The town of Benson, NC, is holding its annual festival, Benson Mule Days from Thursday, September 22nd, to Sunday, September 25th, 2022.
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- Thursday: 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Sunday: 12 to 5 p.m.
Benson is in Johnston County, about a 35 mile drive to the south from Raleigh. It’s convenient to Willow Springs, NC.
This is the 73rd year for this festival, which celebrates the mule and its role in rural farming. The festival also include live music, rodeos, a carnival, vendors, and much more.
There’s a Mule Day Parade on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Mule-related festivities include:
- Mule Show (Friday at 10a.m.)
- Mule Race (Friday at 2 p.m.)
- Mules Got Talent (Friday at 3 p.m.)
- Mule Day Parade (Saturday at 10 a.m.)
Admission is free, but some events and activities, like the rodeos and carnival rides have costs associated with them.
Vendors and the carnival are in downtown Benson, and other events (Mule Show, rodeos, concerts, etc.) are in various venues in Benson.
You can see the complete schedule here.
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Sunday, February 12, 2023
Friday, February 17, 2023
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Sunday, March 26, 2023