Fall Auction—November 5, 2023
The Akron Fall Auction will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at the Tallmadge Community Center. Doors open at 10 am for registration and 11:00 am is the start of the auction. The event is free for the public. There is no cost to register to enter auction items into the auction. The auction is a 70/30 split for the seller.
Credit cards will be accepted at the auction! Please note that buyers can choose to run a tab and pay by cash, check, or credit card when they are ready to leave.
Where: At the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Road, Tallmadge, OH 44278
When: Registration opens at 10 AM, and the Auction begins at 11 AM
Cost: Admission is free and open to the general public. There is no cost to bid on auction items. There will be hot dogs, chips, and other snack items for cash purchase. “Express bids” can be arranged at the registration table for $3.00 per express bid.
Buyers may pay cash as they go, or buyers can choose to register with the registration table and run a tab and pay by cash, check, or credit card when they are ready to leave.
Sellers, please follow the auction rules below. The auction is a 70/30 split or each item sold, with 70% of the proceeds of each item going to the seller of that item. There is no cost for registration. Please use regular fish-safe bags for fish and plants. Larger fish can be entered in the auction in containers, such as a bucket. Press-and-seal or mechanically sealing food bags tend to leak and may be rejected from the auction.
We welcome fish, aquatic animals, live food, plants, and hard goods as entries to the auction (hard goods include tanks, equipment, accessories, food, old magazines, books, as well as fish or hobby related items such as home decorations). Knowledgeable auctioneers will then auction off these items to be sold.
Click Below for complete Spring and Fall Auction Rules and Instructions.
In addition to the auction, there are raffles:
Item Raffles Usually include a selection of value items or live stock. You purchase tickets and then place the tickets in containers in front of the items you hope to win!
Item Raffle Ticket Prices are…
1 for $1
6 for $5
15 for $10
40 for $20
150 for $50
50/50 Raffles Tickets are sold at $1 each, and the winner who is drawn receives 50% of all the ticket sales for that particular 50/50 Raffle.
FOOD Our excellent kitchen volunteers always provide a very reasonably priced and tasty selection of food, drinks, and deserts.
Re-bagging Station We provide a re-bagging station with dechlorinated water and supplies on hand for re-bagging emergencies.
Helpful Tips for bagging your fish! These fish are in bags for many few hours, please be aware especially with large fish that water can foul quickly. Make sure you have enough water and air available in a large enough container to preserve your fish’s health for this duration. It’s also a good idea to fast your fish a day or so before the auction to help reduce the waste produced. Ideally, bags should contain more air than water. Bags should also be as “blown up” with as much air as possible to form a tight tube, this helps keep fish from getting stuck in corners or crushed by other bags. Double bagging your fish offers more protection against leaks than does a single bag. Tying or banding double bagged fish at opposing ends helps protect your fish from getting stuck in the corners as well.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Bud White (330) 848-3866 E-mail
Wayne Toven (330) 256-7836 E-mail
Rich Serva (330) 650-4613 E-mail
A Few Pictures From the 2022 Fall Auction
► GAAS is grateful for Florida Aquatic Nurseries gracious donation of aquatic plants that were a part of the auction!