Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 Lancaster County Mud Sales

Mud Sale is the Lancaster County term for an annual auction/sale at one of a number of local fire companies. The sales, appropriately named for the condition of the thawing ground, attract thousands of people looking for bargains on anything from Amish quilts and antiques to lumber, buggies and lawn equipment.Most sales begin at 8:30 a.m. sharp, but activities continue throughout the day for those who wish to catch a glimpse of some local color and enjoy sampling traditional Lancaster County farm fare.

And you will certainly find one of our inns located nearby any and all of these sales! So c'mon make it a weekend and start shaking off those winter blues!

Our schedule for the 2010 Mud Sales:

February 20 Honeybrook Annual Auction/Mud Sale 8 a.m., Honeybrook Fire Company, 679 Firehouse Ln., Honeybrook. 610-273-2688. Quilts, crafts, new furniture, Winross trucks, Smuckers bells, farm-related supplies, tools, buggies, heifers.

February 25 & 26 Rawlinsville Farm Equipment & Antique Mud Sale 8:30 a.m., Rawlinsville Fire Company, 33 Martic Heights Drive, Holtwood. 717-284-3943. Thursday: new and used farm equipment. Friday: antiques, antique tractors and engines.

February 27 Strasburg Spring Consignment & Mud Sale 8 a.m., Strasburg Fire Company #1, 203 Franklin St., Strasburg. 717-687-7232. Furniture, antiques, quilts, crafts, farm machinery, horses, mules, tools, groceries, fruit, homemade food.

March 6 Bart Township Annual Auction/Mud Sale 8:30 a.m., Bart Twp. Fire Company, 11 Furnace Rd., Quarryville. 717-786-3348. Antiques, quilts, furniture, new & used equipment, small goods, hay & straw, livestock, buggies, tools, crafts and food.

March 13 Gordonville Spring Mud Sale & Auction 8:30 a.m., Gordonville Fire Company, Old Leacock Rd., Gordonville. 717-768-3869. The largest firemen's auction/sale on the East Coast, featuring 500-600 Amish quilts, antiques, collectibles, new & used furniture, tools, farm equipment, horses, mules, buggies, lawn & garden, barns, utility sheds & trailers, construction equipment. Craft show: March 7, 6-9 p.m.

March 20 Airville Volunteer Fire Company Sale 7 a.m., Coffee and Doughnuts, Airville Fire Company, 3576 Delta Road, 717-862-3806 Crafts, antiques, plants, quilts, farm equipment, saddles, carriage, buggies, furniture, garden equipment.

March 20 Bart Township Building Materials Mud Sale 8:30 a.m., Bart Twp. Fire Company, 11 Furnace Rd., Quarryville. 717-786-3348.
Wood and aluminum siding, windows, doors, paneling, bath tubs, wash bowls, lumber and food.

March 20 Penryn Fire Company 3rd Annual Mud Sale 8:30 a.m., Penryn Fire Company #1, 1441 N. Penryn Rd., Penryn. 717-665-4167.
Woodcrafts, furniture, antiques, quilts, crafts, farm equipment, food and more.

March 27 Gap Annual Spring Mud Sale/Auction 8 a.m., Gap Fire Company, 802 Pequea Ave., Gap. 717-442-8100. Horse-drawn carriages, buggies, wagons, new & used furniture, quilts, crafts, dry goods, groceries and more.

April 3 Robert Fulton Volunteer Fire Company Mud Sale 7 a.m. breakfast, Robert Fulton Fire Company, 2271 Robert Fulton Hwy., Peach Bottom, 717-548-8995. Crafts, plants, tools, antiques, farm equipment, furniture, food, buggies, wagons, groceries, horses.

April 3 Wakefield Annual Spring Mud Sale 8 a.m., Robert Fulton Fire Company, 2271 Robert Fulton Hwy., Peach Bottom. 717-548-2483. Quilts, crafts, horses, lumber & building supplies, shrubbery, miscellaneous items and lots of homemade food.

April 10 Rawlinsville Annual Mud Sale 8 a.m., Rawlinsville Fire Company, 33 Martic Heights Dr., Holtwood. 717-284-3023. Quilts, horses, crafts, building materials, lawn equipment, new and used furniture.

June 25 Bird-in-Hand Mud Sale 8 a.m., Along Rt. 340 (Old Philadlephia Pike) across from Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant, 717-392-0112. Antiques, harness and tack, specialty items, quilts, crafts, carriages, buggies, wagons and food.

June 26 Refton Fire Company Sale 7 a.m. breakfast, Refton Fire Company, 99 Church Street, 717-786-9462. Hardware, shop tools, plants, furniture, antiques, crafts, hay and straw, quilts, horses, food and more.

August 28 Kinzers Fire Company Mud Sale 7 a.m. breakfast, Kinzers Fire Company, 3521 Lincoln Highway East, 717-442-4121. Plants, groceries, antiques, furniture, lumber, tack, sheds and gazebos, equipment, buggies, quilts, horses.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lancaster County Christmas Lights

Lancaster County lights up during the Holiday Season making us all feel young at heart. Not matter what the age the fantastic light display will make you ohh and ahh. From center city Lancaster to the surrounding areas in the county at Christmas time this region twinkles everywhere. In Downtown Lancaster there are tons of event’s going on that will guide you through the city so that you can enjoy all the Christmas decorations in order to set the mood for Holiday fun. As you stroll through Downtown Lancaster you will notice many of the local shops have begun to show off festive window displays. Not only to spread the Christmas cheer, but also because of the new Downtown Window Walk, where visitors to Lancaster city will had the opportunity to vote on who they believe has the best display. Not only can you take Christmas by the beautiful decorations in Lancaster, but you could also enjoy this Christmas season through the sweet melodious carols of the season. This Friday, December 18th, is music Friday in downtown Lancaster. Let the strolling entertainers throughout the city serenade you as you finish up your Christmas shopping. Don’t forget to swing by Binn’s Park and say hello to Santa Claus and tell him what a good little boy or girl you have been this past year.

Perhaps you won’t be getting to Lancaster city any time soon, not to worry; Hershey Park’s Candy Cane Lane also brings the spirit of Christmas to life. With a million twinkling lights, rides for all ages, festive decorations, and Hershey's Product Characters decked out in their holiday best, there is something for all to enjoy! They have also combined the sights and sounds of Christmas in their new light show. N.O.E.L (Nights of Extraordinary Lights) features 125,000 gleaming lights synchronized to your favorite Christmas music! Experience three lively shows starting at 5:00 PM and playing every hour and half-hour along Spring Creek in Comet Hollow. The best viewing areas for N.O.E.L. are the bridges located near the SooperdooperLooper, the Amphitheatre, and the top entrance to the Aquatheatre. If Christmas lights and singing is not your thing there are always the exciting exhilarating RIDES! With over 30 rides offered everyone can find something to do at Hershey Park.

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