Monthly Archives: June 2016

You Made a Great Auction

Many thanks to our community and guests who made this year’s auction a success!  We officially had a “mud sale” for the second time in 17 years.  While we are thankful for the dangerous storms missing us, our thoughts and prayers are with the folks in West Virginia who endured those terrible storms and are struggling to find their loved ones.  Our hearts are heavy for you.

The tentative dates for next year’s sale is Thursday & Friday June 29 & 30, 2017.  However, be sure to check back in December for finalized dates.

The Auction is Here!

The time is now–our 17th Annual Lancaster County Carriage & Antique Auction is here!

Come see us today, Thursday June 23rd beginning at 3:30pm, and tomorrow, Friday June 24th starting at 8am to bid on hundreds of wonderful antique, garden, collectible, and decorative items.

If you’re hungry this evening please join us for the Haystack dinner and an unforgettable taste of home-made Lancaster County food.

Auction Items


The tentative schedule for today and tomorrow is as follows:

THURSDAY, June 23, 2016

  • 3:00 pm Grab-n-go auction food
  • 3:30  Early Bird Auction – 2 or 3 blocks will be selling shrubbery/flowers, crafts, antiques/ collectibles, small tack items, new tools, and more. NOTE: No carriages or horses will be sold until Friday.
  • 4:00 pm Haystack Supper (served  “til it’s gone!”)
  • 8:00-ish End – Gute Nacht!

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016

  • **Times may change. See the sale day catalog on Friday morning for the final schedule. Rain or shine! **
  • 8:00am Antiques & Collectibles
  • 8:00 am Row Items in the Field
  • 8:00 am Shrubs, Flowers & Nursery Items
  • 8:00 am Harness, Tack, Carriage Appointments & Horse Related
  • 8:30 Crafts
  • 9:30 Wagonload of misc. household
  • 9:30 Quilts & related items – catalogued
  • 10:30 Furniture
  • 10:30 Miniature horses & ponies – catalogued
  • 12:00 Specialty items, Round Pens, Bedding, Dog Food
  • 12:30 Carriages – catalogued

Join with thousands of others who come out to support this truly unique, truly enjoyable experience. Proceeds from the event directly benefit the volunteer firefighters of Bird-in-Hand Fire Company. The event is located on route 340 in picturesque Bird-in-Hand, PA across from Bird-in-Hand Family Inn & Restaurant (338 N. Ronks Road, Bird-in-Hand PA 17505 for those using GPS). We thank you greatly for your support and hope to see you soon!

It’s Almost Auction Time!

Carriage & Antique Auction Draws Locals And Visitors Alike 

Big Auction.  Little Town.  Great Community Spirit.  

Our 17th Annual Lancaster County Carriage & Antique Auction is just around the corner–scheduled to take place next week! Thousands of people, both locals and tourists, attend this one-of-a-kind experience. The auction takes place at 3:30pm on Thursday, June 23rd and begins again at 8am on Friday, June 24th. 

Not-to-miss activities include authentic, freshly prepared food at the Amish Haystack Dinner, spirited bidding on antiques and treasures, ranging from quilts and heirlooms to plants and miniature ponies, and rows and rows of antiques which will be displayed in the picturesque fields of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania.

Proceeds from the sale benefit the Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company, and the community teams up with firefighters to help run the auction, keeping things efficient and organized.  Purchases from locals and visitors help to ensure that we can continue to provide fire protection services to the Bird-in-Hand community and surrounding areas, and are very much appreciated.

Fire Company President Tim Hoerner noted, “When there is a crisis, the community depends on the Fire Company, and the firemen depend on the community to help with fundraising efforts to keep their equipment and training up-to-date.  It’s a win-win for everyone.”  This statement is certainly accurate–and attendees and volunteers leave the auction each year feeling satisfied and happy, having supported a good cause. Please join us to experience this incredible event in person. Hope to see you there!