This magical event that raises funds for scholarships and facility improvements opens now with an online auction hosting an amazing array of packages including trips, jewelry, art and more.  The Sanford Open will host a tennis tournament at the Y followed by an evening at the home of Carl & Dru Sanford.  This amazing night is designed to take guests back in time to a villa in Italy where they will enjoy music, Italian delicacies catered by Stone Cove Catering, and an opportunity to participate in the silent and live auction, featuring two Cortona, Tuscany vacation packages for seven days and seven nights. The evening’s festivities will close with a viewing of fireworks over the water.

Tournament Tickets (including evening celebration for 2) $100

Evening Celebration $50 per person


Saturday, September 17th

Welcome to the 10th Annual Sanford Open Auction

Auction ends Monday, September 19th at 12 noon

Having trouble placing your online?

Here are two other ways to bid on items:

1. email

2. call the Y 563-3477

Sailing Experience with Jaja Martin

Learn to sail or just enjoy a day of sailing with our own Sailing Camp Instructor Jaja Martin. 

Current Bid:  $255

Painting by Artist

Jane Dahmen

Beautiful painting from Artist and Y member Jane Dahmen



It is acrylic and gouache on paper, framed in black metal with white rag mat, and measures 17" x 19."

Valued at $950.  (Minimum Bid $450)


Current Bid:  $500

Peapod "Pod Buoy" Jewelry

Buoy's have changed throughout time, but the iconic shape has stayed the same. They are painted according to a variation of colored lines chosen by the lobsterman. We have placed 14K Gold "Peas" in this buoy for a timeless look that is sure to go with anything. Includes 18" cable chain. To tell us the colors you can call us or place information in instructions from buyer at the point of checkout.  1 1/8" long.  Valued at $275



Current Bid:  $110

Apple Blossom Farm Evening

Gather nine of your dearest friends and spend a beautiful evening at Apple Blossom Farm.  You will be greeted with a glass of champagne and join your guests for a game of bocce ball or enjoy a seat on the porch overlooking the Apple Orchards.  Our chefs will prepare fine dinner using the freshest of local fishers, farmers and foragers.  We look forward to sharing a wonderful evening with you and your guests!      


Current Bid:  $450

Zulu Nyala African Safari

This is an amazing vacation package - 6 days and 6 nights luxury accommodations for 2  Includes: three delicious meals per day, prepared by the finest international chefs - with an African flavour of course.  Two Game Viewing activities per day, guided by your own professional game rangers in open game viewing vehicles, in Zulu Nyala game reserve.   (The filming location of "I dreamed of Africa" starring Kim Basinger)  Visit the Zulu Nyala Website at   - Package Value $6500.


Current Bid:  $1700

Sugarloaf Camp and Condo

Get your group together and bid on this Tennis Camp led by our own Lisa Gilbride which includes a condo for 10!!!


Current Bid:  $1000

Damariscotta Lake Camp

The Lake is beautiful all year with activities for each season including snowmobiling and ice fishing in to the winter!  Available Columbus Day - Memorial Day (Excluding Christmas and Thanksgiving) 


One Week Stay in this 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, sleeps 8
Visit this link for more information on this great cottage   Valued at $2000


Current Bid:  $800

Harborside Hotel and Spa

Bar Harbor, ME

Nestled on downtown Bar Harbor's scenic waterfront with breathtaking views of Frenchman's Bay, The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina embodies the enduring beauty of coastal Maine. Experience an irresistible blend of comfort in luxury in our 193 guest rooms and suites, complemented by thoughtful amenities and a tranquil seaside ambiance ideal for romantic getaways, family vacations, and one-of-a-kind celebrations.  


This package entitles the bearer to a 2 night stay for 2 people at the Harborside Hotel, Marina & Spa in Bar Harbor 

Valued at $600

Current Bid:  $600



525 Main Street

PO Box 787

Damariscotta, ME 04543 

(207) 563-9622


Columbus Day through Memorial Day

Monday-Thursday 5am-9pm 

Friday 5am-8pm

Saturday 7am-4pm     

Sunday 9am-2pm

Memorial Day through Columbus Day

Monday – Thursday 5am-8pm

Friday 5am-7pm

Saturday 7am-4pm






  • NEW YEARS DAY, January 1                      CLOSED


  • EASTER, April 12                                      CLOSED

  • MEMORIAL DAY, May 25                           CLOSED

  • INDEPENDENCE DAY, July 4                       CLOSED

  • LABOR DAY, September 7                          CLOSED

  • COLUMBUS DAY, October 12                     CLOSED

  • VETERAN’S DAY, November 11                  CLOSED

  • THANKSGIVING DAY, November 26            CLOSED

  • CHRISTMAS EVE, December 24                 CLOSING AT 1PM 

  • CHRISTMAS DAY, December 25                 CLOSED

  • NEW YEARS EVE, December 31                 CLOSING AT 1PM