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Everything you need to know about the BCTV auction

Oct 27, 2021
Octoberfest Fundraiser Auction

If you won items in our Octoberfest Auction, please pick up at our studio from 10-2 on Saturday 10/30, or 9-5 Mon 11/1 – Fri 11/5. We are located at 401 Penn Street in the Alvernia CollegeTowne Campus. The front desk staff will let you in the building. If you need to make special pickup arrangements please email [email protected].

Parking is available on Penn Street in front the building or in Chiarelli Plaza (3rd and Court/Washington) and 4th & Cherry garages. Bring your garage ticket with you so that we can validate it for you!

The auction is now closed. Thank you for your support!

Art • Wine • Food • Decor • Experiences • Gifts • Jewelry • Collectibles • Gift Cards

The auction catalog is available for online bidding only, and the lots will close  to the highest bidders beginning at 7pm on Thursday, October 28 – concurrently with an on-air spectacular including special guests and entertainment. The on-air portion will be live on BCTV, and streams live via

The 2021 Octoberfest Benefit Auction supports BCTV and our mission to empower people and engage community through media.

As one of our distinguished auctioneers so kindly puts it, “We aren’t selling you things. We are asking you to make a contribution to support BCTV, and in exchange you are getting a valuable item of your choosing.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Our fundraiser auction is a multifaceted transaction of generosity, all in the name of community media. Hundreds of businesses and individuals donate wonderful items to be sold to bidders during our Octoberfest auction. Then hundreds MORE individuals and businesses make their supporting pledges in the way of bids. The winning bidders receive the items, and BCTV garners the fundraising support that we need to continue our service to Berks County.

The Octoberfest auction is our largest fundraiser each year, and it makes your community media possible. We can’t do it without you. Here are the details for the 2021 Annual Octoberfest Auction:


The auction catalog is available for online bidding and perusing, 24-7. New items are added each day! Visit the catalog here. You can also access the catalog and online bidding by clicking on the Octoberfest logo on our website at More details on pick up times and dates, etc. are also available at this link.

Winning bidders will be notified by email within 12 hours of the auction closing. Shipping is NOT available. All items must be picked up and paid for at BCTV. 401 Penn Street, Suite 162, Reading, PA 19601 Pick up times: Saturday, October 30: 10am to 2pm November 1-5: 10am to 5pm

Octoberfest Auction On Air Spectacular

A fun, fundraising, (and sometimes even funny!) event on BCTV. Beginning at 7pm on Thursday, October 28, our auctioneer serves as emcee in our studio and along with special guests and performances takes us through the catalog as each item sells to the highest online bidder. Watch along, bid along, and help us meet our goal.


Pledges for your support are welcome. Didn’t win your bid? Want to chip in a little extra? If you believe in what we do, and would simply like to give to support the cause You can donate online here – safely and securely, or checks can be mailed to BCTV, PO Box 8082, Reading, PA 19603.


A HUGE thank you to our Octoberfest Committee, and our sponsors:

East Penn Mfg. Co., Inc.

Reading Berks Guild of Craftsmen

4 Your Entertainment DJ Service

The Literacy Council of Reading Berks

We need your support!

Your contribution makes community media possible.

A donation of any size to your nonprofit media organization supports the future of media access in our community - the things you love, and the places you care about, by the people you know.

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