Will it be possible to attend a Lancaster County mud sale in 2021? Every year in early January I post a listing of the coming year’s mud sales. I have not done so yet this year due to the uncertainty (in 2020, many were cancelled due to COVID). Looking at the current schedule, things do not look great for 2021. I already count eight cancellations (out of 22 events). Some of those cancellations are of events that are even months away.

But on the bright side, some fire companies are doing alternatives such as online auctions (West Earl Fire Company) and food fundraisers (Strasburg Fire Company). Some will be carrying on with the in-person sale, but only holding outdoor auctions (Gordonville).

If you’re new to the concept, briefly, mud sales are consignment auctions with a long history in the Lancaster County area. They get their name from the muddy conditions of the fields due to the spring thaw (many take place in this spring period).

They are put on by volunteer fire companies in the region (many of which have significant Amish participation) and provide a good chunk of their annual budgets – about one-third. So without the auctions, these companies face a financial crunch.

It looks like there will still be some opportunities to attend a mud sale auction in 2021. If the more optimistic predictions come to bear, maybe some of these cancellations could even be un-cancelled.

2021 Lancaster Mud Sale Schedule

I pulled this schedule from discoverlancaster.com, and rearranged it just a bit (a couple of the sales were out of chronological order). It is current as of Feb. 25. I’d expect changes, so if you’re reading this later in the year, be sure to confirm at the fire companies’ sites themselves before traveling to attend. Likewise, check with each fire company’s website or Facebook page to find out more on what to expect, if the event is being held.

February 11 – 20
Online Silent Quilt Auction hosted by the PA Relief Sale
Virtual Event
717-687-9470
https://mcc.org/get-involved/events/gap-relief-auction

CANCELED
Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale
Strasburg Fire Company
203 Franklin Street, Strasburg, PA 17572
717-687-7232
strasburgfire.com

CANCELED
Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale
Bart Township Fire Company
11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
717-786-3348
bart51.com

March 13
Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction
Gordonville Fire Company
Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566
717-768-3512
43fireems.com

CANCELED
Penryn Volunteer Fire Company Sale
Penryn Volunteer Fire Company
1441 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545
717-664-2825
penrynfire.com

CANCELED
Airville Volunteer Fire Company Mud Sale
Airville Volunteer Fire Company
3576 Delta Road, Airville, PA 17602
717-862-3806
Airville Volunteer Fire Company Facebook

Online – March 12 – 19
West Earl Fire Company Quilt & Consignment Auction
West Earl Fire Company
14 School Lane Avenue, Brownstown, PA 17508
717-989-5986
westearlfire.org

March 27
Gap Fire Company Mud Sale & Auction
Gap Fire Company
802 Pequea Avenue, Gap, PA 17527
610-593-2480
gapfire.org

April 23
Farmersville Mud Sale
Farmersville Volunteer Fire Company
74 East Farmersville Road, Ephrata, PA 17522
717-354-5094
farmersvillefire.com

April 3
Robert Fulton Sale
Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company
2271 Robert Fulton Highway (Routes 272 & 222), Peach Bottom, PA 17563
717-548-8995
rffc89.com

CANCELED
Schoeneck Fire Company Mud Sales
Schoeneck Fire Company
125 N. King Street, Denver, PA 17517
717-336-6767
schoeneckfire.com

CANCELED
Christiana Community Ambulance Association Auction
Christiana Community Ambulance Association
55 Pine Creek Drive, Gap, PA 17527
610-593-8166
ccaa52.com

CANCELED
Fivepointville Auction
Fivepointville Fire Company
1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver, PA 17517
717-445-4933
fivepointvillefire.net

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

May 14 – 15
Weaverland Valley Mud Sale
Weaverland Produce Auction
1030 Precast Road, East Earl
717-445-7066
weaverlandvalleyfire.com

June 12
Kinzer Fire Company Mud Sale
Kinzer Volunteer Fire Company
3521 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30), Kinzer, PA
717-442-4121
kinzerfire.com

June 24 – 25
Lancaster County Carriage & Antique Auction Bird-in-Hand
Volunteer Fire Company
313 Enterprise Drive, Bird in Hand, PA 17505
717-392-0112
birdinhandauction.com

TBA
Refton Fire Company Mud Sale
Refton Volunteer Fire Company
99 Church Street, Refton, PA 17568
717-786-9462
refton59fire.com

CANCELED
Rawlinsville Mud Sale
Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Company
33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood, PA 17532
717-284-3023

August 28
Bareville Fire Company Consignment Auction
Bareville Volunteer Fire Company
211 East Main Street, Leola, PA 17540
717-656-7554
barevillefire.com

TBA
Gordonville Fall Mud Sale & Auction
Gordonville Fire Company
Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566
717-768-3869
43fireems.com

TBA
Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale
Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company
3135 Limestone Road Cochranville, PA
610-593-5800
cochranvillefire.com

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