WELCOME to the 2022 Mum Festival

“Celebrating 60 Years of Flower Power

Save the Date!   September 23-25
Friday, 5:00-9:30 pm
Saturday, 12:00-9:30 pm
Sunday, 12:00-6:00 pm

Location: Memorial Boulevard

We are in the process of planning the 2022 Mum Festival. The Mum Festival will be celebrating 60 years this year!! We are planning a big celebration to honor 60 years of Mum Festival, with a Birthday Celebration later in the year! We are also planning Fireworks for Festival Friday as well. The Bristol Exchange Club, producers of the Mum Festival, will also be celebrating 80 years supporting the Bristol Community. As always we need to work with the City of Bristol which funds one third of the festival budget. The applications and Grant requests were submitted in March. This is the city’s marque event, and draws thousand of spectators each year, which in turn significantly helps out our local businesses as well as marketing our city. We will be returning home on Memorial Boulevard for the festival now that construction projects are nearly completed. So more to come!! Stay turned to this page, which will be updated monthly as we get more information.

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Sponsors Needed: Become a Sponsor by signing up at 2022 SPONSOR APPLICATION

Become a Mum Festival Booster by signing up at Home | Bristol Mum Festival (square.site)

Volunteers Needed: We really need volunteers this year, so please consider helping us out by signing up at Volunteers Needed! – The Bristol Mum Festival

The site plans listed below were approved by the Mayor of Bristol for the 60th Annual Mum Festival. We are now waiting on final approval from the Board of Education.

NEW PARADE ROUTE:


To continue this great event, we are in great need for volunteers, and leaders.  If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to any of the Chairs listed, or at MumFestivalBristol@gmail.com. PLEASE We Need Your Help!!

Sponsor Needed!!  We need your help to continue this great New England Event!  Please consider becoming a Mum Festival Sponsor. 

2022 Sponsor Application

“Celebrating 60 Years of Flower Power

Please help the to continue this great event by making a donation to the Mum Festival.  Without your contributions, we would not be able to continue many of the programs the Mum Festival offers each year.  We need your help now more than ever!

Donate or become a Sponsor

Please Support Our Sponsors!

 

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FESTIVAL DATES and Venue:  

  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: Sept 23 – 25
    Friday: 5:30 – 9:30 PM
    Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
    Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM Parade steps off at 1:30 PM
    The Carnival may run a little later times depending on customers
  • Carnival
  • Kids Zone, (Pony Rides, Traveling Farm, Hay Rides, Entertainment and much more!!)
  • Star Wars Saber Guild Kessel – Padawan Adventure (at the Festival on Saturday & Sunday)
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest – (Bring your pumpkin carvings to the festival to be judged)
  • Honoring Heroes:  Sunday after the Mum Parade
  • “The Arts” Event – Friday & Saturday under our marquee tent! Paint & Sip is back!!
  • Miss Mum Pageant – Tentatively Thursday Night – To Be Announced
  • Mum Flower Sale
  • Vendors
  • Food Vendors and Food Truck Zone!
  • Mum Festival Car Show “In Memory of Jim Foote”
  • Truck Show
  • Great Music and Entertainment

    Other Events Planned:

  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Basket Raffles
  • Photo Booth
  • Mum Festival/Exchange Club Gala!
  • “I Got Married at the 59th Mum Festival”

All events are subject to Covid Protocols at that time.

 2022 Mum Parade 

The Chrysanthemum (Mum) Parade was started 60 years ago. It is one of the State’s largest parades, featuring Bristol and surrounding area businesses, organizations, marching bands and units, and over 40 wonderful floats. The parade has been produced by the Greater Bristol Exchange Club for over 50 years. The Parade sponsor is the City of Bristol. Come join the fun and excitement!  

For more information, please email BristolMumParade@gmail.com.

2022 MUM PARADE APPLICATION  

Click Link above in Blue, or go to the Mum Parade Link on the right to complete and submit an application.

Be a Sponsor of the Mum Festival!  We need your support now more than ever!  The City of Bristol is the main funding sponsor for the Festival, however grants may be effected by Covid.  Please help keep this great event going.  Click Here to Make a Donation

Become a major SPONSOR today:  SPONSOR the Mum Festival!

 The Mum Festival & Parade is Produced by the
Exchange Club of Bristol CT INC., a Non-Profit 501-(c)3
The Mum Festival & Parade is a City of Bristol Sponsored Event

Sponsorship & General Inquiries
Jack Ferraro, Jason Fields or Karl Tack
Festival General Chairman and Co-Chairs
e: mumfestivalbristol@gmail.com

Mum Festival Parade
Dianna Tack
e: Mum Parade & Festival Volunteers

Communication Inquiries
Mickey Goldwasser
Shannen Cianci
Marketing & Planning Co-Chairs
e: marketing.mumfestival@gmail.com
You may also contact Jack Ferraro, our General Chair

Bristol Exchange Club, Board of Directors
Karl Tack
Greater Bristol Exchange Club President
e: thebristolexchangeclub@gmail.com

The Bristol Mum Festival
 

LINKS & CREDITS:
Historical Link:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Mum_Festival
Amusement Rides & Midway by:  Marenna Amusements

The Mum Festival has been a part of Bristol History for almost 60 years.  Thanks to the support of the Bristol Exchange Club, Our Mayor – Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, City Council and several city departments, the Mum Festival will continue its fine tradition!  We especially want to thank our generous Sponsors and all our supporters!   Come join the fun on the Historic Memorial Boulevard & MBS Field.  Keep an eye on this page for further updates.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact one of the Festival Chairs or email us.  Our committee meets the third Wednesday of the month, at 6:30pm.

Mum Festival Committee Link


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The Mum Festival is under the auspices of the Exchange Club of Bristol, Connecticut, Inc., and its main Benefactor is the City of Bristol Connecticut, Inc.