The 2019 edition of the Strasburg Mud Sale took place this past Saturday. This was the first mud sale of the season.

The fire company’s Facebook page has 100+ photos from the day’s events. There are some great shots (taken by Bob Devonshire). I picked 10 of my favorites, and added a few comments on each below.

First, let’s start with food, naturally. An aerial shot of some of the grills and food vendors:

Pies and other treats:

It’s not just local vendors at these events providing food. There is a “corporate” presence as well. But if it’s going to be a major chain, Auntie Anne’s pretzels, founded by an Amish-raised local woman, would make sense.

“Auctioneer-eye-view.” The boy is holding up a couple of…magazine holders? That’s my best guess but I have a feeling I might be off on this one.

Scooters lined up at the sale. I can’t tell if any of these are motorized.

Perched atop his wagon, this auctioneer has a commanding presence.

With the shades, the mics, the moves, these guys look pretty cool, I must admit.

If you didn’t know any better, you might think this was a concert of some sort. A local spin on Amish Paradise?

I liked this next photo because it gives you a bit of the behind-the-scenes.

Dozens of quilts and other craft items stacked up and bagged. I would guess that this is after they have been sold and marked for the buyers but I can’t say for sure.

For that matter the full collection has lots of photos of the items for sale, including furniture, plants, and hunting accessories.

Here’s an attendee taking a snap of the quilt auction action:

Let’s finish with one more drone photo, this one giving you the top-down angle.

I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a mud sale photo from this unique perspective:

There is also a video with some footage from the event. Hat tip to Ed for the links to these two sources.

If you’d like to visit a mud sale and support the fire companies, the list of upcoming events is here.

There are still 21 more to go, including at least one each on the next four Saturdays. Next on the dock is the Bart Township Sale on March 2nd.

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