What is a ‘Mud Sale’?
What is a mud sale you ask? 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”. (Scroll down for the dates of this year’s 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!
Scroll Down for a Schedule of Upcoming Mud Sales