This is Why You’ll Love the Tradition of Lancaster County Mud Sales

It’s that time of year again. Prepare to splash into action as we set our sights on spring and the mud sale season in Lancaster County! These popular annual mud sales give the community a chance to come together and give visitors and locals alike a great outlet for discovering some wonderful bargains! From late February to mid-April, you will discover these annual mud sales throughout the region. Feel free to browse, shop, or buy them out! You might uncover some fabulous souvenirs or gifts to bring back home in the process.

For more ideas on what to do during your stay at the Historic Smithton Inn in Lancaster County, download our free Vacation Guide. It offers some lovely suggestions on what to do while you are in the heart of Amish Country, from farm tours to mud sales!

The History of Lancaster County Mud Sales

Mud sales have been a Lancaster County tradition since the mid-1960s. Named for the condition of the thawing ground in late winter, these huge events draw up to 20,000 people annually. They’re a way of welcoming the upcoming spring season while simultaneously helping to support local volunteer fire companies. Across Lancaster County, mud sales are held both indoors and outdoors, for locals and tourists to enjoy our charming country scenery.

What Can You Find at Mud Sales?

Mud sales offer plenty of unique and useful items for your home—or to give as gifts to friends and family. You can find anything from authentic Amish quilts, furniture, and other crafts to livestock, sheds and barns, buggies, construction equipment, and building materials. You really don’t want to miss out on the tasty goodies, either.
There are all sorts of delicious treats in store for you at Lancaster County mud
sales!

Warm Up on a Chilly February Morning With Some Good Eatin’

Every Saturday from late February to mid-April, mud sales are featured around Lancaster County. Most of these sales are similar to garage sales, starting at 8am and lasting into the early afternoon. The best part about these mud sales, however, is the delicious food you can experience. Pennsylvania Dutch treats await your palate, from chicken corn soup (a favorite staple) to sticky buns to start off your day with a sweet tooth fix. There are plenty of yummy homemade foods to indulge in while you are shopping around, and it may just be your favorite thing about mud sales!

Just Passing Through? No Worries!

Whether you’re a regular to the area or just passing through, consider attending one or more of these exciting events. Get a taste of a Lancaster County tradition by checking out for yourself what goes on at our seasonal mud sales. You might just fall in love with the area during your visit and decide to stay a night at our historic bed and breakfast in Amish Country! Our unique inn offers quaint and charming accommodations that are perfect for a friend retreat, romantic getaway, or even business endeavor. Whatever reason you’re in town, we’ve got room at the the Historic Smithton Inn! You can contact us to make a reservation.