Lancaster PA Mud Sales – Lancaster County Originals

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’s 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 2022 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 is it called a “mud sale”?

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 2022 Mud Sale Schedule Below

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2022 Lancaster County Mud Sale Schedule:

Click on each event below to see details. Any date with a (?) is the tentative date and will be updated as soon as available.

 

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February 25 - 26 - Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale

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

 

March 4 - 5  - Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale

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

 

March 11 & 12 - Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction

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

 

March 18 - 19 - Penryn Volunteer Fire Co. Sale

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

 

March 19 - 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 19 - 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 25 - Farmersville Volunteer Fire Co. Sale

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

 

March 25 - 26 - Gap Fire Company Sale

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

 

April 2 - Robert Fulton Sale

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

 

April 8 - 9 - Rawlinsville Sale 

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

 

April 16 - Schoeneck Mud Sale and Quilt Auction 

Schoeneck Fire Company125 North King Street, Denver, PA 17517,  717-336-6767
- Additional details are still being worked out and will be updated as soon as they become available.

 

May 7 (?) -  Fivepointville Auction 

Fivepointville Fire Company, 1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver, PA 17517, 717-445-4933
- Additional details are still being worked out and will be updated as soon as they become available.

 

May 14 (?) - 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
- Additional details are still being worked out and will be updated as soon as they become available.

 

May 20 - 21 (?) - Weaverland Valley Sale

Weaverland Valley Volunteer Fire Co., Weaverland Produce Auction, 1030 Precast Rd. New Holland Pa.17557, 717-445-7066
- Additional details are still being worked out and will be updated as soon as they become available.

 

June 11 (?) - Kinzer Fire Co. Mud Sale

Kinzer Volunteer Fire Co., 3521 Lincoln Hwy. East (Rt. 30), Kinzers, PA 17535, 717-442-4121
- Additional details are still being worked out and will be updated as soon as they become available.

 

June 23 - 24 - Lancaster County Carriage and Antique Auction

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

 

June 24 - 25 (?) - Refton Fire Company Sale

Refton Volunteer Fire Co., 99 Church Street, Refton, PA 17568, 717-786-9462
- Additional details are still being worked out and will be updated as soon as they become available.

 

August 12 - 13 - Gap Relief Auction

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

 

August 27 (?) - Bareville Fire Company Consignment Auction

Bareville Fire Company, 211 East Main Street, Leola, PA 17540, 717-656-7554
- Additional details are still being worked out and will be updated as soon as they become available.

 

September 17 (?) - Gordonville Fall Sale & Auction

Gordonville Fire Co., Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566, 717-768-3869
- Additional details are still being worked out and will be updated as soon as they become available.

 

October 22 (?) - Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale

Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company, 3135 Limestone Road, Cochranville, PA 19330, 610-593-5800
- Additional details are still being worked out and will be updated as soon as they become available.

 

 

 

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