So what's Mule Day?
It is a glimpse back at more than 200 years of agricultural heritage. The Mule was the original ''tractor'' for early American farms. Imagine being without your car; that's how vital the Mule was for early farmers. At one time, Wilkes County was home to over 9000 (yes, nine thousand) mules.
Mule Day activities include Plowing Demonstrations, Mule Show Classes, a Mule Egg & Spoon Race, and a Mule Obstacle Challenge. Wait, there's more! Live music, art and craft vendors, demonstrations of blacksmithing, woodworking, and cornhusk weaving. There's a quilt show at the old schoolhouse, a turpentine still, magic elixirs, food vendors, old tractors, a corn maze, activities for kids, and more.
Mule Day - a Southern Heritage Festival, started in 1981 as a fundraiser for the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce. Since then, it has grown into Wilkes County's largest annual festival. We look forward to having you join us for a day of fun at the Callaway Plantation.