Every year, the Lancaster County community comes together to support local volunteer fire companies through various mud sales. The sales start in early spring and continue into the fall. Amish mud sales will be held in several towns and will feature items sold on consignment, with monies going toward various volunteer fire companies.
From the Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale Feb. 25-26 to the Gordonville Fall Sale and Auction Sept. 17, you’re sure to find one worth attending. You’ll find a comprehensive list at LancasterPa.com.
Plan Your Trip to Lancaster County
AmishView Inn & Suites can provide the perfect accommodations on any of these mud sale weekends. Bring the family (complimentary hot and hearty breakfast!) or make it a couple’s getaway (our Grand King Room is in our five-story. Adults-only building).
You can find plenty of other things to do during your stay with us, including buggy rides, live theater, and outdoor adventures.
If you do plan to visit an Amish mud sale, be sure to pack your muck boots!
What is an Amish Mud Sale?
Amish mud sales are like outdoor auctions or giant yard sales that are typically held in the spring. They’re called mud sales because many of them are scheduled during the months when the winter frost is melting. The ground becomes a bit messy. There are Amish mud sales held in the summer, however.
Lancaster County mud sales feature items donated by the community and sold on consignment. Funds help support local fire companies. They are well attended by members of the Amish community. It is a community known for supporting and participating in local volunteer fire companies.
What Can I Buy at a Lancaster County Mud Sale?
You’ll find old and new items, as well as large and small. Some mud sales auction off building materials and farm equipment as well as handmade Amish quilts, furniture, and more. What might be most alluring are the baked goods, soft pretzels, slow-roasted chicken, and other delicious food items available at most mud sales.
The Lancaster County Carriage & Antique Auction, slated for June 23-24 this year, includes equine equipment, carriages, antiques, collectibles, and even miniature horses and ponies.
AmishView Inn & Suites is only 2 miles from the auction grounds of the Lancaster County Carriage & Antique Auction. Surrounded by Amish farms, AmishView Inn & Suites provides the intimate atmosphere of a bed & breakfast with the amenities of an upscale Lancaster, PA, hotel. Make plans now for an extended stay in Lancaster County so you can enjoy both days!