Mule Day is a celebration of rural farm life in Georgia from the late 1700’s to 1900. The mule was the "tractor" for these early farms. Imagine being without your car....that is how important the mule was for early farmers. There will be Mule Plowing Contests and a Mule Show with cash prizes. Throughout the day demonstrators will show how farms produced their own turpentine, wood shingles, pine straw baskets, soap, and so much more. A blacksmith will even be showing how horse shoes and nails were made.
Children can enjoy many hands-on activities such as mule plowing, rope making and weaving on a loom. They can interact with animals through pony rides and a petting zoo. A talented group of musicians will be playing the hammered dulcimer in the Manor House and other instruments. NEW THIS YEAR ... in addition to the popular sheep dog herder you can also see a working Chuck Wagon, Tinker's Wagon and a Jail Wagon. Vendors from around the Southeast will be selling their delicious foods and beautiful arts & crafts. As you walk the grounds, you will also see an impressive collection of antique cars and vintage tractors on display.
Mule Day takes place on the 56 acre Callaway Plantation and offers a glimpse into the by-gone era of the agricultural South when working plantations speckled the land. Callaway Plantation tells the story of one family’s 200 year progression from a humble log cabin to a Greek-Revival mansion. With its collection of barns, school house and three restored homes, Callaway Plantation provides the perfect background for this annual festival. You can tour a one room school house, a 1785 log cabin, a 1790 Federal home, and an 1869 brick manor house.
ACCOMMODATIONS: THERE ARE 9 RV CAMPSITES AVAILABLE FOR RENT AT $25/night or $100/week. Call 706-678-7060 for more details.
Join us on Saturday, October 13th from 9am to 4pm for the 38th Annual Mule Day - Southern Heritage Festival. Callaway Plantation - 2160 Lexington Hwy; Washington, Ga 30673
$10 per car - admission
P.O.Box 661, Washington, GA 30673, US