Event Location: Chamber Park, 355 J Lee Rd, Benson, NC 27504

Saddle up for a Wild Ride at the Annual Rodeo! An action-packed day of thrills and excitement.

For more information like how to apply for rodeo and the schedule, click the button below.

Stroll down Main Street to see the winners of the annual Mule Days art contest! Winners are from the local schools. Sponsored by Benson Foundation for the Arts. 

Event Location: Benson Chamber Park & Arena | 355 J. Lee Road, Benson, NC 27504

Unlimited ride armbands are $25.00 each
All rides have height and weight limits

Individual Tickets are $1.00 each

The Benson Mule Days Parade will be held on Saturday and lasts approximately 2 ½ hours. Lots of interesting entries, bands, Shriners and more participate in an event the whole family can enjoy. Parade time is 10:00 am on Main Street in Benson with line up on Dunn Street west of Benson. Persons wanting to participate in the parade must have filled out an entry form from the Benson Area Chamber of Commerce.

The deadline for parade entries is September 13.

*Registration forms will be completed on the day of the event.*

Event Location: Chamber Park, 355 J Lee Rd, Benson, NC 27504

Spectator Admission: $5.00 per person – $8.00 for two – Children (12 & Under) $2.00


Registration begins at 8:00 am & show will begin promptly 10:00 am SHARP (CURRENT NEGATIVE COGGINS TEST REQUIRED)

1. Miniature Molly Mules at Halter – 48” & Under

2. Miniature John Mules at Halter – 48” & Under

3. Champion Mini Mule

Must have placed 1st in class 1 or 2

4. Matching Pair Miniature Mule at Halter 

5. Draft Molly Mule at Halter Over 48″

6. Draft John Mule at Halter Over 48″

7. Champion Draft Mule at Halter

        Must have placed 1st in class 5 or 6

8. Matching Draft Team

9. Saddle Molly Mule at Halter 

10. Saddle John Mule at Halter

11. Champion Saddle Mule at Halter

          Must have placed 1st in class 9 or 10

12. Grand Champion Mule

         Must have placed 1st in classes 3, 7, & 11

13. Donkey Jennets & Geldings

14. Donkey Jacks

15. Champion Donkey

        Must have placed 1st in class 13 or 14

16. Most Colorful Long Ear


17. Lead Line (Ages 8 & Under)

18. Single Hitch Driving – 48” & Under

CHILDREN’S STICK MULE RACE – 12 & Under – (Meet at the sign up table)

19. Single Hitch Driving – 48” & Over

20. Youth Walk/Trot or Jog (17 & Under)

21. Adult Walk/Trot or Jog (18 & Over)

22. Pleasure English or Western – Walk/Trot or Jog/Canter or Lope

23. Multiple Hitch Driving – 48” & over

24. Mini Mule Coon Jump – 48” & Under

25. Mule Coon Jump – 48” & Over

26. Costume Class

27. Barrel Race

28. Texas Barrels

29. MULE RACE -1st place $250,  2nd place $150,  3rd place $50

30. Suicide Race – Winner receives $50 plus entry fee collected at gate (Entry Fee $5.00)

Awards for the following will be given away

High Point Draft Mule.      High Point Saddle Mule.      High Point Mini Mule.        High Point Mule Team.        High Point Donkey

WARNING: Under North Carolina Law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities. Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statutes.

Event Location: Reedy Creek Golf Course, 585 Reedy Creek Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524

For Information call (919) 894-3825

37th Annual Mule Days Golf Tournament

Immediately Following 1:00pm Tee Time Game – Dinner and Prizes

Dancing at the Chamber Park