Working with KTTC to Promote Our Event

Having recognized that we must work hard to keep new audiences coming to Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days, we have turned to the media professionals at KTTC. They have created a wonderful clip for us that you will see on KTTC. Watch it now on YouTube here:

Everyone involved inDOGR knows that advertising and promotion is ever-changing. We are working to continue to to attract new audiences and to show returning visitors how much we appreciate their attendance.

You can help! Share this KTTC video with your friends. Invite people to join you at the event for shopping plus lunch. Find us on FaceBook, and then share our posts on your own walls. And while you are here, tell our vendors where you heard about our event this year. They want to know that our advertising efforts, like this piece with KTTC, are ongoing and effective.

Thank you!

Room Block at Comfort Suites in South Rochester

Comfort Suites for Gold RushWe’ve been offered a special rate for Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush vendors and attendees by the Comfort Suites – this property is located South of Rochester off of Highway 63 and about 5 miles from Downtown. The offer 84 beautiful suites with single king rooms and double queen bed rooms. Breakfast is complimentary along with WiFi.  Also, they have complementary shuttle service within a five mile radius, which is not going to help you attend Gold Rush, but certainly would help you get to one of many wonderful restaurants in Rochester.

They offer a rate of $109.00 per night. Anyone who would like to book a reservation have them call Reazul at 507-424-2720 and ask for the Gold Rush rate.

State Sales Tax Forms for 2016

We find it necessary to ask every city vendor to supply a new ST-19 or to fill out the 2016 ST-19 Supplemental Statement. These documents have been put on the website here, and Carol Olson has emailed copies to all registered vendors. Copies can be supplied at City Hall as well.

You cannot set up merchandise unless your state sales tax documentation is updated.

We would also like to remind home owners who have vendors on their private property that they are also responsible for getting either a copy of each vendor’s St-19 form OR have them fill out a supplemental statement. You are also responsible for sending copies to the state. Not complying with this could result in a $100 fine per vendor.

In order to sell merchandise at the Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days (August 19-21, 2016), the State of Minnesota Department of Revenue requires the completion of an ST-19 form or a written statement from all vendors. If your vendors meet all of the following criteria, they may not need a Minnesota Sales and Use tax identification number but can use the supplemental page:

 This is the only selling event I am participating in for this calendar year

 I am participating in events for three or fewer days in a calendar year

 I will make less than $500 in total sales in this calendar year

Day’s Inn South offers a special rate for Gold Rush!

Still looking for a place to stay during the show?  Day’s Inn South is offering vendors and shoppers a special deal of $69 per night for a queen size bed plus breakfast! Call 507-206-4675 and ask for the Gold Rush Rate.

Each room has a kitchenette with full size refrigerator, stove top and microwave. Plus Wi-Fi Internet access, premium cable TV, free parking, and free continental breakfast. See brochure below for additional information.

Days Inn South

We are looking for volunteers!

Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush needs your help! Volunteer today!

It’s very exciting that in four weeks from today, we will be making final preparations for this year’s event. The Information Booth will be in position and the Gold Rush Committee checking their clipboards, batteries in their walkie talkies, and running down the last minute tasks.

On Thursday morning, August 18, our volunteers will be out putting vendor names on flags at their assigned spots. The community members, especially those of us who live downtown, will be eagerly waiting for vendors to start pulling into place at 1 pm – it’s such an interesting whirlwind that afternoon! And then Friday, all the fun starts up.

We can use your help. We need 10 people to place flags on Thursday. And then we need people who can help run the Information Booth and the Ice Cart throughout the event.

Please help out – the volunteer sheet can be found on our Get Involved page. Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush is a volunteer-run event and especially needs more volunteers during the event! Want to help? We’d love to work along side you!