29 responses to Amish Auctions – September 2014
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    Comment on Amish Auctions – September 2014 (September 2nd, 2014 at 06:19)

    What locations are these two pictures from?

    I am just guessing you had a busy Labo(u)r day yesterday and chose not to post.

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      Comment on I missed on picture (September 2nd, 2014 at 06:30)

      I missed on picture

      I’m still curious about the locations of the pictures, but I scanned so quickly through the article that I missed the little picture that has a location description.

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        Comment on Amish Auctions – September 2014 (September 2nd, 2014 at 11:32)

        They’re all from the Ickesburg (Perry County), PA Charity Auction.

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          Jerry L
          Comment on The photos (September 2nd, 2014 at 14:17)

          The photos

          Hi everyone,
          They are from Perry County, Pa but taken on the Friday night before the auction. The Friday night people are mostly Amish who are busy setting up for the event the next day. I find that the food is slightly better the day before with greater variety. Around here it’s almost always rib night and the next day is often chicken only. Let’s just keep that our little secret!

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on Amish Auctions – September 2014 (September 2nd, 2014 at 06:23)

    I continue to appreciate this monthly listing.
    Please add these two:

    Switzerland County Produce Auction Semi-Annual Consignment Auction
    Sat. Sept. 6 beginning at 9 a.m. Benefit for Amish school.
    244 Poplar Ridge Road Canaan, Indiana

    Logan County Consignment Auction Saturday Sept. 23 beginning at 9 a.m. 265 Goodman Road, Lewisburg, Ky.
    Information: Amish Community Auctions 270-755-5801

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      Al in Ky
      Comment on Amish Auctions – September 2014 (September 2nd, 2014 at 19:10)

      I gave the wrong date for the Logan County, Ky. auction. It is
      Sat. Sept. 13 not Sept. 23.

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    Comment on Question (September 2nd, 2014 at 08:58)


    Hi Erik, Do you know of any Amish(new or old order), or Mennonite presence in the Kalispell/Columbia Falls, Montana area? Thanks, Carol Ann

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    Comment on Amish Auctions (September 2nd, 2014 at 10:18)

    Amish Auctions

    Thanks for the listing, it will help us get to one of the sales. Are there any closer to us in IL or MO?

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    City Slicker
    Comment on Amish Auctions – September 2014 (September 2nd, 2014 at 10:48)

    Jumping the gun a wee mite, but since it falls early in the month:

    The Strasburg Fire Company is having a Fall Quilt and Crafts Sale on 4 October 2014, starting at 8:30AM at the firehouse, 203 Franklin St. in Strasburg PA.

    Not strictly an Amish event, but many of the fire company members and strongest supporters are Amish. Their quilts and crafts will be many.

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    Comment on last week in Minnesota (September 2nd, 2014 at 11:09)

    last week in Minnesota

    Hello, I will be in Minnesota the last week in Minnesota, and traveling to the National Park up north. Are there any Amish communities or events I could go visit? Thank you.

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      Comment on Amish Auctions – September 2014 (September 2nd, 2014 at 11:10)

      I should have said, the last week in Sept.

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        Comment on Amish Auctions – September 2014 (September 2nd, 2014 at 16:10)

        There are several Amish communities in Todd County, MN. The are also Amish in the SE part of the state. The other communities tend towards being small enough that you might not be able to find them easily while traveling without knowing exactly where to go.

        Erik has a MN entry in the Amish State Guide. The link is at the top of this page.

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      Comment on Minnesota Amish (September 18th, 2014 at 10:15)

      Minnesota Amish

      Amish Tours are available in Lanesboro and Harmony, MN, if that interests you.

      Would you want to attend a produce or flower auction? If produce is still in season, Country Fresh Produce Auction is in St. Charles, MN.

      On September 23, author Drucilla Milne will speak in Rochester, MN on “Old Order Amish: In the world, but not of the world.” Drucilla Milne is the author of “Amish Voices of Harmony.”

      http://www.r.umn.edu/academics-research/academic-programs/noncredit-continuing-education-professional-development-and-outreach/umrconnects (scroll halfway down)

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Thanks again! (September 2nd, 2014 at 12:06)

    Thanks again!

    Many thanks, again, to “our” auction compiler. Even if we can’t make it to these events now, we can keep the names of the auctions and areas where they’re held for future use.

    For instance, Cashton, Wisconsin sounds promising (to me, from IL) for a day trip in the future…if only for the scenery!

    As usual, I can’t wait to see photos from those who attend any of these events…quilts, textiles and anything wood are what always catch my eye. (Hint, hint! 🙂 )

    I know it’s not officially Fall yet, but I’d like to wish everyone here an enjoyable and productive Autumn season this year. I’m just wondering, Are Amish auctions & fundraisers more common in Fall, after harvest, or in Spring…since it seems a lot of hand crafted items are made during the cold, dark winter months? Just curious!!

    Alice Mary

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    Comment on Lancaster's Hospice Labor Day Auction (September 7th, 2014 at 16:44)

    Lancaster's Hospice Labor Day Auction

    “Prepared and served by about 200 Amish volunteers, the food at the Hospice auction has become an event in itself. It netted $40,000 for Hospice in 2013.
    Among the meals and treats, a crowd favorite is the bacon, egg and cheese pretzel log.”

    Five traditions of this auction are selling and reselling a sheet cake, (one cake was sold 10 times this year), offering vehicles and an Amish buggy, food such as the bacon, egg and cheese pretzel log, sports memorabilia, and quilts.

    (“30 years in, Lancaster’s Hospice Labor Day Auction is thriving”) with 5 photos.

    (“What you need to know about Hospice’s Labor day Auction”)

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    Comment on Ohio, Missouri, and New York auctions (September 10th, 2014 at 22:15)

    Ohio, Missouri, and New York auctions

    Saturday, Sept. 13 at 10:30 AM, Schrock Auction, West Union, Ohio


    Sept. 13, Sat. – 9:30 a.m., Miller Public Auction, 25318 E. Elias Rd., Harwood, MO.

    Sept. 20, Sat. – Amish Consignment Auction, at the Conewango Valley Firehall, Northeast Rd., Conewango Valley, NY 14726. 716-307-6355. Quilts, Furniture, Sheds, Playsets, Horse Related items

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    Comment on Montezuma Georgia Annual School Auction (September 12th, 2014 at 06:47)

    Montezuma Georgia Annual School Auction

    The Beachy Amish Mennonites of Montezuma, Georgia, have their annual school benefit auction on Saturday, September 27, 2014. They wear head coverings, but drive cars, not buggies. The locals refer to grocery carts as buggies!


    The Peach Cobbler Mennonite Relief Auction is Sept. 12-13, 2014 in Perry, Georgia. “The first item for 15 years, has been a peach cobbler.”

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    Comment on 28 Threshing Machines (September 13th, 2014 at 19:31)

    28 Threshing Machines


    Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier has an article, “Amish collector sells vintage machines to highest bidders,” along with 17 photos from the Gingerich auction in Hazleton, Iowa.

    “In getting started Wednesday, auctioneer John Marg noted the day represented something unique for him, too.
    “I think you’re really part of history here today. I’ve never sold 28 threshers in one day. And I doubt if I’ll ever get the chance again,” Marg said.”

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    Comment on Christiana Fire Co. Annual Auction (September 15th, 2014 at 07:15)

    Christiana Fire Co. Annual Auction

    SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 8:30 AM
    214 South Bridge Street
    CHRISTIANA, PA 17509




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    Comment on Amish Quilts (September 16th, 2014 at 18:34)

    Amish Quilts

    The highest priced quilt at the Clarita, OK, Sept. 13 auction was $3,800 in the Moon Glow pattern, according to a friend’s report.

    Quilts at the Sept. 13 Seymour, Iowa auction sold cheaply. The top quilt was $400.

    A blog has Amish quilt auction pictures, I think from Minnesota, maybe Aug. 30 Wadena, but I would guess it to be Sept. 6 Gonvick.


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    Comment on Winesburg Ohio, Tollesboro KY, and Alpine Benefit (September 18th, 2014 at 09:48)

    Winesburg Ohio, Tollesboro KY, and Alpine Benefit

    Winesburg Fall Gathering Benefit Auction
    Sat., Sept. 20, 2014 at 2 p.m.
    2089 Main St., Winesburg, OH
    The proceeds benefit needy people in the area.

    September 20, 2014, Sat., 11 a.m.
    J. Yoder, Friends, Guests, & Neighbors, corner of Epworth Road and Pine Valley Road, Lewis County, Tollesboro, KY. Relocating auction, and consignments from friends. Food will be served to support the Oak Ridge Amish School.

    The Annual Alpine Schools Auction was held on Sept. 12 & 13 in Wilmot, Ohio. You can see some of the items for sale in the Photo Gallery of the auction listing.


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    Comment on Auctions (September 20th, 2014 at 15:03)


    Today I was at the Holmes County Home Benefit Auction and a single seated Amish steel wheeled buggy bought $6,000.00;;and later a horse bought 3600,and harness was 400,,,so ,,,,,,

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    Comment on Benton Fire Dept. Annual Benefit Auction (September 27th, 2014 at 10:12)

    Benton Fire Dept. Annual Benefit Auction

    Saturday, September 27, 2014
    Farm Equipment Consignment Auction
    at the Benton Volunteer Fire Department
    932 State Route 14A in Penn Yan, NY

    plus furniture, antiques, and quilts
    (plain Mennonites)

    Lunch by Benton Volunteer Fire Department


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    Cole family, England
    Comment on auctions and sales for October (September 29th, 2014 at 08:21)

    auctions and sales for October

    Many thanks for the list of all the Auctions in September.
    We are from England and travelling through Amish country in October. If anybody knows of any sales and events in Amish country in October I’d be so grateful. We’d especially like to find a horse or buggy sale. I’m going to be in Ky, OH and Lancaster PA.

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    Comment on Clinic for Special Children benefit auction (October 1st, 2014 at 16:30)

    Clinic for Special Children benefit auction

    At the Sept. 20 auction for the Clinic for Special Children, a Memory Tree was sold for $35,000. An Amish man spent 3,000 hours making it, which would come out to $11.67 per hour, plus his materials. It’s an iron sculpture of a Japanese maple tree. A duplicate of the tree will be created and donated to the Clinic for the new garden area.


    (Amish Father “Forges” Support for the Clinic for Special Children’s 25th Anniversary)

    Some quilts and wall hangings were sold by online bidding.

    “Just a few unbelievable statistics from our Lancaster County benefit auction!
    30,000 donuts sold, 900 lbs. of whoopie pie filling prepared, chicken BBQ sold out by 1:00 PM, over 1,650 bidders and over 7,000 attendees.”


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    Comment on Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale Indiana (October 3rd, 2014 at 08:11)

    Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale Indiana

    The 47th Annual Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale was held Sept. 26 and 27 at Goshen, Indiana. It seems more Mennonite than Amish. Here are a few articles about it:


    (Annual quilt auction raises thousands of dollars for Mennonite Relief Sale. 8 photos)

    (Quilt Auction Preview, 16 photos)

    (May 2012, Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale, 3:33)

    (Relief sale is all about helping others.)
    “The Michiana Relief Sale board also announced that next year they will accept machine-made quilts into the auction for the first time.
    “We feel like machine-stitched quilts are a work of art just like the hand-stitched quilt is. We feel like it’s important to respect that artist,” said board chair John Martens, adding that with many of the hand-stitched quilters aging the board felt the number of quilts brought in for the sale would get smaller.”

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    Comment on Gordonville Fall Mud Sale (October 6th, 2014 at 18:49)

    Gordonville Fall Mud Sale

    There seems to have been some confusion on the date for the Gordonville Fall Mud Sale & Auction in Pennsylvania, Sept. 20 or 27. I hope it’s okay to quote some dialogue.

    Brenda K R.
    September 21 at 1:13pm
    “Last year at the fall sale it was announced that this years sale would be on the 27th. When time came to book our room, I accessed the listing of mud sales on the internet and it was listed as Sept 20. On July 3rd I posted on your site confirming the date since there was a discrepancy and was assured that the fall sale is ALWAYS the 3rd Saturday in September. There was much scrambling by myself and my girls to change vacations, etc. so that we could be there on the 20th. Can you imagine our disappointment when we showed up on Friday afternoon to see if there would be a preview of the quilts and found out that the sale is next weekend????? This is bad for us, but bad for you as well……if you add up what we usually spend at your auction, there is at least 4 figures!!!!!! Upset, oh yea!!!”

    Gordonville Fire & Ambulance Association: “Brenda, we are so sorry to hear this. Due to the size of our sales, and all the website traffic we get, many 3rd party companies list our dates so their website gets more hits. And we have multiple people contacting us and stating the dates are wrong on other sites. And we cannot contact the people to change the date. We are so sorry for the confusion! See our brand new website for information on the sale for this Saturday.”
    September 22 at 11:48am


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