Taste of Wabasha Frequently Asked Questions

Can you reserve tickets without payment?
No. We cannot reserve tickets without payment.

Will you mail me a printed ticket?
No, registration is 100% electronic, so we do not mail tickets. Simply arrive at 6pm to check in.

What can I expect if I attend Taste of Wabasha?
Each guest receives tasting portions from local restaurants. Throughout the evening, meet the eagles and National Eagle Center staff and learn about our inspiring work with eagles, place your bids on silent auction items and experiences, purchase raffle tickets for a fishing kayak and/or Adam Swanson eagle painting and cast your vote for your overall favorite “Taste”.

Who should I contact about sponsoring Taste of Wabasha?
Charley Nelson at 651-565-4989 or email at [email protected].

Are children allowed at Taste of Wabasha?
This event is designed for adults over the age of 21, but no one will be excluded. Everyone, including those under the age of 21, is required to purchase a ticket for the event ($40 each)

Where should I stay in Wabasha?
Our event web page has a Lodging tab with lots of links.

What if I have special dietary issues?
Restaurant staff will be present to provide information about the food they are serving.

What about inclement weather?
The event is held indoors at the National Eagle Center so weather will not an issue.

What should I wear?
Please wear whatever is comfortable for you, dressy or casual!

When should I arrive?
Taste of Wabasha begins at 6 pm.

What time does the silent auction close? 
The silent auction closes at 8pm

When can I see if I was the highest bidder on the silent auction? 
Winning bidders from the silent auction will be finalized at approximately 8:15pm.

How long can I purchase raffle tickets? 
You can purchase raffle tickets up until the drawing at 8:30pm

Will there be beverages available?
A cash bar will be available to purchase Villa Belleza wine and Bent Paddle Brewing beer, as well as a small selection of sodas. Water stations are available on each floor.

Do you have more questions?
Please call us at 651-565-4989, or email Charley Nelson at [email protected].