Category Archives: Guysie GA

The Mule Roundup, Guysie

mule-roundup-sign-guysie-ga-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-south-georgia-usa-2009

James and Barbara Spires and family graciously open their beautiful farm each year to showcase those curious creatures we call mules at the famous Mule Roundup in Guysie. (There’s also a Mule Day, in Calvary, Georgia). I photographed the sign, a landmark in its own right, in 2009. The photos that follow were made at the 16th Annual roundup in 2010. A nice history of the festival can be found here.

guysie mule roundup whites photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Hands down this is one of the best festivals in South Georgia, with mule competitions, old-fashioned cane grinding, cloggers, and gospel and country singers, as well as antique automobiles, and plenty of vendors and fun for the kids.

mule roundup guysie ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

The best part about it is that it doesn’t feel like a festival; it feels like you were just invited over for a hoe-down on the farm! Don’t forget to stop by the Guysie General Store and buy a souvenir of your visit. They have great t-shirts!

guysie mule roundup art bennett photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Art Bennett (right) with a friend, calling the mules.

guysie ga mule roundup wagon photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

guysie mule roundup apaloosa photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

guysie ga mule roundup spotted horse photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

guysie ga mule roundup horseback riding photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

guysie mule roundup festival photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

guysie mule roundup horse trailer photogrpah copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

guysie mule roundup mule parking photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

 

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