Lancaster Mud Sales

January 2, 2023

2023 Lancaster Mud Sales

While some people dread the springtime when everything is wet, brown & muddy following a snowy winter, in Lancaster County, it is one of the most exciting times of the year. Starting in February, Amish Mud Sales pop up all over the county offering incredible deals on everything from antiques to farmed goods to clothing and Amish Quilts.   

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people walking on mud What is a Mud Sale?

Unlike many other communities throughout the country, Lancaster County's Fire Companies are 100% Volunteer organizations, therefore they are only partially funded by local taxes.  The remainder of their financial needs are met by hosting local fundraisers which is where Amish Mud Sales come in!  Throughout the spring, the various Amish Country volunteer fire companies throw gigantic sales to raise money the money they need. Every fire company, small and large, throws their own separate mud sale and you can find a special event on nearly any Saturday of the season. 


What to Look for at Mud Sales:

Most mud sales carry similar types of items that are separated into categorized bidding auctions.  Sometimes there are multiple auctions taking place at the same time in different areas of one massive tent. Popular areas include building materials which can range from incredible deals on 2x4’s to reclaimed barn wood and antique fixtures. If that doesn’t speak to you, then step over to the next auction and you’ll most likely find a plethora of antiques, handmade Amish quilts, outdoor furniture or household goods. 

Most Popular Mud Sales in Lancaster PA:

There are dozens of mud sales going on throughout the county starting in late February and stretching all the way into the fall months (We know, it's not muddy by then, but they're still called Mud Sales... go figure!). While you could hit any one of these mud sales and be met with the same magical experience, there are a few that are simply too good to miss, followed by the complete schedule: 


Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale

Everyone is geared up and ready to kick off the mud sale season with the Strasburg Fire Company. Antiques, shrubs, and food will all be auctioned off at this great event, but one of the most anticipated parts is the craft tent which will be filled with crafts from dainty jewelry to furniture. 


Gordonville Spring Mud Sale

In early March you may notice that the majority of Lancaster County is a ghost town. Restaurants will be empty, downtowns will be sparse of people, and roads will have only a few cars on them because everyone will be at the Gordonville Spring Mud Sale. This enormous event happens twice a year and is known to have the best antiques, crafts, farm equipment, and furniture. The auction starts on Friday night and continues early on Saturday morning. Make sure to wake early as this is the sale of the year that you won’t want to miss. 


Farmersville Mud Sale

Later in March, people will flock to the nearby town of Ephrata for the Farmersville Mud Sale. This mud sale is known to have an incredible selection of flowering plants and shrubs to welcome your yard into summer. Pick up some unique species of flora and explore the collection of furniture, quilts, and home decor pieces being auctioned off at this mud sale. 


Lancaster County Carriage and Antiques Auction

While most mud sales will auction off anything that isn’t bolted down, the Lancaster County Carriage and Antiques Action in late June focuses on carriages and equine antiques. Head to Bird-in-Hand to see the most incredible collection of buggies, farming antiques, and horse accessories. Even if you don’t own a horse or don’t have a room for a horse-drawn carriage, this is still a must-see event. 

Complete Schedule for 2023 Mud Sales


Friday & Saturday, February 24-25, 2023

Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale

Strasburg Fire Company
203 Franklin Street, Strasburg, PA 17572
717-687-7232  |  website



Friday & Saturday, March 3-4, 2023

Bart Township Auction & Mud Sale

Bart Township Fire Company
11 Furnace Road, Quarryville, PA 17566

717-786-3348 | Website


Saturday, March 11, 2023

Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction

Gordonville Fire Company
Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566

717-768-3869 | Website


Friday & Saturday, March 17 - 18, 2023

Penryn Volunteer Fire Company Sale 

Penryn Volunteer Fire Company
1441 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545

717-664-2825 | Website


Saturday, March 18, 2023 

West Earl Fire Company Annual Quilt & Consignment Auction

West Earl Company
14 School Lane Ave, Brownstown, PA 17508,

717-606-2226 | Website


Saturday, March 18, 2023 (Note:  This was canceled in 2022 due to COVID)

Airville Volunteer Fire Company Mud Sale

Airville Volunteer Fire Company
3576 Delta Road, Airville, PA 17602

717-862-3806 | Website


Friday, March 24, 2023

Farmersville Mud Sale

Farmersville Volunteer Fire Company
74 East Farmersville Road, Ephrata, PA 17522

717-354-5094 | Website


Sunday, March 26, 2023

Gap Fire Company Mud Sale & Auction

Gap Fire Company
802 Pequea Avenue, Gap, PA 17527

610-593-2480 | Website


Saturday, April 1, 2023

Robert Fulton Sale

Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company
2271 Robert Fulton Highway (Routes 272 & 222), Peach Bottom, PA 17563

717-548-8995 | Website


Friday & Saturday, April 14 - 15, 2023

Rawlinsville Mud Sale

Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Company
33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood, PA 17532

717-284-3023 | Website


Saturday, April 15, 2023

Schoeneck Fire Company Mud Sales

Schoeneck Fire Company
125 N. King Street, Denver, PA 17517

717-336-6767 | Website


Saturday, May 6, 2023 

Fivepointville Auction

Fivepointville Fire Company
1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver, PA 17517

717-445-4933 | Website


Saturday, May13, 2023

Honey Brook Quilt Sale & Consignment Auction

Honey Brook Fire Company
Romano 4H Center, 1841 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344

610-273-2688 | Website


Friday & Saturday, May 19-20, 2023

Weaverland Valley Mud Sale

Weaverland Valley Fire Company
Terre Hill Community Park, 210 Lancaster Avenue, Terre Hill, PA 17528

717-445-7066 | Website


Saturday, June 10, 2023

Kinzer Fire Company Mud Sale

Kinzer Volunteer Fire Company
3521 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30), Kinzer, PA

717-442-4121 | Website


Friday & Saturday, June 23-24, 2023

Refton Fire Company Mud Sale

Refton Volunteer Fire Company
99 Church Street, Refton, PA 17568

717-786-9462 | Website


Thursday & Friday, June 29-30, 2023 (NOTE:  This is a week later than previous years)

Lancaster County Carriage & Antique Auction

Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company
313 Enterprise Drive, Bird in Hand, PA 17505

717-392-0112 | Website


August - October:

August 11-12, 2023

Gap Relief Auction

Solanco Fairgrounds
172 South Lime Street, Quarryville, PA 17566

717-687-9470 | Website


Saturday, August 26, 2023 (Note:  This event has been canceled since 2020)

Bareville Fire Company Consignment Auction

Bareville Volunteer Fire Company
211 East Main Street, Leola, PA 17540

717-656-7554 | Website


Saturday, September 16, 2023

Gordonville Fall Mud Sale & Auction

Gordonville Fire Company
Old Leacock Road, Gordonville, PA 17566

717-768-3869 | Website


Saturday, October 28, 2023

Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company
3135 Limestone Road Cochranville, PA

610-593-5800 | Website

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