The Kalona Sales Barn attracts buyers and sellers from throughout the Midwest to its weekly and monthly horse auctions and from throughout the United States and Canada for its semi-annual Draft Horse sale.

Monthly Horses sale

The Kalona Sales Barn has a horse sale the First Monday of every month. The order of the 3-ring auctions is:

8:30 a.m. – Tack auction.

9:00 a.m.  – Outside equipment

11:00 a.m. – horses, all breeds.

There are usually 500 to 600 horses of all breeds and ponies auctioned off the first Monday of every month.

Weekly Sales

Every Wednesday – starting at 9 am. – Sheep, goats and hogs followed by miscellaneous auction of caged small animals such as rabbits, eggs, produce, etc.

There are usually 600 to 700 sheep and  500 to 600 goats auctioned off each Wednesday.

Thursdays – 9 a.m. – Fat Cattle auction followed by stock and feeders, cows and bulls. .

There are usually 800 to 1,100 head of cattle each week.

Thursdays – 11 a.m. – Hay & Straw Auction, outside.

Draft Horse, Carriage & Antique Sale

There are two 3-ring Draft Horse, Carriage & Antique Sales with one in April and the other in October.  The next draft horse sale will be: Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14 and 15.  The order of sales is:

Monday, Oct. 14

9 a.m. – horse drawn machinery, equipment, field items, antiques, & miscellaneous tack items.

10 a.m. – harness & collars, saddles & Western collectibles.

1 p.m. – carriages, wagons, carts, sleighs & buggies.

7 p.m.Draft Horse Pull & Demonstration in main sales arena.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

9 a.m. – cataloged Belgians, Percherons, Pulling horses, Spotted, Drafts, Haflingers, Crossbreds, Mules, Light Driving Horses, Standardbreds, Saddle horses and ponies followed by un-catalogued horses.

The Draft Horse sales attract buyers and sellers from throughout the United States and Canada and sometimes internationally.

Kalona Sales Barn owner Devin Mullet is expecting 400 to 500 head of draft horses from across the United States for the Draft horse Auction and 500 pieces of buggies, carriages, carts and wagons. He also expects more than 4,000 pieces of horse drawn equipment, antiques and tack.

Lunch Room

The Lunch Room usually is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. the days of the various auctions. An Amish cook prepares delicious meals, sandwiches, special homemade salads and pies.

The Kalona Sales Barn is located at 121 9th Street. For more information visit the website or call (319) 646-2222. Email is Offices are open Monday through Friday.

Established in 1947, the Kalona Sales Barn is a fourth generation family owned business, guided on the foundation of customer care, honesty and integrity.