The Corfe Fete Silent Auction!

Last year we added a silent auction for a small number of valuable lots, which proved very popular, raising lots of money for village projects

This year you' can preview the lots here and submit bids ahead of time, or visit the auction tent on the day to view the lots on offer and record your bid on the supplied forms. The auction will close near the end of the day, with the exception of the "flight lot" which will finish at 2pm, giving you the chance to do your "fete fly-by" that very afternoon! Read on for a preview of what's on offer, see what the current bid is, and place your own!

Lot 1: Fete "Fly-by"

How about the chance to go up in one of the stunt planes doing the fete displays - and do it the same day! One lucky bidder will join professional pilot Bill Hosie at Dunkeswell airfield on the afternoon of the fete. You'll take a 15 minute flight with him - doing a fly-by of the fete - that same afternoon! Want to do the fete fly-by upside down? Smoke trail? Just ask Bill!

Nb. height, weight and age restrictions apply - see the details in the auction tent

Opening Bid: £20

Email us your contact details and maximum bid to corfefetebids@gmail.com and we'll bid for you in £10 increments up to 5pm on June 1st. Final bids can be made in person on the day of the fete!

Lot 2: Oak Milking Stool

Handmade in the village by our resident cabinet maker, this Oak milking stool was made specifically for the fete. This will be available for viewing at the fete on the day.

Approx. dimensions: 300mm dia x 420mm high

Opening Bid: £10

Email us your contact details and maximum bid to corfefetebids@gmail.com and we'll bid for you in £5 increments up to 5pm on June 1st. Final bids can be made in person on the day of the fete!

Lot 3: Yew/ Brown Oak Side Table

Handmade in the village by our resident cabinet maker, this beautiful side table is made from Yew and Brown Oak, and was made specifically for the fete auction. This will be available for viewing at the fete on the day.

Approx. dimensions: 450mm x 450mm x740mm high

Opening Bid: £10

Email us your contact details and maximum bid to corfefetebids@gmail.com and we'll bid for you in £5 increments up to 5pm on June 1st. Final bids can be made in person on the day of the fete!

Lot 4: Table Lamp

This lovely table lamp base has been hand made in Ash here in the village by our resident cabinet maker, specifically for the fete silent auction. This will be available for viewing at the fete on the day.

Approx. dimensions: 450mm high

Opening Bid: £10

Email us your contact details and maximum bid to corfefetebids@gmail.com and we'll bid for you in £5 increments up to 5pm on June 1st. Final bids can be made in person on the day of the fete!

Lot 5: Oak/ Yew Table

This beautiful table is hand crafted in Oak with a Yew Tree stretcher by our resident cabinet maker specifically for the fete silent auction. This will be available for viewing at the fete on the day. 

Approx. dimensions: 520mm x 380mm x 800mm high

Opening Bid: £10

Email us your contact details and maximum bid to corfefetebids@gmail.com and we'll bid for you in £5 increments up to 5pm on June 1st. Final bids can be made in person on the day of the fete!

Lot 6: Elm Side Table

This superb side table has been hand made in Elm by our resident cabinet maker specifically for the fete silent auction. This will be available for viewing at the fete on the day.

Approx. dimensions: 500mm x 325mm x 400mm high

Current Highest Bid: £15

Email us your contact details and maximum bid to corfefetebids@gmail.com and we'll bid for you in £5 increments up to 5pm on June 1st. Final bids can be made in person on the day of the fete!

Lot 7: Fly Fishing for the Day

Your chance to experience a day's guided fly fishing with local fishing enthusiast, Rupert Dugdale.

Spend the day in a Devon or Somerset river fly fishing for trout, or for the more adventurous, river or canal fly fishing for pike. All tackle, flies and permits will be included for a date of the winner's choosing.

Current Highest Bid: £30

Email us your contact details and maximum bid to corfefetebids@gmail.com and we'll bid for you in £5 increments up to 5pm on June 1st. Final bids can be made in person on the day of the fete!