Upon arrival, they had the fish spread out for preview in large bags. You have an hour to ear mark your favorites. And even if you miss the preview they pass out a print out of all the fish. Which helps to stay on top of things.
There are about half a dozen greenhouse with various ponds around the grounds. I will be back to visit outside of the auction for sure.
All registered. Here's my bigger's paddle
I actually let my 2 older boys do all the bidding. Blake managed to get a the great deals, even winning a fish for a whole $1.
My 3 year did not know when to to put the paddle down. And probably over bid for a doitsu showa. All in all we won 4 fish! and the total was much less than what it would've been through their website. @ koi.com.
We had an amazing time! The only con was that you couldn't check out until the last fish was auctioned. And when you have small children that can be a bit tough when they become restless.
(left to right) 1. Doitsu Showa 2. Blake's $1 dollar utsuri 3. Kujaku 4. Sanke
These were small koi. They will go into the 50 for now until the pond is complete.