Lancaster County Mud Sales – 2015 Schedule

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

Airville Pennsylvania Mud Sale
Airville Mud Sale

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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    1. Tom

      Thanks for posting the schedule. Will be going to a few of these. Hopefully I will be able to provide some pictures for you to look at.

      1. Thanks Tom, that’d be great.

      2. Karen Jones


        I just subscribed to this site. Anxious to read the mud auction schedule, I was disappointed to see the schedule was for 2915. This is 2917! Please help.

        1. Hi Karen, will have a post up with the latest mud sale schedule soon – so check back or look for the notification in your email. But it will be for 2017 not 2917 😉

    2. Naomi Wilson

      Today’s post is most welcome, because it means spring is just around the corner! We have been to both the Bart and Gordonville sales in past years.

    3. Christy

      I don’t suppose you would have the Ohio schedule?

      1. If you mean a list of all the Amish auctions in Ohio, I don’t have that, but maybe someone can point us in the right direction if a list like that already exists.

        Last year we did a monthly listing of auctions covering all states. I’m not sure if we’ll be doing that again this year, but if so that would include Ohio auctions.

        1. Al in Ky

          I can’t remember the name of the person who was so helpful last year in giving all of the Amish auction information, but I sure hope they do so again this year. I looked forward to it every month and will again share dates and locations of sales I know of
          in Ky and southern Indiana if the monthly listing is posted again.

    4. Debbie H

      ohio auctions

      I would be interested in Ohio Auctions too.

      1. Linda

        Ohio Amish auctions

        Two sources with information about Holmes County, Ohio events:

        For instance, if you go to, you can search within 100 miles of the zip code for Berlin, Ohio, with the keyword Amish, in “All Auction Categories.”

        This auction in West Virginia sounds kind of Amish:
        FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
        Reedy, WV

    5. Linda

      Mud Sale History

      2014 was the 50th anniversary of the Bart Township Fire Company Mud Sale.
      From an article last year, Feb. 2014, “50th anniversary Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale begins Friday”:
      “Weidman credits the Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale as being the first of its kind in Lancaster County and the model for those that have followed. “They’re everywhere now, but we started it,” he said.”

    6. Alice Mary

      Tom (& anyone else who gets to a mud sale), I’m holdin’ you to sharing your photos 🙂 . I agree, Naomi, spring is imminent if the mud sales are coming up…despite what that groundhog said (Woodstock Willie—Woodstock, IL where the “Groundhog Day” movie was filmed–saw his shadow on Monday.)

      Hope “Springs” eternal!

      Alice Mary

    7. Jerry

      I hit about 15 sales last year and I hope that monthly listing shows up this year. Kudos to who ever put it together. It’s the best opportunity to mingle with a huge variety of Amish and OOM. Excellent food and crafts. I can’t wait.

    8. Rita

      To buy

      I am looking tot buy miniature work horses. Do you think they will be there ? If someone knows of any
      Please let me know by email.

    9. Keith

      Mudsales photos copy and paste this if it dont link and click slideshow, lots of Lancaster county farm sales and mud sale pics, plus scenery. or click on the beiler pics and the 2010 pics. leaving tomorrow to go up for a few days, love it.

    10. Linda

      Mud Sale Bingo

      You can play Mud Sale Bingo by printing out a card and looking for certain things named on the card, such as Homemade Root Beer, scooters, straw hat, tools, and even mud!

      From the 2015 mud sale season survivor guide.