Every year we publish the Lancaster County Mud Sale schedule. The first of the season happens in late February, but the 2016 schedule is already available for anyone who’d like to make plans.

amish-boy-wagon-mud-saleIf you’re not familiar, the mud sale is an annual tradition happening for around half a century now in Lancaster County.

Traditionally, these auctions, featuring farm equipment, quilts, and much more, happen in the late winter and spring when the ground is mucky from the seasonal thaw. That is when most of the sales listed below occur. However there are other sales happening in summer and even autumn.

You can read more here and here about this series of fund-raising events that support local volunteer fire companies. For more on those companies, and the contributions of Amish firefighters, go here.

Past Mud Sales

And here are some photos and reports from previous mud sales which our readers have attended and shared over the years:

Bart Township Fire Company Sale
Rawlinsville & Bart Sales
Airville Sale (York Co.)

Are you planning to attend a mud sale this year?

List via lancasterpa.com, with a hat tip to Ed.


Lancaster County – 2016 Mud Sale Dates & Locations

February 27 – Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale
Strasburg Fire Co.
203 Franklin Street
Strasburg, PA 17579
717-687-7232

March 4 – 5 – Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale
Bart Township Fire Co.
11 Furnace Rd, Quarryville, PA 17566
717-786-3348

March 11 – 12 – Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction
Gordonville Fire Co.
Old Leacock Road
Gordonville, PA 17566
717-768-3869

March 17 – Farmersville Volunteer Fire Co. Sale
Farmersville Volunteer Fire Company
74 East Farmersville Road
Ephrata, PA 17522

March 18 – 19 – Penryn Volunteer Fire Co. Sale
Penryn Volunteer Fire Company
1441 North Penryn Road
Manheim, PA 17545

March 19 – Bart Township Building Materials and Craft Sale
Bart Township Fire Company
11 Furnace Rd
Quarryville, PA 17566
717-786-3348

March 19 – Airville Fire Co. Spring Consignment & Quilt Auction
Airville Volunteer Fire Co.
3576 Delta Road (Rt. 74)
Airville, PA 17302 (York County)
717-862-3806

March 25 – 26 – Gap Fire Company Sale
Gap Fire Company
802 Pequea Avenue
Gap, PA 17527
717-442-9549

March 26 – West Earl Fire Company Annual Quilt & Consignment Auction
West Earl Fire Company
14 School Lane Ave
Brownstown, PA 17508
717-989-5986 (No Sunday Calls)

April 2 – Robert Fulton Sale
Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Co.
2271 Robert Fulton Hwy. (Routes 272 & 222)
Peach Bottom, PA 17563
717-548-8995

April 9 – Rawlinsville Sale
Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Co.
33 Martic Heights Drive
Holtwood, PA 17532
717-284-3023

May 21 – Weaverland Valley Sale
Weaverland Valley Volunteer Fire Co.
Terre Hill Community Park
210 Lancaster Avenue
Terre Hill, PA 17528
717-445-5072

May 14 – Honey Brook Fire Company Quilt Sale & Consignment Auction
Honey Brook Fire Company
Romano 4H Center
1841 Horseshoe Pike
Honey Brook, PA 19344
610-273-2688

June 11
– Kinzer Fire Co. Mud Sale
Kinzer Volunteer Fire Co.
3521 Lincoln Hwy. East (Rt. 30)
Kinzers, PA 17535
717-442-4121

June 24 – 25 – Refton Fire Company Sale
Refton Volunteer Fire Co.
99 Church Street
Refton, PA 17568
717-786-9462

June 24 – 25 – Lancaster County Carriage and Antique Auction
Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company
Location: Across from the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant on Route 340
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
717-392-0112

August TBD – Gap Relief Auction
Benefits Mennonite Central Committee
Solanco Fairgrounds
172 S. Lime Street
Quarryville, PA 17566

August 27 – Bareville Fire Company Consignment Auction
Bareville Volunteer Fire Company
211 East Main Street
Leola, PA 17540
717-656-7554

September 10 – Christiana Fire Company Antique & Craft Auction
Christiana Fire Company
214 S. Bridge Street
Christiana, PA 17509
610-593-2124

September TBD – Christiana Fire Company Antique & Craft Auction
Christiana Fire Company
214 S. Bridge Street
Christiana, PA 17509
610-593-2124

September TBD – Strasburg Fire Company Fall Sale
Strasburg Fire Co.
203 Franklin Street
Strasburg, PA 17579
717-687-7232

September TBD – Gordonville Fall Sale & Auction
Gordonville Fire Co.
Old Leacock Road
Gordonville, PA 17566
717-768-3869

October 22 – Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale
Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company
3135 Limestone Road
Cochranville, PA 19330
610-593-5800

October 22 – Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale
Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company
3135 Limestone Road
Cochranville, PA 19330
610-593-5800