It’s still frozen outside, but mud sales are coming.
Lancaster County’s first mud sale is in Strasburg Feb. 23 and 24. That sale’s followed by 20 more, each benefiting a local fire companies. For many of the volunteer fire companies, the sale is the biggest fundraiser of the year.
Here is our guide to this year’s mud sales.
Note: Christiana Fire Co.’s sale, which is usually held in September, was canceled.
Feb. 23-24: Strasburg Spring Sale
- When: Friday evening, the small crafts auction is 5-8 p.m. Saturday’s auctions starts at 8:30 a.m.
- Where: Strasburg Fire Co., 203 Franklin St., Strasburg.
- More information: 717-687-7232 or strasburgfire.com.
March 3: Bart Twp. Fire Co. 54th Annual All-Day Mud Sale
- When: Saturday, the auction starts at 8:30 a.m. A craft sale is Friday, March 2, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. The building material sale starts at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, March 17.
- Where: Bart Twp. Fire Co., 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville
- More information: bart51.com or 717-786-3348
March 10: Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction
- When: The craft and antique sale starts Friday, March 9 at 4 p.m. The main sale starts Saturday, March 10 at 8 a.m.
- Where: Gordonville Fire Co., Old Leacock Road, Gordonville
- More information: 43fireems.com or facebook.com/gordonvillesale.
March 16 - 17: Penryn Volunteer Fire Co. Sale
- When: A preview of Saturday’s auction is Friday from noon to 8 p.m. Friday’s auctions (groceries, frozen food, crafts and tools) are 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday’s auctions start at 8 a.m.
- Where: Penryn Volunteer Fire Company, 1441 North Penryn Road, Manheim
- More information: penrynfire.com.
March 17: West Earl Fire Company 30th Annual Quilt & Consignment Auction
- When: Auctions starts at 8 a.m.
- Where: West Earl Fire Company, 14 School Lane Ave, Brownstown
- More information: westearlfire.org or 717-656-6791.
March 22: Farmersville Fire Co. 43rd Annual Community Mud Sale
- When: Auctions start Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
- Where: Farmersville Volunteer Fire Company, 74 E. Farmersville Road, Ephrata.
- More information: 717-354-5094
March 23-24: 42nd Annual Gap Fire Company Sale
- When: Crafts auction starts 5 p.m. Friday. The auctions start Saturday at 8 a.m.
- Where: Gap Fire Company, 802 Pequea Avenue, Gap
- More information: gapfire.org or 717-442-8100
April 7: Robert Fulton Sale
- When: Auctions start at 8:15 a.m.
- Where: Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Co., 2271 Robert Fulton Hwy. (Routes 272 & 222), Peach Bottom
- More information: 717-548-8995
April 14: Rawlinsville Sale
- When: Auctions start at 8 a.m. Saturday
- Where: Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Co., 33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood
- More information: 717-284-3023
April 21: Schoeneck Fire Company Mud Sale
- When: The auctions start at 9 a.m.
- Where: Schoeneck Fire Company, 125 N. King St., Denver
- More information: 717-336-6767
May 5: Fivepointville Auction
- When: The auctions start at 8:30 a.m.
- Where: Fivepointville Fire Company, 1087 Dry Tavern Road, Denver
- More information: 717-445-4933
May 19: Weaverland Valley Sale
- When: The auctions start at 8 a.m.
- Where: Terre Hill Memorial Park 210 Lancaster Ave., Terre Hill
- More information: 717-445-5072
June 9: Kinzer Fire Co. Mud Sale
- When: 8:30 a.m.
- Where: Kinzer Volunteer Fire Co., 3521 Lincoln Hwy. East (Rt. 30), Kinzers
- More information: 717-442-4121
June 28 – 29: Lancaster County Carriage and Antique Auction
- When: The auctions, which benefits Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company, starts 3:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday
- Where: Across from the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant on Route 340, 313 Enterprise Drive, Bird-in-Hand
- More information: bihfire.com/events/auction or 717-392-0112
June 22 - 23: Refton Fire Company Sale
- When: The auctions start at 5 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
- Where: Refton Volunteer Fire Co., 99 Church Street, Refton
- More information: 717-786-9462
August 10 – 11: Gap Relief Auction
- When: Friday’s auctions starts at 4 p.m. and Saturday’s auctions start at 8:30 a.m. Benefits Mennonite Central Committee.
- Where: Solanco Fairgrounds, 172 S. Lime Street, Quarryville
- More information: bit.ly/GapSale2018 or 717-786-0880
August 18 - Intercourse Fire Company Consignment Auction
- When: Auctions start at 8:30 a.m.
- Where: Intercourse Fire Company, 10 North Hollander Road, Intercourse
- More information: 717-768-3402
August 25: Bareville Fire Company Consignment Auction
- Where: Bareville Volunteer Fire Company, 211 East Main St., Leola
- More information: 717-656-7554
(Page over for sales outside the county.)
Sales outside the county:
March 17: Airville Fire Co. Spring Consignment & Quilt Auction
- When: Auctions starts at 8 a.m.
- Where: Airville Volunteer Fire Co., 3576 Delta Road (Rt. 74), Airville, York County
- More information: 717-862-3806 and http://bit.ly/AirvilleFB
May 12: Honey Brook Fire Company Quilt Sale & Consignment Auction
- Where: Honey Brook Fire Company, Romano 4H Center, 1841 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook
- More information: 610-273-2688
October 27: Cochranville Fire Company Mud Sale
- Where: Cochranville Volunteer Fire Company, 3135 Limestone Road, Cochranville
- More information: 610-593-5800