Amish Mud Sales

By Wendy Royalspring 2012

The term mud sale is named for the often-muddy condition of the ground in early spring. As the snow melts and the ground softens it is a good idea to wear appropriate footwear. Amish quilts, antiques, handmade crafts and furniture as well as lumber, buggies and lawn equipment can be found at these popular events.

Most sales begin at 8:30 a.m. sharp. Some of the fire companies have breakfast available prior to the sale. Delicious homemade food is always available for purchase. Many people come out, not only for the bargains but to experience some Lancaster County flavor.

February 25

Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale

8 a.m., Strasburg Fire Company #1

203 Franklin St, Strasburg.


Furniture, antiques, quilts, crafts, farm machinery, horses, mules, tools, groceries, fruit, homemade food.


March 3 and March 17

Bart Township Annual Auction/Mud Sale

8:30 a.m., Bart Twp. Fire Company,

11 Furnace Rd, Quarryville


Antiques, quilts, furniture, new & used equipment, small goods, hay & straw, livestock, buggies, tools, crafts and food.


March 10

Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction

8:30 a.m., Gordonville Fire Company

Old Leacock Rd, Gordonville


The largest firemen's auction/sale on the East Coast, featuring 500-600 Amish quilts, antiques, collectibles, new & used furniture, tools, farm equipment, horses, mules, buggies, lawn & garden, barns, utility sheds & trailers, construction equipment.


March 17

Penryn Fire Company 7th Annual Mud Sale

8:30 a.m., Penryn Fire Company #1

1441 N. Penryn Rd., Penryn.


Woodcrafts, furniture, antiques, quilts, crafts, farm equipment, food and more.


March 17

West Earl Fire Company Quilt & Consignment Auction

Breakfast 6:30 am, Auction 8:00 am

West Earl Fire Company

14 School Lane, Brownstown


Groceries, local nursery stock & mulch, hay & straw, lawn furniture, outside toys, swing set, sheds, quilts, food and more.


March 17

Airville Volunteer Fire Company Mud Sale

Coffee/Doughnuts, 7 am, Auction 8 am

Airville Volunteer Fire Company

3576 Delta Rd., Airville


Crafts, antiques, and household furniture, building material, plants, trees, equipment, groceries, windows & doors, tools, quilts, tractors, saddles, tack, buggies, and more.


March 24

Gap Annual Spring Mud Sale/Auction

8 a.m., Gap Fire Company

802 Pequea Ave, Gap


Horse-drawn carriages, buggies, wagons, new & used furniture, quilts, crafts, dry goods, groceries and more.


March 31

Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company Mud Sale

Breakfast at 7am, Robert Fulton Fire Company

2271 Robert Fulton Hwy, Peach Bottom


Crafts, plants, tools, antiques, farm equipment, furniture, food, buggies, wagons, groceries, horses.


April 14

Rawlinsville Annual Mud Sale

8 a.m., Rawlinsville Fire Company

33 Martic Heights Dr., Holtwood


Quilts, horses, crafts, building materials, lawn equipment, new and used furniture.


May 4 & 5

Gratz Fire Company Sale

Sale at 8:30 am, Gratz Fairgrounds

601 E Market St., Gratz


Proceeds to benefit Gratz Fire Company and Amish Schools of Eastern Lykens Valley.


May 12

Honeybrook Annual Auction/Mud Sale

8 a.m., Honeybrook Fire Company

679 Firehouse Ln., Honeybrook.


Quilts, crafts, new furniture, Winross trucks, Smuckers bells, farm-related supplies, tools, buggies, heifers..


June 29

Bird-in-Hand Mud Sale

Lancaster County Carriage & Antique Auction

8 a.m., Along Rt. 340 (Old Philadelphia Pike) across from Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant


Antiques, harness and tack, specialty items, quilts, crafts, carriages, buggies, wagons and food.


June 30

Refton Fire Company Sale

Breakfast at 7 am, Refton Fire Company

99 Church Street, Refton


Hardware, shop tools, plants, furniture, antiques, crafts, hay and straw, quilts, horses, food and more.


August 18

Intercourse Fire Company Fall Auction

Sale 8:30 am, Intercourse Fire Company

10 North Hollander Rd., Intercourse


Quilts, crafts, new & used furniture, outdoor furniture, buggies, tack, tools, tent of nice antiques & a large selection of Sauder's Nursery stock.


August 25

Kinzers Fire Company Mud Sale

Breakfast at 7 am, Kinzers Fire Company

3521 Lincoln Highway East, Kinzers


Plants, groceries, antiques, furniture, lumber, tack, sheds and gazebos, equipment, buggies, quilts, horses.


October 27

Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale

Breakfast 7 am, Cochranville Fire Company

3135 Limestone Rd., Cochranville


Tools, household goods, shrubbery, horse tack, quilts, horses, sheds, outdoor furniture and more.


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