32nd Annual Mule Day Festival Takes Place Saturday in Wilkes County

October 10, 2012

A scene from last year’s Mule Day celebration

This Saturday, October 13th, Callaway Plantation will host the 32nd Annual Mule Day Festival in Wilkes County.

Washington-Wilkes Tourism Director Erin Pollack said the event will take a look at the old ways of living.

“It’s just a great event for anyone. From young children, to older adults, it kind of takes you back to years past”, said Pollack. “The event is very educational for the young children, which is great because there just aren’t as many educational events for children these days.”

Mule Day is one of the biggest events that the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce helps present, and according to Pollack, they are looking to make the event even bigger this year.

“This is the largest event in Wilkes County. Last year we had over four thousand people, and this year we are looking to grow the event. This is going to be its 32nd year, and this is an event that is very much apart of the tradition here in Washington-Wilkes”, said Pollack.

The event will last all day, and will begin at 9:00am and lasting until 4:00pm. Admission into Callaway Plantation will be five dollars per vehicle.