Potato Bowl USA

Week at a Glance

2019 Schedule of Events 

Tuesday, September 10th

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

Wednesday, September 11th

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 location.

Thursday, September 12th

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

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

French Fry Feed  – Time:  4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location:  DUE TO THE RAIN FORECAST, THE FRENCH FRY FEED HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE HYSLOP SPORTS CENTER ARENA. 

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

There will be some scaling back to accomodate the smaller venue, but we will include as many of the following attractions as we can.

Friday, September 13th

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 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”  on 2nd Avenue N betweeen 3rd and 4th Streets N.  Gates open at 5 pm. Kenny & the Classics 6-8PM and Rhyme or Reason 8:30 – Midnight. Food and beverages will be available, bring a lawn chair and join the party!  

Saturday, September 14th

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 Parade brought to you by Opp Construction 10:00 AM.   The route will go down University Avenue from one block west of North Washington to the west edge of Univerity Park. Check out the Potato Bowl Parade page on this website for more information.  

Tailgating Party – Alerus Center Parking Lot.  Lots of games, activities, food, music and fun!  Season permit tailgating opens at 10:00 AM ~ All other tailgating at 11:00 AM.  Tailgate Village opens at 1:30 PM.  Get your free baked potato with all the toppings at the Northern Plains Potato Growers tent beginning at 12:30 PM.  

Hugo’s Potato Bowl PLINKO Contest Finale!
Location: Alerus Center parking lot near the baked potato tent. 2:00 PM. 

54th Annual Potato Bowl USA Football Game – North Dakota vs Sam Houston State.  Alerus Center – Grand Forks. Gametime 4:00 PM.