Amish Auctions – September 2014

I’m at least a day late getting your September auction list up, so the first listing below won’t be of much use to anyone.

Quilt Selection Amish Auction
Quilt selection at the Perry County, PA Charity Auction, August 2014

But there are over two dozen other events listed for the rest of the month, in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Missouri. These include benefit sales, school auctions, and some individual family auctions. As usual, a couple of non-auction events are thrown in.

Special thanks to our auction compiler for her hard work on this fifth consecutive month, and to Jerry for the photos, taken last month at the Ickesburg (Perry County), PA Charity Auction.

As always, please add anything we’ve missed in the comments section.

Sep. 2014 Amish Auctions and Events

Sept. 1, 2014, Mon. (Labor Day) – Quilt, Craft, & New Furniture Auction & Flowers & Produce 8:30 am, Cashton, WI (The Fall Consignment Auction is Oct. 22). 2347 Dell Road, Cashton, Wisconsin.

Sept. 5 & 6, Fri. & Sat. – Yutzy’s Semi-Annual Consignment Auction, 4431 North Chester Road, Charlotte, MI.

Sept. 6, Sat. – Hazleton Semi-Annual School Consignment Benefit Auction, 1500 120th St. (corner of W13 & C57), Hazleton, Iowa. 319-269-2666. At Wapsie Valley Produce Auction (C57 = 120th St.; W13 = Amish Boulevard = Fairbank-Amish Blvd.). Twice-yearly consignment auction for the school in the spring and fall.

Sept. 6, Sat. – 8:30 a.m., 38th Annual School Auction for Barrs Mill School Harvest Sale, 8892 Barrs Mills Rd., Sugarcreek, OH 44681.

Sept. 6, Sat. – Gonvick Annual Fall Amish Quilt & Consignment Auction, Clearbrook, Minnesota.

Sept. 6, Sat. – Beaver Run Amish School Consignment Benefit Auction, 290 PPL Road, Danville, PA.

Sept. 6, Sat. – Public Estate/Benefit Auction, 344 Jonestown Rd. Thompsontown, PA 17094, Hostetler property. Amish lunch and bake food stand.

Sept 10, Wed. – 10 AM. Gingerich Moving Sale, threshing machines, farm equipment, tools, miscellaneous items. Rudy Gingerich family auction. 1340 Fairbank Amish Blvd., Hazleton, IA. 319-352-2804. 


Sept. 11-13, Thurs – Sat – Amish Country Quilt Show, Buckeye Expo Center, 624 Henry St., Dalton, OH, 412-372-8130.

Sept. 12, Fri. – 5:00 p.m., Weldy School Benefit Auction, 1½ miles west of Nappanee, Ind. at the Wilson Yoder residence at 29607 CR 52.

Sept. 13, Sat. – Southern Iowa Furniture and Quilt Consignment Auction, Seymour, Iowa, with proceeds to Benefit the Amish Schools.

Sept. 13, Sat. – Yoder’s Consignment Auction, Shipshewana, IN 8:30 AM. Yoder Family Farm, 2270 S 1000 W Shipshewana, IN.

Sept. 13, Sat. – Annual Clarita Amish School Consignment Auction, Clarita, Oklahoma. The second Saturday of September each year an auction is held on a farm near Clarita to raise funds for the local Amish School.Raymond Miller Home, Rt 5 Box 415, Clarita, OK 74535.

Sept. 13, Sat. – Morton Clinic for Special Children Benefit Auction, Blair County, PA, at Morrison’s Cove Produce Auction.

Sept. 20, Sat. – Benefit Auction – Morton Clinic for Special Children, Lancaster County, PA, at Leola Produce Auction Grounds, Brethren Church Rd., Leola, PA, at → Leola Produce Auction . 2014 is the Clinic’s 25th Anniversary.


Sept. 20, Sat. – Black Buggy Day, Chouteau, Oklahoma.

Sept. 20, Sat. – Holmes County Home Benefit Auction, Holmes County Home, 7260 State Route 83, Holmesville, Ohio. 330-279-2801. An annual benefit auction with the proceeds benefiting the elderly of the Holmes County Home. The auction is on the 3rd Saturday of September.

Sept. 20, Sat. – Gordonville Fall Mud Sale & Auction, Gordonville Fire Co., Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566, 717-768-3869.

Sept. 20, Sat. – 31st Semi-annual Honeyville Consignment Quilt Auction, at Borntreger farm, Millersburg, IN. In the fall on the 3rd Saturday in September.

Sept. 20, Sat. – Gasthof Village Fall Fest and Annual Amish Country Quilt Auction, Daviess County, Montgomery, IN.

Sept. 20, Sat. – Maple Equipment Consignment Auction, 1537 Easton Road, Orwell, OH.

Sept. 20, Sat. – Hershberger auction, 1475 Grant Avenue, Hazleton, IA 50641.

Sept. 26, Fri. – Annual Fall Craft, Pumpkin, and Quilt Auction, 1966 Highway Y, Clark, MO 65243

Sept. 26, Fri. – School Benefit Auction, West Union, Ohio.

Sept. 26 & 27, Fri. evening & Sat. – 47th Annual Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale, Goshen, IN

Sept. 27, Sat. – Beachy Retirement Auction, Hazleton, Iowa

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    1. Slightly-Handled-Order-Man

      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.

      1. Slightly-Handled-Order-Man

        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.

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

          1. Jerry L

            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!

    2. Al in Ky

      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

      1. Al in Ky

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

    3. Carol


      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

    4. Paula

      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?

    5. City Slicker

      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.

    6. 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.

      1. I should have said, the last week in Sept.

        1. Lance

          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.

      2. Linda

        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.” (scroll halfway down)

    7. Alice Mary

      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

    8. Linda

      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”)

    9. Linda

      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

    10. Linda

      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.”

    11. Linda

      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.”

    12. Linda

      Christiana Fire Co. Annual Auction

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

    13. Linda

      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.

    14. Linda

      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.

    15. Nelson


      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 ,,,,,,

    16. Linda

      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

    17. Cole family, England

      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.

      1. Check back tomorrow, will have the October list posted. And happy and safe travels.

    18. Linda

      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.”

    19. Linda

      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.”

    20. Linda

      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

      1. Thanks for the follow-up Linda, I guess this will be good to note for next year.