Mule Days celebrates 25 years

Posted 10/5/22

The Mid-Missouri Horse, Mule, & Ox arming & Historical Crafts Days is more commonly referred to as simply Mule Days around these parts. And it still remains one of the best kept secrets …

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Mule Days celebrates 25 years

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The Mid-Missouri Horse, Mule, & Ox arming & Historical Crafts Days is more commonly referred to as simply Mule Days around these parts. And it still remains one of the best kept secrets locally. Organizers say the event is, “A celebration focusing on animal power, traditional skills and crafts, life before the industrial era.” 

It truly is like stepping back into another era as approach the grounds on Witness Tree Farm. As you walk to the main event you pass a field where old time farm implements are on display. At various times, you may catch a live demonstration of horse-drawn plows, surrey rides or Roman riding. 

As you cross the concrete slab over the creek, you are met with a clearing dominated by an authentic teepee. It is surrounded by colorful booths selling a variety of old fashioned wares and artisans practicing skills from a bygone time. These artisans are glad to take the time to explain their processes to their audience. They are also glad to sell their creations. 

Children gladly forsake their electronic devices to race from one exhibit to the next. Their are many hands on activities designed with them in mind. 

Campfire and heritage foods are also available. Their are plenty of strategically placed hay bales on which to sit and enjoy your meal. 

Visitors come from other states just to enjoy this event. It is always surprising to hear how many people who live just a few miles away, have never attended this thoroughly enjoyable blast from the past. 

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