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Yum…Can You Smell That Chicken BBQ?


WHAT: Chicken BBQ Dinner
  Saturday, Sep. 3  from 10:30am – 6:30pm
DINE-IN ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET MENU: BBQ Chicken (halves, legs, thighs), Baked Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Chips, Pickles, Rolls & Apple Butter, Beverages, Cake & Ice Cream
TAKE-OUT MENU: Half chicken, applesauce, chips, pickles, roll/butter, drink & homemade whoopie pie
WHERE: Bird-in-Hand Fire Company – 313 Enterprise Dr. – Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505 – 717-392-0112
COST: $12 Dining Room (All-you-can-eat buffet); $6 (children ages 3-10, dine-in); FREE (children 2 & under, dine-in); $9 Take-out; $6.50 Chicken only
DELIVERY:  Complimentary delivery within a 4-mile radius @ 11:00 & 4:00. We’re happy to accommodate delivery for larger orders outside of our radius.

100 Slots Opening at Noon Today for Half Marathon!

8/16/16 SPECIAL NOTICE: The 2016 Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon registration RE-OPENS AT 12:00 NOON eastern today to fill the last 100 slots! First come, first serve. Here’s the link to register.  At noon, a new option will appear on, labeled “Half Marathon 2nd Chance”. If you are on the site before noon, you may need to refresh your browser for it to appear (all depends on your settings and security.)

The 17th Annual Carriage & Antique Auction was a huge success!


Thank you to everyone who came out, looked for treasures, enjoyed some food, and placed some bids! Both our bidder numbers and attendee numbers were up, which of course means increased profit for Bird-in-Hand Volunteer Fire Company. 

Of almost 1,800 bidders, about 40% were from out-of-state–and some traveled as far as from Ontario and California! Of course, we had fantastic local support, too, as always.
We would like to send a special ‘thank you’ to D&E Woodworks and a group of individuals, who donated a children’s play-set to the auction. The large play-set brought in a total donation of $2,800 for the Fire Company on its own–and we are very grateful.
            Play-set Donation
We look forward to next year’s auction and hope to see you again! The 2017 dates are being confirmed and we will post them as soon as possible.


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!