Don't let its name put you off. A mud sale isn't selling mud at all, any more than a garage sale is selling a garage or a yard sale is selling a yard. Rather, the term came into use because the sales are typically held in late winter and early spring, when all of the season's snows are melting... creating mud.
Mud sales are more community-focused than a garage sale or a yard sale, however. The point isn't to sell off your unwanted things, but to come together as a community and raise money for volunteer firefighter programs. The result is a fun-filled day that's more like a cross between a country fair and a church bazaar.
Besides muddy feet, what else can you get at a mud sale? Mud sales are a combination of flea market, auction, and country fair, with lots of deals to be found. Here are a few of the treasures you may encounter this spring at the Lancaster County mud sales:
Sold on the idea of a mud sale? Luckily for you, 'tis the season for mud! Check out the first mud sale of the season, Strasburg Fire Company's Spring Sale, on February 24th. If you like what you see, or if you can't make this one, see this list of other upcoming Amish mud sales.
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