Celebrating 40 Years of Collecting at Gala 2017

It’s been forty years since Steve plucked his first Star Wars collectible out of a trash can at the Wall Street Journal. In celebration of that auspicious moment our 6th annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. You won't want to miss it!
Rancho is a 100% fan-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the annual Gala is our most important fundraiser of the year—and a lot of fun to attend!
Rancho Obi-Wan serves to inspire through the preservation and cultivation of the Star Wars legacy. Our goal is to create an all-encompassing Star Wars cultural center where you can experience every aspect of this nearly four decade-old phenomena through the most comprehensive repository of Star Wars memorabilia on the planet. Star Wars will live forever for the fan community through Rancho Obi-Wan.
Attend the Gala on November 4th at Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, California. Explore all the shelves at Rancho at your leisure. Friendly volunteers can answer your questions. Dinner, drinks, dessert and a most impressive swag bag are included with each ticket. Opportunities all evening to add to your collection by participating in the live and silent auctions, balloon pop game, toy store, wine tasting, poker tournament and more. Attendance is strictly limited to 150 people! All attendees must be age 21 or over. $225 per attendee ($125 is tax deductible*)
Participate in the Gala from afar. Can't make it to Petaluma? No worries, you can still bid on the live and silent auctions via an onsite proxy. Postage for swag and winnings will be combined and billed at the time of shipping about two weeks after the Gala. $225 includes a goody bag mailed to you along with your purchases ($175 is deductible*) Strictly limited to 50 people. $100 includes bidding rights only ($100 deductible*) Unlimited availability.
Purchase Tickets Here

  This year's Gala is sponsored by:


What's in that incredible goody bag (valued at $100 and rising)?
- T-Shirt, patch, pin, lanyard and tote. These items are only available by participating in this event. They will never be made again.
- Star Wars Astromech Droids Action Figure Exclusive. Donated by Entertainment Earth
- More to come!
Can I have my purchases shipped?
Yes! Anything you win or purchase can be shipped by us. No need to take your fragile winnings on your travels. You will be billed exact postage plus a $7.50 handling fee.
What forms of payment do you take?
Cash, PayPal and Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express through Square.
Why is only a portion of my ticket purchase deductible?
According to the IRS the cost of producing the party is not deductuble. Only the amount that is above that cost is considered a donation and may be tax deductible in the U.S. You will be provided with a receipt for the tax deductible portion of the ticket. Always consult a tax professional to discuss your own unique situation.
What activities are at Gala?
Besides socializing with like-minded Star Wars fans, endulging in local wine, beer, dinner and desserts, activities at the Gala include:
   Live Auction -- exclusive, rare and high-end items to add to your collection
   Silent Auction -- cool and unusual collectibles
   Balloon Pop -- every balloon popped gets a prize at $5, $10 or $20 levels
   Steve's Toyriffics Toy Store -- $5, $10, $20 and $40 items from the duplicate collection of ROW.
   Bounty Hunt -- There is always a free bounty hunt game with prizes to collect throughout the evening.
   Wine & Olive Oil Tasting -- Hosted by Skywalker Vineyards! Limited to 50 participants. Each will receive a souvenir Skywalker Vineyards glass. $40 additional ticket.
   NEW! Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament -- Fast, fun, high-spirited Bounty tournament. Limited to 27 participants. Each will receive a special souvenir. $40 buy-in.  

Only attendees and absentee donors can place bids for these items. They will either be part of a silent or live auction. Check back frequently for additions! Late-arriving items not listed here may be auctioned at the event.
If you'd like to donate an item for this fundraiser please contact us at: donate@ranchoobiwan.org

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