HinkleFEST & Benefit Auction

2019 HinkleFEST: October 11-12, 2019

Come for a Family Adventure! 

The HMS HinkleFEST & Benefit Auction is held annually, rain or shine, on the second weekend of October. It is a time for community building as the school families work together to welcome neighbors, alumni, friends & family to our school and raise funds to underwrite the cost of education at HMS. With lots of fun at the Kid’s FEST as well as delicious food and great auction items, the whole family can enjoy a weekend together!

NEW FOR 2019: Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides*

– 1:00-3:00 pm ($25 per person)

*weather permitting


HinkleFEST Schedule of Events

KidsFEST at HinkleFEST

NOW AVAILABLE: HinkleFEST weekend program & sale list!

Check out the photos at the Auction Showcase

Buy Fresh Buy Local Item List

Great Family Vacation Packages by HMS!


Chicken Run & Family Fun Run – Friday 4:00-6:00 pm

Pork BBQ Dinner – Friday, 4:00-7:00 pm

Eat-in or Drive-thru take-out available

Pork BBQ sandwich meal & hot dog meals available (also available as sandwich only)

Dinner Meal include chips, coleslaw, applesauce, carrots & dip, dessert & drink

Saturday Food Tent – 9:00 am-2:00 pm

  • BBQ Chicken (leg & thigh), Pork BBQ Sandwiches, Hot dogs & Sausages 
  • Homemade Chicken Corn Soup, Fresh-made French Fries, Salads & Fresh Fruit cups 
  • Iced Tea, Lemonade, Sodas, Bottled Water 

Soft Ice Cream & Bake Stand – Friday, 4:00-8:30 pm & Saturday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm

  • Apple dumplings: made fresh on Friday & baked Saturday morning by HMS parents–with or without ice cream
  • Root Beer Floats
  • Donuts – fresh-made Saturday morning – Get them before they are gone!  
  • Coffee

2019 Special Giving Project – Student Workshop

We are so excited that a couple HMS grandparents are ready to help us set up a wood shop and space for other projects.  We are looking at some walls, ventilation, work bench and storage areas in addition to the purchase of a table saw and lathe. Cost of tools will depend on any donations.  Total Anticipated Cost:  $10,000.

Thank you to our 2019 HinkleFEST sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

  • Dutch-Way Farm Market
  • Ephrata National Bank
  • Martin & Rutt Auctioneers

Gold Sponsors

  • Hibshman’s Auto Service, Inc.
  • Horst Exteriors, LLC
  • Martin Appliance & Water Conditioning
  • Zimmerman’s Auto Body Supplies, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

  • Homestead Nutrition, Inc.
  • Martin Tree Service, LLC
  • Old Road Furniture Co.
  • Rocky Ridge Auto Sales

Bronze Sponsors

  • Anonymous
  • Achenbach’s Pastries Inc.
  • Chikes Orthodontics
  • J.B. Zimmerman
  • Martin’s Flooring, Inc.
  • Stauffer Diesel, Inc.
  • Yellow Hill Concrete, Inc.