Mule Day, Columbia TN
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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 are featured.

Mule Day officially begian Monday, April 1 when the Wagon Train departed to travel through Middle Tennessee. Mule Day festivities begin Thursday, April 4 at 7am.

Admission
Thursday $5, Friday and Saturday $10; under 12 Free; Sunday Free. Weekend passes available for only $18. All campers are required to have weekend passes whenever they arrive. Please get them when you make arrangements for camping.

Schedule
Thursday, April 4, 2019
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
6:00 p.m. Dummy Roping Contest – Main Arena
7:00 p.m. Bluegrass Music Fest – Columbia Central High School

Friday, April 5, 2019
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
12:00 Noon Driving Mule Show – Old Arena
6:00 p.m. Gaited Mule Show – Old Arena
6:30 p.m. Live Music – Ridley 4-H Center with Tony Malugin, Katie Stewart & Logan Blade
7:00 p.m. Liars’ Contest Mule Tales – Columbia High School

Saturday, April 6, 2019
6:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast – Memorial Bldg.
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
12:00 Noon Pony Pulling – Main Arena
2:00 p.m. Mule Pulling – Main Arena
2:00 p.m. Skillington Draft Mule Show – Old Arena
4:00 p.m. Knife Auction – Main Stage
6:00 p.m. Bluegrass Music, Line Dancing, & Mule Town Stompers at Ridley 4-H Center

Sunday, April 7, 2019
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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