Mule Day Festival

Winfield, AL 35594

The tradition was begun on September 11, 1975, by Curt Estes, Winfield Chamber of Commerce, and Max Brasher, Sr., to honor the hard working mules of the day.

Mr. Robert Vickery and Mr. Jack Guin, both from Winfield, were major contributors. No one had any idea this event would grow into the successful event it has become today. Mr. Estes lived to see seven Mule Day Parades with an increase in the entries up to 93 in 1983. Since then the participants have increased to nearly triple that number with an estimated crowd of 25,000 spectators. People attend the festival from many parts of the southeast.

Our Mule Day founding fathers never dreamed that honoring these hard-working, long-eared mules would have become such a big hit with folks. Well, it did, and these mules love all the attention they receive on this day. So come out and join us in Winfield, Alabama for a great Mule Day celebration.

Winfield, Alabama's Annual Mule Day is hosted on the 4th Saturday in September each year, and has been termed "One of the top 20 events in the Southeast" by Travel and Tourism magazine. The keynote event is a horse parade through the downtown of the city, but there is also live entertainment, car shows and a diverse venue of homemade baked goods sold in a farmer's market setting. One of the most popular events amongst most elementary and middle school children is the Mule Day carnival.

Many rides are included in this certain event. Others are small shops and games where food is sold. Celebrated for over a quarter of a century, Mule Day has grown into a major event not only for the City of Winfield but also for the State of Alabama. Drawing crowds of over 25,000 each year; Mule Day features a variety of activities that appeal to any palate.

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