2021 Silent Auction Items

If you are interested in donating to the silent auction or have any questions, please email the event coordinator at authorsontheriverwalk@gmail.com.

1 Night Stay - Delux Room

In a King or Double Queen bedded room

(Friday, Saturday or Sunday ONLY


Expires 9/30/2022

336 sq. ft. with 50-inch TV and Mini-Refrigerator

Enjoy the convenience of additional bedding in this well-appointed guest room with innovative features and contemporary design. Features include:

  • Two queen-size beds with 250 thread-count European-style linens

  • Bathroom with glass-enclosed walk-in shower or bathtub and deluxe bath amenities

  • 50-inch TV with premium channels

  • Work desk with multiple USB ports, laptop-sized in-room safe, ergonomic chair

  • Mini-refrigerator and coffee maker

As the only downtown hotel directly connected via skywalk to the Iowa Events Center, Hilton Des Moines Downtown offers convenient access to events at Hy-Vee Hall or a concert at Wells Fargo Arena.

2 FREE Admission Tickets for

Saturday September 25, 2021


Always the Last Full Weekend in September!


Held in the heart of the Historic Court District, we are excited to return in 2021 after a year off in 2020! Complete with the Craft Beer Village, Lederhosen Lane, and the Silent Disco Party Plaza! Check out all Oktoberfest has to offer! Festival runs 3 pm - 1 am both evenings.

Must be 21 or older to attend.

RAIN OR SHINE. Plenty of tented bier gardens!

​4th Street, South of Court Ave.


Cash & Credit accepted. ATMs available.
No smoking.

Get in the spirit! Prizes (including beer tickets) will be awarded to those dressed in authentic German attire.


Size XL

Banned Books: Too Dangerous To Be Read. Some proceeds from this shirt benefit the ACLU of Iowa & the Iowa Library Association. White Screen Print on a Charcoal T-shirt (60% Cotton / 40% Polyester). Cut and sewn by sweatshop-free. Designed and printed by Union Labor at RAYGUN


Size XL

Today is National Domestic Violence Awareness Day. We are proud to have partnered with Safe At Home in an effort to raise awareness and help those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or trafficking. Shirts that help rase money for Safe At Home are available right here.