Due to Covid-19
the Board of Directors has
made the difficult decision to cancel the
2021 Gourmet Auction.
While this fun filled event brings
so many of us together,
we felt this was the best
decision to keep everyone safe.
We look forward to seeing everyone in 2022!
January 28th, 2022
The Big Island Rendezvous Education Days / Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce Gourmet Food Auction is in its 21st year of raising money to support the mission of our partnership. The Gourmet Auction will be held at Wedgewood Cove in Albert Lea, MN social hour begins at 5:00, tasting at 6:30pm and the live auction begins at 7:30.
The Gourmet Auction has raised over $60,000 throughout the years, with over $12,000 raised at last year's event alone. These funds go towards bringing in re-enactors for students to experience, as well as subsidizing classes that would otherwise be unable to experience the Big Island Rendezvous Education Days through reduced entrance fees, scholarships, and trip funding grants.
We raise money through both a silent auction, and live auction items throughout the evening. Food is served by many local individuals and restaurants for you to sample featuring many of the food items available to bid on during the live auction.