The Great Goose Egg Auction 2008

made us happy, night and day!

We raised over $12,000 in support of Open Fields!
Rebecca Thornburgh, Monsters Night and Day

On May 17, 2008, we auctioned off 85 eggs donated by artists, authors, illustrators, and others.

We raised over $12,000 for the support of Open Fields School. $10,815 came from bidders at the auction; $1,310 from bidders on the phone (thanks to Unicel) or from absentee bids left at the auction or submitted via our website.

A price list is available, if you’re interested in seeing what your favorite egg brought at auction.

Thanks to all our wonderful artists, enthusiastic bidders, generous sponsors, and to our inimitable auctioneer, Dean Whitlock.

We’ll be doing this all again in 2010! If you’d like to be on our Eggcitement! mailing list, to get information about future auctions, you can join by emailing If you’d like to be added to the Open Fields mailing list, and receive notices of this event, our biennial Medieval Faire, and other goings-on at the school, email or fill out our request for information form.

Egg Auction 2008 Poster

You can still download the poster, designed by Meg McLean.