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What you need to know about Mule Camp Market 2019
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Visitors to the annual Mule Camp Market visit the various booths and displays in downtown Gainesville on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. - photo by Scott Rogers

Downtown streets around the square are closed as the annual Mule Camp Market fall festival fills the streets this weekend.

The market is organized by the Gainesville Jaycees and raises money for its Empty Stocking Fund, which provides Christmas gifts to kids in need. The three-day festival coincides with several other events, including a carnival on the far side of the midtown bridge off of Roosevelt Square.

The festival, dominated by the market, continues Friday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 13.

Mule Camp Market

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13

Where: Downtown Gainesville

More info: www.gainesvillejaycees.org

How much: Free to enter

Mule Camp Concert

What: A concert featuring Van Morrison Tribute Band and songwriter Jeffrey Steele

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11

Where: Roosevelt Square, Gainesville

More info: www.gainesville.org/main-street-gainesville

How much: Free

Mule Camp 5K

What: A run through midtown Gainesville

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12

Where: Starts near the downtown bridge at Roosevelt Square, traveling the greenway into midtown

More info: runsignup.com/mulecamp5k

How much: $25

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Peachtree Rides' Steve Avant, left, and Miguel Aguilar prepare a merry-go-round Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, for this weekend's Mule Camp Market. This year the carnival is set up next to the pedestrian bridge over Jesse Jewell Parkway. - photo by Scott Rogers
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