Wild Night OutSIDE

October 23, 2021 4p-7p
Presented by ACE Intown Hardware of Decatur

In 2021, we've split the Wild Night Out into two components: an outdoor, in-person afternoon of food, drink, music, and ambassador wildlife, and a virtual auction you can participate in from anywhere on earth with an internet connection. All proceeds of both events support AWARE as we strive to keep saving wild animals through the pandemic. You can click to buy tickets now, or read on for all the details!

Owlscar the Grouch (R) is scheduled to appear!

The Wild Night Out is AWARE's annual fall fundraising gala. In order to be able to have a covid-safe event, we asked our friends at the Rockdale Art Farm just south of our location to host us for an outdoor picnic version of our usual event. Your ticket will include parking, dinner, drinks, door prizes, encounters with wild ambassadors, and support for AWARE's mission of wildlife rehabilitation and education about peaceful coexistence with wildlife. Here are our current plans (more details as we pin them down):

  • Food - a full meal from a food truck or restaurant TBD
  • Drinks - wine, beer, signature cocktails, Cokes, and waters, all included
  • Music - Live music from AWARE's Lead Cellist Nan Kemberling and other guests TBD
  • Seating - we will be gathering on the Main Lawn and Rockdale Art Farm. Bring your own comfortable chairs for your group!
  • Auction items - Our main auction will take place virtually in mid-October again this year, but we'll have a few special items up for grabs.
  • Raffle items and door prizes - we'll have some special prizes from sponsors and donors to give away.
  • Wildlife Encounters - all your favorite ambassadors including owls, hawks, opossums, snakes, turtles, and more. Handlers will come to your group with one animal at a time, introduce you, share their stories, and allow you to take pictures.

So get your tickets today and join us for a wonderful afternoon of food, drink, fun, and saving lives. Thanks to our presenting sponsor, Intown Ace Hardware of Decatur, and our other sponsors (email sponsor@awarewildlife.org to join them). Can't wait to see you for the Wild Night OutSIDE!