Barker Express Chair Auction

Barker Express Chair Auction

Auction Now Closed

The Barker Chair Auction has closed. Thank you to all participants for their overwhelming generosity.

Bring Barker Home

Own a cherished piece of Sunday River’s history and become a steward of the Barker legacy, while sharing stories and memories with friends and family for years to come.

Please read all information below before placing your bid.

All The Info

Auction Details

  • The auction will begin on July 21, 2023 at 12:30 PM, and end at midnight on July 27, 2023.
  • The highest 105 bids will be accepted. In the event of a tie bid, the earliest bid will be awarded the chair.
  • Auction winners will be able to pick up a chair on September 16, 23, 30, or October 7.
  • Auction winners will be awarded one River Fest mug, good for discounts for three select weekends throughout our series of events this fall. 
  • All proceeds benefit Maine Adaptive, The River Fund Maine, and the MSAD 44 Daycare Initiative.
  • Not all chair numbers are available, and chair numbers cannot be reserved or pre-chosen.

Bidding Process

  • The auction will be held online via the Givergy online auction platform. Bidders are required to set up a Givergy account and input a valid credit card. Only winning bids will be charged.
  • The auction will be held in a sealed bid format. The minimum bid is $500. 


  • Credit card payment is required to purchase via the Givergy platform. No special offers or discounts can be applied to this purchase. BoyneRewards cannot be applied to this purchase.

Pick-Up Details

  • Winning bidders must pick up their chairs on September 16, 23, 30, or October 7. Chairs can be picked up in the upper parking lot of the South Ridge Base Area, also known as Lot 3.
  • Sunday River will load your purchased chair into your truck or trailer but is not responsible for any damage during loading. Please bring appropriate means of securing the chair for transport.
  • If you do not pick up your chair by 12PM on October 7, any payment will be forfeited, and the chair will be retained as property of Sunday River.

Pick-Up Schedule

  • Barker Chairs can be picked up on the following days and times.
  • Saturday, September 16: 8AM - 2PM
  • Saturday, September 23: 10AM - 1PM
  • Saturday, September 30: 10AM - 1PM
  • Saturday, October 7: 8AM - 12PM

Chair Specs

  • Chair Weight: Approximately 450 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 13'1" high, 7'6" wide, and 2'6" deep.
  • All chairs are genuine used chairs and have their own sets of blemishes, imperfections, and unique character, and are being sold as is with no warranty, expressed or implied, associated.