Klondike Kate Cabaret

Fans of the Mistresses of Song & Merriment will be able to watch this year’s Klondike Kate Cabaret from the comfort and safety of their home. The show will be posted on the Winter Carnival’s Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 10 a.m. Join us and support the talented Kates as they celebrate their 50th anniversary in stories and song.
This is a fundraiser for the Royal Order of the Klondike Kate’s, a suggested donation of $10 per person is appreciated.
What now on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe5J2VTI1Cs

Klondike Kate Wannabe Tea

Interested in being Klondike Kate 2019 (or 2020)?

Join the Klondike Kates on Saturday, September 8 to learn what its like to be a Kate and what is needed to compete. 

Email klondikekates@gmail.com for invitation and details.

Klondike Kates at the State Fair

Meet the Klondike Kates for a special performance at the Great Minnesota Get-together where they’ll be performing on August 29 from 12pm – 3pm at the Frontier Bar!

Neighbors, Inc Taps & Apps

Join us for a fun-filled evening of beer, appetizers, music and more at Wabasha Brewing Company!

Participants at this year’s event will receive two tasty glasses of brew from Wabasha’s tap selection, as well as delicious appetizers from local food vendors and restaurants. The B-52 Slider Squad food truck will also be on hand with delicious burgers available for purchase and the Winter Carnival Royal Family will be making a special appearance!

Cost includes appetizers and 2 beers – must be 21+

Proceeds benefit the emergency and supportive service programs at Neighbors, Inc.

Red Kate Rock Out – Concert & KateRaiser

Come enjoy the start of summer with live classic rock from Generation Rock and former member, Klondike Kate 2018- Natalia Hemingway.

The show (weather permitting) will be held on the patio of the historic, old Hamm’s Brewery, now Flat Earth Brewing Company. If it rains, the show goes on- we will just move indoors. Even if it rains. we will take the party indoors!

Tasty BBQ provided by Kate’s sponsor, Aesop’s Table and delicious sweet treats by Sylvestre Sweets will be available for purchase and the event is for all ages!

No fundraiser for a carnival character would be complete without The Royal Order of Klondike Kates, The 2018 Vulcan Krewe, and this year’s reigning royal family!

Come out for the cause, stay for the beer and an amazing performance by Generation Rock
$20 for 21+ (includes 1st beer, free)
$10 for under 21
* All Proceeds benefit reigning Kate’s year!

2018 Rock the Palace featuring Bad Girlfriends and the Klondike Kates!

Come to the coolest party to celebrate King Boreas’s illustrious return to Saint Paul with the Royal Guards and Klondike Kates.  Two great events, Klondike Kates to perform at 6:30 and live music by Bad Girlfriends kicks off at 9pm.  Visit with Past and Current Legend characters while you party the night away!

The Saint Paul Hotel, the Promenade Ballroom
350 Market Street, St Paul, MN 55102

Doors open at 6:00pm
Klondike Kates at 6:30 pm
Bad Girlfriends at 9:00 pm
$15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Advance tickets available at royalguards.org or www.klondikekates.org




Meet the 2018 Klondike Kate Candidates

She had beauty and charm, and she struck it rich in the Gold Rush of 1898 as the most famous dance hall girl in the north. She so charmed the legions of miners that they showered her with gold dust and nuggets, nicknaming her “Klondike Kate.”

In 1971, a contest was initiated for choosing a new Kate each year, but she became so in demand that past Klondike Kate Contest winners continue to perform to fulfill more performances. She has since become Saint Paul’s mistress of fun, frivolity, and good fellowship, and her role in the Saint Paul Winter Carnival Legend is to bring song, fun, and merriment to all activities.

Today, the Klondike Kates make over 100 appearances each year, including singing live on their award-winning float in summer parades and many other engagements, all while pursuing full-time business careers.

Join us Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Envision Event Center for the crowning of the 2018 Klondike Kate!

Meet the Candidates

Natalia Hemingway

Natalia can rock and roll!  She recently fronted a classic rock band and has been a member of the Minnesota Ladies Arm Wrestling League!  At 5 years old, she captivated the crowd at a street dance belting out “Achy Breaky Heart.”  Choosing three times to live in Minnesota, Natalia now lives in St. Louis Park and would love for St. Paul to choose her to be Klondike Kate!

Deborah Hess

This is Deborah’s second run for Klondike Kate.  She says, “give me a reason to dress up and become a persona and I’m there!”  She has the costume closet to prove it.  She‘s been a performer since childhood:  regional theater, karaoke, and the Minneapolis Aquatennial Senior Singers.  In 2015, Deborah was Senior Aquatennial Princess.  She’s always a lady, but knows how to strut her stuff!

Brenda Jordan

Brenda’s fascination with history and “how things used to be” has brought her to the Klondike Kate stage.  Mother to contestant, Miranda, Brenda raises chickens and ducks in Maple Lake, and volunteers at triathlons and marathons. Shy by nature, being entertaining and flirting brings out the naughty in this nice farmgirl!

Miranda Jordan

Miranda is a traveler, animal collector and actress with her sights set on Hollywood!  While rocking out in her car,  she creates random tunes she calls “Mirandoms.”  She loves performing and knowing her audience is having a good time.  She hails from Maple Lake. Tonight, she is sharing the stage with her mom, Brenda Jordan.  

Rachel Orzoff

Returning to the Klondike Kate stage for fourth time, Rachel has been both a professional and a local community performer. She shares her love of music at civic centers, nursing homes, street fairs, and fundraisers. She spent five years in prison………good thing she worked there and was able to go home every night! She’s just a nice Jewish mommy living in Bloomington crossed with a Jazz singer from Manhattan.

Shelley Pabst

In high school and college, performing on stage is where Shelley would light up!  She’s a farmer, computer programmer and avid yarn crafter.  She volunteers her grooming services for rescue dogs.  This South St. Paul gal decided as a child she wanted to be Klondike Kate when she grew up.  Shelley says its time!

Sheryl Williams

With a song in her heart and stardust in her eyes, Sheryl feels she was born to be Klondike Kate.  She is a wordsmith by day and a blackjack dealer by night.  She has performed in singing groups, small town theater, contests, and in recent years, has done a considerable of public speaking.  From the wilds of Welch Township, Sheryl is here for her second try at the Kate sash.