July 17, 2012
Doug Krueger puts his team of driving mules, Belle and Kate, through their paces outside Dayton. The Columbia County Fairgrounds will host its second Mule Mania festival, running Thursday through Sunday.
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The second annual celebration of mules comes with a wagon load of fun and food.
DAYTON — Ancient Egypt had them, and they were key to settling the American wilderness. But this weekend Dayton will be the mule capital of the Northwest More than 150 mules and donkeys — and their owners — are expected to arrive for the second annual Mule Mania show at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free