• 1820 Valkyrie Drive NW,
  • Rochester, MN 55901
  • HHI: 507-289-7222
  • HHF: 507-289-8683

The Opening Night Gala is filled with opportunities for you to further Hiawatha Homes’ mission. One such opportunity is the Live Auction! Here is the 2019 live auction lineup: 

Festively First Class

Donated by M² Creative Events &
Festive Hiawatha Elves

Be our VIP guests at the 2020 Festival of Trees Opening Night Gala! You’ll receive eight tickets to the Opening Night Preview Party and Gala, a butlered reserved table for eight near the front stage, two bottles of wine, and complimentary Festival of Trees wine glasses.

Take me to the River

Donated by Chris, Brenda, Adam &
Crystal Landherr

A day of food, drinks, and fun! Revel in the scenic delight of the upper-Mississippi River on The Brenda Kay, a motor yacht ported on French Island near La Crosse, WI. The cruise will include breathtaking views and a lock and dam experience for a party of six. While cruising you’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages of choice. End the day with dinner for six at Huck Finn’s on the Water served with two rounds of drinks. Mutually agreed upon date between June 1 and August 31, 2020.

It’s Hug Time

Donated by A & A Electric,
Mike Busch State Farm, & Sorensen & Sorensen Painting & Decorating, Inc.

Smile, hug and repeat as you enjoy a stage performance of Troll’s Live at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 2 p.m. (Row MF1, Row C, Seats 1-4). Your group of four will experience the VIP treatment including a meet and greet opportunity with Poppy and Branch and more! Following the show, head to the LuMINN Hotel Minneapolis for a happy ending to a troll-rific day!

The State of Hockey


Donated by Knutson Construction

Get into the hockey season as the Minnesota Wild take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7 p.m. Your group of four will have On-The-Glass seats and entry to the Audi Quattro Club, complimentary food, beer, wine, and parking.


Bomba Squad

Donated by A Friend of Hiawatha, Heartland Tire & Auto, &
Loren Wendroth State Farm

Attention MN Twins Fans – 2019 was a record breaking year, and 2020 is sure to follow suit. Follow the team with this ticket pack of 20 games for four people in the Diamond Middle section at Target Field. Pack your glove and prepare to cheer along the first or third base line. Winner will select ticket package from four options (View options here).

‘Tis the Ski-son

Donated by A Friend of Hiawatha & Pompeii Painting

In Steamboat Springs getting away feels a lot like coming home. Customize your perfect winter getaway for you and a guest. This package includes lodging for three nights and a $1500 Steamboat Springs gift card for your choice of excursions. Ski the Champagne Powder slopes, spend a relaxing day at the spa, or shop ‘til you drop. Unwind at night with hundreds of options for dining, events, and entertainment. Must be booked by December 31, 2019.

Celebrate the Rivalry

Donated by Nifty Ninjas

Go all out at the Vikings vs. Packers game! These two tickets to this year’s rival game on December 23rd at 7 p.m. will help you forget about the hustle and bustle of Christmas for at least one night! Watch your favorite NFL team in the Mystic Lake Club Purple. Your tickets include unlimited food and beverages and an unforgettable experience. Hotel for two included at the new Elliot Park Hotel, Autograph Collection, located a few blocks away from US Bank Stadium.

Sing Loud for All to Hear

Donated by The Rochester Civic Theatre, Gold Crown Limousine, Inc., & Salute! Wine Bar

Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins and miss out on seeing Elf: The Musical on Sunday, December 15 at the The Civic. Your party of four will enjoy a limousine chauffer to the show at 2 p.m. After the show, venture back stage for a tour and meet and greet with the cast. Your chariot will await following the show to bring you to dinner at Salute! Wine Bar. Gaze at your autographed playbill as you cherish the evening.

Happiness is BBQ

Donated by Scott & Angela Decker/Smokin’ Turtle BBQ

A tasty BBQ party catered just for you and your hungry friends. This party for 20 includes an appetizer, chicken, ribs, beans, coleslaw, and dessert. Location and dates as mutually agreed upon within 30 miles of Rochester between May 1 and September 30, 2020. Within 30 miles of Rochester.

Seize the Clay

Donated by Pottery by Jessica,
and Jason Windsor from Victoria’s Ristorante & Wine Bar

Channel your inner artist during this pottery experience for up to six guests. Each guest will create two hand crafted pottery pieces with the support of local potter, Jessica Taylor of Pottery by Jessica in Rochester. Marvel at your creations while you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine in the studio. Following your studio time, Jessica will glaze and fire your masterpieces for a lifetime of enjoyment. Party on a mutually agreed upon date in 2020.