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*thanks Greater Grand Forks Visitors and Convention Bureau for the post

This year marks the 46th Anniversary of a Greater Grand Forks tradition known as Potato Bowl USA. The week of September 19-24 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 20

Golf scramble – 12 p.m. at Valley Golf Course
Wednesday, September 21
Potato Chip Giveaway – Columbia Mall
Thursday, September 22
Baked Potato Bar – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hugo’s locations
World’s Largest French Fry Feed: food/soda stands; inflatable games; French fry eating contest; live music; “Meet the Sioux” athletes – 4:30 p.m. at University Park
Rydell Fireworks Display – Dusk at Memorial Stadium
Friday, September 23
Sioux Booster Luncheon – 12 p.m. at Alerus Center
Baked Potato Bar – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all Hugo’s locations
Hugo’s 8K Race & Tater Tot Trot – 6 & 6:30 p.m. at Riverside Park
Saturday, September 24
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
Jaycees Potato Bowl Parade – 10:30 a.m. on DeMers Avenue Downtown
Tailgate Party – 2 p.m. in Alerus Center parking lot
UND Football Game vs. Black Hills State – 6 p.m. at Alerus Center
Further information, along with an entire schedule of events and registration forms, may be found at www.potatobowl.org


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