August 15, 2018
A highlight of Mayville State University Farmers Bowl 2018 will be the annual parade. The parade was a fundamental piece of the traditional Farmers Bowl event created by campus and community organizers including Jerome Berg, Chet Hedstrom, Harvey McMullen, and others more than 20 years ago.
“September 8 will be a historic day for Mayville State University and the community,” said Stacy Buchl, development assistant with the MSU Foundation and coordinator of the Farmers Bowl parade. “The Farmers Bowl game will be the first Mayville State game played on the new artificial turf at Jerome Berg Field. We’d like this year’s parade to make history too, as the best Farmers Bowl parade yet. Let’s do it as a tribute to Jerome Berg, a founder of the Farmers Bowl and a Mayville State and Mayville community icon for whom the Mayville State football field is named.”
The Farmers Bowl parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, just north of The Goose River Bank in downtown Mayville. The route will take entries down Main Street and turn north at Fifth Avenue, ending outside of Jerome Berg Field on the Mayville State University campus. Lineup for the parade will start at 9 a.m., north of the bank. To register an entry, contact Stacy Buchl at the MSU Foundation, 701-788-4864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’d love to see entries of all kinds,” said Stacy Buchl. “If you’ve got vintage ag equipment or vehicles to enter in the parade, they will add an extra-special touch for all who come to see this event which celebrates the agricultural way of life in our area.”
Farmers Bowl 2018 will begin with the “Farmers Bowl Field Frenzy 5K” run/walk. A majority of the fast out and back race course will be located on the beautiful MSU campus, starting and finishing in front of historic Old Main. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome. Race time is 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The registration fee is $10 per person. The fee will be waived for Mayville State students who show their official university identification. Proceeds of this event will benefit the fundraising efforts of the Farmers Bowl. You can register at www.mayvillestate.edu/farmersbowl.
The corn and hot dog feed will be back this year! Following the parade, everyone is welcome to enjoy corn on the cob and hot dogs under the tent located west of the field. The Mayville State athletic teams are coordinating this year’s feed which will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Freewill donations will be accepted. This will be a great time for members of the community to meet the Mayville State athletes and new Mayville State athletic director Ryan Hall and his family.
Bring your family and enjoy the festivities outside of Jerome Berg Field after the parade and before the Farmers Bowl football game. Activities will include inflatable games, a farmers market, face painting, potato sack races, corn hole games, and more! There will be fun for everyone from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The MSU Comets will take on the College of St. Scholastica in the Farmers Bowl football game, sponsored by First State Bank. Game time is 1 p.m. at Jerome Berg Field. This will be the first Mayville State game played on the newly installed turf at Jerome Berg Field. Don’t miss out on the excitement! If you’re not able to make it to the game in person, listen in at KNOX 1310 AM or 107.9 FM.
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the entrance to the field at 11 a.m., after which, people will have an opportunity to take a look at the new field. The turf field will be officially dedicated during a short program that will take place at half time of the game. The MSU Foundation Farmers Bowl cash raffle drawing and original watercolor painting raffle drawing will also be held at half time of the game.
The Mayville Fire Department will serve their annual breakfast at the fire hall from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sept. 8. Freewill donations to support the fire department will be taken. Everyone is welcome.