Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9

Annual Cardigan Auction

Cardigan's 2021 Auction

Cardigan's 33rd Annual Auction will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Welcome to the 33rd Annual Auction!

Join the Cardigan Confidential team to help discover who catnapped our beloved mascot Joe Cougar as we get fired up for our 33rd Annual Auction!

Tune in weekly for video updates to meet the suspects,  and watch along as Mr. and Mrs. Day investigate this shocking crime in the Cougarmobile. Will they manage to track down the culprit, was it an inside job? 

Find out the answers during our grand finale live stream show, which will be broadcast on October 23 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. EDT (Saturday morning of family weekend).

You can support our efforts to return Joe Cougar to his rightful home with an auction sponsorship, an item donation, and, of course, by bidding early and high from October 17 to October 23. 

Auction items include one of a kind experiences, online gift cards, vintage Cardigan gear, and much more! Visit the auction website to stay up to date on all the newest items and watch the video below to view highlights from last year’s grand finale show.

Visit the Auction Website

Cardigan Confidential Chapter 6: Day and Day Private Eyes

Watch as Day and Day Private Eyes dives further into the investigation and uncover new clues into Joe Cougar's disappearance. 

Breaking News: "CNN" Reports with special guests

Cardigan's auction is live! Get updates on our missing mascot as "CNN" reports with special guest David Gregory and field interviews with Cardigan students.

Cardigan Confidential Chapter 5: King of the Catterhorn

Meet the fourth and final suspect in the Case of the Missing Cougar!

Cardigan Confidential Chapter 4: A Kitchen Cattastrophe

Meet the third suspect in the Case of the Missing Cougar!

Cardigan Confidential Chapter 3: The Great Catsby

Meet the second suspect in the Case of the Missing Cougar!

Cardigan Confidential Chapter 2: A Furmiddable Opponent

The mystery continues... meet the first suspect in the Case of the Missing Cougar!

Cardigan Confidential Chapter 1: The Case of the Missing Mascot

As we plan for Cardigan's 33rd Annual Auction, we've noticed some strange things happening on campus. Watch the video and join in on the mystery (and fun!).

Visit the Auction Website

Auction Schedule of Events:

  • October 17: Silent Auction opens online
  • October 18-22: Silent Auction open for bidding
  • October 23: Auction Finale show (streamed live)

The proceeds from the Auction directly support The Annual Fund for Cardigan and impact every student, helping to provide resources such as technology, financial aid, facilities maintenance, community involvement, and so much more. Last year’s Auction was an overwhelming success, raising over $450,000 to help support these goals, and we expect nothing less this year!

Please note that the Auction Website (where you can see and bid on the items) is a different link than the Video Livestream of the Virtual Family Weekend & Auction video event. We suggest you plan to watch the livestream on a computer and place your bids using a phone.

Highlights from the 32nd Annual Auction

Photo Gallery

We had an "Out of This World" time at Cardigan's 31st Annual Auction!

See the photos

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For more information about Cardigan's Annual Auction, contact:

Christine Frazier
Parent Relations Manager
cfrazier@cardigan.org