22 responses to Lancaster County Mud Sales – 2014
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    Elaine Jordan
    Comment on Mud Sales (January 8th, 2014 at 08:45)

    Mud Sales

    Went to a mud sale last year in Pennsylvania while on vacation – loved it (& love my quilt that we bid on!). Do you know how we can find out about mud sales (or quilt auctions) in Wisconsin & Indiana? Thanks

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    Comment on Lancaster County Mud Sales – 2014 (January 8th, 2014 at 09:45)

    I forgot about these things. They are a neat concept and helpful.
    Has anyone here on AA bought anything really different or unique at one of these? (sorry, I hadn’t reviewed last years postings on the subject)

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    City Slicker
    Comment on Lancaster County Mud Sales – 2014 (January 8th, 2014 at 10:17)

    We’ve attended a few Mud Sales (Bart, Gordonville, Strasburg) over the years, but haven’t bought anything at the auctions — YET. Of the three, Gordonville seems to be the largest. I believe all three of the abocve Fire Companies run convenient shuttle buses from various outlying off-site parking areas.

    Depending on weather, Mud Sales are a lot of fun (oddly enough, more clement weather = more fun); examining the wares is educational,the food is outstanding, and the mingling with the “locals” is tremendously enjoyable. When your boots are clogged with mud, everyone is equal.

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    Comment on Bart is the most authentic (January 8th, 2014 at 10:43)

    Bart is the most authentic

    I’ve lived in this area most of my life and I consider Bart to be the best of the mud sales. First of all, Georgetown (where Bart Fire Company is located) is in the heart of some of the most beautiful country in the world and the drive there alone will take one’s breath away (and Georgetown isn’t surrounded by motels and outlets the way Gordonville and Strasburg are) I went to Bart a few years ago, just because I wasn’t able to make it to the Gap sale (grew up going to that one) but I always attend Bart now. A lot of Delaware Amish come to Bart too – and unlike Gordonville, Bart is not touristy. (Yes, there may be out-of-staters there, but it is not touristy – there is a difference.) I go every year and buy a quilt every year. I look forward to it.

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      City Slicker
      Comment on Bart Mud Sale (January 8th, 2014 at 11:46)

      Bart Mud Sale

      100% on target with the comments about the Bart/Georgetown area, but you omitted the friendliness of the folks there!

      Their monthly breakfasts and other events are great, too. We often plan our trips to Lancaster around the Bart FC Fundraisers schedule.

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    Comment on Another Mud Sale - just across the river............ (January 8th, 2014 at 20:16)

    Another Mud Sale - just across the river............

    Just wanted to let you know about another Mud Sale in this area. Just cross the Susquehanna River on the Norman Wood Bridge from Lancaster County into southern York County and go north on Rt 74 just a few miles. There will be a Mud Sale at the Airville Fire Company, always held the 3rd Saturday in March, so this year it’ll be March 15th. It’s a fun time! Hope to see some of you there!

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    Comment on If anyone's curious.... (January 9th, 2014 at 09:59)

    If anyone's curious....

    A little tidbit on the vehicle, from someone who knows:

    The apparatus shown is a 1948 Mack “B type” antique/Parade piece, and it isn’t in active service.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Lancaster County Mud Sales – 2014 (January 9th, 2014 at 14:16)

    Beautiful old fire truck—familiar from my youth!

    Sure wish I could make it to a mud sale, as they sound very interesting! I’d enjoy rubbing elbows with the “locals” at least as much as finding something unique to purchase.

    Say, do they sell “muck” boots at mud sales? Seems like someone could make a small fortune from those of us who don’t own any true “muckers”! (First stop should be muck boot tent/table/whatever they use!)

    Alice Mary

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    J T
    Comment on Lancaster County Mud Sales – 2014 (January 18th, 2014 at 09:32)

    Mud sales are the best. I’ve learned to avoid the larger Lancater County ones and favor those a little farther west. Most of the ones I attend support Amish schools. Beaver Run and Gratz are twice a year. Port Treverton benefits a fire company and features great parking. Also the married Amish men with no beards is unusual. The Amish boys play football here while everywhere else it’s co-ed volleyball. The mud sale in Perry County in July is a real favorite. I enjoy playing horseshoes here with the Amish. And Jack’s Mountain is the smallest and most conserative order and is actually held on a farm. They always have ugly quilts but the best braided rugs ever. It was a little odd that the Amish boys would flirt with my English neice. They even had “game” and she put them in their place.
    Last year I added a new one somewhere between Lewisburg and Mifflinburg that was also held on a farm. There it seemed that all the teenage boys were chain smokers.

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    Comment on West Earl Fire Co. 26 Annual Quilt & Consignment Auction (January 30th, 2014 at 14:25)

    West Earl Fire Co. 26 Annual Quilt & Consignment Auction

    There has been a date change for this years Auction.
    This years Auction will be held on March 22,2014.
    For further information you may want to check our website: www.westearlfire.org or our Facebook page: West Earl Fire Station 29.
    Thanks for your interest and we look forward to seeing all on the 22nd of March!!

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    Comment on Amish Rite of Spring (February 27th, 2014 at 07:58)

    Amish Rite of Spring

    A travel writer attended a mud sale and wrote an article about it. Accompanying the “Amish Rite of Spring” article are 17 photos. Snapshot #15 shows pieces of pie for $1.50!


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      Comment on Lancaster County Mud Sales – 2014 (February 27th, 2014 at 08:20)

      This is basically the same article and photos from writer Laura Lippstone’s blog, but it’s put together differently.

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    Comment on Gordonville Mud Sale and Auction (February 27th, 2014 at 15:10)

    Gordonville Mud Sale and Auction

    May I add one more link about March mudness? Penn Live has an article “Lancaster County’s Amish mud sales: Not far by car,” with a 1:30-minute video from 2013 of the Gordonville Mud Sale & Auction, featuring a lively bid-taker.


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    Comment on Port Treverton and Beaver Springs (March 29th, 2014 at 12:03)

    Port Treverton and Beaver Springs

    Does anyone know when and where the sales at Port Treverton and Beaver Springs are? I live near Williamsport, PA so I’m looking for sales closer than Lancaster County. I’ve been to the Beaver Run school sale near Danville, PA and it really is a big semi-annual event.

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      Comment on Beaver Run School Auction (April 3rd, 2014 at 10:04)

      Beaver Run School Auction

      Colleen, it looks like the Snyder County Spring Consignment Sale at Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania, was already held on March 29, 2014.

      Saturday, April 19, 2014, is the Beaver Run Amish School Benefit Auction, Washingtonville/Turbotville, Pennsylvania. The address is 290 PPL Road, Danville, PA. This year, the third Saturday of April falls between Good Friday and Easter. Sometimes they have a dozen auctioneers at one time! The fall Beaver Run School Consignment Auction is on the first Saturday in September, 9-6-2014.


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        J T
        Comment on Lancaster County Mud Sales – 2014 (April 15th, 2014 at 18:25)

        The Port Treverton sale held earlier was not their big one. This year it happens the Saturday after Beaver Run. I think it’s on auctionzip right now. Certainly not a big as Beaver Run but it’s a good time. If you go notice the Amish men without beards. There is a very unique order there between Routes 11-15 and Route 104. They also have meeting houses (churches)in the community. They’re also the nicest order I’ve encountered. You might even find the young ladies wearing nail polish and flip flops with traditional dress. Also the prettiest children ever. The quilts—–not the best.

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          Comment on Port Trevorton Consignment Auction (April 16th, 2014 at 19:51)

          Port Trevorton Consignment Auction

          Thanks for your help, JT. You’re right. The 6th Annual Freport Fire Co. Sale is Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Port Trevorton, PA. This 6th Annual consignment auction benefits the fire companies and Christian Aid Ministries (C.A.M.). There are some Stauffer Mennonites in Snyder County, so you may see a variety of plain people, including Amish.


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    Comment on Weaverland Valley Mud Sale (April 6th, 2014 at 10:02)

    Weaverland Valley Mud Sale

    Has anyone ever attended the Weaverland Valley Mud Sale?
    I am from out of town and can’t make it to the Mud Sale that I usually go to due to my work schedule (which I am totally bummed about).
    I am just wondering how large it is? What kind of things do they action out? The atmosphere and if it is worth a 6 hour drive?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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