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marks the 39th year of the Mule Day Festival. 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.
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.
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 39th 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.
Winfield is a small city situated in Northwest Alabama some 30 miles from the Mississippi state line. It lies in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range which stretches from Deep South all the way to Maine. This area has an interesting history. Long before the earliest settlers arrived, Indian tribes hunted in the forest and fished in the streams and along and around Winfield. The town was originally called Needmore, but when it was incorporated in about 1897, the name was changed to Winfield in honor of General Winfield Scott. This area was once the Chickasaw Indian domain. Although there were no known Indian settlements within the county, several sites were maintained as hunting camps.
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Schedule of Events:
Friday September 27
6:00 PM Flea Market
Arts and Crafts
Mule Night Madness
11:00 PM Run Registration
12:00 AM 5K Run
Saturday September 28
7:00AM Flea Market
Arts and Crafts
Mule Judging Registration
Antique Car Show Registration
8-9:00 AM Horseshoe Tourn. Singles Registration
9:00 AM Garden Tractor Pull - Registration
9:00AM Parade Line-Up and Registration
9:30 AM Parade Leaves School
9-10:30 AM Horseshoe Singles Tournament
11:00 AM Parade
12-12:30 PM Horseshoe Doubles Registration
12:00PM Mule Judging
12:30 PM Horseshoe Doubles Tournament
2:00 PM Skirmish At The Luxapalilla
7:00 pm Civil War Period Ball
Sunday September 23
2:00 PM Battle @ Winfield City Park
Information About The Skirmish At
21, 22, & 23, 2011
by: 3rd Sgt. William J. Martin Camp 2004, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Hosted by Seldons Battery Re-enactors
join us for a premier Civil War Re-enactment and Living History at the
Winfield City Park during the Mule Day Festival Weekend. This event will
include several hands-on living history presentations, authentic
encampments, demonstrations from artillery, cavalry, and infantry.
Battles will be on Saturday and Sunday, and a parade march in the
Mule Day Parade.
At The Luxapalilla
Annual Civil War Re-enactment
Infantry, Artillery & Medical Branches
Sept. 24th Camp Opens at 9:00 a.m.
at 2:00 p.m.
Ball at 7:00 p.m. (Everyone welcome, come as you are)
Sept. 27th Camp Opens at 9:00 a.m.
at 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 205-487-1938 Night 205-412-2089
Contact: Randy Brown