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Vinnie Wittstruck, 6, of Marys Home sports one of his grandfather's winning buckles while competing in the lead class during the mule show at the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair Tuesday night. Wittstruck said his grandfather, Mike Call, is one of the reasons he started competing in mule shows when he was 4.

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That’s mule like it

Callaway fair’s mule show continues tradition

The board of the Kingdom of Callaway County Fair has made a concertive effort over the past several years to bring a more old-fashioned, family feel to the fair. Part of those efforts included the return several years ago of the mule show, which event organizer Hershel Linnenbringer said keeps an important piece of Callaway County culture going.

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