Mule Day 2013

Saturday, May 4th 2013


As an annual tradition, Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm will celebrate its agricultural heritage by hosting Mule Day at the Farm.

Visitors can see displays of traditional farm equipment and animals as well as demonstrations of period crafts by local artisans.

Blue Grass Music throughout the day and whole hog BBQ complete a day of old-fashioned fun for the entire family.

Farm buildings, including a working gristmill and blacksmith shop, cotton gin, commissary, and teacher’s house will all be open for touring. These buildings date back to the early 1900s.

Activities to enjoy will be split oak basket making, soap making, re-enactors, and garden herbs and plants to purchase.

Seminar by Gene England

Throughout the morning, Gene England will be conducting a seminar on mowing, raking, hauling and building a hay stack using mules and horses.  A highlight of the day will be watching these horse drawn mowers, rakes and wagons create the hay stack.  Gene will be available to answer any questions you might have.

Lunch served from 11am-1pm

A whole hog BBQ with all the fixings will be served from 11am-1pm.  Fried pies will also be available for sale as well as products produced on the farm.  These include cornmeal and grits.
Enjoy Blue Grass Music throughout the day.


“Old Riding Sulkey Plow”

Value $1500.00

Raffle tickets $10.00 each.


Adults $15.00
Children $10.00 (12 and under)

Admission includes entry to the farm as well as a plate of goodies, drink, and bluegrass/gospel music.

Purchase Tickets

Purchase tickets online with PayPal. Use your PayPal account or. if you do not have a PayPal account, you can still purchase tickets online as there is an option to allow you to pay by credit card.

Ticket options

To purchase adult AND children tickets

1. Select Adult tickets and the quantity, then click ADD TO CART.
2. From the Paypal Shopping Cart, click CONTINUE SHOPPING.
3. You will be returned to this page and you can then select CHILD tickets.


*Limited number of tickets available