Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Great Brandon Auction celebrates its dirty 30

Tuesday, July 17, 2 p.m.—BRANDON—Bring family and friends to Brandon on Tuesday, July 17 for the 30th annual Great Brandon Auction sponsored by the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce to benefit the Community Projects of the Chamber. The auction is being held in Estabrook Park, one mile north of town on Route 7. Preview begins at 2 p.m.; bidding begins at 4 p.m. Auctioneer Barb Watters will be hitting the gavel to the highest bidders.

The auction offers antiques, collectibles, new merchandise, services, original art, and more; plus surprises and treasures from attics and barns. Also, lots of gift certificates to dozens of state and local businesses including restaurants, museums, fuel oil, massages and much more. Find the usual selection of interesting and eclectic items, including items from the Brandon Museum at the Stephen Douglas Birthplace.

This year, a few vehicles will be up for bidding: a white 1989 GMC van, a 1978 Yamaha 750 motorcycle that has been stored since 1985, not to mention 45 inches of the stockade fencing that was painted by Warren Kimble during construction of the Brandon Green Park in 2002.

Food will be available. It’s a rain or shine event, held under the tent at Estabrook Park. Cash or good check only. For more info, call 802-47-6401, or visit

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