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Fire Company Mud Sales & Auctions

These much anticipated annual events start in late Februrary and continue throughout the year at Lancaster County's local fire companies. Come catch a glimpse of some local color and enjoy sampling authentic PA Dutch Cooking for which Lancaster County is famous! Visitors come Friday night to preview many of the auction items -- especially the beautiful hand made quilts displayed for Saturday's auction. See if one is happening when you plan to visit the area. Fire company auctions help local volunteer fire companies raise much-needed funds.

During the day, the auctions are held both inside and outside simultaneously. Sometimes numerous auctions take place at the same time throughout the grounds. Once you have a bidding number you can walk from sale to sale to hunt for that very special item.

The items available for purchase vary for each Fire Company auction and usually include a wide variety of donated goods and consignment merchandise. Auctioned items often include furniture, craft items, quilts, building materials, livestock, buggies and carriages, tools, farming supplies and equipment, garden items, and much more.

Oh!! Don't forget about all of the good food you can try too.

Hometowne Auction
Liberty Fire Hall, 339 East Main St., New Holland, PA

Quilt Auctions are every other month on Tuesday starting in January and are held at the Liberty Fire Hall in New Holland, PA. Bidding starts at 9:00 AM. Check their web site for pictures and a catalogue of items for sale close to the auction date.

Conestoga Auction Company
768 Graystone Rd, Manheim, PA 17545

This company is a consignment auction, selling for estates and individuals from across the nation. It specializes in antiques, weapons, toys, ephemera, Native American artifacts, coins and more. Auctions are held every Tuesday with special antique auctions held periodically. Check their web site calendar for details.

Farmersville Auction
30 N farmersville Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522

The Auction takes place every Tuesday year round. It begins at 1:00 pm with 2 auctioneers selling small items. Looking for furniture? They start selling at 7:00 pm and sell a large variety of items. Anywhere from furniture and household items, to lawn and garden equipment in addition to a significant amount of antiques. Most items sold come from local estates and personal consignments. Check their web site calendar for details.

Horst Auction
50 Durlach Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522

Consignment sales that include antiques, household goods, glassware, collectibles and tools happen on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 2:00 PM. Check their web site for Specialty sales which happen on Saturdays at 9:00.

Hospice Labor Day Auction
Route 741, Lampeter Fairgrounds, Lampeter, PA 17522

Elaborate quilts, handcrafted Amish furniture, more than 150 pieces of framed local artwork, more than 200 pieces of autographed sports memorabilia, vacation packages, home and garden accessories, plants, gift certificates, authentic Amish crafts and delicious Amish-prepared food - all this and more will be up for bid at Hospice of Lancaster County's 25th Annual Labor Day Auction, presented by Turkey Hill Dairy. The event will be held Labor Day weekend on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Monday from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., at the Lampeter Fairgrounds, Route 741 and Lampeter Road.

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The King's Cottage Bed & Breakfast Inn is located in a residential neighborhood in Lancaster, Pennsylvania - and just one mile from Amish Country. Our location offers the best of both worlds - being a mile and a half away from a buzzing art scene and fabulous restaurants, while just a few minutes from Amish Country!

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