Amish Mud Sales

Amish Mud Sales in Lancaster County, PA

Amish Mud Sales are a Lancaster County original tradition and refer to annual auctions or sales of Amish goods at a number of local fire companies. The sales attract thousands of people looking for bargains on anything from Amish quilts and antiques to lumber, buggies and lawn equipment.

Amish Mud Sales

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In a sight that may seem like organized chaos to novice mud sale visitors, six or seven auctions are conducted simultaneously.

What are Amish Mud Sales?

Mud sales, named for the condition of the thawing ground in late winter and early spring, are major fundraisers for the volunteer fire companies throughout Amish communities. They are huge events, sometimes drawing as many as 20,000 people, where everything from hand-stitched quilts (donated by the Amish women's groups) and locally-made crafts to livestock, furniture, produce, baked goods, antiques, housewares, even the kitchen sink are all up for bid. In a sight that may seem like organized chaos to novice mud sale visitors, six or seven auctions are conducted simultaneously as Amish and "English" mill together over the many items bound for the auction block.

When are Mud Sales Held?

Each Saturday from late February to mid-April (and a few others sprinkled in May, June and August), various Lancaster communities hold their annual sales. Most sales begin at 8:00 or 8:30 AM sharp, with activities continuing until 2:00 to 3:00 PM for those who wish to catch a glimpse of some local color and enjoy sampling traditional Lancaster County farm fare.

Good Eats

Whether bidding or just browsing, no mud sale experience is complete without a sampling of the hearty farm fare offered at every sale. On a chilly morning, warm up with some Pennsylvania Dutch chicken corn soup, a staple at every mud sale, or try a breakfast treat with a Pennsylvania Dutch sticky bun or funnel cake. The mud sales in Lancaster take on almost a community fair atmosphere. While bargains are to be had, so is the camaraderie, as folks come together to compare their winnings and share in the experience.

Lancaster Mud Sales

City Meets Country

With the variety of items and the unique heritage, the Pennsylvania Dutch Country mud sales provide patrons not only with bargains, but a sense of community and tradition. Inviting and never dull, the sales break down the divide between city and country, melting the two together to showcase the beauty of Lancaster County.

Visit a Lancaster County Mud Sale

Note: If exact date is not listed, please check back for updated information, as this page will be revised throughout the year. Be sure to check relevant website or phone number below for exact address and parking arrangements.

February 26 - 27, 2021
Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale

Strasburg Fire Company
203 Franklin Street, Strasburg, PA 17572
717-687-7232
strasburgfire.com

March 7, 2020
Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale
Bart Township Fire Company
11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
717-786-3348
bart51.com

September 19, 2020
Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction
Gordonville Fire Company
Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566
717-768-3512
43fireems.com

March 21, 2020
Penryn Volunteer Fire Company Sale - CANCELED FOR 2020

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

March 21, 2020
Airville Volunteer Fire Company Mud Sale - CANCELED FOR 2020

Airville Volunteer Fire Company
3576 Delta Road, Airville, PA 17602
717-862-3806
avfc55.com

March 21, 2020
West Earl Fire Company Quilt & Consignment Auction - POSTPONED

West Earl Fire Company
14 School Lane Avenue, Brownstown, PA 17508
717-989-5986
westearlfire.org

March 27, 2020
Farmersville Mud Sale

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

April 4, 2020
Robert Fulton Sale - CANCELED FOR 2020
Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company
2271 Robert Fulton Highway (Routes 272 & 222), Peach Bottom, PA 17563
717-548-8995
rffc89.com

April 18, 2020
Schoeneck Fire Company Mud Sales - CANCELED FOR 2020

Schoeneck Fire Company
125 N. King Street, Denver, PA 17517
717-336-6767
schoeneckfire.com

April 27, 2019
Christiana Community Abulance Association Auction

Christiana Community Abulance Association
55 Pine Creek Drive, Gap, PA 17527
610-593-8166
ccaa52.com

May 4, 2021
Fivepointville Auction
Fivepointville Fire Company
1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver, PA 17517
717-445-4933
fivepointvillefire.net

May 9, 2020
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 16, 2020
Weaverland Valley Mud Sale

Weaverland Produce Auction
1030 Precast Road, East Earl
717-445-7066
weaverlandvalleyfire.com

June 5-6
Gap Fire Company Mud Sale & Auction - NEW DATE

Gap Fire Company
802 Pequea Avenue, Gap, PA 17527
610-593-2480
gapfire.org

June 13, 2020
Kinzer Fire Company Mud Sale

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

June 25 & 26, 2020
Lancaster County Carriage & Antique AuctionBird-in-Hand
Volunteer Fire Company
313 Enterprise Drive, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
717-392-0112
birdinhandauction.com

June 27, 2020
Refton Fire Company Mud Sale

Refton Volunteer Fire Company
99 Church Street, Refton, PA 17568
717-786-9462
refton59fire.com

August 7-8, 2020
Gap Relief Auction - NEW DATE
Solanco Fairgrounds
172 South Lime Street, Quarryville, PA 17566
717-687-9470
https://mcc.org/get-involved/events/gap-relief-auction

August 15, 2020
Intercourse Fire Company Consignment Auction

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

August 22, 2020
Rawlinsville Mud Sale - NEW DATE

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

August 28, 2021
Bareville Fire Company Consignment Auction

Bareville Volunteer Fire Company
211 East Main Street, Leola, PA 17540
717-656-7554
barevillefire.com

September 19, 2020
Gordonville Fall Mud Sale & Auction

Gordonville Fire Company
Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566
717-768-3869
43fireems.com

October 24, 2020
Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale - CANCELLED

Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company
3135 Limestone Road Cochranville, PA
610-593-5800
cochranvillefire.com

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