Head to Maury County Memorial Day weekend for MuleFest and Cajunfest

Welcome the summer season with live music and delicious food. Escape everyday life by going to Maury County May 28-29 for the MuleFest in Columbia and Cajunfest at Amber Falls Winery and Cellars in Hampshire. The MuleFest is May 28-29 and will feature more than 200 vendors and entertainment, including headliner Trace Adkins. Enjoy award-winning wines, friendly atmosphere and Cajun dishes, including jambalaya and boiled crawfish, at Amber Falls Winery. The Cajunfest is set for May 29.



The MuleFest will be held in downtown Columbia on Woodland Street, West Fifth and North Main Street. The event is free to the public. MuleFest will showcase a variety of tasty foods, live music, artists, activities for children, a parade and military tributes.

Erin Jaggers, director of Maury County Visitors Bureau, invites you to experience MuleFest in Maury County.


“There are over 200 vendors both days, including 30 food trucks,” Jaggers said. “Trace Adkins concert is set for May 28. There will be two stages with artists playing every hour.”

One of the goals of the organizers is to show appreciation to men and women serving in the military. Chris Turner Band will be among the performers at the fest. Chris Turner is a Marine Corps veteran, who uses his talent to help raise awareness and be a voice for his fellow veterans, according to www.christurnermusic.com.


The event will feature a memorial for members of the military – “the whole event is focused on them,” said Jaggers.


“We are excited to have a big, free music event, vendors, food trucks and special memorial presentation on Memorial Day weekend,” said Rene Lance, one of the organizers. “Start the summer off with locals and tourists spending their weekend enjoying all of the great places in Maury County.”


With 2020 causing a pause for the entertainment industry and resulting in numerous event cancelations, MuleFest organizers are thrilled to offer an opportunity for Tennesseans to enjoy a fun event with family and friends.


“The Maury County MuleFest gives people the opportunity to get outside and safely enjoy great music talents, handmade arts and crafts and a variety of culinary treats,” Lance said. “We have all missed our local festivals. We are grateful to kick the summer off in downtown Columbia with a big music festival with headliner Trace Atkins Friday night, and he will be our Grand Marshal in the parade Saturday.”


MuleFest, Friday, May 28

Enjoy arts and crafts, food vendors, kids’ zone, military tribute, and live music. Vendors and live music will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees will have a chance to see performances by Trace Adkins, Eric Heatherly, Adam Warner, Shane Profit, Scotty Morton Band, Chris Turner Band, NDR-Next Door Boys and Maddye Trew.


Saturday, May 29

The parade, with Grand Marshal Trace Adkins, is set for 11 a.m., May 29. The parade will feature mules, horses, tractors, bikes, classic cars, jeeps, fire trucks, bands, dancing teams, sports teams and floats. Vendors and live music will begin at 9 a.m. Enjoy performances by Yonder Grove, Whey Jennings, Jesse Taylor, Tim Turner, The Cadillac Group, Stone Harvest, Bald Kernel Band, Savannah Rae. MuleFest is set to end at 4 p.m., May 29.



Cajunfest

Head to Amber Falls Winery and Cellars for a winetasting experience and delicious Cajun food. Amber Falls Winery will hold its annual Cajunfest festival 12-8 p.m., May 29. Enjoy a fun-filled day with family and friends and authentic Cajun food by “real Louisiana Cajuns,” according to www.amberfallswinery.com.


”Our award winning, handcrafted wines pair perfectly with all of the food and music you will encounter on our grounds. Foods include boiled crawfish, jambalaya, fried gator, boudin and more.”


Cajunfest benefits Boys and Girls Clubs of South-Central Tennessee. To learn more about the event, click here.


In addition to award-winning wines, Amber Falls Winery offers “idyllic landscape sprawling over acres of Tennessee countryside adorned with our grape vines.”



If you decide to spend several days in Hampshire, the winery also offers a cottage experience. Amber Falls Winery invites you to stay in a cozy cottage, nestled in the vineyard and restored to its 1940s look. The cottage offers a living-room area with a stone fireplace, full kitchen and a stone patio overlooking the vineyard. When the morning comes, enjoy coffee and acontinental breakfast consisting of pastries and fresh fruit.


Amber Falls Winery is located at 794 Ridgetop Rd., Hampshire. For more information, call 931-285-0088 or visit www.amberfallswinery.com.