According to the Winfield Chamber of Commerce, Mule Day has once again been cancelled due to Alabama's COVID-19 public health emergency. The chamber regrets that this action is necessary, but felt that this was the best course of action considering the increase in COVID-19 cases in the area. It is our hope that the festival can be resumed in 2022.
Statement from Dana Peoples, Chamber President: "We greatly regret that Mule Day 2021 has been cancelled. COVID-19 continues to pose a serious public threat to the State of Alabama and to our community. On August 13, 2021, Governor Kay Ivey declared that a state public health emergency now exists."
"The Winfield Chamber of Commerce board of directors met on August 16th and voted unanimously to cancel this year’s event scheduled for September 24-25."
Winfield Main Street Program purchased the dilapidated empty building located at 136 Bankhead Highway, across the street from City Hall in downtown Winfield in late 2019. The building had sat vacant for over twenty years.
According to local historian Yank Burgess, the property was at one time the location of a furniture store and shoe repair shop owned by Claude Young and John Sullivan, the post office was there for a time, and later was home to Western Auto (Albert Holt and John Berry). Mrs. Edril Hubbert McCaleb owned the property for many years.
Main Street Program purchased this property from the family of William Vaughn McCaleb, Jr. Main Street renovated the area and donated the property to the City of Winfield. It has now become The Patio which is an open-air area with various colorful business facades including a restaurant (Café 136), Hometown Bakery, a Barber Shop, Friends Coffee - N - Books, Happiness Unlimited Pets, a theater, and a Chinese Restaurant, Chef Foo Linn Yoo. “Ideally, we wish these were actual, thriving businesses, but if that were not possible, our goal was to make this an attractive, useful addition to our downtown,” said Don Studdard, president of Main Street.
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.