OEF’s Taste Event 2024

Join us for an unforgettable evening of giving back and good times at the Onalaska Education Foundation’s Green Bay Packers themed 2024 “Taste” event. Indulge in the flavors of our community with a tempting array of dishes from beloved local restaurants while watching the Packers beat the 49ers on multiple 11-foot screens located throughout the venue!

In addition to watching the Packers game, you can also test your luck at our thrilling casino games with “celebrity” dealers, 50-50 raffles, bingo, and bid on exclusive silent auction items. Sip on refreshing drinks, enjoy live pre-game music from Saner and Gibbons, enjoy the Packers game in the company of friends, and, most importantly, show your support for our area schools while enjoying a fantastic evening out!

We’re planning to keep things casual while celebrating Onalaska Schools, the “Taste”, and the Green Bay Packers, so feel free to wear your favorite sports gear to the event!

Let’s unite for education, fun, generosity, and the Packers!


To purchase tickets please click the link below:

Purchase Tickets

Tickets are $35 each, which includes admission, food, and starting chips for the gaming tables.

Please note that the OEF’s 2024 “Taste” event is being held at a NEW LOCATION this year:
The La Crescent Area Event Center
595 Veterans Parkway
La Crescent, MN 55947

The Details:

  • Saturday, January 20th, 2024
  • 6:00 p.m. until the Packers game ends
  • Food is served from 6:45 p.m.- 9:00
  • Beverage tickets can be purchased for tap beer, wine, soft drinks, and bottled water.  A full-service cash bar will also be available.

The evening will include food from the following area restaurants:

  • Apothik Food Truck
  • Big Boar BBQ
  • Burrachos
  • Crossroads Bar & Grill
  • Impact Nutrition
  • Kwik Trip
  • Mimi’s Kitchen
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Scooter’s Coffee
  • Swing Bridge Pub

The “Taste” event sponsors include:

  • Baird Foundation Incorporated
  • Culligan
  • Dale Pasell
  • Edward Jones
  • Elevate Media Group
  • Festival Foods
  • Kujak Orthodontics
  • Kwik Trip
  • Ness Kemp
  • Optical Fashions
  • Pearl Street Brewery
  • Reed Music Studio
  • RTP Company
  • Tosrud & Temp S.C.
  • Vantage Architects, Inc.

The “Taste” silent auction and raffle item donors include:

  • Alpine Inn
  • Big Als Pizza
  • Boyers
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Coulie Family Dental
  • Dahl Automotive
  • Doggie Business
  • Eagle Bluff Elementary School Staff
  • Fazolis
  • Fifth Avenue Awards
  • Games People Play
  • HaveSol Studio
  • HOM Furniture
  • Houghton’s
  • Howies
  • Hunt and Gather
  • Irving Pertszch School Staff
  • La Crosse Area Family YMCA
  • La Crosse Children’s Museum
  • La Crosse Community Theater
  • La Crosse Dance Center
  • La Crosse Loggers
  • Lost Island Wine
  • Luther High School Students
  • Mainstream Boutique
  • Mathy Construction
  • MECA Sportswear
  • McDonalds Corporation
  • Minnesota Marine Art Museum
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Misty’s Dance Unlimited
  • Mueller Photography
  • Northern Hills Elementary School Staff
  • North Country Steak Buffet
  • Oak Forest Dental
  • Onalaska Education Foundation Board Members
  • Onalaska High School Staff
  • OHS Varsity Team Coaches: Rohde, Yashinsky, Cowley, Moser, Kowal, Helt, and Ludeking
  • Onalaska Middle School Staff
  • Radisson Hotel
  • Red Pines Restaurant
  • Reflections Salon
  • Root Down Yoga Studio
  • Rose Jewelers
  • Sea Life Aquarium
  • Shayna Stellflue, Beautycounter consultant
  • Shogun Sushi & Hibachi
  • St. Patrick School Staff
  • St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran School Staff
  • Tailgators
  • The Crow
  • The Studio
  • Viterbo Fine Arts Center

Beverage tickets can be purchased for tap beer, wine, soft drinks, and bottled water.  A full-service cash bar will also be available.

The Taste event’s online silent auction is open now through January 20 at 9:30 PM. 

Link to OEF 2024 Taste Silent Auction