2013 Mud Sale Strasburg PA

It´s Mud Sale Time!

One of the most anticipated times of year in Lancaster County is mud sale season. Not only do mud sales herald the coming of spring, they serve as a great way for our Amish and English communities to meet and get the year off to a great start. The area's largest mud sale is in Gordonville, but Strasburg's has the distinction of being the first mud sale of the season.

What is a mud sale? Mud sales and giant auction/sales that are held around Pennsylvania Dutch country to benefit local fire companies. The name comes from the muddy condition of the ground when the sales begin each year (late winter/early spring). The sales begin at this time of year because it's the least busy for farmers.

Sale day consists of auctions of items like farm equipment, livestock, buggies, furniture and more. Crafts and other good are also for sale and homemade food is in abundance. People in the know show up early in Strasburg to get a few quarts of chicken corn soup before it disappears. Yes, it's that good.

If you've never been to a mud sale, it's an experience you won't forget. Below is a list of the 2013 Mud Sales in Lancaster County. We hope you'll visit Strasburg on Saturday, February 23 for the mud sale and stop by the Shoppes afterward for a visit.

2013 Mud Sales

Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale, February 23
8:30 a.m., Strasburg Fire Company #1, 203 Franklin St., Strasburg

Bart Township Annual Auction/Mud Sale, March 2 & March 16
8:30 a.m., Bart Twp. Fire Company, 11 Furnace Rd., Quarryville
March 9

Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction, March 9
8:30 a.m., Gordonville Fire Company, Old Leacock Rd., Gordonville
(Craft Show March 7, 6-9pm)

Penryn Fire Company 8th Annual Mud Sale, March 16
8:00 a.m., Penryn Fire Company #1, 1441 N. Penryn Rd., Manheim

Gap Annual Spring Mud Sale/Auction, March 23
5 p.m., Gap Fire Company, 802 Pequea Ave., Gap

Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company Mud Sale, April 6
8:30 a.m. breakfast, Robert Fulton Fire Company, 2271 Robert Fulton Hwy., Peach Bottom

Rawlinsville Annual Mud Sale, April 13
8:30 a.m., Rawlinsville Fire Company, 33 Martic Heights Dr., Holtwood

Honeybrook Annual Auction/Mud Sale, May 11
7 a.m., Honeybrook Fire Company, 679 Firehouse Ln., Honeybrook

Bird-in-Hand Mud Sale, June 28
8 a.m., Rt. 340 near Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant

Refton Fire Company Sale, June 29
7 a.m. breakfast, Refton Fire Company, 99 Church Street, Refton

Bareville Fire Company Mud Sale, August 31
8:30 a.m. breakfast, Bareville Volunteer Fire Company, 211 East Main Street, Leola

Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale, October 26
7 a.m. breakfast, Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company, 3135 Limestone Road, Cochranville