California Arts Council

State of California

Festival Detail

Bishop Mule Days CelebrationHistory

Every year during the Memorial Day Weekend, more than 700 mules compete in 181 events at the Bishop Mule Days Celebration. It is part mule show, part test of skills, and part Wild West show. Situated on the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, Mule Days has become an international, world-class event. 

Highlights of the Celebration include the Thursday night concert, featuring country music stars, the longest-running non-motorized parade on Saturday morning, steer roping and penning, an event normally reserved for quarter horses, and the Packer's Scramble - the wildest, nosiest and funniest event of the weekend. There are also barbecues, country dances and an arts & crafts show.

Festival has a children/youth component.

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Occurs in: May

Festival Location: Tri-County Fairgrounds and the Mike Boothe Arena

Contact Information:
Mule Days Celebration
1141 N. Main Street , Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 872-4263

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