Action Auction History

The CET Action Auction is celebrating 51 years as Cincinnati’s perennial hometown favorite.  The Action Auction has changed and evolved over the years but remains CET’s largest fundraising event.  The auction will be broadcast live for five days from the CET studio located at 1223 Central Parkway in downtown Cincinnati.  The auction has gone from a ten-day event and auctioning a new home to its current five days with the ever-popular wine auction held on the last day of the auction. 



Auction proceeds provide critical funding that allows CET to serve more than 500,000 students and teachers and over 2 million viewers with educational services and programming.  Through PBS and local programming, CET is a leader in providing education and enrichment to the classrooms and living rooms in the tri-state area.  Your support enables CET to remain part of the Greater Cincinnati community.



You may wonder what has kept the Action Auction going these many years.  The constant over the years is the support that the auction receives from the community.  Without our loyal donors, sponsors and viewers, the event would not be a success.  Hundreds give their time, energy and support to the Action Auction throughout the year.  During auction week alone more than 500 volunteers spend their time at the CET studio working to make the Action Auction happen!  For more information how you can be part of this unique and fun event call the events office at 513-345-6579 or 513-345-6530 or click on one of the links below.