2024 Lancaster PA Mud Sales – Lancaster County Originals

Lancaster County Mud Sales - Lancaster, Pa

About Mud Sales in Lancaster County, PA

One of the most popular Lancaster County attractions are mud sale auctions. People come from all over the surrounding area (even out of state) to buy things at one of these sales.
What is a Mud Sale?
Why are they called Mud Sales?
The 2024 Mud Sale Events Calendar
What to do after a Mud Sale?
Questions about Amish culture



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, so they do a sale/auction once a year. Think of it like a benefit auction. These fire company sales have been a regular event here in Lancaster County since the mid-1960s. They’re also known as “Amish Mud Sales”, and while a lot of Amish do typically attend a mud sale, they’re technically volunteer fire company sales.

When are mud sales?

Late Winter and early Spring work out best for local farmers (including the Amish) to be able to come to the sale because they have more time available before the Spring planting. Mud sales take place somewhere in Lancaster County almost every weekend through the late Winter and early Spring (see the 2024 mud sale schedule below). Some do take place during the Summer and Fall as well. Check the schedule below for upcoming dates and locations.



Why are they called Mud Sales?

Since many of the items are sold outside during potentially muddy Spring conditions, these events have earned the nickname “mud sales”.


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What’s a mud sale like?

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 Amish-made 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 delicious home-cooked food for sale (after all, Lancaster is famous for its smorgasbords).

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

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See the 2024 Mud Sale Schedule Below

Things To Do in Lancaster – Adventure Awaits!

Things To Do in Lancaster – Adventure Awaits!

While you're out enjoying our Mud Sales, don't miss the opportunity to explore everything else that Lancaster has to offer. Learn about many Things To See and Do throughout Lancaster County all year long. Plus, there are many Amish Related Attractions and Family Attractions in Lancaster. And see our popular Events Calendar and Coupons pages for special events and bargains. Adventure awaits you!


2024 Lancaster County Mud Sale Schedule:

Click on each event below to see details. A few events are unconfirmed dates and will be confirmed as soon as information becomes available.


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February 24, 2024 – Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale

Strasburg Fire Co., 203 Franklin Street, Strasburg, PA 17579, 717-687-7232


March 2, 2024 Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale

Bart Township Fire Co., 11 Furnace Rd, Quarryville, PA 17566, 717-786-3348


March 8 – 9, 2024 – Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction

Gordonville Fire Co., Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17529, 717-768-3869


March 15 – 16, 2024 – Penryn Volunteer Fire Co. Sale

Penryn Volunteer Fire Company, 1441 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545,  717-664-2825


March 16, 2024  – Bart Township Building Material & Craft Sale

Bart Township Fire Co., 11 Furnace Rd, Quarryville, PA 17566, 717-786-3348


March 16, 2024 – West Earl Fire Company Annual Quilt & Consignment Auction 

West Earl Fire Company, 14 School Lane Ave, Brownstown, PA 17508, 717-606-2226 (No Sunday Calls)


March 16, 2024 – 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 22, 2024 – Farmersville Volunteer Fire Co. Sale

Farmersville Volunteer Fire Company, 74 East Farmersville Road, Ephrata, PA 17522, 717-354-5094


March 22 – 23, 2024  Gap Fire Company Sale

Gap Fire Company, 802 Pequea Avenue, Gap, PA 17527, 717-442-8100


April 6, 2024  Robert Fulton Sale

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


April 12 – 13, 2024 – Rawlinsville Sale

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


April 20, 2024 – Schoeneck Mud Sale and Quilt Auction 

Schoeneck Fire Company125 North King Street, Denver, PA 17517,  717-336-6767


May 4, 2024 –  Fivepointville Auction

Fivepointville Fire Company, 1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver, PA 17517, 717-445-4933


May 11, 2024 – 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 – 18, 2024 – Weaverland Valley Sale

Weaverland Valley Volunteer Fire Co., Weaverland Produce Auction, 1030 Precast Rd. New Holland Pa.17557, 717-445-7066


June 8, 2024 – Kinzers Annual Mud Sale

Kinzers Fire Company,  3521 Lincoln Highway East, Kinzers, PA 17535, 717-768-3869


June 22, 2024  Refton Fire Company Sale

Refton Volunteer Fire Co., 99 Church Street, Refton, PA 17568, 717-786-9462


June 27 – 28, 2024 – Lancaster County Carriage and Antique Auction

Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company, 313 Enterprise Drive, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-392-011


August 9 – 10, 2024 Gap Relief Auction

Solanco Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, QuarryvillePA 17566, 717-786-8080


August 24, 2024 – Bareville Fire Company Consignment Auction

Bareville Fire Company, 211 East Main Street, Leola, PA 17540, 717-656-7554


September 21, 2024 – Gordonville Annual Fall Mud Sale 

Gordonville Fire Co., Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566, 717-768-3869


October 26, 2024 – Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale

Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company, 3135 Limestone Road, Cochranville, PA 19330, 610-593-5800


Dutch Apple Dinner TheatreAfter the Mud….

When the mud sale is over, remember there are a wide variety of fun things to see and do throughout Lancaster County for all ages. See what’s going on This Month in Lancaster, or check our Lancaster Calendar of Events to find special events and shows anytime.


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Lancaster County has been called America’s quilt capital. Many Amish quilts are passed down from generation to generation as family heirlooms. You’ll find hundreds of quilts, wall-hangings, and pillows at our many quilt and craft shops. Learn more here.


Delicious Meals Await YouBird-In-Hand Family Restaurant &Amp; Smorgasbord

One of the top draws to Lancaster is the delicious food served here. That fresh-from-the-farm goodness can be delivered right to your table or smorgasbord whenever you’re ready. Check out Lancaster Restaurants and see what looks good that you might have overlooked before.


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