Mule Camp Market

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.

2023 Mule Camp Market

Friday, October 13th through Sunday, October 15th
(Vendor setup details will be announced in early October, but will begin on Thursday, October 12th

Thursday: Vendor setup from 5:30pm on to 9:00pm

Friday: 10am until 10pm
Saturday: 10am until 10pm
Sunday: 12pm until 5pm!!

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 in the parking lot at the corner of Banks St. and Gordon Ave., adjacent to the Greenway.

Friday & Saturday evening will be quite a party as our free concert ramps up while as the crafts & goods vendors wind down for the evening. Live music will permeate the weekend vibes as always.

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 13th, 14th, and 15th!

You can download a list of the vendors registered and approved for this year’s event by clicking Vendor List Public 2023 (list not available yet if link if not active). It will list their basic info such as name, organization, and vendor section. Note: this list does not display their specific space that they are assigned to. 

Mule Camp returns in:

Vendor Registration & Information

Vendor Registration has CLOSED!


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.