Wisconsin Pork Association’s annual fundraising auctions will take place during the Taste of Elegance Reception on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Admission to the Taste of Elegance is included with Pork/Corn/Soy Expo registration. Additional tickets can be reserved in advance by calling the WPA office at 608-723-7551 and will also be available for purchase at the door.

If you or your business would like to donate an item for the auction, call the WPA office at 608-723-7551 or email mmasters@wppa.org to make arrangements.

A variety of items to fit everyone’s budget are available for purchase in the 2018 auctions, including:


Silent Auction

The silent auction opens at the start of the Taste of Elegance reception at 6:15 p.m. The auction closes approximately one hour later, just prior to the awards ceremony and live auction.

Live Auction

A limited number of items will be part of a live auction taking place during the Taste of Elegance reception. This auction gives individuals an opportunity to place a live bid on items other than pies and will include some of the following items:

  • Vortex Optics Binoculars
  • $500 Certificate towards a rental at McFarlanes Retail & Service Center
  • Stihl Chainsaw and accessories ($700 Value)
  • 10 Gallons Triune Manure Manager ($1000 Value)
  • Titan SS Crossbow ($899 Value)

Youth Pie Auction

The youth pie auction raises funds for Wisconsin Pork Association’s youth programs, including additional scholarships, the pork mentorship program, and support for other activities throughout the year impacting youth involved in the swine industry. Fresh-baked pies are donated by WPA members and the Taste of Elegance chefs. The pie auction live bidding takes place at the conclusion of the Taste of Elegance, typically around 7:30 p.m.