The first mud sale is just a few weeks away, so it’s high time to post this year’s schedule.

Mud sales are a Lancaster County tradition dating back a half-century. The name comes from the condition of the ground during the seasonal thaw in spring.

But mud sales aren’t just a springtime occurrence, with events happening through the summer and even into autumn.

Funds raised from the auctions help local fire companies, many of which have significant Amish and Mennonite involvement.

You can see photos from reader visits to recent mud sales including Bart Township, Gordonville, and Airville (York County).

The list below, from, includes sales in neighboring York and Chester counties.

We also plan to post a list of other 2015 Lancaster Fire Company events, including breakfasts, barbecues, and “Amish wedding meals”, which a reader has been putting together, so stay tuned.

2015 Lancaster Mud Sale Events

Feb. 28 – Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale
Strasburg Fire Company
203 Franklin St., Strasburg

March 6-7 – Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale
Bart Township Fire Company
11 Furnace Road, Quarryville

March 13-14 – Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction
Gordonville Fire Company
Old Leacock Road, Gordonville

March 19 – Farmersville Mud Sale
Famersville Volunteer Fire Company
74 E. Farmersville Road, Ephrata

March 20-21 – Penryn Volunteer Fire Co. Sale
Penryn Volunteer Fire Company
1441 North Penryn Road
Manheim, PA 17545

March 21 – Bart Township Building Materials and Craft Sale
Bart Township Fire Company
11 Furnace Road, Quarryville

March 21 – Airville Fire Co. Spring Consignment & Quilt Auction (York County)
Airville Volunteer Fire Company
3576 Delta Road (Route 74), Airville

March 21, April 11, May 2 – Fivepointville Auctions and Consignment Sales
Fivepointville Fire Company
1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver

March 27-28 – Gap Fire Company Sale
Gap Fire Company, 802 Pequea Avenue
Gap, PA 17527

March 28 – West Earl Fire Company Annual Quilt & Consignment Auction
West Earl Fire Company
14 School Lane Ave., Brownstown

April 4 – Robert Fulton Sale
Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company
2271 Robert Fulton Highway (Routes 272 and 222), Peach Bottom

April 11 – Rawlinsville Sale
Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Company
33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood

May 9 – Honey Brook Fire Company Quilt Sale & Consignment Auction (Chester County)
Honey Brook Fire Company
Romano 4-H Center, 1841 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook

May 16 – Weaverland Valley Sale
Weaverland Valley Volunteer Fire Co.
Terre Hill Community Park, 210 Lancaster Ave., Terre Hill

June 26 – Lancaster County Carriage and Antique Auction
Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company
Across from the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant, Route 340, Bird-in-Hand

June 27 (tentative) – Refton Fire Company Sale
Refton Volunteer Fire Company
99 Church St., Refton

Aug. 14-15 – Intercourse Fire Company Consignment Auction
Intercourse Fire Company
10 N. Hollander Road, Intercourse

Kinzer Volunteer Fire Co.
3521 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30), Kinzers

Aug. 22 (tentative) – Bareville Fire Company Consignment Auction
Bareville Volunteer Fire Company
211 E. Main St., Leola

Oct. 24 – Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale (Chester County)
Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company
3135 Limestone Road, Cochranville

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