Brandon Area Events
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THE GREAT BRANDON AUCTION- SINCE 1989
July 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ATTENTION!! DUE TO FORECAST FOR THUNDERSTORMS, HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN THE AUCTION IS BEING MOVED
TO THE NEXT DAY!!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18TH SAME TIME AND PLACE- 2:00 PREVIEW, 4:00PM GAVEL FALLS
Estabrook Park, 1 mile north of Brandon
Thanks for your understanding and support.
This was about 5:00pm
THE GREAT BRANDON AUCTION– SINCE 1989
One of Brandon’s liveliest annual events always takes place on the third Tuesday in July, usually in Central Park. This year, due to construction, we’ll be putting up our tents 1 mile north of town right on Route 7 at Estabrook Park. Lots of space, lots of parking and lots of fun! The Annual Great Brandon Auction has been raising funds for Chamber member support and development projects in the Town of Brandon since 1989. The idea was first pitched to the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce in 1989 and it has grown into a popular summer event.
Auctioneer Barb Watters has presided over all 30 years and the Chamber has turned over more than $175,000 into many town projects. Barb does an amazing job of enticing bids, keeping up the pace, and entertaining the crowd all at the same time. She’s auctioned off a Steinway and a urinal, fire hydrants, and Kimble originals. We’ve dealt with rain, winds, lightning, and even a power failure. But nothing has stopped us.
We live in a very generous community and Central Park will be overflowing with items large and small. It takes about 50 volunteers to turn the day into a success and they are on-board and ready to work.
This year we have a white 1989 GMC van, a 1978 Yamaha 750 motorcycle that has been stored since 1985 and sooo much more!
We invite you to be a part of the Auction. Come on downtown and bid and buy. The preview starts at 2 pm and Auctioneer Barb will hit the gavel precisely at 4 pm. If you can’t stay, you may leave a bid with a Chamber staff person. BLSG Insect Control District staff will be spraying the night before so we will stay comfortable all evening. Brandon Lions will be grilling dinner and providing cold drinks and snacks so you can support two area non-profits without even leaving the Park!
Bring a chair, a friend and cash or a good check. Combined purchases over $500 can charge with a credit card. We do charge sales tax of 7% on all purchases except gift certificates and clothes so if you are a re-seller, bring your tax number.
Here are a few pictures of this year’s items-
Past auction fun