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Mule Days Overview


Bishop, California

At 4000’ elevation, Bishop is nestled between two beautiful mountain ranges midway between Los Angeles, California and Reno, Nevada on U.S. Highway 395. Bishop is the center for recreational activity in the Eastern Sierra. In addition to the packing activities specific to the region, there are activities such as fishing, hiking, hunting, and fantastic sight-seeing of fall colors, mountains, creeks, and high desert. World class skiing is also available on nearby Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, California.

When is it?

Mule Days is a six-day event that takes place each year Tuesday to Sunday the week before Memorial Day. Mule Days is held on the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, California. Our 14-show event begins with preliminaries on Tuesday through Thursday and features event finals, comic events and packing events Friday through Sunday.

Who Attends?

Grandparents with grandkids in tow, families enjoying a family outing, empty nesters out for a week of fun, and rodeo fans of all ages are typical of the Mule Days crowd. Many of our attendees take advantage of one of the available 800 RV spaces on and near the fairgrounds. This event becomes an annual reunion trip for lots of our fans.

How Many Come?

The City of Bishop states in excess of 30,000 visitors and competitors attend this event.

Please give us a call if we can answer any questions! We enjoy visiting with folks. (760) 872-4263

New To Mule Days?

Have you heard the ‘buzz’ about the Mule Days Celebration? It makes sense if you have, the word is spreading not only in the greater USA, but also the world! Memorial Day week each year for nearly fifty years tens of thousands of people from all over the world have descended on the Eastern Sierra community of Bishop, California for the fun, friendship and camaraderie discovered in celebrating the resilient, tough, hardworking and friendly animal we call the Mule.

We truly hope you will join us this year. Come for the entire event or just a couple of days. Event packages are designed for just about any need or circumstance. If you don’t see a package to fit your needs give the friendly office team a call to have your Bishop Mule Days experience customized just for you. (760) 872-4263.

Other questions? Please check our FAQ while you’re here!

Mule Days Overview