Mayville State University will host a farmers market and craft sale in conjunction with the annual Farmers Bowl festivities scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12. The farmers market and craft sale will open at the conclusion of the Farmers Bowl parade, at approximately 10:30 a.m., and run until 1 p.m. outside Jerome Berg Field on the Mayville State campus.

There is no registration fee for vendors. They are asked to bring their own tables, chairs, and tents. Setup for vendors is at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Jim Morowski at

Farmers Bowl 2015 will kick off with the “Farmers Bowl Field Frenzy 5K’ run /walk, beginning at 8 a.m. At 10 a.m., a parade will start to make its way through downtown Mayville, beginning north of the Goose River Bank and ending on the Mayville State campus near Jerome Berg Field. The traditional Comet Athletic Club Corn on the Cob & Hot Dog Feed will begin there immediately after the parade and will continue until about 12:30 p.m. The Mayville State Comets will take on Trinity Bible College in the Farmers Bowl football game. Game time is 1 p.m. at Jerome Berg Field.

Comets_Neon_Sign-web.jpgThe grand finale for the day will be the Farmers Bowl Auction. The annual fund-raiser is coordinated by the MSU Foundation, and the proceeds are disbursed for the benefit of Mayville State University and its students. The auction will be held in the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room. A silent auction will begin at 5 p.m., and an hors d‘oeuvres buffet and cash bar will be available throughout the evening. The excitement of the live auction will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for the auction sell for $25.00 each and are available at the MSU Foundation office, the MSU Bookstore, and MayPort Hardware Hank, and online at

Everyone who attends the Farmers Bowl Auction will have the opportunity to win a $500 door prize sponsored by Lindsey Brown of Pifer’s Auction & Realty. Lindsey is also sponsoring a raffle in which 100 $20 tickets will be sold for the chance to win $500!

Alerus is sponsoring the silent auction portion of the Farmers Bowl Auction. Kelley Bean is sponsoring a key raffle in which participants will have a 50:50 chance of winning a prize.

For more information about Farmers Bowl 2015, go to or call the MSU Foundation at 701-788-4864.

Photo caption: This custom-made neon light has been donated by The Goose River Bank of Mayville and will be sold on the live auction at the Farmers Bowl Auction. You can see a preliminary list of auction items at