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Two Saturdays ago the Airville Volunteer Fire Company held their annual mud sale. Airville is a small community lying in southeastern York County.  Due east across the Susquehanna River you’ll find the southern Lancaster County Amish population including communities around Holtwood and Quarryville.

The Airvile Fire Company has posted a fun batch of photos via its Facebook page. You can see some of them here, but there are many more, which you can access on their FB page at full size.

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Thanks to reader Rita for sharing a little on this sale.  According to this 2012 article, this is the only mud sale held in York County. The company earns around 8% per sale, raising around $10,000 in 2011.  The sale has grown a lot since its inaugural edition in 2001.

Rita says that at this year’s Airville sale, there was no on-site parking, “due to too much mud!” She notes that there were nine areas set up, “mainly school and church parking lots”, where attendees could park and take a bus to the sale.

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Rita says that “it was a challenge getting there with having to use shuttle buses, but fun nonetheless.”  Planners also anticipated obstacles when it came to loading purchases, with a special area to “keep your bought items – after you pick up your car, you [could] come back and get your purchases.”

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You’ll have to wait til 2015 to attend the next Airville mud sale. I can’t seem to find any date for next year which may mean it has not yet been set.  But there are still a lot of mud sales in Lancaster County happening in the coming weeks and months. Here are the next six:

April 5 – Robert Fulton Sale
Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company
2271 Robert Fulton Highway (Routes 272 & 222)
Peach Bottom, PA 17563
717-548-8995
www.513rffc.com

April 12 – Rawlinsville Mud Sale
Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Company
33 Martic Heights Drive
Holtwood, PA 17532
717-284-3023
www.rvfd58.com

May 3 – Fivepointville Mud Sale
Fivepointville Fire Company
1087 Dry Tavern Road
Denver PA 17517
717-445-4933
fivepointvillefire.net

May 10 – Honey Brook Quilt Sale & Consignment Auction
Honey Brook Fire Company
Romano 4H Center, 1841 Horseshoe Pike
Honey Brook, PA 19344
610-273-2688
www.honeybrookfire.org

May 17 – Weaverland Valley Mud Sale
Weaverland Valley Fire Company
Terre Hill Community Park, 210 Lancaster Avenue
Terre Hill, PA 17528
717-445-7066
lcfa.org/zones/zone3/index.html

June 27 – Lancaster County Carriage & Antique Auction
Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company
313 Enterprise Drive
Bird In Hand, PA 17505
717-392-0112
www.facebook.com/Bird-in-Hand-Fire-Company

Airville Mud Sale Photos

More from the sale, via the Airville Fire Company Facebook page:

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