Be Sure to Put 2017 in Your Calendar!

Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush minerDowntown Oronoco Gold Rush is scheduled for August 18, 19 and 20, 2017. Plans are already underway to continue this premier show, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Jack is excited that Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days is this weekend!

Jack gold Rush 2016 banner

See you soon!

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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!

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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.

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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

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