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Special Event

Under The Stars

Support the Fort! Join us to raise funds for the next generation!

A Banquet to Benefit Fort’s Future

Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  The Barn at The Bog  | 5-9pm  | $125

You will not want to miss this evening of fellowship, entertainment and celebration as we share a beautiful night together “Under the Stars” to benefit the Future of Fort!

This special evening with Fort friends, Staff and Board members will begin with a reception including appetizers, outdoor games and photo-ops. Take a tour of the silent auction items while contemplating your bid. We will enjoy a plated dinner and desserts as well as epic “Fort-style” entertainment.  This will be an evening to remember!

The Details

Attire for the event is “Fort Fancy” – dark denim with a sport coat or vest for men. Dress pants, dark denim or a dress for women. Western themed hats and boots are great too! Don’t be afraid to add a little sparkle to shine!

The Barn at The Bog – just 25 minutes north of Milwaukee
3121 County Road I
Saukville, WI 53080

Need accommodations?

Stay at the Hampton Inn in nearby Grafton, WI. A block of rooms have been reserved for Fort Wilderness guests on Friday and Saturday nights, May 10-11, 2024.

Hampton Inn & Suites
1385 Gateway Drive
Grafton, WI 53024

To reserve, call 262-474-1000 (select 0) and ask for The Fort Wilderness Banquet Room Block.

Questions? Please contact Cindy McMartin  at or 715.277.2587 x 1005.

Purchase Your Tickets

We’re so glad you’re joining us!

Silent Auction Donations

We’re curating items – do you have something to donate?

Sponsorship Opportunities

Many package options are available.
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Silent Auction Bidding

The Fort’s first silent auction!
Preview opens April 24, 2024

Bid on a unique collection of items for the chance to win! From Fort specific packages – like an adventure with Fort on the Canadian Fishing Trip, to unique specialty items like an Antique Heirloom Quilt, Paintings, and even a Fun Dinner Party! You will definitely want to check it out!

All bidding will be online starting May 1 and closes on May 11, 2024 at 7:30pm (CT).

You need not be present at the banquet to win, but if you are a lucky winner and attending, you can take your prize home with you. Other winners will be contacted the week after the event.

Auction Preview

For more information about the Fort Future, the projects and financial updates – visit the Campaign Site.

He determines the number of stars and calls them each by name. Psalm 147:4