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It’s tater time in the Forks!


This year marks the 46th Anniversary of a Greater Grand Forks tradition known as Potato Bowl USA. This week will be full of entertaining events centering on our region’s most popular staple crop. There will be tons of great food including potato pancake breakfasts, baked potato bars and, of course, the World’s Largest French Fry Feed. The festivities culminate on Saturday with a parade, tailgate party and University of North Dakota football game. Make sure to bring the whole family out to one of the North Dakota’s best and tastiest celebrations guaranteed to be spudtacular fun for all!

The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is proud to be the presenting sponsor of UND Taigating, and you won’t want to miss your chance to win a package including two UND Football season tickets, two cooler chairs, $50 Alerus Center gift card, $50 Happy Harry’s gift card and $50 L&M Meats gift card.

Potato Bowl Highlights

Tuesday – Golf scramble, 12 p.m., Valley Golf Course

Wednesday – Potato Chip Giveaway, Columbia Mall

Thursday – Baked Potato Bar, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., all Hugo’s locations

Thursday – World’s Largest French Fry Feed with food/soda, live music, “Meet the Sioux”, inflatable games and French fry eating contest in University Park, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday – Rydell Fireworks Display, dusk, Memorial Stadium

Friday – Sioux Booster Luncheon, 12 p.m., Alerus Center

Friday – Baked Potato Bar, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., all Hugo’s locations

Friday – Hugo’s 8K Race & Tater Tot Trot, 6 and 6:30 p.m., Riverside Park

Saturday – Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Central High School

Saturday – Sons of Norway Potato Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 1401 9th Avenue South

Saturday – Jaycees Potato Bowl Parade, 10:30 a.m., DeMers Avenue in Downtown

Saturday – Tailgate Party presented by the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2 p.m., Alerus Center

Saturday – UND Football Game vs. Black Hills State, 6 p.m., Alerus Center

Further information, along with an entire schedule of events and registration forms, may be found online.

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