The snow has started to melt so it’s time to break out the boots and head out for Lancaster County’s annual mud sales. Known for soggy spring weather, good bargains, great food, and tons of fun, most of these weekend sales support local volunteer fire companies and bring the entire community out for the day.
If you’re planning to attend a mud sale this spring, keep in mind that seating is limited in most places so bring a chair if you want to be sure of a place to sit. And wear boots and clothes suited to an open field since spring in southern Pennsylvania is a wet and muddy affair.
Planning to make a purchase? Make sure to take cash or checks. The auctions might take credit cards but there could be a significant processing fee involved. Besides, you’ll want to be sure to visit the food stands and many of the concession vendors require cash.
To help you plan out your visit, here’s a list of mud sales coming up this spring.
- March 4-5: Bart Township Auction and Mud Sale. Bart Township Fire Co., 203 Furnace Road, Quarryville.
- March 11-12: Gordonville Spring Mud Sale and Auction. Gordonville Fire Co., Old Leacock Road, Gordonville.
- March 17: Farmersville Volunteer Fire Co. Sale. Farmersville Volunteer Fire Co., 74 E. Farmersville Road, Ephrata.
- March 18-19: Penryn Volunteer Fire Co. Sale. Penryn Volunteer Fire Co., 1441 N. Penryn Road, Manheim.
- March 25-26: Gap Fire Co. Sale. Gap Fire Co., 802 Pequea Ave., Gap.
- March 26: West Earl Fire Co. Annual Quilt and Consignment Auction. West Earl Fire Co., 14 School Lane Ave., Brownstown.
- April 2: Robert Fulton Sale. Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Co., 2271 Robert Fulton Hwy, Peach Bottom.
- April 9: Rawlinsville Sale. Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Co., 33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood.
- May 7: Fivepointville Auction. Fivepointville Fire Co., 1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver.
- May 21: Weaverland Valley Sale. Weaverland Valley Volunteer Fire Co., Terre Hill Community Park, 210 Lancaster Ave., Terre Hill.
- June 11: Kinzer Fire Co. Mud Sale. Kinzer Volunteer Fire Co., 3521 Lincoln Hwy. East, Kinzers.
- June 23-24: Lancaster County Carriage and Antique Auction. Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Co., across from the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant, Route 340, Bird-in-Hand.
- June 24-25: Refton Fire Company Sale. Refton Volunteer Fire Co., 99 Church St., Refton.