Mule Camp Market and Bicentennial Celebration
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 community concert stage will be located at the Midland Greenway Amphitheater at 682 Grove Street.
Some of the events and activities for the weekend:
- Craft vendor market
- Children's area and jump zone
- Friday night concert & fireworks
- Food truck area
- Craft demonstrations
- Community concerts
- Gainesville Trolley service from Midland to the Square, including Main Street parking deck and downtown businesses
- Sidewalk Sales on the downtown square
- And more …
Check back for more information, event times and maps as this event gets closer.