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  • Our Saturday Night Dance features a cash-bar and live music by


    Saturday, October 14

    9:00 pm - 1:00 am

    Bowdon School



    Hooter & Scooter Go Karts are fun for the whole family!  Race around the track during Duck Fest this year!

    $5 Single  |  $7 Double

    Saturday, October 14

    12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Main Street

    Click here to learn more.


    Enjoy the music of North Dakota's own singer songwriter, Jessie Veeder!


    Saturday, October 14

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Community Center

  • German Supper

    Our German Supper is an annual favorite featuring home-made delicacies like cheese-buttons, knephla, cabbage rolls, beef & country sausage, kuchen and more.


    Friday, October 13

    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Bowdon Community Center


    FREE-Will Donations benefit Duck Fest.

  • Pie Contest & Auction

    Enter your fruit or cream pie for a chance to win.  Then join us for the auction action after the German supper and see which pie goes for the highest bid!


    Friday, October 13

    7:00 pm

    Bowdon Community Center

    Entries must be submitted by 3:00 pm


    Auction proceeds benefit Duck Fest.

  • Lion's BINGO

    Stay after the German Supper and play a little B-I-N-G-O with the Bowdon Lion's Club.  Cost is $10 per card.


    Friday, October 13

    7:30 pm

    Bowdon Community Center


    BINGO Proceeds benefit the

    Bowdon Lion's Club.

  • Art Show

    The Duck Fest Art Show is a must-see every year.  Artists from around the region submit their work for your vote.  Plus, don't miss out on opportunities to meet our Working & Featured Artists.  There are also hands-on projects for kids and much more.


    Friday, October 13

    1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Bowdon School North Hall



    Saturday, October 14

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Bowdon School North Hall


    Click here to learn more.

  • Vendor Show

    A shopping extravaganza awaits you in Bowdon during Duck Fest.  Vendors from all over the region will setup booths featuring everything from home-made jam to custom jewelry.


    Saturday, October 14

    10:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Bowdon School


    Interested in being a vendor?

    Click Here to Contact Us

  • Kid's Fun Fair

    We've got entertainment for kids of all ages at Duck Fest. Come enjoy bouncy houses, a petting zoo, buggy rides and more.


    Saturday, October 14

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Bowdon School


    FREE Event

  • Cow Pie Bingo

    Wanna know more?  Come join us for a fun game & some giggles during Duck Fest.


    Saturday, October 14

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    North of The Duck Bar & Eatery


    FREE Event

  • Rubber Duck Race

    Buy your Duck(s) from any Bowdon Lion's member for just $10.00.  First rubber duck to cross the finish line wins $300.

    Ducks on sale now!


    Saturday, October 14

    4:00 pm

    Main Street


    Proceeds benefit the

    Bowdon Lion's Club.

  • Firemen's Steak Supper

    Great food. Great cause.

    Join us for a grilled steak supper put on by the Bowdon Fire Department to raise funds for their new building.


    Saturday, October 14

    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Bowdon Community Center


    Proceeds benefit the

    Bowdon Fire Department.

  • DF Decorating Contest

    Each year our business owner's spend time decking out their store fronts for Duck Fest.  This year we invite you to vote for your favorite festive look.  Who will win?


    Ballots DUE:

    Saturday, October 14 @ 6:00 pm

    Bowdon Community Grocery

  • Lion's Brunch

    Great way to cap off the weekend is to join us for the annual Lion's Brunch.  Enjoy pancakes, sausage and more.


    Sunday, October 15:

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Bowdon Community Grocery


Click on any photo or text link to learn more about our great events!

Friday, October 13:

Bowdon Café Open  7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bowdon Community Grocery  8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Stuffitorium by Justin Gourde  10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Bowdon’s Closet SALE  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Art Show @ School  1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

GERMAN SUPPER @ Community Center  5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

German Beer Specials @ The Duck  5:00 pm - 2:00 am

PIE AUCTION @ German Supper  7:00 pm

Lion’s B I N G O @ Community Center  7:30 pm

SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL Band @ The Duck  8:00 pm - 12:00 am



Bowdon Café “Hunter’s Special” 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bowdon Community Grocery 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

ART SHOW @ School North Hall 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mosaic Art Demo @ School North Hall 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

VENDOR SHOW @ School 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

KID’S FUN FAIR @ School Yard 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kid’s Art Activity (ages 2-7) @ Gym Stage 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kid’s Art Activity (ages 8-13) @ Gym Stage 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lunch by 4-H @ School  11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stuffitorium by Justin Gourde @ Main 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fetch’s Food Truck @ School   10:00 am - 1:00 am

Roaming Castle Coffee @ School 10:00 am - 1:00 am

HOOTER & SCOOTER MOTOR SPEEDWAY @ Main 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Coffee w Doris Fortney, Featured Artist @ Library 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cow Pie Bingo @ North of The Duck 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


RUBBER DUCK RACE on Main 4:00 pm

FIREMEN'S STEAK SUPPER @ Community Center 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DF Decorating Contest Ballots Due @ Bowdon Grocery 6:00 pm

JESSE VEEDER @ Community Center 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dance Ticket Sales Open @ School 8:00 pm

DY Photo Booth Commemorative Photos 8:00 pm - 12:00 pm

OCTOBER ROAD & Dance w “Cash Bar” @ School 9:00 pm - 1:00 am



Lion’s Brunch @ Community Center 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stuffitorium by Justin Gourde 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Bowdon Closet Thrift Store  | Bowdon Community Grocery  |  Bowdon Cafe  |  Bowdon Meat Processing  |  and much, much more!

Our sponsors make Duck Fest possible.

Be sure to thank them with your patronage.

A1 Windows, Rice Farm Equipment

Corey Hart, Darrin Jones, Mike Erfle, Paul Kirkeide, Steve Erfle, Steve Fike, Jones Farm

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