Lancaster PA Mud Sales

What is a ‘Mud Sale’?

Many Lancaster County towns and villages are protected by volunteer fire companies. These fire companies need to raise funds to pay for needed equipment and supplies. Fire company sales have been a regular event here in Lancaster County since the mid-1960′s.

The late Winter and early Spring dates work out best for local farmers because they have more time available before the Spring planting. Since many of the items are sold outside during potentially muddy Spring conditions, these events have earned the nickname “mud sales”.

Often auctions are held both inside and outside, and sometimes numerous auctions take place at the same time throughout the grounds. You can freely move about from one auction to another looking for the merchandise that most interests you.

The items that are auctioned vary from one auction to another and include a wide variety of donated goods and consignment merchandise. Auctioned items often include furniture, craft items, quilts, building materials, livestock, buggies and carriages, tools, farming supplies and equipment, garden items, and much more. Plus, there is always lots of good home-cooked food for sale and to enjoy there.

Mud sales take place somewhere in Lancaster County almost every weekend through the late Winter and early Spring. Some do take place during the Summer and Fall as well. Check the schedule below for upcoming dates and locations.

So, grab the whole family, throw on your boots, and take in a mud sale for a truly unique Lancaster experience!

2014 Lancaster County Mud Sale Schedule:

May 10 - Honey Brook Fire Company Quilt Sale & Consignment Auction
Honey Brook Fire Company, Romano 4H Center, 1841 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344, 610-273-2688

May 17 - Swiss Pioneer Consignment / Benefit Auction
Swiss Pioneer Preservation Associates, Big Farm, 739 Spruce Road, New Holland, PA 17557

May 17 - Weaverland Valley Sale
Weaverland Valley Volunteer Fire Co., Terre Hill Community Park, 210 Lancaster Avenue, Terre Hill, PA 17528, 717-445-5072

May 17 - Swiss Pioneer Consignment / Benefit Auction
Swiss Pioneer Preservation Associates, Big Farm, 739 Spruce Road, New Holland, PA 17557

June 26-27 - Lancaster County Carriage and Antique Auction
Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company – Location: Across from the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant on Route 340, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-392-0112

June 28 - Refton Fire Company Sale
Refton Volunteer Fire Co., 99 Church Street, Refton, PA 17568, 717-786-9462

July 18-19 - Pennsylvania Haiti Benefit Auction
Benefits missions in Haiti. Location: 2727 Old Philadelphia Pike (Route 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

August 8-9 - Gap Relief Auction
Benefits Mennonite Central Committee, Solanco Fairgrounds, 172 S. Lime Street, Quarryville, PA 17566

August 16 - Intercourse Fire Company Consignment Auction
Intercourse Fire Company, 10 North Hollander Rd., Intercourse, PA 17534, 717-768-3402

August 23 - Bareville Fire Company Consignment Auction
Bareville Volunteer Fire Company, 211 East Main Street, Leola, PA 17540, 717-656-7554

August 30 - Kinzer Fire Co. Mud Sale
Kinzer Volunteer Fire Co., 3521 Lincoln Hwy. East (Rt. 30), Kinzers, PA 17535, 717-442-4121

September 20 - Gordonville Fall Mud Sale & Auction
Gordonville Fire Co., Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566, 717-768-3869

October 4 - Strasburg Fall Consignment & Mud Sale
See our blog post, photos, and video from the 2013 Strasburg Spring Auction Mud Sale.
Strasburg Fire Co., 46 W. Main Street, Strasburg, PA 17572, 717-687-7232

October 25 - Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale
Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company, 3135 Limestone Road, Cochranville, PA 19330, 610-593-5800

2015 Lancaster County Mud Sale Schedule:

February 28 - Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale
See our blog post, photos, and video from 2013′s Strasburg Spring Auction Mud Sale.
Strasburg Fire Co., 46 W. Main Street, Strasburg, PA 17572, 717-687-7232

March 6 - Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale
Bart Township Fire Co., 11 Furnace Rd, Quarryville, PA 17566, 717-786-3348

March 7 - Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction
See our blog post and images from the 2013 Gordonville Auction & Mud Sale.
Gordonville Fire Co., Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566, 717-768-3869

March 7 - Bart Township Building Materials and Craft Sale
Bart Township Fire Company, 11 Furnace Rd, Quarryville, PA 17566, 717-786-3348

March 14 - Airville Fire Co. Spring Consignment & Quilt Auction
Airville Volunteer Fire Co., 3576 Delta Road (Rt. 74), Airville, PA 17302 (York County), 717-862-3806

March 14 - Penryn Volunteer Fire Co. Sale
Penryn Volunteer Fire Company, 1441 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545

March 19 - Farmersville Volunteer Fire Co. Sale
Farmersville Volunteer Fire Company, 74 East Farmersville Road, Ephrata, PA 17522

March 21 - West Earl Fire Company Annual Quilt & Consignment Auction
West Earl Fire Company, 14 School Lane Ave, Brownstown, PA 17508, 717-989-5986 (No Sunday Calls)

March 21 - Gap Fire Company Sale
Gap Fire Company, 802 Pequea Avenue, Gap, PA 17527, 717-442-9549

April 4 - Robert Fulton Sale
Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Co., 2271 Robert Fulton Hwy. (Routes 272 & 222), Peach Bottom, PA 17563, 717-548-8995

April 11 - Rawlinsville Sale
Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Co., 33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood, PA 17532, 717-284-3023

May 16 - Weaverland Valley Sale
Weaverland Valley Volunteer Fire Co., Terre Hill Community Park, 210 Lancaster Avenue, Terre Hill, PA 17528, 717-445-5072

May 9 - Honey Brook Fire Company Quilt Sale & Consignment Auction
Honey Brook Fire Company, Romano 4H Center, 1841 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344, 610-273-2688

June 26 - Lancaster County Carriage and Antique Auction
Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company – Location: Across from the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant on Route 340, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-392-0112

June 27 - Refton Fire Company Sale
Refton Volunteer Fire Co., 99 Church Street, Refton, PA 17568, 717-786-9462

August 7 – 8 - Gap Relief Auction
Benefits Mennonite Central Committee, Solanco Fairgrounds, 172 S. Lime Street, Quarryville, PA 17566

August 29 - Kinzer Fire Co. Mud Sale
Kinzer Volunteer Fire Co., 3521 Lincoln Hwy. East (Rt. 30), Kinzers, PA 17535, 717-442-4121

August 29 - Bareville Fire Company Consignment Auction
Bareville Volunteer Fire Company, 211 East Main Street, Leola, PA 17540, 717-656-7554

October 24 - Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale
Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company, 3135 Limestone Road, Cochranville, PA 19330, 610-593-5800

 

Tell Us What You Think About Mud Sales

What are some of your favorite mud sale experiences? We want to know what you think. Please share your mud sale adventures and comments below.

Comments

  1. West Earl Fire Co. 26th Annual Quilt & Consignment Auction
    There has been a date change for this years Auction.
    This years Auction will be held on March 22,2014.
    For further information you may want to check our website: http://www.westearlfire.org or our Facebook page: West Earl Fire Station 29.
    Thanks for your interest and we look forward to seeing all on the 22nd of March!!

  2. Thank you.

  3. John Foster says:

    My wife and I started the tradition of spring and fall mud sales 15 years ago. Can’t tell you how much fun and memories of the sales we have experienced. We have given quilts to all of our children, not to mention the ones we could never part with. We have bought everything from crocks to even a Amish made all-wood canoe that is the envy of all my buddies. We specifically like Penryn, Gordonville and Cochranville. We found our first sale by accident just riding around one day. What a difference the sales have made in our life.

  4. Irene Gibson says:

    I know the Amish have a few mud sales in the Fall. Don’t they have the Haiti Auction in September? What information do you have on fall sales?

    • There are three more sales this Fall. They are listed on our Mudsales page at http://lancasterpa.com/mud-sales/. By the way, the Amish don’t host these sales – they are presented by local volunteer fire companies to raise funds. As for the Haiti Benefit Auction, the next one in Pennsylvania will be held in Bird-in-Hand next July. They are also conducted in a number of other states throughout the year. You’ll find the details here. Hope that helps.

  5. Do you know yet what date in 2014 is the Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction? We are over from the UK next March and would like to visit it if possible. Thanking you in anticipation. K

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