Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Greater Akron Aquarium Society’s annual Spring Auction, scheduled for Sunday, March 7, 2020, has been canceled.
Spring Auctions are held on the First Sunday in March.
Fall Auctions are held on the First Sunday in November.
at the Tallmadge Community Center, 80 Community Road, Tallmadge, OH
Registration opens at 10 AM, Auction begins at 11 AM
These Auctions are open to the general public and all who attend are invited to register and place their items up for sell and or to bid for and buy items. (we do accept Major Credit Cards)
We welcome Fish and Aquatic Animals, Plants, Hard-Goods (Hard-Goods include Tanks, Equipment, Accessories, Food, as well as Fish or Hobby related items such as home decor etc) to be brought in, we will then auction off these items to be sold.
There are usually several raffles such as….
The Club Membership sign-up / Renewal Raffle– In which everyone who Signs up or renews at this time gets a free ticket for a Special Displayed Prize. Family Memberships are only 10$ for 2 years (Digital) or 1 Year (Paper)
Item Raffles – Usually include a selection of several displayed higher value items in which you can purchase tickets and choose which item/s you wish to enter them for. Simply purchase your tickets and place them in the cups 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 – Several of these raffles are done periodically throughout the length of the auction. In these, 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.
Vendors – In addition, from time to time at these events, we may offer tables with the ability to purchase Club Merchandise such as our logo Shirts, as well as independent vendors selling Fish Bags, Caves, and other hobby related items.
FOOD– all this shopping and selling will make anyone hungry. It’s a good thing our excellent Kitchen Staff always provides a very reasonably priced and tasty selection of food, drinks, and deserts.
Re-bagging Station– Dealing with plastic bags full of water, accidents happen… Don’t worry we provide a re-bagging station with dechlorinated water and supplies on hand for those emergencies.
Helpful Tips for bagging your fish! These fish are in bags for quite a 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' 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 be half water and half air. Bags should also be as "blown up" with as much water and 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 (while not mandatory) offers more protection against leaks. Tying or Banding double bagged fish at opposing ends helps protect your fish from getting stuck in the corners as well.
Click Below for complete Spring and Fall Auction Rules and Instructions.
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