Raffle and Silent Auction

Remarkable Raffles!

The saying is “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” but we are sure nobody would consider the goodies in our raffle baskets trash! Built from donations from our members, attendees, and vendors, these baskets hold an assortment of odds, ends, and fabulousness that will make you say, “oh - I want that!”

The good news: after viewing the treasures on display in our raffle baskets Saturday night, all you need to get your newest desire is a handful of raffle tickets and a little bit of luck! And to be present at the drawing, of course!

Where can you buy your raffle tickets? They will be on sale all day Saturday 8:00am to 5:00Pm at the Information desk, as well as during the Gala Dinner at the Raffle Prize Table 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

When will the drawing be held? Saturday, at 9:00pm at the Gala after dinner is over and doors are opened to all attendees for dancing!. You will not need a dinner ticket to attend the drawing or to win a prize - just your winning raffle ticket! 

You and your winning ticket(s) MUST BE PRESENT to win!

Tickets are $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00. Cash or credit cards accepted. All raffle proceeds go to CGW’s Costume College Scholarship Fund.


Silent Auction

Don’t want to rely on lady luck to get you your fabulous prizes? In that case, our silent auction may be just the place for you! Take your destiny into your own hands and battle against your fellow bidders, be merciless and decisive and you may seize victory and the prize of your choice! But beware: many may bid, but few can win - will yours be the best bid? Bidding opens Saturday at 6:30pm and closes at 9:00pm.  Winning bids will be announced after 9pm in the Gala.  

We are seeking donations for our Silent Auction, which benefits the CGW Scholarship Fund. Please contact please contact [email protected] for details. 


How to Donate Items for the Raffles Baskets and/or Silent Auction

To donate unique items, please contact [email protected] prior to the Monday before Costume College with your list of items. Then bring your donated items to Costume College. 

Suggested Donations listed below:

  • American Duchess Shoes (or other specialty footwear)
  • Antique Sewing Tools
  • Tea Cups, Tea Pot, Tea Sets
  • Specialty Sewing Patterns
  • Sewing Machine
  • Steamer
  • Iron
  • Jewelry (Necklaces, Bracelets, 18th century Shoe Buckles, etc.)
  • Books: Antique/Vintage, Fashion, Cosplay, etc.
  • Costume Items/Accessories (Hat Pins, Hats, Bonnets, Bags/Purses, Tiaras, etc.)
  • Vintage Shawls/Wraps/Jackets
  • And more!