Out of an abundance of caution related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayville State University officials have decided to postpone the Saturday, Sept. 26 home football game versus Dakota State. The game will be played at Jerome Berg Field in Mayville on a November date to be determined.

The annual community Farmers Bowl festivities which were also planned for Sept. 26 are cancelled. Those activities include a parade, corn on the cob and hot dog feed, and silent auction. The Comet Athletic Club Sportsmen’s Raffle will be broadcast live on Facebook beginning at 7 p.m. There will be no in-person raffle event.

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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.


A sincere thank you to First State Bank,
signature sponsor of Farmers Bowl 2020!

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Farmers Bowl Parade

The Farmers Bowl Parade is highly-anticipated by young and old alike. Don't miss out on the fun Saturday, Sept. 26! 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 noon. To register an entry in the parade, call 701-788-4864 or email stacy.buchl@mayvillestate.edu.

In consideration of safety related to the coronavirus pandemic, we are asking that parade entrants to not throw out candy or other giveaways. Instead, MSU Foundation staff will be assembling goody bags that can be picked up at the site of the corn and hot dog feed following the parade. 

Bookstore Open

The Mayville State University Bookstore will be open from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Sept. 26. Stop in and check out the latest in Comet gear! 

Corn and Hot Dog Feed

Following the parade, everyone is welcome to enjoy corn on the cob and hot dogs. As a measure of safety, meals will be packaged in to-go containers. Seating will not be provided. The Mayville State athletic teams are coordinating this year's feed. Freewill donations will be accepted.

Farmers Bowl Football Game

Catch the Comets in action versus Dakota State. Game time is 2:30 p.m. at Jerome Berg Field. Come out and cheer the Comets to victory as they sport their Farmers Bowl commemorative helmets! To help keep everyone safe, use of masks or cloth face coverings and social distancing of 6' between people are strongly encouraged. Spectator attendance will be limited to 1,500 people.

Comet Athletic Club Sportsmen's Raffle

The Comet Athletic Club will host their annual Sportsmen's Raffle in conjunction with Farmers Bowl again this year! In consideration of COVID-19 concerns and in an effort to be CometSmart, the Comet Athletic Club board has chosen to forego the in-person raffle event and instead broadcast the 50-gun giveaway drawing live on Facebook. The raffle drawing will begin at 7 p.m. Watch the event live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Comet-Athletic-Club-183649028325341/.  

The Farmers Bowl Silent Auction 

The Farmers Bowl Silent Auction will be held in the parking lot outside of Jerome Berg Field. Bidding will begin after the Farmers Bowl parade and will end at the conclusion of half time of the Farmers Bowl game. Watch this space for a listing of auction items coming soon. Proceeds of the silent auction will benefit the students of Mayville State through the Comet Athletics, the Alumni Association, and the MSU Foundation. 

A great selection of items has been donated for the auction! 

Click here to see a preliminary list. Additional items will be added throughout the week.

See auction item photos below. Click on a thumbnail to enlarge, then scroll using arrow keys.

Farmers Bowl Cash Raffle

We invite you to consider supporting Mayville State University by purchasing ticket(s) for the 2020 Farmers Bowl Cash Raffle. You could be the lucky winner of the grand prize of $1,000! 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 $10 each. 

To purchase a ticket, please send a check ($10 for each ticket purchased) to MSU Foundation, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, ND  58257. Checks must be received no later than Thursday, Sept. 24.

The winner of the Cash Raffle drawing will be announced on the Sportsmen's Raffle Facebook live broadcast on Saturday evening, Sept. 26. Watch the drawings at https://www.facebook.com/Comet-Athletic-Club-183649028325341/. The Sportsmen's Raffle drawings begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.