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October 8, 2021 - October 10, 2021
All Day
Time Details:
Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.
Midland Greenway
682 Grove Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
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2021 Mule Camp

Friday, October 8, 2021

Gainesville's Fall Festival with a focus on local crafts

Mule Camp Market began many years ago as a farmer’s curb market near the downtown square. This market evolved into the Corn Tassel Festival, which focused on local craft exhibitors. In 1993, the Gainesville Jaycees revamped the event & renamed it “Mule Camp” to honor the city’s origins. In the years since Mule Camp has grown into a regional fall festival with crowds in excess of 75,000 for the annual 3-day event. We will have a new layout for 2021 as we adapt to many developing spaces in Downtown Gainesville, and the heart of the festival will be centered on the Midland Greenway. 

On November 30, 2021, Gainesville turns 200. We are kicking off the Bicentennial Celebrations at Mule Camp with a free concert and fireworks on Friday night. Drivin N Cryin will headline and fireworks will immediately follow the show. The Bicentennial Community Stage will be located at the Midland Greenway Amphitheater at 682 Grove Street. View calendar details for the Bicentennial Concert for more information. The music continues on Saturday, Oct. 9. Local musicians, dance, various creative performances and even eating competitions will be happening at the Bicentennial Community Stage from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Mule Camp Market
Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Sunday: noon to 5 p.m.

Bicentennial Celebration, Concert & Fireworks
Friday: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Luke Latimer, 6:30 p.m. | Homemade Pants, 7 p.m. | Drivin N Cryin, 8:30 p.m. | Fireworks following

Bicentennial Community Stage
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More events and activities for the weekend:

  • Craft vendor market
  • Children's area with petting zoo and jump zone
  • Carnival
  • Food truck area
  • Craft demonstrations
  • Gainesville Trolley service from the Main Street parking deck to the Market and Midland Greenway
  • A Fall Sidewalk Sale at the Historic Gainesville Square

Parking and Gainesville Trolley Service

Park at the Main Street Parking Deck, 301 Main Street, and ride the trolley to the Mule Camp Market.
The Trolley route will have 2 stops: (1) The Main Street parking deck and (2) The Midland Greenway @ Parker Street

Trolley hours for Mule Camp Market, including the Bicentennial Concert:
   Friday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (with a brief pause for 15 minutes during the firework show)
   Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
   Sunday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Other parking options:
Historic City Hall, 117 Jesse Jewell Parkway
City of Gainesville Public Safety Complex, 535 Banks Street
On-street parking where indicated
Hall County Parking Facility, 225 Green Street
All Parking Decks are FREE in Gainesville!

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