To protect the health and safety of Mule Days
attendees, the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce has made the difficult
decision to postpone the 69th Annual Mule Days Festival. Mule Days is now scheduled to take place Thursday, October 25th through Sunday, October 28th.
postponement will allow law enforcement, emergency personnel, and all
other first-responders to remain 100% focused on disaster and response
recovery from Hurricane Florence.
understand that this decision may cause a major inconvenience for those
that had planned to travel to Benson this week, and we can ensure you
that it was not made lightly. The extent of the damage from Hurricane
Florence in North Carolina has been nothing short of catastrophic. Many
major roads through Central and Eastern North Carolina are flooded,
damaged, or otherwise impassable. There is no guarantee that conditions
will significantly improve in time for vendors and attendees to arrive
and leave Benson safely.
and campers that have paid deposits for permits and/or campsites to the
Benson Chamber or the Town of Benson will have their deposits honored on
the rescheduled dates. If a vendor or camper cannot attend in October,
they will be given a full refund.
Benson Chamber will release more information as it becomes available,
and will work with all of our partners to ensure that the 69th Annual Mule Days Celebration is the best and safest event possible for our vendors and attendees October 25 – 28, 2018.
For more information, please contact the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce at 919-894-3825.