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Mule Day

  • Presented By: Maury County Bridle and Saddle Club
  • Dates: April 4, 2019 - April 7, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Maury County Park, Historic Downtown Columbia and other locales
  • Columbia, TN 38401
  • Price: Maury County Park Admission charged, Saturday Parade Downtown is free
  • Phone: (931) 381-9557
  • Overview

    Mule Day is an annual celebration of all things related to mules held in Columbia, Tennessee, the “Mule Capital” of the world. It began in 1840 as “Breeder’s Day”, a meeting for mule breeders and now attracts over 100,000 people taking place over four days. In addition to mules, traditional Appalachian food, music, dancing, and crafts are featured. The free Mule Day Parade on Saturday, April 6th at 11am is the highlight of the festivities! SCHEDULE: THURSDAY, APRIL 4th, 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 5:00 p.m. Log Loading Competition – Main Arena 7:00 p.m. Bluegrass Music Fest – Columbia State Community College FRIDAY, APRIL 5th, 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 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. Beard Growing Contest 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 6th, 2019 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 7th, 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