2017 Silent Auction


This year's fundraiser is set to be the biggest yet and we look forward to seeing you there! Appetizers, drinks and live music are included! Follow our event on Facebook for all the latest news about items up for bid, vendors and entertainment. Plus, get a $5 discount on admission when you order pre-order your tickets. More details below.

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Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55806


April 21, 2017 6-9PM

How Much

$25 through April 18 or $30 at the door.

Buy Tickets Now


Save $5 when you buy securely online

Tickets are on sale now! Order online now through April 18th and get $5 off the door price of $30. Plus, when you order online you'll receive a bidder number via email the day before the event so you can breeze past all the people waiting in line!

What's included

Your ticket gets you access to our fundraising event where you will enjoy free appetizers and beverages from local vendors like Northern Waters Smokehaus, New Scenic Cafe, Castle Danger Brewery, Vikre Distillery and more (non-alcoholic beverages will be available too). Black River Revue will be providing the entertainment for the evening, and of course you'll have the opportunity to bid on some great packages.

Our ticketing vendor is TicketTailor and you can be sure your order will be placed securely. You'll receive an email from them with your ticket and more information about the event.

Online Bidding

New this year: Bid before the event!

We know we have a lot of supporters out there who want to help us but can't make it to the fundraiser. For all of our friends-from-afar this year, for the first time, we'll be offering select items for bidding online!

You can preview all the items available both online and offline at http://bit.ly/2017wwonlineauction. When you get there, click on the green box in the upper left corner under our logo to browse the categories. Look for the words "Pre Bid" under the item numbers to find items that will be available for bidding online. "Preview Only" means the item will only be available for bidding at our event on the 21st.

If you can make it to the live event, though, you'll definitely want to because those who do will have a chance to out-bid the online bidders! Online bidding begins April 13th and goes through April 18th.


Win a one-of-a-kind work of art or a fishing kayak

Raffle tickets (for both raffles) are $10 each and can be purchased during our event or at the locations listed below. Winners will be selected during our event on April 21st.

The fine print: Must be 18 or older to purchase tickets, and must reside within the United States. Need not be present to win, however winner is responsible for all shipping & handling costs, and for making arrangements for the transportation of the items from Clyde Iron Works in Duluth, MN on April 21st. Winner is also responsible for all associated taxes and fees. All sales are final, no refunds.

Adam Swanson Painting

Adam Swanson

Local artist, Adam Swanson, will be creating a unique painting live at the event! The subject of the painting will be chosen by the artist and revealed only while he is painting it. Worth $600, the final piece will be approximately 32" x 24".

The Artist

Adam's "work addresses the future, fragility of the human presence, perseverance of nature and underlying threads of danger that underpin societies. There is a deep relationship between art and science. The more we learn about our surroundings, where we came from and who we are, the more likely we will thrive in a universe of endless possibilities."

Where to get Tickets

At Wildwoods - 4009 W Arrowhead Road, Duluth MN 55811

By Mail:

Attn: Adam Swanson Raffle
PO Box 3161
Duluth, MN 55803


Pelican Intrepid 100x Angler Kayak

Marine General in Duluth, MN has donated a Pelican Intrepid 100x Angler sit-in fishing kayak worth up to $350. Plus, your raffle ticket will get you $10 off a $50 purchase at Marine General!

The Kayak

This sit-in fishing kayak features adjustable footrests, knee pads and the ERGOFIT seating system for increased comfort, flush mount, swivel and vertical rod holders, a quick lock storage hatch, a 4" day hatch with storage bag and a tank well with mesh deck cover to store your fishing gear, a smart phone holder and ergonomic carrying handles. More info from Pelican

Where to get Tickets

At Marine General - 1501 London Road, Duluth, MN 55812

At Wildwoods - 4009 W Arrowhead Road, Duluth MN 55811

By Mail:

Attn: Kayak Raffle
PO Box 3161
Duluth, MN 55803

Terms & Conditions

The Fine Print

  • If you are not in attendance at the end of the auction, you will be notified to purchase and pick up your items at Wildwoods during scheduled days and times.
  • Auction and Raffle winners are responsible for transporting items won from the event site.
  • Item descriptions and estimated values have been provided by donors. All items are sold in AS IS condition.
  • All sales are final. All sales are subject to the terms the donors placed on items.
  • Bidders release and hold Wildwoods harmless from any claim arising from bidder’s use of said service and/or products.
  • Donors may be able to claim a charitable contribution deduction for the excess of the purchase price paid for an item over its fair market value. Please speak with a tax professional. Raffle and admission ticket purchases are not tax deductible.

Online Bidding

  • Some items available in the silent auction on April 21st, 2017 will be available for pre-bidding online beginning at 12:00 AM April 13th and ending 11:55 PM April 19th.
  • The highest bids collected online will become the minimum bids at the silent auction and attendees of the silent auction will have the opportunity to out-bid the online bidders. If the online bid remains the highest bid at the close of the silent auction, the winner will be notified.
  • Online bids include a shipping & handling charge.
  • Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes, fees and shipping & handling costs and arrangements.