2016 Bachelor Auction & Wilderness Woman Contest
The Talkeetna Bachelor Auction will be Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar in Downtown Talkeetna. The Auction starts at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm. Admission is limited to women only, 21 and older. General admission is $25.00, tickets may be purchased online through the Denali Arts Council. A limited number of front row VIP tickets are also available online. All proceeds are donated to charitable causes.
The “Theme” for this year’s Bachelor Auction & Ball will reflect Talkeetna’s Centennial Celebration of 100 Years.
The 31st annual Wilderness Woman Contest will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. Registration begins at 10:00 am at the the Fairview Inn, Downtown Talkeetna. Participation is limited to the first 50 contestants to sign up. Various areas of competition include hauling water, splitting wood, shooting, and fishing. The winners will be crowned at the Bachelor Ball that evening. The Events are hosted by the Talkeetna Bachelors Society.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, December 2, 2016
• 6:00 PM – Festival of Lights Parade (Sponsored by the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce). Parade begins at the Swiss Alaska Inn, through East Talkeetna & Downtown & ends at the Village Park on Main Street. The Bachelor Float will end at VFW Post 3836 on Veterans Way
• Immediately following the Parade, meet at the VFW Post #3836 for: “Bachelor Meet and Greet”, Male Order Catalog Autographs, and The Mating Game with Celebrity Host.
SATURDAY, December 3rd, 2016
• 10:00 AM – Wilderness Woman Contest Registration ($5.00 entry fee) begins at the Fairview Inn
• 11:30 AM – Bachelors welcome the train at the Village Depot behind the Fairview Inn (Ever hopeful that lots of single women will disembark.)
• 12:00 PM – Wilderness Woman Contest begins on Main Street
• 6:00 PM – Doors open at the Denali Arts Council’s Sheldon Arts Hangar for the Bachelor Auction. Must be 21 & must show ID. General Admission is $25.00, VIP is $55.00. Tickets must be purchased online at www.DenaliArtsCouncil.org
• 7:00 PM – Wilderness Woman Contest winner & runner-ups will be crowned followed by the Bachelor Auction.
* Following the Auction and Bachelor Ball, live music will continue at the Fairview Inn. Overflow Party at the TeePee. The Talkeetna Roadhouse Opens at Midnight on Saturday night for Breakfast.