2024 Lancaster PA Mud Sales & Auctions Schedule (2024)

2024 Lancaster PA Mud Sales & Auctions Schedule (1)

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

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 Fire Co., 203 Franklin Street,Strasburg, PA17579, 717-687-7232

March 2, 2024

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

March 8 – 9, 2024

Gordonville Fire Co., Old Leaco*ck 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 Fire Co., 11 Furnace Rd,Quarryville, PA 17566, 717-786-3348

March 16, 2024 –

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

March 16, 2024 –

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

March22 – 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 Company,125 North King Street,Denver,PA17517, 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, 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,PA17535, 717-768-3869

June22, 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 andAntique Auction

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

August 9 – 10, 2024Gap Relief Auction

Solanco Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, Quarryville,PA17566, 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, 2024Gordonville Annual Fall Mud Sale

Gordonville Fire Co., Old Leaco*ck 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

After 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.

America’s Quilt Capital

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 You

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 orsmorgasbord whenever you’re ready. Check out Lancaster Restaurants and see what looks good that you might have overlooked before.

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Questions About Amish Culture?

2024 Lancaster PA Mud Sales & Auctions Schedule (5)Learn more about our Amish neighbors by visiting the Amish resources included in this website. Or, better yet, visit some of the local businesses and organizations that can answer your questions about the Amish first hand. You can even take a fascinating guided tour through the Amish Country with a local expert.

Learn More About this Fascinating Amish Country!

The peaceful lifestyle and diverse attractions of Lancaster County’s Amish Country has been fascinating visitors for years. Find out why here.

2024 Lancaster PA Mud Sales & Auctions Schedule (2024)


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