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TATER TIME! Next Week!


*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

What’s Happening: Sat. Sept. 10



@ Choice Financial (Washington St).

Choice Financial 10K Fun Run/Walk . 9am

@ Alerus Center

Heart Walk. 9 am

@ Columbia Mall

Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 8am.

@ Town Square

Farmers Market. 9am-2pm.

@ Ralph Engelstad Arena

10am-1pm Sioux Fan Fest.

@ Adley Anne’s

FREE Music Class from 10:30am-11:00am

@ Red River Valley Gymnastics

Open gym Bug Time: 11:30am- 12:30pm

6 and older: 12:30pm-2:00pm

@ Grand Forks Public Library

READ Dogs at 2:00pm

@ University Park

Classic Swing Band music. 2:00pm. Free. Donations accepted for Minot flood recovery

@ River Cities Speedway

John Seitz Memorial Race. 6pm

@ Town Square

5:30 Children’s Carnival then a double feature. The Incredibles @ 7:30 and Batman: The Dark Knight @ 9:30pm.

@ Sky Vu Drive In

Bridesmaids (rated R). Dusk

Swingin’ Time at University Park: Sat. Sept. 10

Tomorrow is forecasted to be a beautiful day and what better way to spend it than at University Park? Located on University Avenue, the park boasts a lot of shade, tennis courts, picnic tables and shelters, playground and a splash park. On top of all these things there will be a 16-piece Classic Swing Band playing for FREE at 2pm! Let the kids play on the playground or in the splash park and listen to the swingin’ grooves. Donations will be accepted and will go to Minot Flood Recovery. Bring the kids and jump, jive and wail!

Spray Parks STILL Open

The public pools may be closed and school may have started but the kids can still find cool relief from what’s left of our summer at the local spray parks! University Park spray park and the Elks spray park is STILL OPEN and will be open through September/October depending on weather. The park is open from 9am-9pm. Bring along a picnic and enjoy a meal or a snack outdoors while the kids run through the water.

Elks Spray Park: 1002 13th Ave S

 University Spray Park: 320 N 25th St

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