Tri States Public Radio Staff
Fri September 16, 2011
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Kahoka, MO – Jason Parrott's guest is Becki Krueger, who is the Vice President of the Clark County Mule Festival.
The Clark County Mule Festival got its start in 1986.
Krueger says a small group of people got together at a campsite along Highway 136.
She says there were just a few vendors, about a dozen mules, and no display arena.
Krueger hopes to see more than 150 mules, dozens of vendors, and close to 10,000 visitors from all across the United States this year.
The festival runs from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening at the fairgrounds in Kahoka.
Krueger says this is actually the third largest mule-related event in the United States.
She says one of the highlights will take place Friday evening.
She says Mule Polo is played like a regular game of polo with brooms, a basketball, and barrels for goals.
The Clark County Mule Festival also features a series of rodeo-related events as well as some games including Egg and Spoon and a jumping contest.
Krueger says a $2 entrance fee gets you into all of the events over the next three days.
She says this is the most important weekend for Clark County when it comes to tourism and revenue.
You can hear more with Krueger by clicking the audio link.