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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!

Donated Items Give Carriage Auction a Boost

Page1_16Good weather, good attendance, and good bidding all made for a very good Lancaster County Carriage and Antique Auction on June 25 & 26, according to Coordinator Jake King. With the tremendous backing of the Bird-in-Hand community and the help of 400 volunteers, this year’s auction went smoothly and grew in numbers and profits.

It is amazing that 5,000 auction-goers gathered in our small village for the events on Thursday and Friday. There was a 7 percent increase in registered bidders and a 14 percent increase in consignors. However, it was the large number of donated items that pushed the auction profits up by 65 percent. These donations included tack, antiques and collectibles, a runabout carriage, furniture, and several quilts.

This year the Carriage Auction was advertised as many auctions wrapped into one event. Read what attendees said about each individual auction.

Early Bird Auction

We own a craft and antique store four hours north of here close to the New York state line. We are finding some very good deals at the Thursday evening auction.“- Towanda, PA


Plant Auction

We have come to this auction for many, many years – even when it was held on the farm on Belmont Road. For us from New England, the flowers are a bargain.” – Massachusetts

This auction gets bigger every year. It is very well organized and the community works very hard to pull it off. I love that the wagon boys take my flowers right to my door.” – Bird-in-Hand, PA (next door neighbor to the auction)


Main Auction

After 30 years of storing our carriages, webrought them today to sell at this auction.” – Orwigsburg, PA

We love horses and carriages and do some competitive driving. We watch the auction for a while and find out the prices. We come just in case we see something we want! Wouldn’t miss it!” – Central & Southern New Jersey


Thank you to the many volunteers who helped make this a successful fundraiser for the Fire Company


Community member Ruth Petersheim designed, quilted, and donated this special quilt honoring the Hand-in-Hand Fire Company. The winning bid was $700!






Page1_3-0004Perennials and annuals have become a major draw for both the Thursday and Friday auctions. The Fire Company appreciates the local support at these blocks.








This runabout was donated by local businesses and individuals. Proceeds helped offset auction overhead costs.