2010-05-03

Mule Day

Celebrate over 200 years of farm history in Northeast Georgia on May 15, 2010 at the Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm.

You can:
  • Tour a farm complex that's been cared for by the same family for over 200 years
  • Eat BBQ cooked on site and top it off with homemade ice cream
  • Listen to bluegrass and gospel.
  • Watch demonstrations by craftspeople including blacksmithing, quilting, basket making, and soap making
  • Visit the Georgia Old Time Plow Club mules and wagons
  • See plowing demonstrations with oxen
  • See cornmeal ground at the 1909 grist mill
Mule Day runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children. The farm is located near Arcade at 2355 Ethridge Road, Jefferson, Georgia. The complex is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

I'm not sure about gospel music, but I'd do almost anything for barbecue. This could be a cultural experience for me if I go since I'm a couple generations removed from the agrarian experience. It will probably look like more fun than my grandfather actually had working on a Jackson County farm, though.

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