American Mule and Bluegrass Festival

Join Steve in Shelbyville, TN for the American Mule and Bluegrass Festival! A one-of-a-kind event held September 27 through October 2nd.

Steve Edwards will be presenting on the following topics on Friday and Saturday:

  • Why does my mule do that?
  • The rope halter and come along
  • Why bits?

This family friendly event includes craft fair, chuck wagon cooking, live music, mulemanship clinics, mule and donkey show, cooking competition, and much more!

Visit the American Mule and Bluegrass Festival website for additional details, daily schedules, as well as ticket and local hotel information.

Veterans receive free admission!

Steve will be in attendance Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


Second Annual American Mule & Bluegrass Festival, September 27th through October 2nd, 2022!

Steve will be presenting on Friday and Saturday. Steve will also be in attendance on Sunday. 

Steve’s clinic topics will include:

  • Why does my mule do that?
  • The rope halter and come along
  • Why bits?

Festival Location

Calsonic Arena
721 Whitethorn St.
Shelbyville, TN 37160

Come join us for mules, crafts, fun and Good Bluegrass music!

This is a charity event and will be benefiting Freedom Sings USA.

Freedom Sings USA’s Mission is to help veterans, military personnel, and their families throughout the country reach emotional balance by telling their stories through the creative process of songwriting.

We will have tons of events for the whole family.

Some of the events will be:

  • 2-3 day Wagon Train Ride with Fish Fry
  • Mule Shows and Competitions
  • Mule and Draft Horse pulling
  • Craft Show
  • Food Trucks
  • Wagon Masters show of wagons
  • Chuck Wagon Cooking dinners
  • Cast Iron Cooking Competition and tasting
  • Educational area for children about Mules and Bluegrass
  • Mule churning Ice Cream and Petting Zoo
  • Pumpkin “patch” area
  • Cowboy demonstrations
  • Roping activity and Branding of wood
  • Nightly Bluegrass concerts inside Calsonic
  • Clogging and Square Dancing
  • Outdoor Stage for concerts and picking during the day

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