Mule Mania Events… for the audience to enjoy!


The public is welcome free to the Fair Grounds and Show.
Come join in on all the events during Mule Mania Dayton.
We have something for everyone.

May 27th – 29th 2016
Memorial Day Weekend

Riding and Driving Show

Starting Friday through Sunday …The Main Event!

Mule and Donkey Show Classic
Come watch those fabulous Mules and Donkeys!
Mule performance classes range from Western Pleasure  to Driving and everything in between.  Speed events are fast and furious with Barrel Racing to Fast Ass Express.   As this is a family event, children of all ages will enter the arena with the aspirations of a champion, yet older folks are happy to ride in and enjoy their animals.
Bring your mules and donkeys to the Show

Look for authentic Chuck Wagon Cooking

Friday and Saturday Evenings at 6:30 pm

The first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest!
Watch throughout the day as the cooks setup their wagons and fire pits.
Once the dinner bell rings, dig into the best food in town.
TICKETS $10 per adult/ mean, $7.50 per child/meal.  Tickets can be purchased beforehand by ordering on a mail-in Mule Mania Contestant, Stalls, and Camping Registration Form or starting Wednesday 21st purchase tickets in the Mule Mania Store on the Fairgrounds.  See the Chuck Wagon page.

Downtown Dayton Parade

Mules and Horses ride in the Saturday Parade

Along with the Mule Show on the weekend, it is Dayton Days.  At 10:00 am we join in the celebration to ride and drive our mules and horses in the Parade on Main Street in Dayton.  Come line the streets and watch the mules go by!
If you would like to ride in the Parade sign up on our Parade form.
2016 Mule Mania Parade Form

Mule Mania Beer Garden Open Daily
Saturday Night Dance with Live Music 8 pm

by the “Nuketown”

Enjoy a beer or wine in the Beer Garden on the Fairground Mall, Friday and Saturday from Noon to 11:30 pm. Saturday at 8 pm there will be live music and dancing until we close!

Western Vendors
Because the West will never die!

Go shopping in this unique western collectible show located inside and outside the buildings.   Collectors and vendors from as far as Kansas will display their items for sale or trade.
Our  Vendors

Stop on Sunday Morning

Come to Cowboy Church ceremony at 7:00 am with live music and sit quietly and enjoy the view overlooking the arena in the early morning.

Come and Stay Awhile

We have camping  and full RV hookups available at the Fair Grounds. 20 x 40 spaces will be issued, first come first served!  See the Columbia County Fairgrounds map and the Registration Form and come stay awhile and watch the Show.