Learn more about Mule Day.
What is Mule Day? Mule Day is an annual celebration of all things related to mules and is held in Columbia, Tennessee, the Mule Capital of the world. Begun in 1840 as Breeders Day, a meeting for mule breeders, it now attracts over 100,000 people and takes place over four days. In addition to mules, traditional Appalachian food, music, dancing, and crafts are featured. Mule Day History Mule Day has been a popular Columbia tradition since the 1840s. It began as Breeders Day, a single day livestock show and mule market event held on the first Monday in April. Over time, Mule Day evolved from a single day event into a multi-day festival, attracting thousands of attendees, lasting almost a week. The heavy involvement of Maury County in the mule industry has caused the event to grow over time into one of the largest livestock markets in the world.Mule Day Events If you visit during Mule Day celebrations, you might see a square dance, a mule-driving contest, a horse show, a crafts festival, or attend a flea market. Other events include working mule, best of breed, or even lumberjack competitions. Food served at the event includes barbecue, roasted corn, home-made pies and funnel cakes. Since 1934, the festival has been highlighted by a Mule Day Parade held on Saturday during the celebration.
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