Mule Camp Market began years back as a farmer’s curb market near the downtown square, organized by James Mathis, Sr. of Home Federal Bank. This market evolved into the Corn Tassel Festival, which was a fall festival with local craft exhibitors. About 1993, the Gainesville Jaycees began running the festival and changed the name to Mule Camp Market. In the short period of time since then the Jaycees have brought the Market from a local event to a regional fall festival with crowds of 75,000 for the annual 3-day weekend held the second weekend in October every year. The Jaycees also sponsor a carnival that is held in conjunction with Mule Camp every year.
With craft vendors from all parts of the U.S., and top quality country and Blue Grass entertainment, the Jaycees have turned the Market into the single largest annual event hosted in Hall County.
The City of Gainesville or Mule Camp Springs as it was once known, hosts this rich Appalachian festival at the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. This festival showcases various mountain arts and crafts. The family can enjoy mule rides, live music, and great food, while the kids enjoy the petting zoo and many other activities.
2016 Mule Camp Market Festival Dates:
Friday, October 7th – Sunday, October 9th.
Friday: 10am until 7pm
Saturday: 10am until 7pm
*Day-time Entertainment: 11am – 6pm on Friday & Saturday
Sunday: 12pm until 5pm
View a map of Mule Camp Market @ Gainesville’s Downtown Square (Map)