Monthly Archives: February 2011

What are Mud Sales?

Each spring in Lancaster County, Amish, neighbors, and guests from all over come together to help out local fire companies. If you don’t know what a Mud Sale is, it’s the Lancaster County term for an annual auction or sale that takes place at a number of local fire companies.

The sales are named for the thawing ground, which makes it a bit muddy sometimes when you’re walking around the fields! These sales attract thousands of people looking for bargains on anything from Amish quilts and antiques to lumber, buggies, farm animals and equipment. Most sales start at 8:30am, but activities continue throughout the day.

If you’re looking for some real local Amish flavor, these are your best bet, and you’re bound to have some GREAT food and excellent deals!

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