BENSON –Held every year on the 4th Saturday in September, Mule Days draws an average of 45,000 people each year. It is a weekend filled with rodeos, a mule pulling contest, parades, food, street dances and much more.
Much like the state fair, this festival has many rides and carnival games, as well as a lot fair food such as fried oreos. Arm bands are sold for $25 each, and with these anyone can ride unlimited rides from 5pm to 11pm on Friday and 6pm to midnight on Saturday.
For the children, there is a youth rodeo on Sunday and a Little Miss Benson Pageant where girls compete to win the crowns.
The Benson Mule Days Parade is a family event that is approximately two and a half hours long and is held on Main Street. For those do not want to go home, there is even a place to camp there called the Chamber Park and Arena.
This year is the 29th anniversary of the golf tournament held at the Reedy Creek Golf Course where the players get dinner and prizes.
The rodeo is one of the biggest events at Mule Days. There is a barrel race, a high school rodeo, a youth rodeo, and even a clown.
Benson Mule Days has been going on for many years now, and it is really just a place for people to go enjoy riding horses, rodeos, carnival rides, good food and so much more with friends and family.