Bearfootin' Bear Auction

Saturday, October 24, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Each year, the downtown program hosts a live auction to raise funds for the Bearfootin' Art Walk and the many non-profits that the bears represent. Winning bids up to $3,000 are split evenly between the downtown program and the winning non-profit, while bid amounts that exceed $3,000 are directed to the non-profit in their entirety.

Aside from strolling down Main Street to take a look at the 20 bears, prospective buyers can check out the bears in Bearfootin’ brochure, available at the Visitors Center or online at

Those who can't be in town are encouraged to use a proxy bidding option. All you have to do is pick your favorite bear, set a maximum bid and we will take care of the rest using a live on-site bidder to compete for the bear you’re interested in. Contact Meredith Friedheim at 828.233.3205 or by Oct. 17 to place your proxy bid ($1000 minimum).

Stay tuned for more information!

Center for Art and Entertainment