Berner Love Benefit 2017: Fiesta de Fido

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Home of Coleen Carroll & Rick Bryan

3699 Norsted Ave South

Afton, MN 55001

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Welcome to our annual fundraiser -- a wine and beer tasting with silent and live auctions -- to raise grant money for Members of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of the Greater Twin Cities, whose dogs experience medical care that leads to catastrophic expenses.

This year we'll celebrate in the spirit of Spain, a mere 2 countries away from home of origin of our beleved Berners, with Fiesta de la Fido!

  • Bubbly (Spanish Cava)

  • Wine Tasting featuring Spanish wines and American wines made with heritage Spanish grapes.

  • Spanish cheeses and olives, a main course of Spanish Parillada (BBQ) followed by dessert.

  • Silent and Live Auctions plus, NEW THIS YEAR: A Raffle!

  • The music of Señor Ricardo

We're thrilled to be partnering with Swirl Wine Club, located in beautiful Afton, Minnesota along the St. Croix river. Swirl Wine Club will provide our wines and tasting notes, and will also make cases of the wines available for sale, with 10% of all purchases at the event going back to the Berner Love Benefit fund.

WHO: Bring your friends!! This event is open to members and non-members age 21 years or older. Dog policy: Well socialized, well behaved dogs are welcome, with the exception of non-neutered males and females in heat. One dog only per adult. (This is an off-leash event so, please be prepared to supervise, and pick up after, your dog.)

WHERE: The lovely, spacious Berner paradise of Coleen Carroll and Rick Bryan in Afton, MN. This is an outdoor venue with some out-buildings and canopy tents.

ATTIRE: At Fiesta de la Fido, por favor, wear your Berner gear with a little Spanish flair! Floral prints, scarlet red and black, flowers in your hair, etc.! And, as always, show off your love of the breed with all that cornie stuff in your closet that you can't wear anywhere else!

WHAT TO BRING: Your checkbook, cash or credit cards (credit accepted this year); warm jacket and umbrella just in case; a chair and your friends who love the breed, beer and wine.

RAIN POLICY: This event will be held rain or shine. Please bring rain gear just in case. There are some shelters on the property. In the event of a major storm or wash out, this event will be rescheduled for January, 2018. You will be notified via email in the event it is rescheduled.

Please drive responsibly and please drink responsibly and/or plan a sober ride.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes, valid Driver's License or valid ID required. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Attendees are responsible for transportation to and from this event. There is street parking at this event. The nature of the parking may require that you walk 3 or more equivalent blocks to the gate. Attendees are responsible for planning a sober ride home. We ecourage you to use Uber or Lyft or arrange a ride with a sober friend.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please bring your checkbook, credit cards or cash;

Your ticket or phone showing your pre-paid ticket;

Rain gear just in case;

A chair.

Can I make a donation to the silent auction?

If you would like to donate to the silent or live auction, please notify the organizer at alicelbarry@gmail.com what you are donating in advance with a description and retail price. Plan to bring the item(s) to the event prior to the 5PM start time.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email alicelbarry@gmail.com.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Registration is transferrable to another adult age 21 years of age or older with valid proof of ID. Please contact the organizer 24 hours prior to the event start with the name of the person/persons attending.

What is the refund policy?

All purchases are final. No refunds are provided.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but you do need to bring valid proof of identificaiton so that we can match your name to your registration.

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Home of Coleen Carroll & Rick Bryan

3699 Norsted Ave South

Afton, MN 55001

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