Welcome Visitors


Welcome to the “Mule Capital of the World”


Dear Columbia Guests/Friends:

The City of Columbia welcomes you to a unique and memorable event, Mule Day 2017. We honor our past during Mule Day, which has grown into an almost weeklong event. We are pleased that you have chosen to celebrate with us.
Columbia is known as the Mule Capital of the World. Mules have always played a significant part in our past and continue to add to our future. There are various events for people to enjoy during Mule Day, especially the Mule Day Parade, the main event of the festival. The parade is held on Saturday and is one of the leading outdoor events in the South. In addition to the parade, the City offers shopping; dining, entertainment and historical venues that we hope will add to your overall Mule Day experience. Our employees work hard to ensure that you have a safe and memorable time during your visit to our great City.
We are honored you have chosen to enjoy this event with us! We thank you for visiting Columbia and Maury County for Mule Day 2017. Our hope is that you can say you were treated with southern hospitality by the citizens of Columbia and that you will come back and explore more of what our City has to offer. Again, thank you for joining us in celebrating our historic past and exciting future. We hope to see you back here next year for the 2018 Mule Day Celebration.

Dean Dickey
Mayor, City of Columbia



Welcome Mule Day Visitors,

Speaking for Maury County I want to personally thank you for visiting our great county on this special day. Mule Day has always been about celebrating our rich history and renewing old friendships and creating lasting memories.
We want you to enjoy your week and hope you have time to visit our historical downtown and enjoy Maury County’s southern hospitality.
Please don’t miss our Mule Day Parade, which tops off all the activities that can be enjoyed throughout the week.
Again, thank you for choosing to spend your week in Mule Town Tennessee.

Charlie Norman
Maury County Mayor



Dear Friends,

Welcome to an exciting week of everything “Mule” in Columbia, TN! There are lots of wonderful events in store as we celebrate all things related to mules.
Mule Day began in 1840 as “Breeder’s Day,” a meeting for mule breeders in Columbia. Now during this week in April of 2017 we will have over 200,000 people in Columbia to enjoy traditional food, fellowship, a huge parade, crafts, music, mule pulling contests, a Liar’s contest, a nationally recognized Auctioneer’s Contest and much, much more!
You are in for a treat and we appreciate you coming to be a part of the festivities! It has been my honor for the past 6 years to introduce the Mule Day Queen and her Court to the Tennessee General Assembly and each Queen has made a presentation to the Legislators about the significance of Mule Day over the years. I hope you will get to meet the Queen and her Court as they take part in many of the week’s activities. They represent us well.
We are here to help you have a fantastic experience and we hope you will go away knowing that we are proud of our heritage and you are always welcome in Columbia, Tennessee!

Sheila Butt
State Representative
District 64


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