Rotary Gainesville

Wild Game Feast


2017wglogoCelebrating the 34th Anniversary of the Rotary Wild Game Feast

A very special thank you to the over 1,800 people who attended the 2017 Rotary Wild Game Feast. We had a beautiful evening filled with fun, food and fellowship and we raised funds for the Institute for Workforce Innovation.  We look forward to seeing you on March 1, 2018 for our 34th anniversary.

Over the past 33 years the Wild Game Feast has become not only the largest annual fundraising event for the Gainesville area Rotary Clubs, but also one of the most highly anticipated and well attended such event in the entire Gainesville area community.  During that time the Rotary Clubs of Gainesville Foundation has raised over $2.25 million for worthy local charitable organizations.  The event began in 1985 when a group of Alachua County Rotarians got together to raise money for the Scholarship house – to provide support for UF students in need of room and board assistance.  The pursuant fundraiser was held at a site east of Gainesville known today as the Rotary Conservation Area at Hatchet Creek.  With its vast open layout and rugged natural outdoor beauty, the site has proven to be an elegant venue for Rotarians, friends and other community members to enjoy superb, unique food and casual, genuine fellowship as we support wonderful local charities.

Past Feast Masters

Year Feast Master(s) Year Feast Master(s)
1985 Bob Kelly 2001 Don Frowick
1986 John James 2002 Lewis Brown
1987 Jerry Beran 2003 Janet and Karl Owens
1988 Randy Caton 2004 Dan Boyd/Lee Pinkoson
1989 Wes Eubank 2005 Coy Bost/Charlie Palmer
1990 Lee Pinkoson 2006 Ben Campen
1991 Dickie Cameron 2007 Elena Casson
1992 Bob Wigglesworth 2008 Nic and Lewis Brown
1993 Roger Brower/Wes Eubank 2009 Lee Pinkoson
1994 Lee Pinkoson 2010 Grace Lambert
1995 Charlie Vodanovich 2011 Grace Lambert
1996 John Haswell/George Elmore 2012 Martin Dickinson
1997 Buddy Crevasse/George Elmore 2013 Charles Allen
1998 Buddy Goodman/Lee Pinkoson  2014 M. David Gracy, Jr.
1999 Jerry Painter  2015 Jason Shank
2000 Jeff Sims  2016 John Brunner

                              Our 2017 Feast Master was Ernie Turbyfill and our 2018 Feast Master is J. K. “Buddy” Irby

Rotary Clubs of Gainesville Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization with representation from all recognized Alachua County Rotary Clubs.

Purchase Tickets

You may order tickets selecting the appropriate button below. Checkout will be through PayPal which is a secure online ordering system. You do not need a PayPal account in order to purchase tickets online. If you are paying for tickets that have been distributed to you through your club, after paying with PayPal please send email to: indicating the ticket numbers to be credited. If you have any questions please send them to the same email address (or click on the mail link at the bottom of the screen. Thank you for supporting the 33rd Annual Rotary Wild Game Feast.

Order Wild Game Feast Tickets ($75.00 each.)  Please be sure that you chose the mail option if you would like for the tickets to be mailed.  TICKETS ORDERED AFTER FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2018 WILL NOT BE MAILED.  THEY WILL BE AT THE WILL CALL WINDOW THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT.  ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER 5 PM WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28.

When purchasing your tickets please pick a delivery option and club prior to clicking on the “Buy Now” button. Tickets may be picked up at a regular Rotary club meeting, mailed or picked up at the “Will Call” window the night of the event (March 1, 2018.)  Ticket price prior to March 1 is $75.00 each. Ticket price the day of the event is $100.00 each.


Through the years our Wild Game Feast sponsors have been very generous in their support of this community event.  As we enter our 34th Anniversary year we are looking forward to your continued support.   We are asking each of you to look at the information on the link shown below and be generous in your support to our efforts.

Your support is critical to the success of this great Rotary effort.  Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

2018 Sponsor Schedule and Application Form

2018 Wild Game Feast Online Ticket Purchase

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The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Rotary Clubs of Gainesville Foundation has raised over $2 million

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