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2011 Lancaster Mud Sales

The scene is like no other. Early in the morning, people flock to a muddy field or small town in the middle of the Amish countryside. Before long, thousands have gathered, Amish and “English” (non-Amish) alike, waiting for the first items to come up for bid. This is the scene at a Lancaster County mud sale, spring auctions that bring communities and visitors together in an intriguing mesh of the cultures of the region.

Mud sales, named for the condition of the thawing early spring ground, are major fundraisers for the volunteer fire companies in traditionally Amish communities. You’ll find that everything from locally hand-made crafts and hand-stitched quilts made by Amish and Mennonite women’s groups to livestock, furniture, produce, baked goods, antiques, and housewares (quite possibly including the kitchen sink!) are all up for bid

2011 Mud Sales

February 26
Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale
8 a.m., Strasburg Fire Company #1, 203 Franklin St., Strasburg. 717-687-7232 or Strasburg Fire Co. website
Furniture, antiques, quilts, crafts, farm machinery, horses, mules, tools, groceries, fruit, homemade food.

March 5
Bart Township Annual Auction/Mud Sale
8:30 a.m., Bart Twp. Fire Company, 11 Furnace Rd., Quarryville. 717-786-3348 or Bart Twp. Fire Co. website
Antiques, quilts, furniture, new & used equipment, small goods, hay & straw, livestock, buggies, tools, crafts and food.

March 12
Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction
8:30 a.m., Gordonville Fire Company, Old Leacock Rd., Gordonville. 717-768-3869 or Gordonville Fire Co. website
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.
Craft show: March 7, 6-9 p.m.

March 19
Bart Township Building Materials Mud Sale
8:30 a.m., Bart Twp. Fire Company, 11 Furnace Rd., Quarryville. 717-786-3348 or Bart Twp. Fire Co. website
Wood and aluminum siding, windows, doors, paneling, bath tubs, wash bowls, lumber and food.

March 19
Penryn Fire Company 3rd Annual Mud Sale
8:30 a.m., Penryn Fire Company #1, 1441 N. Penryn Rd., Penryn. 717-664-2825 or Penryn Fire Co. website
Woodcrafts, furniture, antiques, quilts, crafts, farm equipment, food and more.

March 19
West Earl Fire Company Mud Sale
6:30 a.m. breakfast, 8:30 auction begins. 14 School Lane Ave., Brownstown, PA 17058. 717-656-6791 or West Earl website
Groceries, local nursery stock & mulch, hay & straw, lawn furniture, outside toys, swing set, sheds, quilts, food and more.

March 19
Airville Volunteer Fire Comany Mud Sale
7 a.m. coffee & doughnuts, 8 a.m. auction begins. 3576 Delta Road, Airville, PA 17602. 717-862-3806
Crafts, antiques, and household furniture, building material, plants, trees, equipment, groceries, windows & doors, tools, quilts, tractors, saddles, tack, buggies, and more.

March 26
Gap Annual Spring Mud Sale/Auction
8 a.m., Gap Fire Company, 802 Pequea Ave., Gap. 717-442-8100
Horse-drawn carriages, buggies, wagons, new & used furniture, quilts, crafts, dry goods, groceries and more.

April 2
Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company Mud Sale
7 a.m. breakfast, Robert Fulton Fire Company, 2271 Robert Fulton Hwy., Peach Bottom, 717-548-8995
Crafts, plants, tools, antiques, farm equipment, furniture, food, buggies, wagons, groceries, horses.

April 9
Rawlinsville Annual Mud Sale
8 a.m., Rawlinsville Fire Company, 33 Martic Heights Dr., Holtwood. 717-284-3023
Quilts, horses, crafts, building materials, lawn equipment, new and used furniture.

May 7
Gratz Area Mud Sale
8:30a.m. Held at Gratz Fairgrounds, 601 E. Market Street, Gratz, PA 17030. 717-365-3043 or Gratz Fire Co. website
Equipment, nursery stock, quilts and crafts, tools, antiques, flowers, building materials, children’s toys, appliances, furniture, animals and more.

May 14 *NEW DATE*
Honeybrook Annual Auction/Mud Sale
8 a.m., Honeybrook Fire Company, 679 Firehouse Ln., Honeybrook. 610-273-2688
Quilts, crafts, new furniture, Winross trucks, Smuckers bells, farm-related supplies, tools, buggies, heifers..

June 24 *NEW DATE*
Bird-in-Hand Mud Sale | Lancaster County Carriage & Antique Auction
8 a.m., Along Rt. 340 (Old Philadlephia Pike) across from Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant, 717-392-0112
Antiques, harness and tack, specialty items, quilts, crafts, carriages, buggies, wagons and food.

June 25
Refton Fire Company Sale
7 a.m. breakfast, Refton Fire Company, 99 Church Street, 717-786-9462
Hardware, shop tools, plants, furniture, antiques, crafts, hay and straw, quilts, horses, food and more.

August 27
Kinzers Fire Company Mud Sale
7 a.m. breakfast, Kinzers Fire Company, 3521 Lincoln Highway East, 717-442-4121
Plants, groceries, antiques, furniture, lumber, tack, sheds and gazebos, equipment, buggies, quilts, horses.

October 22
Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale
7 a.m. breakfast, Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company, 3135 Limestone Road, Cochranville, PA 19330. 610-593-5800
Tools, household goods, shrubbery, horse tack, quilts, horses, sheds, outdoor furniture and more.

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