What the heck is a Quarter Auction? Well, it is a raffle-style auction a traditional auction.
As a quarter auction participant, you’ll want to arrive at doors open time – guests bring a supply of quarters and their friends! We recommend a couple rolls of quarters.
When guests arrive, they will get their bid paddle. When you rent your paddle(s), a number matching the paddle number(s) will go into a container used to draw winning numbers throughout the event.
Guests will also have an opportunity to visit the individual vendor tables to register for door prizes. The vendors will also have cash and carry items for sale! Vendors will be representing their businesses and will have a variety of products or services.
When the auction begins, each auction item will be presented and “auctioned”, one by one. Guests will use quarters and paddles to bid, but they not try to out-bid others, but rather bid quarters (typically 2-3) on the item for a chance to win that item!
Once the required number of quarters into bowls on the table guests raise your paddle in the air. We will begin drawing numbers from the numbered chips. If the guest has the number called and had placed a bit, they win the item! If the number called wasn’t played, numbers continue to be pulled until there is a winner! Then on to the next auction item.
Guests should bid on everything! A great way to win items for your gift closet or for themselves.
Usually there are 2 auction rounds with a break between the rounds. The auction rounds are followed by the door prize round.