A Southern tradition for 70 years, this four-day festival is packed full of mule events that celebrate the "beast of burden" and the role of mules in rural farming. Other activities include rodeos, arts and crafts, carnival, vendors, music, dance and a parade that attracts 20,000 people. New this year are tours of the last standing mule stable in Benson and tours of historic Benson in horse-drawn wagons. This festival is filled with family fun and activities for everyone young and old.


Benson Chamber of Commerce

406 E. Main St
Benson, NC 27504

(919) 894-3825

Updated May 21, 2019

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