first_imgThe streets of Gordo are typically quiet, but this weekend they will be filled with people from all over the state who are there to celebrate the town’s annual Mule Day and Chicken Fest.It is called Mule Day because it is a celebration of the importance of mules to the economy and lives of the people that have lived in Pickens County for decades.The festivities kick off Friday night at 6 p.m. with vendors, arts and crafts, a carnival and a concert. The fun will continue Saturday morning with a 5K Mule Run followed by a parade.“We just want to get people into Gordo and celebrate our poultry industry which is so important to west Alabama and the mules meant so much to the growth of this country for transportation and food,” Vice President of the Gordo Chamber of Commerce Kenneth Junkin said.last_img