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Mule Camp

October 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


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.

2019 Mule Camp

Friday, October 11th – Sunday, October 13th.

Thursday: 5:30pm until 9pm (**Vendor setup ONLY**)
Friday: 10am until 7pm
Saturday: 10am until 7pm
Sunday: 12pm until 5pm

Please apply online below or email us at with any questions regarding the event. 


Vender Registration & Information


Vender Registration is now OPEN!


Please review our Application, Instructions and Rules. We look forward to this year’s Mule Camp!


If you prefer to download our PDF Application, you may download the document with the button below. Please print, fill out your information and mail it to us at:




Instructions & Rules for Mule Camp Registrations


Deadline for Entries: September 1, 2019
Applications received after this date will be charged a $50 late fee. No exceptions.
Acceptance Notices Sent: September 15, 2019

Vendor Set-up:
Thursday, October 10, 2019
5:30pm – 9pm on the Square
Vendor Check-in location: 200 Main St, Gainesville, GA 30501 (at corner of Spring St)
*Vendors cannot set up after 9am Friday, October 11 due to police traffic and safety controls.

Festival Open to Public:

Friday, October 1 & Saturday, October 12
10am – 7pm
(Sat. entertainment times TBD).
Sunday, October 13
12pm – 5pm
Vendor Breakdown: 5pm Sun. Oct. 13
*Early vehicle access for loading and departure not allowed due to police traffic and safety controls.


Fees & Categories:
There are five different categories for which you may apply. Choose only one category per application. If you want to participate in more than one category, separate fees, applications and photos are required for each category you choose.
1. Homemade Arts & Crafts: $125
2. Nonprofit General: $75
3. Nonprofit Food: $150
4. Commercial Food: $600
5. Children’s Activities: Please email for pricing
*Electricity $50 per outlet (see below).

Separate payment is required for each application.
For the fastest response, please register online.
If you apply by mail, you may send one check payable to the “Gainesville Jaycees” to P.O. Box 36, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Booth Spaces:
Vendor spaces are approximately 10′ wide by 10′ deep. You may apply for multiple spaces. There are no guarantees on the location of booths. We may have to change your space as needed during the festival. Generally, spaces are assigned and changes made based on seniority, to promote competition, and to facilitate public convenience. All entrants should bring their own displays, tables, chairs, tents, etc.

Refunds & Acceptances:
Electronic refunds will be given to denied online applicants. Refund checks and photos will be mailed to denied mail applicants only if they enclose a return envelope. Photos of accepted mail applicants will not be returned. Acceptances are emailed and mailed approximately September 15, 2019

You are responsible for collecting and reporting Georgia Sales Tax (7%) on all sales, if applicable.

Limited electricity will be available for $50 per outlet ($40 for non-profit vendors) but is not guaranteed. You must request the number of outlets needed in your application and supply your own 50′ 12 gauge drop cord (120 volt 20 amp only). Food vendors may require larger drop cords and should bring their own.

For each non-food application, you must submit three photos of your work and one of your display. Online applicants must email photos to Mail applicants must place your name on the back of each photo.

Non-profit Groups:
Applications must be submitted by an officer or director of your group. Unless you have been a vendor in a prior year, you must submit proof of your non-profit status from the Secretary of State. No political groups, campaigning or rallies are allowed.

Commercial Food Vendors:
All commercial food vendors must submit with their applications 1) a menu; and 2) certificate of insurance. You also must have a fire extinguisher in each booth.

In addition to booth fees, our permission and a $1,000 exclusivity fee is required in advance from any vendor wishing to have an exclusive right on the sale of any product. Please email to discuss.

The festival is a family oriented celebration of Appalachian folk art. Mule Camp directors have the exclusive right to interpret the festival rules and to require you to remove unacceptable material / activity that does not comply with the theme and to forfeit future participation.


  • Mule Camp Market makes final interpretation of all rules.
  • No refunds will be given if you do not show, must cancel, or are removed for any reason. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the festival may be terminated at the discretion of the Mule Camp directors or government officials.
  • No refunds for bad weather.
  • No guarantees on booth location.
  • No soliciting or displays outside your vendor space.
  • You must keep your area clean during and after the festival.
  • No driving to your booth during the festival without permission from police or a Mule Camp director.
  • No manufactured products, kit jewelry, production clothing, art supplies, or any other bought-for-resale or non-homemade item may be sold.
  • No sound equipment (such as speakers, stereos, or instruments) are allowed.
  • No alcoholic beverages.
  • No food or drink sold by a non-food vendor except with prior written permission of a Mule Camp director.
  • No paintings reproduced from the works of masters, from advertisements, or from widely circulated photographs or offset prints.
  • No dealer or agent may stand in proxy for artists.
  • Applicants are responsible for collecting and reporting 7% Georgia sales tax information.
  • No materials or activity that detracts from the theme of the festival.

Vender Registration & Information


Vender Registration is now OPEN!


Please review our Application, Instructions and Rules. We look forward to this year’s Mule Camp!


If you prefer to download our PDF Application, you may download the document with the button below. Please print, fill out your information and mail it to us at:




MULE CAMP: Application Form


I hereby release, acquit, and forever discharge the Mule Camp Market Festival, the Gainesville Jaycees, and City of Gainesville, its agents, servants, employees, successors, and assigns, and all other persons, firms, and corporations (collectively the “Entities”) from and against any and all actions, causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, loss of services, expenses, and compensation, which I may acquire or accrue, arising out of any events taking place October 10-13, 2019 or otherwise connected with the 2019 Mule Camp Market Festival. I will indemnify the Entities from all of the attorney’s fees, costs, and expenses they incur in conjunction with asserting a claim against the undersigned for indemnity. I also understand that I am responsible for any Revenue and/or Sales Tax applicable for items sold at the 2019 Mule Camp Market Festival and none of the Entities have any responsibility or liability for said Revenue and/or Sales Tax.

I agree to the terms stated above by submitting my application via online registration.

FORM – see website:


October 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am
October 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Gainesville Square
Gainesville Square
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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