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The Farmers Bowl is a celebration sponsored by the Mayville State University Foundation. Many community volunteers and MSU supporters work together to present this event that honors the proud agricultural heritage of the area.


Sincere thanks to our Farmers Bowl 2018 sponsors!


Exclusive Sponsor

First State Bank


Gold Level

AgCountry Farm Credit Services

Aspire Financial

Lindsey Brown - Pifer's Auction & Realty

Moore Engineering, Inc.

Northern Feed & Bean Co.

Steele Traill County Mutual Insurance Company


Gold Level

Lindsey Brown - Pifer's Auction & Realty

Moore Engineering, Inc.

Bronze Level

Viking Insurance & Realty


Business Sponsor

Moore Engineering, Inc.

Northern Feed & Bean Co.


"Farmers Bowl Field Frenzy 5K" Run/Walk

Kick Farmers Bowl 2018 off on the right foot by participating in the "Farmers Bowl Field Frenzy 5K" run/walk. The course will begin at Mayville State's historic Old Main and make its way around and through the campus, including passes through the football field, the practice field, and baseball field too! If you don't wish to run or walk, how about setting up along the course to cheer the runners and walkers on? 

The event starts at 8 a.m. in front of Old Main. Cost is $10 per person, and is free for MSU students with university ID. Participants may register/pick up packets at the MSU Wellness Center at 7:15 a.m. on Sept. 8.

Click here to register, or email If emailing, please provide name, address, age, and phone.

Parade_Route_2017-web.jpgFarmers Bowl Parade

The Farmers Bowl Parade is highly-anticipated by young and old alike. Don't miss out on the fun Saturday, Sept. 8! The parade will begin in downtown Mayville, north of the Goose River Bank, and make its way through town, ending on the Mayville State campus. Parade start time is 10 a.m. To register an entry in the parade, call 701-788-4864 or email  

Bookstore Open

The Mayville State University Bookstore will be open from after the ribbon cutting at Jerome Berg Field, approximately 11:20 a.m., until 1 p.m. September 8. Stop in and check out the latest in Comet gear! 

Corn and Hot Dog Feed

The corn and hot dog feed is back this year! Following the parade, everyone is welcome to enjoy corn on the cob and hot dogs under the tent located west of Jerome Berg Field. The Mayville State athletic teams are coordinating this year's feed. Freewill donations will be accepted.

Grand opening of the new and improved Jerome Berg Field

This will be the first football game played on the new artificial turf at Jerome Berg Field! You'll get a chance to be among the first to see it following a ribbon cutting ceremony which will begin at the entrance to the field at 11 a.m. A short program to commemorate the completion of the turf project and officially dedicate the turf will be held at halftime of the football game.

Farmers Bowl Festival!

Bring your family and enjoy the festivities outside of Jerome Berg Field after the parade and before the Farmers Bowl football game. There will be inflatable games, a farmers market, face painting, potato sack races, and much more. There will be fun for everyone!

First State Bank Farmers Bowl Football Game

Catch the Comets in action versus College of St. Scholastica. Game time is 1 p.m. at Jerome Berg Field. Come out and cheer the Comets to victory on the new turf field! A program to dedicate the turf will be held at halftime of the game. See more about Comet Athletics.

First State Bank.pngMany thanks to our game sponsor, First State Bank!


Comet Athletic Club Social

The Comet Athletic Club will host a post-game social at the Top Hat in downtown Mayville. It is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend! The social is being sponsored by Citizens Insurance Agency of Finley, Cooperstown, and Northwood.

The Auction 

The MSU Foundation has traditionally sponsored a fundraising auction in conjunction with the Farmers Bowl. That event is being reinvented and won't be held together with Farmers Bowl, but rather will be unveiled at a later date. Look for exciting news about the auction that is planned for Feb. 2, 2019.

Comet Coneflowers 2018.jpgOriginal Artwork Raffle - Comet Coneflowers 

For the 16th time, artist and MSU alumnus Doug Anderson, Cavalier, N.D., has created and donated a watercolor painting that will be raffled as part of the fund-raising efforts of the Mayville State University Foundation in conjunction with the Farmers Bowl Auction. Mayville State graduate Kelly Morrison has donated the cost of framing the piece.

Anderson's work, "Comet Coneflowers," features beautiful white conflowers intertwined with blue hued flowers in a peaceful scene on the Mayville State campus.

Raffle tickets sell for $5.00 each. They may be purchased at the MSU Foundation and from various community members. The drawing will be held at half time of the Farmers Bowl football game on Sept. 8. 

We have just learned that we may not sell raffle tickets online. To purchase a ticket, please send a check ($5 for each ticket purchased) to MSU Foundation, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, ND  58257. Checks must be received no later than Thursday, Sept. 6.

Farmers Bowl Cash Raffle 

We invite you to consider supporting Mayville State University by purchasing ticket(s) for the 2018 Farmers Bowl Cash Raffle. You could be the lucky winner of the grand prize of $1,000 or several consolation prizes - $500 (2), $250 (2), and $100 (5)! Proceeds of the Farmers Bowl Cash Raffle will benefit Mayville State University and its students. Last year, nearly $9,000 was generated through this fund-raiser! Tickets cost $20 each.

We have just learned that we may not sell raffle tickets online. To purchase a ticket, please send a check ($20 for each ticket purchased) to MSU Foundation, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, ND  58257. Checks must be received no later than Thursday, Sept. 6.

Fire Department Breakfast

The Mayville Fire Department will have their annual breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the fire hall. Freewill donations will be accepted to support the fire department. Everyone is welcome!