Mule Camp

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. During the second weekend in October, visitors enjoy a wide array of craft vendors, children’s activities, feast on delicious items from many food vendors, and cap it all off with a community concert.

2021 Mule Camp

Friday, October 8th through Sunday, October 10th
(Vendor setup details will be announced in early October, but will begin on Thursday, October 7th)
Friday: 10am until 7pm
Saturday: 10am until 7pm
Sunday: 12pm until 5pm!!

We have a new location for 2021 which will become our permanent home as we adapt to the many developing spaces in Downtown Gainesville. The Midtown Greenway will serve as the heart of Mule Camp.  This large, open park provides space for a large number of vendor booths, a concert stage & dedicated audience lawn with a kids-zone nearby.

The large variety of delicious options our food court offers will be located at the corner of Banks & Gordon Streets, adjacent to the Greenway.  Looking for big adventure?  The former Hall County Jail property will be alive with the excitement of a travelling carnival to extend your day at Mule Camp into the evening.

Friday evening will be quite a party as our free concert ramps while as the crafts & goods vendors wind down for the evening.  Two local acts will play starting at approximately 6:30 to warm the crowd up for Drivin’ N Cryin’ to rock us with their catalog of rock hit.  Immediately after the concert, we will celebrate the city’s bicentennial anniversary with fireworks courtesy of Main Street Gainesville and City of Gainesville.

Our vendors will reopen at 10am on Saturday so you can browse & shop in between our midday schedule of local community performances.  Sunday brings a non-denominational worship service before vendors officially reopen at noon for last minute shoppers and your final chance at the item that kept calling your name all weekend!

We look forward to hosting our vendors and visitors alike as we grow into this beautiful new facility.
Come see us October 8th, 9th, and 10th!

Mule Camp returns in:

Vendor Registration & Information

Vendor Registration is now OPEN! Please review our vendor instructions and rules page. We look forward to this year’s Mule Camp!

Click here to Apply Online

If you would prefer to download our PDF application, print it, fill it out and mail it to us, please click the button below.

2021 Mule Camp Market Application (PDF)

Mailing Address for Application:
Mule Camp Market
PO Box 36
Gainesville, GA 30503


Mule Camp Market is run by a nonprofit organization with only parttime volunteers. We may not respond to your question for several days and perhaps weeks.


Mule Camp Market is run by a nonprofit organization with only part-time volunteers. We try to be responsive, but in some cases we may not respond to your question for several days.