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2020 Ultimate Experience Getaway Tickets

The IFEA Foundation Board has a long-standing tradition of hosting a live auction during our annual convention to raise funds for convention scholarships. These scholarships are granted to young professionals who will become the next generation of industry leadership and to those deserving organizations working to build a solid and successful foundation for their festivals, events and communities. As part of the event, we also offer an "Ultimate Experience" ticket purchase that gives participants the opportunity to participate in a drawing where one lucky winner gets to choose the live auction item experience of their choice.


This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has left us unable to gather safely together for our live auction event, so we’re taking the action online instead! Purchase $100 Ultimate Experience Getaway tickets and be entered into a drawing where one lucky winner will get to choose the auction item getaway package of their choice. This means the winner receives THEIR CHOICE of fifteen fantastic getaway experiences, that are typically auctioned for thousands of dollars. Whether it’s a weekend stay or longer, there’s an exciting mix of destinations to satisfy almost every traveler’s taste! See below for package options!


All ticket purchases support a great cause, including continued fellowship and growth in our festival and event communities.

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Ultimate Experience Getway Winner Selected:

2 p.m. MDT, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 during the IFEA Foundation Celebration virtual event. Need not be present to win.

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1 p.m. MDT, Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Choose From One of the Following Amazing Packages!

This year's Ultimate Experience Getaway winner will get to choose from one of the amazing experiences below! Use the links to learn more about what's included!

Explore Traverse City & Mackinac Island


If you are looking to visit a destination that is beautiful all year long, look no further than Traverse City, Michigan. Near the time of cherry harvest, the city hosts the annual week-long National Cherry Festival, attracting approximately 500,000 visitors. The surrounding countryside also produces grapes, and is one of the centers of wine production in the Midwest. The Traverse City area features varied natural attractions, including freshwater beaches, vineyards, a National Lakeshore, downhill skiing areas, and numerous forests. In 2009, TripAdvisor named Traverse City the number two small town travel destination in the United States. With a package like this, you're sure to see the best of what Traverse City has to offer!

Mackinac Island is the truly "all natural" theme park of America. Limited to transportation of horse and buggy, bicycle or foot, surrounded by water, it has escaped the vast changes of time.

Its real Victorian image is preserved and enhanced by a small population of 500 permanent residents and scores of summer residents, maintaining bluff cottages in original state. Families, especially children, love their relatively new found "mobility", exploring the historic, natural beauty of Mackinac Island State Park, honored by National Geographic as one of the ten finest in America.



PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Two (2) night stay in one of our preferred hotels in Traverse City
  • 18 holes of golf for two at the Grand Traverse resort with cart rental included
  • $100 Gift Certificate to a downtown restaurant of the buyer's choosing
  • $200 in Downtown Gift Certificates to be used at most stores and restaurants in Traverse City
  • Two (2) night stay on Mackinac Island at one of our preferred properties
  • Two Round Trip Ferry Tickets on Shepler Mackinac Island Ferry
  • 18 holes of golf for two at the historic Wawashkamo Golf Club. Club rental included
  • $200 Visa Gift Card for activities of your choosing on Mackinac Island: official carriage tour company, Butterfly House, bike rentals from Mackinac Island, etc.

EVENT DATES: Buyer's choice with coordination from National Cherry Festival Office and subject to Terms & Conditions below

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • All accommodations and tickets are dependent on dates and availability
  • If the winner chooses to visit during the National Cherry Festival or Traverse City Film Festival, tickets will be included to those wonderful events.
  • Must use by 11/01/2021
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.

DONORS: National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Tourism, Grand Traverse Resort, The Benser Family & Mackinac Island Tourism.

Smoky Mountains Getaway


Come experience a weekend getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains! At Pigeon Forge, a moment can last a lifetime. When the time is right, the whole family can find their moment in the mountains. There are rides for the thrill-seekers, rib-sticking restaurants for the foodies, and more shows and attractions than you can shake a stick at – all set against the beautiful backdrop of the Smoky Mountains. Discover spectacular shows and entertainment at Dollywood; enjoy 800 miles of trails for hiking, exploration and plenty of sightseeing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park; see and learn about over 600 live animals, representing over 130 species, from rain forests all over the world in the RainForest Adventures Discovery Zoo; travel off the beaten path and explore the fascinating realm of flight in the Tennessee Museum of Aviation’s 50,000 sq. ft. facility; and cap it all off with a glass of award-winning moonshine or whiskey at Sugarlands Distillery.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Two (2) night stay at the Ramada Pigeon Forge North
  • Four (4) One-Day Passes to Dollywood Amusement Park
  • Family 4-Pack to Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo
  • $200 Dining Gift Card to Collier Restaurant Groups
  • Two (2) Passes for the Tennessee Museum of Aviation
  • Two $25 Gift Certificates to Sugarlands Distillery
  • Pigeon Forge merchandise that includes:
    • Pigeon Forge Pottery pieces
    • An Upland Chronicles of the Smokies historical book
    • Legacy Brand Pigeon Forge hats and other miscellaneous items.

EVENT DATES: Buyer's choice with coordination from the Pigeon Forge Office of Special Events and subject to Terms & Conditions below

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • All accommodations and tickets are dependent on dates and availability
  • Collier Restaurant Gift is redeemable only in Sevier County locations for TGI Fridays, Golden Coral, the Melting Pot, Quaker Steak & Lube, Smoky's Pancake House, Smoky Mountain Pancake House, Flapjacks and Corky's.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase
  • Must use by 12/31/2021
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online

DONORS: Pigeon Forge Office of Special Events

Intro to Indy


Home of the world’s largest single-day sporting event in the world, Indianapolis has big surprises around every turn. This Indy package features a two night stay at the Hilton Downtown and passenger ride in an IndyCar custom 2-seater car with a professional driver on the famous Indy 500 oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Your get-away also includes a Pit Crew membership (admission for 2 adults and 4 children under the age of 15) to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum where you can see dozens of Indy cars that have raced through the checkered flag to victory. If that wasn’t enough, you will also receive eight (8) passes to the NCAA Hall of Champions Museum and a $100 gift certificate to St. Elmo’s Steak House, a landmark in downtown Indy since 1902.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Two (2) night stay at the Hilton Downtown
  • Passenger Ride for one (1) in an IndyCar custom 2-seater car with a Professional Driver on the Indy 500 oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Pit Crew Membership (admission for 2 adults and 4 children under the age of 15) to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
  • Eight (8) passes to the NCAA Hall of Champions Museum
  • $100 Gift Certificate to St. Elmo's Steak House
EVENT DATES: Buyer's choice with coordination from 500 Festival and subject to Terms & Conditions below

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • All accommodations and tickets are dependent on dates and availability
  • Must use by 12/31/2021
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.

DONORS: 500 Festival

Walkin' In Memphis

Come visit the Home of the Blues, Soul and Rock N' Roll - Memphis, Tennessee! The city is headlined by live music and full of one-of-a-kind experiences that include Beale Street, National Civil Rights Museum, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Sun Studio, Elvis Presley’s Graceland and Memphis Zoo, home to two giant pandas. Stunning Mississippi River views, mouthwatering barbecue, lively festivals, and intriguing galleries and museums round out the many attractions and activities for visitors to experience in Memphis.

This package features a stay at the legendary Peabody Hotel, just voted the Most Historic Hotel in the United States. You will also be treated like royalty as you serve as the Honorary Duckmaster -- an experience you can't purchase. Of course the package includes passes to Graceland, home of the King himself, Elvis Presley.

To make sure you you get your fill of southern hospitality, the package also includes dinner at the Peabody's Capriccio Grill and a gift card to Central BBQ. Lastly, share a sip of Pure Memphis during your Tour and Tasting at Old Dominick Distillery.


PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Two (2) night stay in an Executive King Room at the Peabody Hotel
  • One (1) time serving as Honorary Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel
  • Two (2) Passes to Graceland
  • Dinner for two (2) at the Peabody Hotel's Capriccio Grill
  • $75 Gift Card to Central BBQ
  • Tour & Tasting for two (2) at Old Dominick Distillery

EVENT DATES: Buyer's choice with coordination from Memphis in May International Festival and subject to Terms & Conditions below

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • All accommodations and tickets are dependent on dates and availability
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase
  • Must use by 12/31/2021
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.

DONORS: Memphis in May International Festival

South Padre Island Turquoise Retreat

Entertain friends and family with ease at this four-bedroom South Padre Island vacation home, a spacious group getaway with a covered porch, an outdoor pool, and access to miles of sandy beach just down the street.

This two-level home sits half a block from the Gulf of Mexico, creating a wonderful escape for beach-goers, anglers, swimmers, and surfers. Whether you're traveling with friends or planning a family reunion, you'll be just a short walk from restaurants, shops, bars, and recreational outfitters.

The interior living space was designed for entertaining, offering an open layout, high ceilings, and comfortable leather furnishings. Walk home from a day at the beach to relax on one of the sofas, lay out a few snacks on the bar counter, and gather with friends to watch a game on the large flatscreen TV.

Bring home some fresh red snapper or jumbo Gulf shrimp and create a homemade masterpiece in the full kitchen. Store your groceries in the plentiful cream-colored cabinets, sit down to eat in the sun-lit dining space, and stack the plates in the dishwasher for a quick and stress-free clean-up.

Wake up each morning to sip your coffee on the private balcony, which is outfitted with a patio table and chairs. And when the sun is overhead, you can cool off in the outdoor pool, read in the shade of the surrounding palms, and take an afternoon nap in one of the provided lounge chairs.

At night, this four-bedroom, five-bathroom home will accommodate as many as 16 guests. You'll find one king bed, six queens, and a sofabed, offering comfortable accommodations for all.

As one of the most beloved stretches of the Texas Gulf Coast, South Padre Island is known for its beautiful beaches and wonderfully fun-loving atmosphere. Walk half a block down to the beach each morning, treat your kids to afternoons at the Schlitterbahn Beach Water Park four miles south, and spend your evenings watching the summer fireworks displays from your very own balcony.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Five (5) Days / Four (4) Nights in this beautiful, spacious vacation home with a private pool and balcony -- steps from the beach!
EVENT DATES: Buyer's choice with coordination from Donor and subject to Terms & Conditions below. Recommend a 45-day advance booking period.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Maximum Occupancy: 16
  • You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
  • No pets
  • Must use by 12/31/2021
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.

DONORS: Joe & Alma Vera

California Coastal Retreat


Enjoy a week long stay at "Sunset Shores" in beautiful Carpinteria, California.Just 12 miles southeast of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria (called “Carp” by locals) is a charming, coastal community with a pedestrian-friendly main street (Linden Avenue), mom-and-pop shops, gourmet cafés and antique stores. The pavement leads to Carpinteria’s sparkling beaches, including Carpinteria State Beach, dubbed “the world’s safest beach.” Beyond the shoreline, Carpinteria’s foothills and verdant mountains are peppered with flower nurseries, polo fields, avocado orchards and horse ranches.

Anchored rafts are placed in the water from mid-June through Labor Day and boogie boards, kayaks, umbrellas, and other beach going equipment are available to rent from the city owned beach store.Volleyball, sunbathing, and picnics are also popular everyday activities at Carpinteria Beach while Rincon Point – just south of Carpinteria Beach – is considered among the finest surfing spots in the world.

Play golf and tennis nearby, go for a hike, bike tranquil mountain roads, or take a short drive to Santa Barbara, with its historic mission and scenic harbor. An easy and scenic daytrip farther north is the quaint Danish village of Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley where winery tours and wine tasting are a great way to spend the day. Explore mystical Ojai or simply stay put and enjoy the small town pleasures of Carpinteria.


PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Seven (7) nights stay in 2 Bedroom / 1 Bath Sunset Shores Condo that sleeps six people
  • Directly across the street from the beach
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Year-round heated pool and whirlpool spa
  • Spacious courtyards
  • Parking in gated lot

EVENT DATES: Buyer's choice with coordination from Donor and subject to Terms & Conditions below

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • All accommodations and tickets are dependent on dates and availability. Restricted dates are January - March.
  • Must use by 12/31/2021
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.

DONOR: David Knutson

Colorado Rockies Retreat

Owned by Bruce & Linda Erley, the "Mountain Millhouse" is the perfect base camp to experience the Colorado Rockies. Located at 10,000 feet high in beautiful Fairplay, CO., Breckenridge skiing, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and white water rafting are all within 30 minutes.

Enjoy four nights (dates based upon availability) with accommodations up to six people.The centerpiece of this modern mountain cabin design, is a soaring two-story stone fireplace reaching to stunning vaulted pine ceilings. The high efficiency fireplace includes plenty of firewood for cozy gatherings or romantic nights. You can also enjoy a gourmet kitchen, hot tub and propane outdoor fire bowl.


PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Four (4) nights stay with accommodations for up to six (6) people
  • Hot Tub
  • Propane Outdoor Fire Bowl
  • Fireplace
  • Gourmet Kitchen

EVENT DATES: Go to www.mountainmillhouse.com for photos and available dates (see Airbnb link on site for open dates).

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Not available during major holidays and spring break due to high demand.
  • Must use by 06/30/2021
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.

DONORS: Bruce and Linda Erley

Salute to Coastal Virginia


Visit Norfolk, Virginia and all that Coastal Virginia has to offer! This package includes a two-night stay in a downtown Norfolk Hotel, tickets for a patriotic harbor cruise on the Victory Rover, passes to the Nauticus Maritime Museum & the USS Wisconsin Battleship and a visit to the MacArthur Memorial Museum.The Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean are close by for some time on the beach! And, Historic Williamsburg is just up the road! Come to Virginia and let us treat you like a VIP for a Mid-Atlantic get-away!

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Two (2) night stay in a downtown Norfolk hotel
  • Tickets for a Patriotic Harbor Cruise on the Victory Rover
  • Passes to the Nauticus Maritime Museum & the USS Wisconsin Battleship
  • Passes to the MacArthur Memorial Museum
EVENT DATES: Buyer's choice with coordination from Norfolk Festevents and subject to Terms & Conditions below

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • All accommodations and tickets are dependent on dates and availability
  • Must use by 12/31/2021
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.

DONORS: Norfolk Festevents

Gulf Shores Outdoors & Nature Experience


Escape to Alabama’s 32-miles of white-sand beaches for an outdoor adventure with specially selected nature, wildlife and waterway experiences paired with accommodations at The Lodge at Gulf State Park – a Hilton Hotel, an international benchmark in sustainable hotel design and function focused on connecting guests to the outdoors.Did we mention the incredible sunrises and sunsets?

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Two (2) night stay for two people at The Lodge at Gulf State Park -- a Hilton Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning for two (2) people in Foodcraft at your hotel
  • $50 Gift Card for lunch for two (2) at the Safari Club at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Alabama's first "Green-Certified" restaurant proudly serving Herbivores, Omnivores and Carnivores.
  • $100 Gift Card for dinner for two (2) at LuLu's where "Gumbo Love" is a way of life
  • $100 Gift Card for dinner for two (2) at Fisher's, home to five-time James Beard semi-finalist Chef Bill Briand
  • Admission for two (2) at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo where you will experience wildlife at new heights with a Giraffe Encounter for two (2)
  • Explore serene waterways while watching for dolphins and various bird species with a Wild Native Guided Kayak Trip for two (2)
  • Passes for two (2) on a 6-hour Deep Sea Fishing Excursion with Reel Surprise Charters
  • Soar like an eagle with Hummingbird Ziplines on 6,000 feet of zip line connecting eight different towers
  • Two (2) passes to relax, kick back and enjoy a sunset sail with Sail Wild Hearts, a 52-foot catamaran
  • Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism Swag Bag
EVENT DATES: Buyer's choice with coordination from Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism and subject to Terms & Conditions below

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Hotel stay certificate expires 12/29/2021. Certificate applies to the room rate and tax of a standard room limited to double occupancy. Additional occupants, age 25 and above, are subject to the standard extra person charges. Other services or resort charges will apply; a credit card will be required to guarantee the reservation. Certificate may not be combined with other certificates, discounts, packages, or promotional offers. Excludes alcohol. Certificate must be presented at check-in, is not exchangeable for cash, and will not be replaced, re-issued, or credited if lost, stolen, or otherwise destroyed. Foodcraft breakfast access passes to be distributed to guest at check-in. Please note that black-out dates will apply. Not available during peak summer season, holidays, or special events; hotel must be projecting under 80% occupancy.
  • Each restaurant gift card awarded carries its own redemption rules. Not all restaurants accept reservations; please call ahead to understand wait list or seating protocols. No replacement for lost or stolen restaurant gift cards. If your meal spend exceeds the value of your gift card, you will need to cover the remaining dollar amount due and appropriate gratuity.
  • Please review each excursion's recommendations, advance requirements and usage conditions. No replacement for lost or stolen excursion certificates. Gratuity for your excursion leaders is not included in your award.
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.

DONORS: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Gulf Shores Coastal Crafters Experience


Slip away to Alabama’s 32 miles of white-sand beaches for some special hand-crafted experiences. This Coastal Crafters get-away includes accommodations at The Lodge at Gulf State Park – a Hilton Hotel – that is an international benchmark in sustainable hotel design and function focused on connecting guests to the outdoors.Did we mention the incredible sunrises and sunsets?

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Two (2) night stay for two people at The Lodge at Gulf State Park -- a Hilton Hotel
  • Breakfast each morning for two (2) people in Foodcraft at your hotel
  • Two (2) $50 Gift Cards for great lunches each day at any of the legendary Flora-Bama restaurants (Flora-Bama Lounge & Package, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill or Flora-Bama Yacht Club)
  • $50 Gift Card for dinner for two (2) at Gulf Shores' award -winning DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen, a favorite family-owned restaurant
  • $150 Gift Card for dinner for two (2) at Voyager's fine dining restaurant at Perdido Beach Resort
  • Big Beach Brewery Tasting Experience (accessed via $25 Gift Card good for beer or gift shop items)
  • Coastal Arts Center Suncatcher Art Class for one (1) person
  • Coastal Arts Center Gift Certificate for one (1) mug or glass cup from the Gift Shop
  • Harmony Creek hands-on Fizzy Bath Bomb class for two (2)
  • Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism Swag Bag

EVENT DATES: Buyer's choice with coordination from Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism and subject to Terms & Conditions below.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Package should be utilized by 12/15/2021 to enjoy all featured benefits.
  • Reservations required for hotel, as well as several of the excursion activities, so please plan accordingly.
  • Hotel stay certificate expires 12/29/2021. Certificate applies to the room rate and tax of a standard room limited to double occupancy. Additional occupants, age 25 and above, are subject to the standard extra person charges. Other services or resort charges will apply; a credit card will be required to guarantee the reservation. Certificate may not be combined with other certificates, discounts, packages, or promotional offers. Excludes alcohol. Certificate must be presented at check-in, is not exchangeable for cash, and will not be replaced, re-issued, or credited if lost, stolen, or otherwise destroyed. Foodcraft breakfast access passes to be distributed to guest at check-in. Please note that black-out dates will apply. Not available during peak summer season, holidays, or special events; hotel must be projecting under 80% occupancy.
  • Each restaurant gift card awarded carries its own redemption rules. Not all restaurants accept reservations; please call ahead to understand wait list or seating protocols. No replacement for lost or stolen restaurant gift cards. If your meal spend exceeds the value of your gift card, you will need to cover the remaining dollar amount due and appropriate gratuity.
  • Coastal Arts Center Gift Certificates expire 12/15/2021. Gift Store certificate valued at $30; no cash back if item chosen is less than certificate amount.
  • Big Beach Brewery Experience accessed with a gift card valued at $25 good for beer or gift shop items; no cash back if items chosen are less than gift card amount.
  • Harmony Creek Fizzy Bath Bomb Class experience expires 12/15/2021. Class must be scheduled at least 7 days in advance, subject to instructor availability. Please read certificate for full terms.
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.

DONORS: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Lead Me to Louisville

Come visit Louisville, Kentucky! The city that’s home to The Kentucky Derby - "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports!”

This package features a two night stay at the recently renovated Galt House Hotel, The Official Hotel of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Derby Festival. Louisville’s only Waterfront Hotel features seven restaurants and lounges from delicious food to amazing cocktails. The newest restaurant “Swizzle” also boats a revolving dining area with spectacular views of the city. Make sure to have an Old Fashioned – it’s Louisville signature cocktail featuring Kentucky’s favorite spirit - Bourbon!

To round out this amazing package enjoy 4 tour tickets to the Kentucky Derby Museum. The Kentucky Derby Museum is housed on the same property as Churchill Downs and provides a historic insight and perspective of the sport of horse racing. You and three guests will get to visit exhibits, get to view the epic film, “The Greatest Race,” a 360° 18-minute media experience that will make your heart race and emotions soar, and finally you will get to take part in a guided Historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs. Pick out your favorite hat and immerse yourself in all things Derby!


PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Two (2) night stay at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville
  • Four (4) Tickets to the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs
  • Two (2) Bottles of Bourbon signed by Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott
  • Guided, historic Walking Tour of Churchill Downs

EVENT DATES: Buyer's choice with coordination from Kentucky Derby Festival and subject to Terms & Conditions below

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • All accommodations and tickets are dependent on dates and availability
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase
  • Must claim trip by 12/31/2021
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.

DONORS: Kentucky Derby Festival

Savor San Antonio & Tour the Texas Hill Country

San Antonio invites visitors to be inspired, be curious and be hungry. San Antonio has it all. It’s a city rich in history, bursting with culture, and if it’s food you are into, you will not be disappointed by this UNESCO designated Creative City of Gastronomy. San Antonio is ready to host you, feed you, and show you a good time.

Experience the 300+ year history as many of the city’s early architectural and cultural elements remain, allowing visitors to see into the city’s storied past first-hand. With this package, you can soak up the history and culture with tours by foot, by boat, and by bus! Cruise on a barge down the San Antonio River, walk through Historic King William neighborhood, and bus to 19 different sites including, the Alamo, Market Square/El Mercado, San Fernando Cathedral, Tower of the Americas, and many more.

Just when you have had your fill of the city, get away. Wander outside the city limits to explore country life and enjoy the great outdoors of the Texas Hill Country. Just 90 mins from San Antonio, take a relaxing day trip to experience the Texas Hill Country with a tour customized to your interests. Like history? Visit museums, the LBJ Ranch, and the “Texas White House”. Want to shop? Enjoy the boutiques and antique shops of Fredericksburg, TX. Thirsty? We can make this a Hill Country Wine tour!



PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Three (3) night stay at the Riverwalk Plaza Hotel
  • Four (4) Tickets for a Go Rio River Cruise down the San Antonio River
  • Four (4) Tickets for a San Antonio Site Seeing Tour on a Double Decker Bus
  • Guided Walking Tour through King William Historic and Cultural Arts District (1.5 hours / 1 mile)
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Rosarios Mexican Cafe & Cantina
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Augie's Alamo City BBQ Steakhouse
  • Texas Hill Country Tour for four (4) -- customizable based on winner's interests
  • Two (2) Bottles of Texas Wine
  • Fredericksburg, TX Gift Certificate

EVENT DATES: Buyer's choice with coordination from Donor and subject to Terms & Conditions below

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • All accommodations and tickets are dependent on dates and availability
  • Not available during hotel blackout dates: Labor Day, New Year's Eve, etc.
  • Tickets, cruises, ad tours may be subject to seasonal or weather related availability
  • All other contents of package will be delivered upon arrival in San Antonio
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase
  • Must use trip by 12/31/2021
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.

DONORS: DFEST®, King William Fair, Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce

Meet Me in St. Louis Artful Experience


In Saint Louis we are Keeping Art Essential! This weekend getaway is designed for Art Lovers!! Get away to centrally located Saint Louis, Missouri, for an artful experience that stretches over a variety of mediums and places. You'll also visit nearby Clayton, a premier destination for business and fine dining, and also home to the Saint Louis Art Fair!

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Two (2) night stay at the NEW Le Meridien Hotel in downtown Clayton
  • $200 Gift Certificate for use in Le Meridien Hotel's restaurant -- Cafe Le Vie
  • Framed, 2020 Commemorative Print from the Saint Louis Art Fair
  • Gift membership and Private Docent-led Tour through the Saint Louis Art Museum (located in Forest Park, just minutes from the hotel and filled with incomparable amenities to explore)
  • Gift membership to the Contemporary Art Museum (located in the Arts District in Midtown)
  • Two (2) tickets to a Live Musical Performance at one of the Grand Center Arts District venues
  • $75 Gift Card for a nightcap at the Rooftop Terrace located inside the Angad Arts hotel

EVENT DATES: Buyer's choice with coordination from Saint Louis Art Fair and subject to Terms & Conditions below

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Docent-Led Tour must be on a mutually agreeable day/time
  • Tickets for the Musical Performance must be on a mutually agreeable day/time
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase
  • Must use trip by 12/31/2021
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.

DONORS: Saint Louis Art Fair

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, FL Getaway


The Seminole Hard Rock AAA Four Diamond-rated, Green Lodging Certified hotel is characterized by authentic memorabilia that surrounds stay, play, and dine resort amenities. Our 638 upscale guestrooms in the first-ever Guitar Hotel, 168 luxury guestrooms and unique swim-up suites in the adjacent Oasis Tower, and 465 newly redesigned guestrooms in Hard Rock Hotel are outfitted with signature furnishings and our Sleep Like a Rock® bedding that is designed for guests to relax and recharge like rock royalty. Catch the biggest names in entertainment in the 7,000-capacity Hard Rock Live. Enjoy one of the integrated resort’s many amenities including 18 acres of pools, a luxury spa and salon, dozens of contemporary and fine dining options, exciting bars and nightlife, expanded gaming, and so much more.

Situated in Hollywood, Florida, the resort is centrally located 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s beaches and 30 minutes from Miami. PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Two (2) nights stay in Deluxe Accommodations at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
  • Two (2) Dinners for two in your choice of the Hard Rock's fine dining restaurants (Council Oak, Kuro or Cipresso)
  • One (1) Day Deluxe Bora Bora Pool Experience (weekday only) with food and beverage included
  • $200 Spa Gift Card

EVENT DATES: Buyer's choice with coordination from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and subject to Terms & Conditions below

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • All accommodations and tickets are dependent on dates and availability
  • Must use by 09/30/2021
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.

DONOR: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

The Ultimate Philadelphia Flower Show Experience

The 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show will return in 2021 with a new outdoor location and dates in early summer. With an all new look and locale to offer a safe, exciting experience for all, the Philadelphia Flower Show will be more breathtaking than ever.

The Flower Show overflows with acres of full-scale garden displays created by the nation’s leading floral and landscape designers and hundreds of other group and individual exhibitors. The Flower Show includes professional design and gardening contests; educational exhibits by high school and university students and national plant societies; and the Hamilton Horticourt, where expert and novice gardeners compete for blue ribbons and show their finest plants – much as the first exhibitors did in 1829.

The Flower Show is the nation’s premier horticultural event, inspiring, educating, and encouraging visitors to garden for the greater good.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Three (3) Nights lodging (one room) at a local hotel in Philadelphia
  • Two (2) VIP All Access Passes to the 2021 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
  • Two (2) tickets to the exclusive Philadelphia Flower Show Preview Party
  • A Behind-the-scenes tour with Sam Lemheney, CFEE, Chief of Flower Show & Events at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • Two (2) Philadelphia Passes, Providing Free Access to over 30 Attractions in Philadelphia
  • One (1) $50 Restaurant Gift Card to any Starr Restaurant in Philadelphia
  • One (1) Overflowing Bag of Flower Show Swag and Goodies

EVENT DATES: Early summer 2021 (TBA)

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Specific details will be announced in early fall 2020
  • Package may not be resold at any other auction or online.
DONOR: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and the City of Philadelphia, Office of Special Events
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