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 “Breeder’s Day”, a meeting for mule breeders, it now attracts over 200,000 people and takes place over four days. In addition to mules, traditional Appalachian food, music, dancing, and crafts aremule day map featured. This years Mule Day is scheduled to start April 2 through April 8, 2018.

So, plan your week out, take a look at the schedule, pick your favorite stuff and enjoy Mule Day 2018. Below we have provided the current schedule for you to look at and you can download a printable copy as well.

MONDAY, APRIL 2nd, 2018
9:00 a.m.    Wagon Train Departs

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4th, 2018
Mid-Afternoon    Wagon Train Arrives at Maury County Park

THURSDAY, APRIL 5th, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Ham Biscuits (7-10); Ham Beans (10-5) Maury Senior Center
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Arts & Crafts/Flea Market
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.    Live Music at Main Stage    All Weekend
12:00 Noon.    Mini Mania Show – Old Arena
12:00 Noon    Old Fashioned Log Pulling Competition – Main Arena
2:00 p.m.    Feed Time Race – Main Arena
4:00 p.m.    Jackpot Mule Races – Main Arena
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.    Gee-Haw Chili Supper – 1st Methodist Church, Downtown
5:00 p.m.    Log Loading Competition – Main Arena
7:00 p.m.    Bluegrass Music Fest – Columbia State Community College

FRIDAY, APRIL 6th, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Ham Biscuits (7-10); Ham Beans (10-5) Maury Senior Center
9:00 a.m.    State Auctioneer Contest, Tennessee Livestock Producers Sale Barn
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Arts & Crafts/Flea Market
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.    Live Music – Main Stage     All Weekend
11:00 a.m.    Ty Evans – Main Arena
12:00 Noon    Driving Mule Show – Old Arena
1:00 p.m.    Stick Mule Rodeo – Main Arena
3:00 p.m.    Ty Evans – Main Arena
4:00 p.m.    Moustache and Beard Competition
6:00 p.m.    Gaited Mule Show – Old Arena
6:00 p.m.    Pony Mule Pulling – Main Arena
6:30 p.m.    Live Music – Ridley 4-H Center with Tony Malugin, Katie Stewart
7:00 p.m.    Liars’ Contest Mule Tales – Columbia High School

SATURDAY, APRIL 7th, 2018
6:00 a.m.    Pancake Breakfast – Memorial Bldg.
6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.    Country Ham Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Ham Biscuits (7-10); Ham Beans (10-5) Maury Senior Center
8:00 a.m.    Maury Regional 5K Race
9:00 – 11:00    Polk Home Garden Party
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Arts & Crafts/Flea Market
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.    Live Music – Main Stage    All Weekend
11:00 a.m.    Mule Day Parade – Downtown
2:00 p.m.    Mule Pulling – Main Arena
3:00 p.m.    Skillington Draft Mule Show – Old Arena
4:00 p.m.    Knife Auction – Main Stage
6:00 p.m.    Ty Evans – Main Arena
6:00 p.m.    Bluegrass Music, Line Dancing, & Mule Town Stompers at Ridley 4-H Center

SUNDAY, APRIL 8th, 2018
9:00 a.m.    Worship Service – Main Stage
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Arts & Crafts/Flea Market
11:00 a.m.    Riding Mule Show – Old Arena
12:30 p.m.    Riding Mule Show – Main Arena
12:00 Noon    Gospel Singing – Main Stage

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