"The King will reply, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least 
of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."     
Matthew 25:40 


About Us
Children's Festival
Organizational Info
Prior Sales

Online donation form    *    Food Label    *    Corporate Sponsorship Form

The Minnkota Festival and Auction is a fundraiser to help people in need at home and around the globe. You can help. You can make a difference and have some fun at the same time! Here's how:

1. Come to the auction and buy something.

2. Donate money. It's tax deductible!

  • Monetary donations can be sent to:
    MinnKota Festival for World Relief
    % Anita Neufeld, Treasurer
    44760 283rd Street
    Hurley, SD 57036

  • Become a corporate sponsor. This is a great opportunity.
    Corporate Sponsorship Form

3. Donate auction items. The 2011 Festival will have the following auctions:

  • Antique Auction - We are looking for  items such as cream cans, copper boilers, egg baskets, cookie jars, clocks, depression glass, farm toys, and filling station signs. Helping those in need can be as easy as giving an item or two that might be gathering dust on your shelves, in your attic, or stored away in your barn. Items as small as a pocket watch or as big as an antique table or hutch are welcome at our debut auction. Give us a vivid description and/or a picture with your donation by June 1 to attract the most buyers.

  • Artisan's Auction - The history of this auction has its roots in the handmade quilts, rugs, and woodworking items that have been so popular over the years. Today this is just the basis of the auction and not the entire event. Many things are auctioned off in the main event such as art of all kinds, collectable items such as toy farm equipment, outdoor equipment and supplies, tickets to area events especially high priced or hard to get tickets, and electronics. The 2011 theme is "A Table for Sharing" so we are looking for as many table sets as possible to highlight this theme.

  • Just For Fun Auction is part of the Children's Festival but has been expanded with items that are fun for people of all ages from infants to centurions. The sky is the limit with things that are auctioned just for fun! Previous sales have had new children's toys, both commercial and handmade, craft kits, handmade things for the kid's bedrooms such as pillows, pillowcases, and wall hangings, sportswear and memorabilia of college or pro teams, sporting and event tickets, tickets to area attractions, books, or mini vacation packages such as a one or two night stay at a resort or hotel. 

  • Silent Auction - This auction features theme baskets such as a pamper yourself basket, cookie making basket, reading theme basket, toy or craft basket. Anything goes!

Please register your donation by completing the online donation form.. When submitting the information, you can upload a picture of the item if available. Although pictures are not required, it allows auction goers to view the auction items before coming. If not using the online form, or if you have the picture after the online form is submitted, please submit you picture to webmaster@minnkotasale.org.  

Donations need to be delivered to the Sioux Falls Arena by 3:30 PM on Friday, July 22. Each item needs to have a donation form attached to it. Complete the online donation form and receive the needed receipt. If you need help or additional information please contact info@minnkotasale.org or minnkota.sandy@gmail.com 

Every donation is important! All donations are accepted and will be placed in the appropriate portion of the festival.

4. Donate other items:

  • For the Artisans' Market such as doll furniture, mini quilts, novelties, pillow cases, stands, shelves, toys, etc
  • For the Farmer's Market: We welcome donations of vegetables, plants, honey, baked goods or jams and jellies.
    South Dakota law allows the sale of fresh, whole, unwashed, raw fruits and vegetables with no regulatory requirements. 
    Packaged or home processed foods needing no refrigeration must be labeled with the product's name, ingredient list, the production or canning date, the producer's name and contact information, and a disclaimer stating: "This product has been home processed in a kitchen that may also process common food allergens such as tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, soy, wheat, milk, fish, and shellfish." This information can be supplied  by the MinnKota Festival food labels
    All food items donated need to have this food label attached. Please print this label, fill it out, and attach it to the food item.

5. Donate your time. All workers are volunteers. 
     Many hands make light work and we need YOU!

  • For the Minnkota Festival - If you have 2-4 hours to help set up, run or clean up on Friday, July 22 and /or Saturday, July 23, please contact the MinnKota Board at info@minnkotasale.org

  • For the Children's Festival - For four hours children attending the MinnKota Festival can have fun while raising funds for those less fortunate. To make the festival a success we need many people to man activity booths. For more ideas and info regarding the children's festival see our children's carnival idea handout. Even if you only have a couple of hours to help please contact Sandy Robertson, chair of the Children's Festival at minnkota.sandy@gmail.com.

Don't forget - All Donations are Tax Deductible!

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