The Farmers Bowl Auction will be held Saturday evening, September 9, 2017 in the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room. The doors open at 5 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 7:30 p.m. Don't miss out on the fun and festivities!



Tickets for the auction event sell for $30.00 each and will be available for purchase online, and at May-Port Hardware Hank, the MSU Bookstore, and the office of the MSU Foundation.



The Farmers Bowl Auction will be held for the 21st time in 2017. 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. 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


Are you interested in donating an item for the 2017 Farmers Bowl Auction? Please complete the form below to let us know of your plans. 

Winning Silent Auction Items

  • One-of-a-kind items that are handmade
  • Wine, beer, or gourmet food baskets
  • Gift certificate setes for restaurants
  • Hotel stays
  • Theater production tickets
  • Mystery cash envelopes
  • Special items featuring the Mayville State or Comets logo

Winning Live Auction items

  • Special themed dinner parties
  • Trips using tickets to a concert or Vikings or Twins game
  • Trips utilizing unused airline miles
  • Weeks at a time share in an exotic locale
  • Sharing your special talent with a small group, like a sip and stroke painting party or a holiday musical performance
  • High-end donations of furniture
  • Farm tools
  • Mystery cash envelopes
  • One-year lease on a sports car
  • Fishing trip for four to Canada with you as a guide


Donation deadlines: Please complete this form by July 15, 2017. Auction items must be turned in by August 9, 2017.

Thank you so much for your support for Mayville State University!