Autumn in the Valley Gala

Participate in the Online Auction

Please show your support by participating in the gala’s online auction fundraiser. Our auction features unique nature-themed items, beautiful artwork, as well as exciting experiential activities.

To view items and register for the auction visit:

Bidding opens September 1 and closes September 12 at 7:30pm.

Celebrate at Carpenter

Thanks to our enthusiastic supporters, the Autumn in the Valley Gala is FULL for onsite attendance (as of 8/12/21)!

But don’t worry, you can still join us by registering for the virtual program at and participating in our online auction.

Sign up here to preview our auction items; bidding opens September 1.

For any questions or to check your RSVP status, call Erika at (651) 437-4359.

Event Schedule:

4:00 pm          Social Hour with Open Bar, Cart Tours, and Live Music

6:00 pm          Program and Live Auction

7:00 pm          Dinner

7:30 pm          Silent Auction Close

8:00 pm          Check-out available

Watch the Virtual Program

For those who would prefer to participate from the comfort of home, you may join us virtually by watching the live-stream of our event program, participating in the silent auction and donating online.


Register online at

Participation is FREE. Please consider showing your support through sponsorship and engaging in our online auction.

Virtual Program

6:00 pm         Program and Live Auction   

7:30 pm         Silent Auction Closes

Sponsorships & Item Donations

The Autumn in the Valley Gala would not be possible without the support of generous donors and event sponsors. Sponsors receive recognition prior to and following the event, as well as the opportunity to reserve event seats for the onsite gathering. To become an event sponsor, please Register Online or send in a completed Mail-in Sponsorship & Donation Flyer.

We are currently seeking item donations for our silent auction fundraiser. To donate an item, please contact Erika at or (651)-437-4359, or mail in the Donation Flyer.

Auction Item Ideas and Guidelines:

  • Themed gift baskets
  • Nature or outdoor themed items
  • Gift cards to local restaurants and businesses
  • Unique experiences or trips
  • New or Like-New items

Item donations accepted until August 31, 2020

Carpenter Nature Center respects the privacy of its donors and does not disclose, sell, or exchange donor information to or with any person or any other entity unless required by law. We will, however, list donor names in the recognition rolls of the annual report and in a limited number of our other publications, unless a donor has chosen to make a gift anonymously.