* Log Loading Competition * Log Pulling Competition * Mini Mania Show/Miniature * Donkeys & Mules * Driving Mule Show * Gaited Mule Championship * Pony Mule Pulling * Mule Pulling Championship * Draft Mule Show * Riding Mule Show More »


* Arts & Crafts Festival and Flea Market * Wagon Train * State Auctioneer Contest * Canasta, Pool & Corn Hole Tournaments * Liars’ Contest * Parade * Knife Auction 2014 * Beauty Pageant * Jackpot Races * Stick Mule Rodeo More »


* Park Admission & Souvenirs * Schedule of Events * Columbia Area Map * Check-in Center, Camping,Commercial Vendor Space,Concession Permits, Stalls & Disclaimer * Parade Route * Parade Entry Form/Rules * Advertisers Index More »


* Pickin and Grinnin * Bluegrass Music Fest * Line Dancing & Clogging * Square Dance * Worship Service * Gospel Singing More »


* Concessions * Hee-Haw Chili Supper * Ham & White Beans * Ham & Biscuits * Bloodys & Biscuits * Pancake Breakfast More »


The Mighty Mule: The Military’s Vital Weapon – by Becky Leifheit


The city of Columbia, TN is known as the “Mule Capital of the World” as these mighty equines have been crucial to agriculture in Maury County.  Throughout history mules have also played an important role in the military action of this country and the world. In America pack mules have been very essential in moving

Bonnie Shields & Columbia, Tennessee Mule Day – by Glenda Bowman


I first met Bonnie Shields at Mule Day in 1977 and have been good friends ever since. The summer after Mule Day in 1977, a trip was made to Springfield, TN to visit Bonnie. During that trip I asked Bonnie if she would be interested in drawing for our Official Logo. She readily agreed and

2014 Grand Marshal & Honorary Grand Marshal


Dr. Joe DiPietro, President of the University of Tennessee was the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Mule Day Parade. He was named the 25th President of the University on January 1, 2011. He previously served as the UT Institute of Agriculture Chancellor from 2006 thru 2010, before “heading to Knoxville”, he was Dean of University

MCBSC 2014 Show Hi-Lights – by Julie Litton



Download the printable Columbia Area Map, Parade Route and Park Map.

Park Admission & Souvenirs


Mule Day festivities begin Thursday at 10AM. Park 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. Price includes state amusement tax and are good for all in

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