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Wine & Whiskers


March 2, 2017 from 5-8pm at the Trailside Event Center

Tickets: $50

Table for 6: $250


Wine & Whiskers 2017 was held at the new Trailside Event Center above Trefzger's Bakery in Peoria Heights on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5-8pm. Tickets were $50 which included tastings from local wineries, Peoria Brewing Company, and more! Each guest received a signature tasting glass to take home. Appetizers by One World Cafe Catering were served and live entertainment by Bernie Salguero and the Patio Daddios played throughout the evening. Event activities include: an amazing array of items in the silent auction, the ever-popular “Wine Pull” and even a visit from a four-legged special guest! Join us for an evening of drink, good company, and of course raising money to help local animals in need. 2017 saw our highest attendance yet! 


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Special Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors


Top Sponsors




















Farnsworth Group

Laurie Adams, Country Financial

G&M Distributors

Peoria Brewing Company

Dan & Shaun Cusack, Attorneys at Law



Tickets can be purchased online beginning February 1st, 2017. 

Single ticket: $50

Reserve a table for 6 guests: $250

There will be no paper tickets this year, you will receive an email confirmation that you may print off if you wish. A list of those who purchased a ticket will be at the door on the evening of the event. You must check in before you are allowed admittance. Any available tickets will be sold at the door.


Event Details

Our event this year will be held at the Trailside Event Center (4416 N Prospect Rd) in Peoria Heights on March 2, 2017 from 5-8pm.

Food & Drink:  Guests will be treated to samples from local wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Appetizers by One World Cafe will be served as well.

Entertainment: Live music will be provided by Bernie Salguero and the Patio Daddios. A local news anchor from WMBD and a radio talent from 106.9 The Mix will be hosting the event and announcing the silent auction. More information about the silent auction can be found below.

Wine Pull: Do you like games of chance? Then play our popular Wine Pull game at the event. For $20 you can make a selection from a group of mystery bottles. You never know what you’ll get…some bottles are worth $50+!

Donation Opportunities: What are the shelter’s greatest needs and how can you help fill them? You will find out at our event! We have created a fun, interactive visual to allow you to see exactly where your donations go and the impact you can make in the life of a shelter animal.

Parking: There is a small lot right outside the venue, but parking will be limited. You can find extra parking at the Heights Florist across the street and on nearby streets. Do not park in the police station parking lot near the venue, this is a tow lot.


Silent Auction

Items: Many great items will appear in our silent auction. They range anywhere from a trip in an air balloon to gift cards from local restaurants and shops and everything in between. As the event approaches, we will include a list of silent auction items that will be present at the event.  Click here for a list of 2017 silent auction items. **Please note that this list is not complete as donations are still coming in.**

Procedure: This year we will have a staggered silent auction, where select groups of items will close at different times throughout the night. Each group will be clearly labeled and their closing times will be announced. If you win an item, you will be expected to pay for the item and take it with you at the end of the evening. The Peoria Humane Society is not responsible for keeping track of the items once they have been paid for and collected. Cash, Check, or Credit/Debit card will be accepted.


History of Wine & Whiskers

Our first annual Wine & Whiskers event was a great success.  It was held at the Contemporary Art Center on February 24, 2015.  We raised a lot of money for the animals and had a great time doing it!   We are excited to make this an annual event.  The 2015 Wine and Whiskers featured cocktails, hors d'ouevres, live entertainment, beer and wine, a silent auction, and a wine raffle.  The event raised almost $15,000 to help the animals in our area. Wine & Whiskers is a great opportunity to learn more about the important work the Peoria Humane Society does to improve the lives of animals and people in the Peoria area while enjoying the company of friends in a pleasant atmosphere. 



Click here for pictures from the 2015 Wine and Whiskers.

Click here for pictures from the 2017 Wine and Whiskers.


All proceeds raised will be used to fund the PHS programs which help the shelter animals, provide low-cost spay/neuter services to the community, and educate our children about compassion and respect.  Help us help the animals by attending this special event!  It is sure to be an event you won't want to miss!