown of Pifer's Auction & Realty, those who attend the auction will have an opportunity to win $500 in a grand door prize. Brown, a 1991 Mayville State graduate, has chosen to give back to his alma mater in a special way. The winner of the $500 will be drawn from the admission ticket stubs of those in attendance at the auction. Lindsey is also sponsoring a raffle in which 100 $20 tickets will be sold for the chance to win $500!

The silent auction has a sponsor!


Alerus-web.jpgAlerus, an organization that offers banking, mortgate, retirement, and wealth management, will sponsor the silent auction this year. Their sponsorship will be a big boost to the proceeds of the auction, thus providing invaluable resources for Mayville State. The sponsorship was made possible with assistance from new MSU Foundation board member Tammy Adam, who graduated from Mayville State in 1993. 

Click here to learn more about this year's Farmers Bowl Auction sponsorships.

Kelley_Bean-web.jpgKelley Bean sponsoring key raffle! The theme for this year’s MSU Farmers Bowl Auction, “Support Unlocks Success” will be highlighted through an exciting key raffle that will be held during the auction event on Saturday evening, Sept. 12. Those who attend will have the opportunity to participate in the key raffle for a chance to win some great prizes! Kelley Bean of Mayville is sponsoring the key raffle. Read more.

Auction Items


A fantastic array of items is being collected and will be available for sale in silent and live auction events! Get ready to bid high and bid often!

Would you like to support the Farmers Bowl Auction by donating an item to be sold on the live or silent auction? Click here to find out more about how you can help.

Click here to see a preview of the auction catalog.