Donations Needed for 2019 Festival

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We hope you can join this effort to put on this amazing festival in the heart of our state for all to converge, and we thank you for your time and support in advance. There’s just one last thing we’d like to say, “Mum’s the Word…!”

DONATE TODAY BY CLICKING THE ‘DONATE NOW’ BUTTON! 

All sponsorships are tax deductible via 501(c) 3 non profit event partner The Exchange Club of Bristol CT, Inc. The Bristol Mum Festival is made possible by The Bristol Exchange Club, The City Of Bristol and our Sponsors.  The Exchange Club of Bristol CT, Inc., is a tax exempt organization under the 501(c)(3) IRS Code.

Become a full Sponsor by completing our online application:  2019 Sponsor Application

2nd Annual Spring Fling Indoor Craft Fair

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Saturday April 20th, 2019
Bristol Polish Citizens Club
541 North Main Street, Bristol, CT 06010
10 am to 4 pm
 (Setup 8 am to 9:30 am)

Fundraiser for Bristol Mum Festival Gala

Our Vendor Tables have sold out!

Questions?

Linda Salisbury 860-845-8244 or linsalisb8@aol.com   or

Maria Montelli-Tramazzo 860-628-1435 or montra56@sbcglobal.net

Official Mum Festival Video!

Thank you Steven Seymour for another awesome video of the Mum Festival! Thank you everyone who came out to support Bristol’s Marquee Event!

Bristol Mum Fest 2018 from Seymour Media on Vimeo.

Our last event for the “Mum Season”, will be held on October 21, at Saint Paul Catholic High School. The 49th Bristol Mumathon Road Race! Fun for the whole family, so run on down on October 21!  

Bristol Mum-A-Thon Road Race:  Click on Picture for more information!

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2018 Parade Awards Announced!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

2018 Mum Festival Parade
Philadelphia Mummers – Woodland String Band

MEDIA INQUIRIES: bristolmumparade@gmail.com or call Erin King at 646-295-6046

2018 Mum Parade winners listed!

BRISTOL — For anyone who didn’t love the city already, the 57th Annual Bristol Mum Parade provided many reasons to “Fall In Love With Bristol” on Sunday, Sept. 23.

A lovely early fall day provided a perfect stage for more than 100 schools, churches, veterans’ and military organizations, scout groups, businesses, bands, civic clubs and more. Parade awards presented include the Hometown Hero award, selected by 2018 Hometown Hero Ed Pelkey; awards judged and selected by the mayor, festival chairman and parade chair; one for the “Best Use” of festival theme “Fall In Love With Bristol”; and of course, one for Best Live Flowers, a nod to the festival’s origins celebrating the city’s chrysanthemum harvest.

“It was a wonderful day,” said Parade Chairperson Dianna Tack. “We are so appreciative of all our participants, and all the spectators along the route. It’s really a very special day in Bristol.”

Awards presented for marching units that performed along the parade route include the Robert Bailey Best Overall award, presented this year to a Mum Festival Parade newcomer, the Woodland String Band,  one of the original Philadelphia Mummers Bands.   The Best Overall award has been given since 2013 in memory of longtime parade volunteer Bob Bailey to the marching unit which garners the best overall scores in the parade as judged by a panel of professional parade judges.

MARCHING AWARDS:

Best Overall Award, Given in Memory of Robert Bailey:
Philadelphia Mummers – Woodland String Band

First Place, High School Band: Torrington High School

Second Place, High School Band: Terryville High School

Third Place, High School Band: Bristol Eastern High School

First Place, Senior Music: Philadelphia Mummers – Woodland String Band

First Place, Non Musical: Bristol Future Champions Gymnastics

Second Place, Non Musical: Rivera & Hughes Southend Cheerleaders

First Place, Dance Group: Get Up & Dance

Second Place, Dance Group: The Dance Experience

Third Place, Dance Group: Dance Arts Centre

FLOAT AWARDS:

Mum Festival Chairperson’s Award: Hillside Community Church

Hometown Hero’s Choice Award: Edgewood School

Mayor’s Award: Wojtusik’s Nursery

Best Business Entry: Wojtusik’s Nursery

Second Place, Best Business: Home Depot

First Place, Best Youth: Immanuel Lutheran Church and School

Second Place, Best Youth: Edgewood School

Third Place, Best Youth: South Side School

Fourth Place, Best Youth: Bristol Lacrosse

Parade Chairperson Award, Best Use of Festival Theme (“Fall In Love With Bristol”): West Bristol School

Best Live Flowers: Jillybean’s Farmstand

First Place, Best Community: Bridge Community Church

Second Place, Best Community: Hillside Community Church

 

Information will also be posted to our Facebook Page!

Amazon Smile is Here!

As you shop for yourself or for family and friends for that special occasion, please shop Amazon Smile to help support The Exchange Club of Bristol!  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The Exchange Club Of Bristol whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-6108616
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The Greater Bristol Exchange Club
Directors of the Mum Festival & Parade
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Thank you for your support!
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