Tater time fun for tots and adults

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of a Greater Grand Forks tradition known as Potato Bowl USA.

The week of September 7-12 will be full of entertaining events centering on our region’s most popular staple crop. There will be tons of great food including a potato pancake breakfast, 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 North Dakota’s best and tastiest celebrations guaranteed to be “spudtacular” fun for all!

Potato Bowl Highlights

Tuesday, September 8

  • Golf Scramble – 11 a.m. at Valley Golf Course

Wednesday, September 9

    • Potato Chip Giveaway – Scheels All Sports

    Thursday, September 10

    • Baked Potato Bar – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at all Hugo’s locations
    • JR Simplot World’s Largest French Fry Feed (food/soda stands, inflatable games, French fry eating contest, live music, meet the UND athletes) – 4:30 p.m. at University Park
    • Rydell Fireworks Display – Dusk at UND Memorial Stadium

    Friday, September 11

    • Baked Potato Bar – 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at all Hugo’s locations
    • UND Fan Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. at Alerus Center
    • Get Wet & Run Wild! Kids Fun Run – 4 p.m. (registration) at Choice Health & Fitness
    • JLG’s Rock the Streets Dance – 7 to 11 p.m. at Town Square

    Saturday, September 12

    • Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Central High School
    • Sons of Norway Potato Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1401 9th Avenue South
    • Kem Shrine Potato Bowl Parade – 10:30 a.m. on University Avenue
    • Tailgate Party – 1 to 5 p.m. in Alerus Center parking lot
    • 50th Annual Potato Bowl Football Game: UND vs. Drake – 5 p.m. at Alerus Center

    Further information, including an entire schedule of events and parade route map may be found at www.potatobowl.org. If you’d like to purchase an official 50th Annual UND Football Potato Bowl t-shirt, you can also do also so on the website.