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. Although demonstrations vary from year to year...you might see how farms produced their own turpentine, wood shingles, pine straw baskets, soap, and so much more. You might also see how horse shoes and nails were made at the Blacksmith Shop.
Children can enjoy many hands-on activities such as mule plowing, rope making and weaving on a loom. A talented group of musicians will be playing the hammered dulcimer and other instruments in the Manor House. 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.
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 provides the perfect background for this annual festival.
RV Accommodations: There are 9 RV campsites, with hookups available to rent from $25/night or $100/week. For more information call 706.678.7060
Join us for our 40th Annual Mule Day - Southern Heritage Festival
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021, 9am to 4pm
Location: Callaway Plantation
2160 Lexington Hwy; Washington, Ga 30673
ADMISSION: Only $10 per car
Discover Downtown Washington. We love sharing our town's history and heritage with visitors! Downtown Washington has restaurants, shops, and is just 5 miles from Callaway Plantation.
26 West Square, Washington, GA 30673 I 706.678.2013
HOURS: 10am - 4pm Monday-Friday and most Saturdays from 10am - 2pm