After being cancelled for the last two years, Winfield's Mule Day festival is back and we look forward to a great weekend of food, music, a huge parade and all your favorite vendors.
The tradition began on September 11, 1975, by Curt Estes, Winfield Chamber of Commerce, and Max Brasher, Sr., to honor the hard-working mules of the day.
Mr. Robert Vickery and Mr. Jack Guin, both from Winfield, were major contributors. Mr. Estes lived to see seven Mule Day Parades, with attendance increasing to over 25,000. People attend the festival from many parts of the Southeast. Our Mule Day founding fathers never dreamed that honoring these hard-working, long-eared mules would have become such a big hit with the folks.
Mule Day is celebrated the 4th Saturday of September each year, so mark your calendars and don't miss all the fun!
The Winfield City Council meeting is broadcast live every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.. You can view the live council meeting on Hamilton Winfield Government Facebook page.
You can also view the council meetings on Hamilton Winfield Government YouTube channel.
Tom Petty has been classified as one of the greatest songwriters of all time. His lyrics, voice and stage presence make him legendary. Tom Petty had hit albums from the 1970s through the 2010s and sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. To recreate his sound and performance, you need a band that can meet big expectations. The Birmingham based band, The Wildflowers, have done just that.
“Who doesn’t love Tom Petty?” bassist Darryell Stone asked himself one day in 2012 while listening to the radio. Stone polled friends, family and fellow musicians on how they felt about Petty. The result was always the same. Everyone loves Tom Petty. One of these fellow musicians just happened to be Tom Petty’s doppelganger, guitarist and lead vocalist Jonathan Guthrie. Guthrie was an avid fan and had always fantasized about being a Heartbreaker. As two seasoned musicians and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers fans, there was really only one thing for them to do – form a Tom Petty tribute band.
The City of Winfield offers automatic bank draft service for payment of garbage collection fees. To sign up for this service, download the Debit Authorization Form below, fill it out and return it to City Hall. Your garbage collection fees will be automatically deducted from your bank account each month.