WELCOME to the 2023 Mum Festival

Thank You to everyone involved that made our
60th Mum Festival such a wonderful success!!

Hope to see you all at the
2023 Bristol Mum Festival!!

September 22, 23 & 24, 2023
Friday, 5:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, 12:00 – 9:30 pm
Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

(Carnival and other venues may run 30-45 minutes later, based on crowds)

Mum Festival Theme
“Mumma Mia, Here We Grow Again”

Video by Steven L. Seymour

Stay turned to this page, which will be updated monthly as we get more information. All events will be listed at: FESTIVAL EVENTS ANNOUNCED!

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Sponsors Needed!! Become a Sponsor by signing up at 2023 SPONSOR APPLICATION

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

Thank you to the above 2022 Mum Festival Major Sponsors for their support!! Please support all our sponsors at 2022 Mum Festival Sponsors Become a 2023 Sponsor by completing our 2023 Sponsor Application now. There is still time!!

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


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. 


“Mumma Mia, Here We Grow Again”

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!


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.


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
Dianna Tack
Greater Bristol Exchange Club President
e: thebristolexchangeclub@gmail.com

The Bristol Mum Festival

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, 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.