Mule Day =
Year in April
Rogers once remarked, "What the thoroughfare of Wall Street will do to
you if you don't know a stock, Columbia will do to you if you don't know
the Mule Day Parade you may think here are mules as far as the eye can
see. Well, you'd be right! With more than a 50-year tradition, the Mule
Day parade is normally held the first weekend in April and brings so many
mules to one place that Columbia has long boasted the proud title of "Mule
Capital of the World."
the 1939 parade proudly boasted "1,000 girls on 1,000 mules." You know
what? They lived up to the billing!
1840s mule dealing began in Columbia, with the area quickly developing
into a crossroads for mule trading in the United States. The street sales
became nationally known and, in 1934, Columbia's "Market Day" on the first
Monday in April expanded to a bonafide celebration complete with a parade
and special activities.
In addition to the parade, Mule Day events now include a clogging contest,
a barbeque dinner, chuck wagon show, flea market, liar's contest, mule
sale, a pancake breakfast, knife sale, old time fiddlers contest and a
by the way, mules come in all sizes and colors, so bring your camera.
and visit us for Mule Day! For more information, write or call the:
Mule Day Office
P . O. Box 66
Columbia, Tennessee 38402
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