The Upper Midwest Koi Club annual show will be held July 31 - August 2, 2020 at the St. Louis Park Outdoor Recreation Center. All exhibitor, vendor and sponsorship forms will be accessible through this page by 3.31.2020.
UMKC would like to thank our vendors who generously commit to attending our shows. Their sponsorship ensures the success of our shows. We hope you will consider purchases from these vendors all year.
Koi, goldfish, supplies, food, medicine, artwork and more. Southwest has been at every UMKC koi show!
Contact: Mike Weynschenck
Follow on Facebook @southwest.koi
Bickal Koi Farm has supported UMKC every year with koi for every budget.
Contact: Todd Bickal
Follow on Facebook @BickalKoiFarm
Specializing in fine quality Japanese nishikigoi & buying trips to Japan. PSKoi/Russell Peters is located in Thorntown, IN.
Contact: Russell Peters
Follow on Facebook @PSKoi
Beni Hanna Nishikigoi koi breeder and importer of high quality koi. Beni Hanna is located in Carneys Point, NJ.
Contact: Mat McCann
Follow on Facebook @benihannanishikigoi
Spaces for "dry" vendors are available.
We would love to see vendors of products related to koi/asian art, bonsai, pond plants, koi themed items (t-shirts, ceramics, outdoor pieces).
Dry Vendor registration information will be published here by 3.31.2020.
St. Louis Park Outdoor Rec Center
Address: 3700 Monterey Dr, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Amenities: Co-located with an aquatic park and indoor public ice skating rink.
July 31, 2020 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Koi will be benched all day and vendors may begin setting up their booths at any time. Public may attend and make purchases throughout the day. Official opening of the show is 3:00 pm when all vendors should be set up.
August 1, 2020 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sales for koi to be included in the show must be completed by 9:30 am. Koi that will be entered in the vendor tanks must fall within one of the following: Size 1 (under 8”), Size 2 (8” - under 12”) and Size 3 (12” - under 16”).
August 1, 2020 time and location TBA - Awards Banquet
August 2, 2020 9:00 and to 1:00 pm. Judges tank walk will began at 9:30 am.
Koi owners who have driven beyond 200 miles will be allowed to prepare koi for transport beginning at 11:30 am.
Break down will begin at 1:00 pm.
We are recommending:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
1500 Park Place Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
This hotel is conveniently located near the West End Shops which offers a variety of restaurants and a movie theater.
information for koi show exhibitors will be published here by 3.31.2020
Thank you so much to the businesses and individuals who sponsor our trophies and show.
Please contact Michelle Gravenish or Lori Vertin regarding sponsorships. Trophy sponsorships are on a 'first come - first serve' basis. As trophies are sponsored, names will be filled in next to the award.
Show sponsorships will be earmarked towards the following expenses:
· Facility rental
· Security services
· Movement to/from show and long term storage of koi club show material
· Awards without sponsorship
· Hotel/meals for judges
· Reduced awards banquet fees for vendors
Thank you in advance!
PLATINUM SPONSORS $1000.00
GOLD SPONSORS $500.00
SILVER SPONSORS $300.00
BRONZE SPONSORS $150.00
Sponsorship payment may be completed through PayPal or a check.
Checks should be made out to UMKC. Mailing address is Ron Sterbenz, 949 Ewing Ave. South , Minneapolis MN 55416.
Payment via PayPal can be completed using the payment button below. Please make sure you write the trophy you are sponsoring in the notes section. Please list an alternative selection(s). Thank you!
Would you consider donating an item for our club raffle and auction? Some of the donation items we are looking for are: gift certificates, garden plants, décor and supplies, logo wear, lodging, sporting event tickets, gift baskets, koi and koi food, pond plants and supplies.
Please contact Michelle Gravenish at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assorted amigurumi will be available at the UMKC raffle. Approximately 11" long each. Donation from Linda Morita, Huntington Beach, CA.
President - Lori Vertin
Vice President - Mary Susan Heise
Secretary - Christel Sorg
Treasurer - Ron Sterbenz
Member - Michelle Gravenish (former club president)
Member - Ryan Han
Member - Chris Konecne
Member - Cheng Lee (former club president)
Member - Joe Retterath
Lori Vertin and Michelle Gravenish