A Live Auction Unlike Any Other - Warriors & Quiet Waters

A Live Auction Unlike Any Other

What do surf lessons, pheasant hunting, and skiing with an Olympian have in common? We'll give you a hint – they're related to Warrior Taste Fest, WQW's celebration of food, drink, and art. These three experiences will all be available during our high-spirited live auction, which Warrior Taste Fest attendees get to participate in firsthand. Let's take a closer look at a few of the packages you can bid on this year!
Palm Springs

Bid on a Palm Springs getaway

First, you can immerse yourself in the extraordinary sport of surfing! Enjoy refreshing water and vibrant sunshine on your face as you attend private lessons at the new Palm Springs Surf Club with your host Tim O’Byrne. For four memorable nights, you will stay at the Auric House, a six-bedroom home in the Historic Tennis Club district of Palm Springs within walking distance of downtown. Next, you will try out your new surfing skills at the stunning Laguna Beach with a stay at Hotel Joaquin! This experience allows you to experience the majestic Pacific Ocean in a vibrant, fun-filled way.


Try to outbid others on this popular private hunting experience

Do you enjoy the mountains more than the ocean? Look no further – our Montana hunting experience is sure to catch your eye. The winner of this package will experience two days of guided pheasant hunting (by your host Mike Hope) plus a three-night stay for four at a hunting lodge outside of Lewiston, Montana. During your time at the lodge, all meals and drinks will be covered — including a steak dinner with wine pairing. Your journey begins with an arrival-hosted welcome meal and drinks at the nearby Tall Boy Saloon in Hobson, Montana. This hunting excursion is perfect for those who want to experience the restorative tranquility of Montana's nature.


Join Bode Miller on the slopes by winning this package

Lastly, our live auction will contain the opportunity to ski with an Olympic gold medalist! Our unique package includes a day of skiing with the all-time most successful male American alpine ski racer, Bode Miller. You will be equipped with high-quality skis, boots, poles, and goggles for your time on the slopes. The day will conclude with a luxurious dinner at the Auric Room in Big Sky, Montana.

Mark McKenna

Take home a coveted piece of artwork by Mark McKenna

To begin, Mark McKenna's work is inspired by what he loves – the beauty of the West. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration and a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Brigham Young University. He taught art at the high school level for eight years and has since become a full-time artist. Mark has had his work included in shows across the U.S. & Canada. He is represented by Astoria Fine Art in Jackson, Wyoming, and Mountain Trails Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Don your walls with a Whitney Hall original

Next, Whitney Hall's work has been juried into many national shows, such as the Russell Auction, the Buffalo Bill Art Show, and the Coors Western Art Show Club Gallery. She was selected as one of Southwest Art Magazine's "21 Under 31" and is one of the youngest rising stars in the Western art scene. Whitney spends her time painting and exhibiting between Bozeman, Montana, in the summer and Scottsdale, Arizona, in the winter. Her colorful horses, birds, and wildlife are collected throughout North America.

With remarkable packages ahead, we trust that our live auction will be one to remember. The complete list of live auction packages will be revealed in the near future, so stay tuned! We hope you will join us for an evening of lively community at Warrior Taste Fest on September 8 at the Haynes Pavilion. Tickets are on sale now — hurry, they're selling quickly!