If you’re unfamiliar, mules are a big deal in Columbia, TN, the self-proclaimed ‘Mule Capital’ of the world. The inception of the annual Mule Day festivities dates back to 1840 when mule breeders met for a one-day livestock show. The event has grown over the years to attract thousands of attendees lasting more than a week. Features of Mule Day festivities include a parade, arts and crafts vendors, mule races, bluegrass music, and even a Mule Day Pageant.
Mule Day 2020 was cancelled, only the second time the event has been called off since 1937 (the other was shortly after the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor). This has now been followed by the disappointing cancellation of Mule Day 2021.
While Columbia residents and equine aficionados lament the cancellation of the beloved festival, we’ve come up with a way to show your Columbia pride. Even without Mule Day, Columbia still kicks @$$!