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May 23, 2009

Bishop Mule Days - May 23, 2009

Today's events included the fameous Bishop Mule Days Parade - the longest running non-motorized parade in the country. According the the Mule Days program book, there were113 entries in this year's parade.

After the packed schedule on Friday, I took the day to get away from the busy crowds, visit some friends who live in the area, then in the afternoon, took a good long nap.

But for those looking for activity, here are some of the events of the day. The morning was dedicated the the parade, which ran through downtown Bishop, ending in a Grand Entry at the fairgrounds Main Arena. The afternoon show and evening shows included:

Adult Costume Class
6-Up Mule Hitches
Coon Jumping
World Champion Pack Train Trail
300 Yard Western Race
World Champion Packer Contest
Run, Ride & Lead
Pack Team Scramble
Green Mule Trail
Youth Trail
Donkey In Hand Trail
Speed Shoeing
Donkey Racing
Mule Days Drill Team
Mule Polebending Finals
World Champion Box Hitch Contest
Chariot Straight Away Race
Ranch Roping Finals
Chariot Stear Stopping
Most Unusual Load Pack Contest

And the evening show also featured the Priefert Hitch Roman Riding again, as well as the Borax 20 Mule Team.

Or if you wanted to do something a little different, there is also a street fair in the park in downtown Bishop during the day.

I enjoyed my break away from the busy bussle, and will be back at 'em again tomorrow morning!

Kristie Jorgensen

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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at May 23, 2009 10:41 PM