At the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale auction there is something for everyone to bid on! The auction is famous for its beautiful handmade quilts, but you'll also find comforters, wall hangings, art, furniture, unique woodwork, collectibles, and more!

All items are donated, allowing the proceeds of each sale to benefit the Relief Sale (MCC). Payments accepted include cash, check, and credit card.

Online & in person

The online auction is open!

Browse and bid

View the auction booklet (6 MB)

In 2023 the auction will be a simulcast auction with bidding taking place in-person and online at the same time. Early online bidding will open two weeks prior to the Relief Sale. On the auction days, people may watch online and place bids while others are bidding in person.

Items will be on display at the fairgrounds during the Relief Sale.


All items need to be paid for and picked up at the fairgrounds by 4:00 pm on Saturday. Payment may be made by personal check, credit card or cash.  Payment can be made over the phone if you are unable to come in person. Shipping can be arranged for smaller items at an additional cost.

Donate items

The auction relies on donated items!

All donation forms and pictures received prior to September 3 will be included in our printed booklet and early online bidding. Items received after September 3rd will be posted online when possible and will be placed at the end of the auction. Items to be auctioned will need to be photographed to be displayed on the auction website.

Items for the live and silent auctions should be brought to the Rockingham County Fairgrounds the morning of Thursday, October 5.

** The Auction Board reserves the right to determine where and when the items will be sold at the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale.

Silent auction

The silent auction will be available for in-person bidding only. The auction will start at 7 pm on Friday, and bidding will close on half of the items at 11:30 am Saturday, with the rest closing at 12:30 pm. You must be registered for an in-person bid number to bid on the silent auction items.

Live auction schedule

Friday, October 6 - 7:00 pm until finished (around 9:00 pm)

Saturday, October 7 - 9:30 am until finished (around 2:00 pm)

Seat Reservation

Treat yourself to a VIP view of the auction by reserving a comfortable padded seat near the stage. Your seat reservation is good for Friday night and throughout the day on Saturday.

Online sales are now closed. Please reserve seats in person at the information booth for $15 each.

Travis and Crowd IMG_5955 Jim Rush