Mud Sale is the Lancaster County term for an annual auction/sale at one of a number of local fire companies. The sales, appropriately named for the condition of the thawing ground in the spring (when they’re traditionally held), attract thousands of people looking for bargains on anything from Amish quilts and antiques to lumber, buggies and lawn equipment. This is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in Lancaster County's "Plain" (Amish and Mennonite) culture!
Most sales begin at 8:30 a.m. sharp, but activities continue throughout the day for those who wish to catch a glimpse of some local color and enjoy sampling traditional Lancaster County farm fare.
Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale
8:30 a.m., Strasburg Fire Company #1, 203 Franklin St., Strasburg. 717-687-7232 or Strasburg Fire Co. website
Furniture, antiques, quilts, crafts, farm machinery, horses, mules, tools, groceries, fruit, homemade food.
March 2 & March 16
Bart Township Annual Auction/Mud Sale
8:30 a.m., Bart Twp. Fire Company, 11 Furnace Rd., Quarryville. 717-786-3348 or Bart Twp. Fire Co. website
Antiques, quilts, furniture, new & used equipment, small goods, hay & straw, livestock, buggies, tools, crafts and food.
Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction
8:30 a.m., Gordonville Fire Company, Old Leacock Rd., Gordonville. 717-768-3869 or Gordonville Fire Co. website
The largest firemen's auction/sale on the East Coast, featuring 500-600 Amish quilts, antiques, collectibles, new & used furniture, tools, farm equipment, horses, mules, buggies, lawn & garden, barns, utility sheds & trailers, construction equipment.
Craft show: March 7, 6-9 p.m.
Penryn Fire Company Mud Sale
8:00 a.m., Penryn Fire Company #1, 1441 N. Penryn Rd., Manheim. 717-664-2825 or Penryn Fire Co. website
Woodcrafts, furniture, antiques, quilts, crafts, farm equipment, food and more. Parking will not be available on site. Satellite parking with shuttle bus service will be available at various neighboring locations.
Airville Mud Sale & Quilt Auction
8:30 a.m., Airville Volunteer Fire Company, 3576 Delta Rd., Airville. 717-862-3723 or Airville Fire Co. website
Quilts, Animals (goats, lambs, chickens, rabbits, roosters), tractors, farm equipment, lumber, household goods, crafts, hay & straw.
West Earl Mud Sale
8:00 a.m., West Earl Fire Company, PO Box 969, Brownstown. 717-656-6791
Handmade quilts and comforters, homemade baked goods, theme baskets, wooden crafts, household items, groceries, lawn & garden equipment, tools, pre-cast concrete, lawn furniture and more.
Gap Annual Spring Mud Sale/Auction
5 p.m., Gap Fire Company, 802 Pequea Ave., Gap. 717-442-8100
Sporting goods, windows & doors, new & used furniture, quilts, crafts, dry goods, groceries and more.
Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company Mud Sale
8:30 a.m. breakfast, Robert Fulton Fire Company, 2271 Robert Fulton Hwy., Peach Bottom, 717-548-8995
Crafts, plants, tools, antiques, farm equipment, furniture, food, buggies, wagons, groceries, horses.
Rawlinsville Annual Mud Sale
8:30 a.m., Rawlinsville Fire Company, 33 Martic Heights Dr., Holtwood. 717-284-3023
Antiques, horses, crafts, building materials, lawn equipment, new and used furniture.
Honeybrook Annual Auction/Mud Sale
7 a.m., Honeybrook Fire Company, 679 Firehouse Ln., Honeybrook. 610-273-2688
Quilts, crafts, new furniture, Winross trucks, Smuckers bells, farm-related supplies, tools, buggies, heifers..
Bird-in-Hand Mud Sale | 14th Lancaster County Carriage & Antique Auction
8 a.m., Along Rt. 340 (Old Philadlephia Pike) across from Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant, 717-392-0112
Antiques, harness and tack, specialty items, quilts, crafts, carriages, buggies, wagons and food.
Refton Fire Company Sale
7 a.m. breakfast, Refton Fire Company, 99 Church Street, 717-786-9462
Hardware, shop tools, plants, furniture, antiques, crafts, hay and straw, quilts, horses, food and more.
Bareville Fire Company Mud Sale
8:30 a.m. breakfast, Bareville Volunteer Fire Company, 211 East Main Street, Leola, 717-656-7554
Small goods, shop tools, antiques, furniture, lumber, animals, sheds & gazebos, equipment, buggies, concrete items.
Kinzer Fire Company Mud Sale
8:30 a.m., Kinzer Fire Company, PO Box 82, Kinzer. 717-442-9148
Household goods, wall hangings, nursery stock, lawn & garden equipment, building materials, storage sheds, tack, new & used carriages, loads of hay & straw, farm equipment, new & used furniture, sporting goods, various antiques and more!
Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale
7 a.m. breakfast, Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company, 3135 Limestone Road, Cochranville, PA 19330. 610-593-5800
Tools, household goods, shrubbery, horse tack, quilts, horses, sheds, outdoor furniture and more.