VENDOR Informational Packages – Terms & Conditions
Deadline:  August 20th.  Spots are filling, so please get your application in!!

  2.  Vendor Rules & Regulations
  3.   Electrical Request Form (PDF)
  4.   Online Electrical Request Form

Saturday, September 25 from 12 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday September 26 from 12 pm to 5:00 pm (parade from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm)

Food Truck Zone:
(Friday Only)
Friday, September 24 from 5pm to 8pm

LOCATION: North Main Street, Bristol, Connecticut 06010

The 2021 Mum Fest will feature dozens of vendors from area businesses, crafters, local producers, restaurants, food trucks, community organizations, non profits, and museums, in addition to games, carnival zone, children’s programming, adult beverages, all-day live music entertainment, picnic areas, a car show and so much more!


Thank you for your interest in becoming a vendor at the Mum Festival! By signing this application you agree to the entirety of the contents and standards outlined in this document. See requirements on attached pages.

Vendor Dates and Vending Times
Saturday, September 25,  from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 26,  from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

We are again looking for Truck Food Vendors, on Thursday and Friday, so if interested, just email Andy Adams at mum.festival.events@gmail.com .

Setup Times
Saturday, September 25 from 7:00 am to 10:30 am (food vendors must be setup by 10:30 am for inspection) Sunday, September 26 from 7:00am to 10:30 am (food vendors must be setup by 10:30 am for inspection)  Location: North Main Street, Bristol Connecticut, 06010

Application Deadline: Please contact us at mum.festival.events@gmail.com

Booth Prices:  Please see the complete pricing package listed in the
Vendor Rules & Regulations

Saturday & Sunday: 
Standard 12’x12′ Booth Price:  *$100.00 for both days!
*(Price multiples accordingly for larger booth spaces)
Non-Profit Organizations: $50.00 for both days!
Electrical Equipment Service Fee during Festival hours:  $50.00
Electrical Service Fee (24 hours):  $100.00

Food Truck Zone  (Friday Only)
Friday Prices:  $25.00 for an approximate 12’x12′ space,
(price increments accordingly for larger spaces).
Electricity:  $50.00
Electrical Service Fee (24 hours):  $100.00

Electrical Needs Required:
We want to make sure that you have the correct electrical hook-ups, so please take the time to complete the attached form.  Please email the completed form to mum.festival.events@gmail.com.  Our Electrician will get back to you with any questions.

Electrical Needs Form (Please Completed): 

  1. Electrical Needs Form (PDF)
  2. Online Electrical Needs Form

Payment Methods:

All payments must be made by credit or debit card online.  

For credit or debit card payments email: mum.festival.events@gmail.com and a Festival Representative will send a special Link for Online Payment along with your invoice number.  If you have already been approved, and have an “Invoice Number”, please go to our Vendor Payment System to make your payments.

Parade goes right by the Festival on Sunday!

To All Food Vendors:  We reserve the right to limit duplicate food items at the Festival. We will be discouraging gross duplication of major food items in order to preserve a fair market share for all participants in the event, so be sure to apply quickly!  This does not apply to hot and cold beverages, as all food vendors may sell these items in their booths.

Vendor Rules & Regulations

The Bristol Mum Festival is made possible by The City Of Bristol and The Bristol Exchange Club.  The Bristol Exchange Club is a tax exempt organization under the 501(c)(3) IRS Code.Bristol Mum FestivalPO Box 4122Bristol, CT 06010-4122

Official Announcement!

2021 Mum Festival

Greater Bristol Exchange Club

P.O. Box 4122 Bristol, CT 06010





The Tradition Continues – Bristol Mum Festival Returns in September with a 2021 Theme of “Honoring Heroes”

– Popular Community Festival Resumes September 24th – 26th with move to Downtown Bristol –

Bristol, CT., May 24, 2021 – The Mum Festival which has been Bristol’s fall marquee community-focused event for almost 60 years is back. After postponing the 2020 Festival the Bristol Exchange Club and the Mum Festival Committee, are proud to announce the Festival’s return in September 2021 with a theme of “Honoring Heroes”.

The City of Bristol, the Bristol Exchange Club Board of Directors and the Mum Festival Committee, have approved concept plans for a scaled down 2021 Mum Festival based on current Covid Protocols for this year. 

The Mum Festival will be held on September 24th -26th.  Additionally, due to ongoing construction and renovations at the Memorial Blvd. Magnet school this year’s Mum Festival will be moving to Downtown Bristol and held on North Main Street and the surrounding area. 

“As we as a city, state and nation gradually emerge from the pandemic we are excited to be back,” declared Jack Ferraro, Festival General Chair. “After months of hard work and in collaboration with the City of Bristol, various City departments and our volunteer Mum Festival committee, we have developed an operating plan to safely host the Mum Festival that follows existing guidelines that will enable us to bring back a scaled down Festival this fall for all to enjoy.”

A theme of “Honoring Heroes” was chosen to pay tribute to all the heath care and essential workers who worked so hard during the pandemic.

This year’s festival will feature a new layout that will be utilizing lower North Main Street, Hope Street, Riverside Avenue Ext., Bracket Park for our Kids Zone, the Bristol Health parking lot for our Car Show, and the former Patch and surrounding area. There will not be a carnival this year and this will return in 2022. Plans also call for a parade which will also be shortened and moved to downtown as well.  

“For as long as I can remember, the Mum Festival weekend has always been an annual highlight on Bristol’s calendar,” commented Councilman Greg Hahn, City Council Liaison to the Mum Festival Committee. “It is great to have the Festival back after missing last year due to Covid and bringing the celebration downtown will further add to the excitement.  Get ready for the concerts, kid zone, car show, beer garden, art walk, vendors, food, parade, mums and more.  Many thanks to the Exchange Club, the Mum Festival Committee and all the volunteers it takes to make this event happen.”

Over the course of the Festival weekend the 2021 Mum Festival plans will feature vendors from area businesses, crafters, local producers, restaurants, food trucks, community organizations, non- profits, and museums. In addition, the Festival will feature children’s programming such as a petting zoo, pony rides, touch-a-vehicle, pumpkin painting. Plans also call for a classic car show, an art show, great food, a beer and wine garden, and plenty of live music and entertainment. As always admission to the Festival will be free.

 “Fall has always been a time to celebrate and more than ever as we hopefully put Covid in our rear-view mirror this fall we can that the time to celebrate this year and take the time to give thanks and honor our heroes to whom we owe a dept of gratitude,” continued Ferraro. “We are especially excited to be bringing the Festival downtown this year and this years’ Festival will certainly feature something for everyone!” 

The Mum Festival Committee is looking for those interested in becoming Festival sponsors, vendors, volunteers or those individual or organizations interested in participating in the Mum Festival Parade. Check out https://bristolmumfestival.com/ for more information.

The Mum Festival is also looking for community support to help offset the costs of putting on this community focused event. To donate in support of the Festival please visit https://bristol-mum-festival.square.site/ .

As planning continues, we will continue to update the community,” continued Ferraro. “Look for more information to be released throughout the summer and early fall.”


For more information on the 2021 Mum Festival & Parade please visit:


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

Festival General Chair and Co-Chair

e: mumfestivalbristol@gmail.com

Vendor Inquiries

Andy Adams

Vendor Chair

e: mum.festival.events@gmail.com

Parade Inquiries

Dianna Tack

Mum Festival Parade Chair

e: bristolmumparade@gmail.com

Communication Inquiries

Shannen Tack

Mickey Goldwasser

Marketing & Planning Co-Chairs

e: marketing.mumfestival@gmail.com

Working Plans for 2021 Subject to change:

2021 Downtown Mum Festival – September 24, 25 and 26
2021 Mum Parade Route – September 26, at 1:30 PM

2021 Mum Festival Car Show

We are happy to announce our 2021 Mum Festival Car Show. This year’s show is in Loving Memory of Jimmy Foote. Jim was a huge car enthusiast, and anyone that knew him knows his love for antique and vintage cars. Jim also directed two of Mum Festival’s largest car shows, with well over 240 vehicles.

Jimmy’s wife Bev Foote asked if she could chair the 2021 Mum Festival Car Show. We are honored, especially this year, to have Bev as our Chair. Please help Bev in making the 2021 Mum Festival Car Show a most memorable event in honor of her late husband Jimmy, who passed recently of Covid.

Please see the information listed on the flyer, and please share to anyone that may be interested. Bev can also be reached at bevexchangeclub@yahoo.com Thank you!!