Doors open at noon for check in and shopping, auction will start at 1 pm.
How does a Quarter Mania work?
Guests 10 years and older may participate if they have their own ticket. Please do not bring anyone under the age of 10.
Everyone must have a ticket to sit and bid. We will only have 100 bidder paddles and 100 chairs set up. Anyone may come and shop or watch, but the chairs are paid for by the bidders when they get their paddle.
Upon check in, each guest with a pre-sale ticket will receive a Guest Goody Bag which includes an Event Program with the listings of our vendors, auction items, raffle items, silent auction items, and 1 bidder paddle. You will still need your quarters with this paddle.
We have $20 general admission tickets which require you to bring quarters an will also have VIP ALL in pre-sale tickets for $40.00. These paddles come with everything above PLUS unlimited snack bar trips and no need to bring quarters you are prepaying to be all in for all rounds, and a VIP goody bag.
The regular paddle will be $25 at the door and the VIP will be $45 at the door.
WHAT IS A QUARTER MANIA? A Quarter Mania is a cross between an auction (where you hold up a numbered paddle to bid on an item), a raffle (where you are trying to win a prize), bingo (using a chip with a number on it), and it’s a ton of FUN!! HOW DOES IT WORK?? CHIPS: The chips used (small disc with a number on it) correspond with each paddle. Once you buy your paddle(s) – the corresponding numbered chip(s) is placed by you in a container with everyone else’s chip. This way we and you know that your chip is IN the container because sometimes one or more numbers might get called more often – they are just ‘hot’ numbers. * AUCTION ITEMS: Each item has a quarter bid associated with it depending on the retail amount of the item. Examples: $35-$49 value items = 2 quarter bid, $50+ items = 3 quarter bid. There will be 60 auction items for guests to bid on and win! PADDLES: Each bidding ‘paddle’ has a numbered written on it – the paddle is then used to hold up in the air when you place your bid. You already receive one paddle with your ticket (just as in bingo when playing more cards) you can use additional paddles. Any additional paddles are just $5 each up to three paddles per person. What is the importance of the paddles? Let’s say you want to try to ‘win’ the item the auctioneer is talking about – you will place your bid (from 2 to 4 quarters, whatever the auctioneer says) in the container on the table and then HOLD UP your numbered paddle. If you are playing more than one quarter bid paddle, you MUST place a bid for each one that you are going to use. If you have multiple single quarter bid paddles & you only want to use one or two, please place the others facedown on the table. When all the bids are collected, the auctioneer will draw a numbered chip from the container. If the number on the chip drawn matches your numbered paddle that is HELD UP – you WIN ~ and you only “paid” from 2 to 4 quarters for the item!! Now, if your matching numbered paddle was not held up, you will say – ‘Not In or No Bid’ everyone will go ahhhhhhh & then the ones who already placed their bid for that item will hold up their paddles again & the auctioneer will continue to draw a chip until there is a winner! Once there is a winner all chips will be placed back in the container & the next item to be auctioned will be held up.
There will be two rounds
Round 1 = 3 Quarter Round (Est. retail value $50 or higher)
Round 2 = 2 Quarter Round (Est. retail value $30 or higher)
There will also be a raffle table and silent auction table as well as a door prize!!!
Bidders interested in the opportunity to win that specific basket/item must then deposit the quarter into a collection jar on the tables. Then they raise their bidding paddle in the air, and then a random number will be drawn from those bidding. The guest holding up that chosen number wins that basket for only 2-3 quarters. Guest can increase their chance of winning by purchasing an additional paddle for $5. Limit 3 paddles per person. If more than one paddle is used per round, guest must deposit quarter for each paddle used.
Before the bidding begins and between the two rounds you will be able to do shopping at our vendors shopping area. They will all have specials going on this day. The proceeds from this event will benefit the philanthropic work done by our club through the year.
VENDORS~~please fill out the form below to apply. At this event we only have on vendor from each company/brand. There is no booth space fee but we do require an auction item for our event valued at $35 or more. The item can be a gift certificate, however it cannot be one that must be used by that day. All auction items must be received by us by 11/08/19 to lock in the spot. You can drop off or mail. Please email us for the location for that.