I’m a little late posting this mud sale schedule this year, but better late than never. Truth be told there have only been a handful of sales so far, and around 18 more to go (mostly happening in March through June, though there are a few in late summer and autumn). In fact, there are three events happening just this Saturday, March 19th.

The good news is that after disruptions with many sales being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 it looks like there is a more-or-less full slate of sales this year. One sale has been canceled (Airville in York County) and it looks like the Intercourse Fire Company has discontinued its sale in favor of other fundraisers.

If you’re not familiar with mud sales, they are auctions held by local volunteer fire companies in the Lancaster County area. They’re traditionally held in spring, and get their name from the condition of the fields in this period of thaw. The fire companies, which often have a significant Amish membership, get a large part of their funding from the proceeds of these sales. Here’s a look at one from 2013 in Gordonville:

2022 Lancaster Amish Mud Sale Schedule

Here is the mud sale schedule (I compiled this using several sources online including discoverlancaster.com). Individual fire company websites included here should have more detailed information on each sale. I’d recommend checking in at the fire company sites before going just to make sure there are no changes before you go.

Strasburg 48th Annual Spring Sale
February 26th at 8am
Strasburg Fire Company
203 Franklin Street, Strasburg, PA 17572
717-687-7232
strasburgfire.com

Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale
March 5th and March 19th
Bart Township Fire Company
11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, PA 17566
717-786-3348
bart51.com

Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction
March 12th
Gordonville Fire Company
Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566
717-768-3512
43fireems.com

Penryn Volunteer Fire Company Sale
March 19th
Penryn Volunteer Fire Company
1441 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545
717-664-2825
penrynfire.com

A past edition of the Airville mud sale (Via Airville Fire Company Facebook)

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

Farmersville Mud Sale
March 25th
Farmersville Volunteer Fire Company
74 East Farmersville Road, Ephrata, PA 17522
717-354-5094
farmersvillefire.com

Gap Fire Company Mud Sale & Auction
March 26th
Gap Fire Company
836 Houston Run Drive, Gap, PA 17527
610-593-2480
gapfire.org

Robert Fulton Sale
April 2nd
Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company
2271 Robert Fulton Highway (Routes 272 & 222), Peach Bottom, PA 17563
717-548-8995
rffc89.com

Rawlinsville Mud Sale
April 9th
Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Company
33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood, PA 17532
717-284-3023

Schoeneck Fire Company Mud Sales
April 16th
Schoeneck Fire Company
125 N. King Street, Denver, PA 17517
717-336-6767
schoeneckfire.com

Bart Township Mud Sale Quilt Auction. Photo: Lauren Futch

Intercourse Fire Company 
SALE DISCONTINUED according to Lancaster Online. However other events will be held to raise funds, including a breakfast buffet on April 30.
10 North Hollander Road Intercourse, PA
intercoursefire.com

Fivepointville Auction
May 7
Fivepointville Fire Company
1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver, PA 17517
717-445-4933
fivepointvillefire.net

Honey Brook Quilt Sale & Consignment Auction
May 14 (tentative date)
Honey Brook Fire Company
Romano 4H Center, 1841 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344
610-273-2688
honeybrookfire.org

Weaverland Valley Mud Sale
May 21
Weaverland Valley Fire Department
1030 Precast Rd, New Holland, PA 17557
717-445-7066
weaverlandvalleyfire.com

Kinzer Fire Company Mud Sale
June 11th
Kinzer Volunteer Fire Company
3521 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30), Kinzer, PA
717-442-4121
kinzerfire.com

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

Refton Fire Company Mud Sale
June 25th
Refton Volunteer Fire Company
99 Church Street, Refton, PA 17568
717-786-9462
refton59fire.com

Bareville Fire Company Consignment Auction
August 27
Bareville Volunteer Fire Company
211 East Main Street, Leola, PA 17540
717-656-7554
barevillefire.com

Gordonville Fall Mud Sale & Auction
September 17 (tentatively scheduled for this date)
Gordonville Fire Company
Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566
717-768-3869
43fireems.com

Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale
October 22nd
Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company
3135 Limestone Road Cochranville, PA
610-593-5800
cochranvillefire.com

Airville Volunteer Fire Company Mud Sale
CANCELED
Airville Volunteer Fire Company
3576 Delta Road, Airville, PA 17602
717-862-3806
https://www.facebook.com/Airville-Volunteer-Fire-Company-118918094791540

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