It is my honor and pleasure as president to bring you the Bishop Mule Days 50th Anniversary Celebration.
It’s unbelievable to look back to fifty years ago, when a few cowboy packers decided to have a little fun showing off what their fabulous mules could do. The response was good, so they agreed to do it again, again, and again. Who would have thought; now it’s The Greatest Mule Show on Earth.
It’s been 50 years of hard work and fun. There have been hundreds of thousands of volunteer man hours, and that’s not counting the hours spent by the contestants training and showing the incredible abilities of the mule.
We plan to honor 50 years of mules with hundreds of contestants exhibiting their skills, big mule wagon hitches, pack scrambles, and of course the 20 Mule Team. Those big, black percheron horses will be back, and this year, the Young Living Essential Oils dancing Spanish Andalusian Stallion will be demonstrating the beauty, grace, and agility of these beautiful animals.
You also can take a break and enjoy the charming town of Bishop and enjoy the parade Saturday morning. And if that’s not enough, we have some surprises planned to top it off.
Mule Days has planned some down-home, boot-kicking live western entertainment. Riders in the Sky will be the headline concert this year. Sourdough Slim, Dave Stamey, Coale Johnson, and Monty Mills will bring you back to the good ol’ days of country music.
All this and more is happening this Memorial Day weekend in one of the most beautiful places on earth – the Eastern Sierra.
So load up your mules, stock up your RV, put on your cowboy hat and boots, and come join us in honoring the mule as well as honoring all those who got us to 50 years!

God Bless America,

Kent Schlick
2019 President
Security Chairman
Bishop Mule Days Celebration