I hope this is an appropriate post here.
We (me and some friends) put on a festival in Buffalo, Wyoming the second weekend in July (BigHornMountainFestival.com). This year it is July 6, 7, 8. We've got a great Weber Bighorn A for a raffle instrument (thank you Bruce and Mary), and all proceeds go to bands for next year. In theory, someone could win a nice mandolin for just $5 (actually, Sam won one last year for $10).
If you are interested in some tickets, take a look at the website. We will ship the instrument to whomever wins, so you don't have to be present to participate or win (by way of credibility, I've conducted some transactions over this site).
Heck, while you are at it, check out the contest page. Our mandolin winner gets a a free pass to Winfield, and is the official Wyoming State Mandolin Champion!... Yes, Wyoming really is an unheralded hotbed of blazing, kick butt, mandolin pickers (ok, maybe kidding a bit there, but some really good pickers do show up for the contest).
Anyway, check out the website for details.
Regards and in good fun,
Big Horn Mountain Festival