We live south of Nashville, near the city of Columbia, Tennessee. This is a beautiful part of Tennessee with its rolling hills and beautiful scenery.

A little bit of trivia:

Columbia is the “home town” of our 11th president, James K. Polk.

Polk home, Columbia, Tennessee

This area is home to many antebellum mansions and historical sites.

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Columbia is also known for “Mule Day.” During the 1st week in April, our town swells in size with the addition of 200,000 visitors from around the world.

What is Mule Day?

“Mule Day” in Columbia, Tennessee has been a tradition since around 1840, when the first Monday in April brought huge crowds to the animal livestock show and Mule Day Market (originally called ‘Breeder’s Day’).

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Mules were such a big business in Maury County, that at one time, the Columbia Mule Day had the distinction of being one of the largest livestock markets in the world.

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Mule Day, with its festive air eventually evolved into what is now an almost week-long celebration of the mule. Thousands of visitors come to Columbia to take part in the numerous activities ranging from working mule and best of breed events, to horse shows, arts and crafts booths, and a flea market. The smell of barbecue specialties and homemade pies blends with the smoky aroma of roasted corn and funnel cake sweetness.

It’s springtime in Tennessee.  .  . love it!

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