Tater time fun for tots and adults

​This year marks the 52ndAnniversary of a SimplyGrand tradition known as Potato Bowl USA.

The week of September 5-9, 2017, will be filled with entertaining events centering on our region’s most popular staple crop. There will be tons of tasty food including a potato pancake breakfast, baked potato bars and of course, the World’s Largest French Fry Feed & Fireworks display. Friday offers up a great time for the little ones at the Get Wet & Run Wild! Kids Fun Run…and a rockin’ time for adults later that night during JLG’s Rock the Streets Dance. 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…it’s sure to be a spudtacular time for all!

French Fry Feed

Potato Bowl USA Week Highlights

Tuesday, September 5

  • Potato Bowl PLINKO Contest begins – Register at any local Hugo’s Family Marketplace
  • Wednesday, September 6
  • Potato Bowl Golf Scramble – 11 AM at Valley Golf Course
  • Thursday, September 7
  • Baked Potato Bar – 11 AM to 1:30 PM at all local Hugo’s locations
  • World’s Largest French Fry Feed (free fries courtesy of JR Simplot, food/soda stands, inflatable games, French fry eating contest, live music, meet the UND athletes) – Beginning at 4 PM in University Park

Fireworks Display – Dusk at UND Memorial Stadium

Friday, September 8

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

    Saturday, September 9

    • Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 to 10:30 AM at Central High School
    • Sons of Norway Potato Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 AM to 1 PM at 1401 9th Avenue South
    • Kem Shrine Potato Bowl Parade – 10:30 AM down University Avenue
    • Tailgate Village Party – 1:30 to 4 PM in Alerus Center parking lot
    • 52nd Annual Potato Bowl Football Game: UND vs. Missouri State – 4 PM inside Alerus Center

    Further information, including an entire schedule of events and parade route map may be found at www.potatobowl.org. For a complete list of all our SimplyGrand events, places and spaces, go to our website or download the GRAND FORKS APP at Google Play or the App Store.