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Lancaster County’s Morning Mud Sales

Get your hands dirty this spring; it’s mud sale season in Lancaster County and that means bargain goods, rare quilts, and authentic Amish hand-crafts are all only a bid away. If you haven’t been to these auction events, you’ve been overlooking one of the most exciting and unique traditions of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

From antique wooden furniture to handmade Amish quilts, the mud sales of Lancaster County have some truly valuable items you can’t find anywhere else in the world. Take advantage of the opportunity, not just to buy things, but as a way for us “ordinary” folk to mingle with the extraordinary Amish people of Pennsylvania. These events are one of very few ways we have for us to break barriers, especially because the Amish are infamous for their seclusion. But at these mud sales, you can interact with the Amish and it’s all for a good cause; the auctions are held as benefits for many of the region’s firehouses, making up the bulk of their annual budget. This provides the county’s fire companies with modern equipment.

The food is great, too, with servings of chicken corn soup, French fries, handmade milkshakes, roast pork barbecue sandwiches, apple wood smoked meats, and the delicious twisted soft pretzels made by the Amish women. If you’re a capital area local, you may have already tasted these salty treats at a nearby farmer’s market on the weekends. 

Mud sales start early, usually between 8:00 and 8:30 in the morning and they can attract thousands of people. Scout out to the auction beforehand to look for those special items you may want to gift to a loved one at home or keep for yourself. And take caution, some of the firehouses have multiple auctions going on at the same time. You don’t want to miss out on that perfect piece, especially if it’s only on the other side of the yard.

To view more information about the mud sales of Lancaster County or learn about the Amish, their history and heritage, and interesting customs visit the website. The mud sales of Lancaster County are held from late Winter throughout the Spring and Summer months, and even into Fall, so book your bed & breakfast and plan your Amish auction trip today. Here’s the full schedule:

March 18, 2017
Penryn Volunteer Fire Company Sale
Penryn Volunteer Fire Company
1441 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545
717-664-2825
penrynfire.com

 

March 18, 2017
Airville Volunteer Fire Company Mud Sale
Airville Volunteer Fire Company
3576 Delta Road, Airville, PA 17602
717-862-3806
avfc55.com

 

March 18, 2017
West Earl Fire Company Quilt & Consignment Auction 
West Earl Fire Company
14 School Lane Avenue, Brownstown, PA 17508
717-989-5986 
westearlfire.org

 

March 25, 2017
Gap Fire Company Mud Sale & Auction
Gap Fire Company
802 Pequea Avenue, Gap, PA 17527
610-593-2480
gapfire.org

 

April 1, 2017
Robert Fulton Sale
Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company
2271 Robert Fulton Highway (Routes 272 & 222), Peach Bottom, PA 17563
717-548-8995 
513rffc.com

 

April 8, 2017
Rawlinsville Mud Sale 
Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Company
33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood, PA 17532
717-284-3023 
rvfd58.com

 

May 6, 2017
Fivepointville Auction  
Fivepointville Fire Company
1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver, PA 17517 
717-445-4933
fivepointvillefire.net

 

May 13, 2017
Honey Brook Quilt Sale & Consignment Auction 
Honey Brook Fire Company
Romano 4H Center, 1841 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344
610-273-2688 
honeybrookfire.org

 

May 20, 2017
Weaverland Valley Mud Sale 
Weaverland Valley Fire Company
Terre Hill Community Park, 210 Lancaster Avenue, Terre Hill, PA 17528
717-445-7066
weaverlandvalleyfire.com

 

June 10, 2017
Kinzer Fire Company Mud Sale
Kinzer Volunteer Fire Company
3521 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30), Kinzer, PA
717-442-4121 
kinzerfire.com

 

June 22 & 23, 2017
Lancaster County Carriage & Antique Auction 
Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company 
313 Enterprise Drive, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
717-392-0112
birdinhandauction.com

 

June 24, 2017 
Refton Fire Company Mud Sale 
Refton Volunteer Fire Company
99 Church Street, Refton, PA 17568
717-786-9462
refton59fire.com

 

August 12, 2017
Gap Relief Auction
Solanco Fairgrounds
172 South Lime Street, Quarryville, PA 17566
717-687-9470
mcc.org/get-involved/events/gap-relief-sale

 

August 19, 2017

Intercourse Fire Company Consignment Auction 
Intercourse Fire Company
10 North Hollander Road, Intercourse, PA 17534
717-768-3402
intercoursefire.com

 

August 26, 2017
Bareville Fire Company Consignment Auction 
Bareville Volunteer Fire Company
211 East Main Street, Leola, PA 17540
717-656-7554
barevillefire.com

 

September 2017
Strasburg Fall Consignment & Mud Sale
Strasburg Fire Company 
203 Franklin Street, Strasburg, PA 17572
717-687-7232 
strasburgfire.com

 

September 9, 2017
Christiana Antique & Craft Auction
Christiana Fire Company
214 South Bridge Street, Christiana, PA 17509
610-593-2124
christianafire.com

 

September 2017
Gordonville Fall Mud Sale & Auction
Gordonville Fire Company
Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566
717-768-3869
43fireems.com

 

October 28, 2017
Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale
Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company
3135 Limestone Road Cochranville, PA
610-593-5800
cochranvillefire.com

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