Potato Bowl USA

Week at a Glance

2018  Schedule of Events 

Tuesday, September 18th

Hugo’s Potato Bowl PLINKO Begins!
Location: Register at any Hugo’s Greater Grand Forks location.

Wednesday, September 19th

Hugo’s Potato Bowl Golf Scramble 
Time:  Registration: 11:00 AM
Tee Time: 12:00 Noon
Location:  Valley Golf Course, East Grand Forks, MN
Fees:  $100 (2017) – Entry fee includes: green fees, cart, dinner, Potato Bowl gift, & golf prizes                                 Entry form download 

Chip Giveaway – Scheels All Sports- Columbia Mall

Hugo’s Potato Bowl PLINKO
Location: Register at any Hugo’s Greater Grand Forks location.

Thursday, September 20th

Baked Potato Bar, served 11 AM – 1:30 PM (all Hugo’s locations)

Chip Giveaway – All Fransden Bank & Trust locations

Hugo’s Potato Bowl PLINKO
Location: Register at any Hugo’s Greater Grand Forks location.

French Fry Feed and Fireworks – Time:  4:00 PM – dusk
Location:    University Park & Memorial Stadium

World’s Largest French Feed courtesy the J.R. Simplot  Co.

Friday, September 21st

UND Fan Luncheon – Serving begins at 11:30, program at noon – Alerus Center

Baked Potato Bar, served 11 AM – 1:30 PM (all Hugo’s locations)

Hugo’s Potato Bowl PLINKO
Location: Register at any Hugo’s Greater Grand Forks location.

Get Wet and Run Wild!  Hugo’s Potato Bowl 1K and 2K Races (Under age 14) at Choice Health and Fitness Registration begins at 4 PM, races start at 5:30 & 5:50.  Free swim for all racers and their families after the event.  More info and the entry form

KEM Shrine “Rockin’ the Forks” with 32 Below and Blind Joe at Grand Forks Town Square!  Gates open at 5 pm with Blind Joe starting at 6:15 followed by 32 Below from 8 to 11. Food and beverages will be available, bring a lawn chair and join the party!  More details 

Saturday, September 22nd

GF Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Grand Forks Central High School

Sons of Norway Potato Pancake Breakfast – 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Sons of Norway Building – 1401 9th Avenue South in Grand Forks.

KEM Shrine Potato Bowl & Homecoming Parade brought to you by Opp Construction 10:00 AM.   The route will go down DeMers Avenue through downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Check out the Potato Bowl Parade page on this website for more information.  

Tailgating Party – Alerus Center Parking Lot. Parking lot opens at 11:00 AM, Tailgate Village at a time 1:30 PM.  Lots of games, activities, food, music and fun! Get your free baked potato with all the toppings at the Northern Plains Potato Growers tent.

Hugo’s Potato Bowl PLINKO Contest Finale!
Location: Alerus Center parking lot near the baked potato tent.

53rd Annual Potato Bowl (and Homecoming) Football Game – North Dakota vs Idaho State.  Kickoff time is 4:00 PM inside the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.