2022 Mum Festival Theme Announced

It’s going to be FUN!!

“Celebrating 60 Years of Flower Power”

Our Official Festival & Parade Theme Banner for 2022! Adorned with a beautiful memory of the historic Bristol Nursery” in the background, and three popular Chrysanthemum varieties. They were the largest growers in the region, and the reason the City of Bristol was dubbed “The Mum City”.

We are happy to announce our Mum Festival Theme for 2022! “Celebrating 60 Years of Flower Power” We want this to be a very special event as we plan our 60th Mum Festival and Parade this year. As most of you know, we had to cancel our beloved Mum Festival in 2020 due to the pandemic. Then we were back last year with a slightly reduced schedule, as restriction were being lifted. As our Country, State and City return to some normalcy, we are moving forward with our full blown Mum Festival for 2022! We are really excited about our theme this year, especially for all our community Float builders out there! We will have a special award for our “Best Theme” at the parade this year, so put your thinking caps on as it is going to be a fun time! We can only imagine the creative Floats this year!!

We will also be having a 60th Birthday Celebration, which replaces this year’s Mum Festival Gala. Plans are underway, and it promises to be a great event, with an awesome live band! So get your grove on, and prepare for some fun! More information to follow! Please follow us on Facebook and this website for up-to-date happenings. Just enter your email address on the “Follow” icon at the bottom right of your computer screen.

Get ready for an early Mum Season of Events this year, as we celebrate 60 years of Flower Power!

Proposed 2022 Mum Festival Parade Route:

2020 Parade Route - Plan D

Pampered Chef Party for Mum Festival

Linda’ Mum Festival’s Pampered Chef Party 🎉

You’re invited to a Pampered Chef party, and fundraiser for the Bristol Mum Festival! Mark your calendar and invite a friend or two! Get ready to learn recipes and tips to make meals that fuel your lifestyle with some of Pampered Chef’s best products. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Join Our Pampered Chef Party Here!

Join Our Pampered Chef Party Here!

Donations Needed for Historic Mum 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…!”

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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 mail-in application: 2022 SPONSOR APPLICATION

Volunteers Needed for the 2022 Festival!

We are in great need of volunteers for the Mum Festival! As most of you know, this historic event almost ended in 2015. Thanks to a public outcry, and the Exchange Club of Bristol CT stepping up, our city’s marquee event was saved. The City of Bristol has also provided an annual grant to ensure that the Mum Festival is supported. This is where you come in! We need your support on our Mum Festival Committee to keep this event going. Whether it is serving on our All Volunteer Committee, or just picking an event to help out on during the Festival, is so critical to the Festival’s survival. As many of our committee members will tell you, it’s a lot of fun, especially giving back to your community.

PLEASE consider helping out by being a Mum Festival Volunteer, by contacting us at MumFestivalBristol@gmail.com

Volunteer Application:

2022 Festival Committee Members

Mum Festival Committee:

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact one of the Festival Chairs or email us at MumFestivalBristol@gmail.com.  Our committee meets the third Wednesday of the month, at 7:00pm.

Festival Committee Chair(s):

Festival General Chairman: Jack Ferraro
Festival Vice Chairman: Jason Fields
Festival Vice Chairman: Karl Tack
Mum Festival City Liaison(s): Dave Rackcliffe & Harley Graime

  • Andy Adams  – Vendor Relations Chair
  • Donna Dognin – Home Town Hero
  • Sue Berard – Treasurer
  • Mickey Goldwasser – Marketing & Advertisement Co-Chair
  • Harley Graime – Public Health & Safety Chair
  • Brianna Longo – Miss Mum Chair
  • Dave Rackcliffe – Facilities Chair
  • Joyce Ptak – Arts & Artist Chair
  • Maria Salice – Bands & Entertainment Chair
  • Dianna Tack – Parade/Command/Volunteers Chair
  • Karl Tack – Family Events Chair
  • Shannen Tack – Marketing & Planning Co-Chair
  • TBA – Fundraising Chair

Festival Emails:

Mum Festival Parade Route

2021 MUM PARADE ROUTE:

Please note, due to construction projects on Memorial Boulevard, the Mum Festival Parade Route will be changed.  Please see the new Parade Route in the print below.  

The Parade will officially end on North Main Street just past City Hall.  Our Grand Reviewing Stand location will be on Main Street in front of Barnes Group.  Spectators should avoid North Main Street past City Hall, as that is the official end of the performing route.  All units will disperse as they travel onto North Main Street.   

2020 Parade Route - Plan D

The Parade will end on North Main Street, just past City Hall.  For spectators, the parade will not continue down North Main as it did in the past.  

Any question, please contact our Mum Festival Parade Chairperson, Dianna Tack
at:  BristolMumParade@gmail.com 

2022 Mum Festival Theme Announced

It’s going to be FUN!!

“Celebrating 60 Years of Flower Power”

We are happy to announce our Mum Festival Theme for 2022! “Celebrating 60 Years of Flower Power” We want this to be a very special event as we plan our 60th Mum Festival and Parade this year. As most of you know, we had to cancel our beloved Mum Festival in 2020 due to the pandemic. Then we were back last year with a slightly reduced schedule, as restriction were being lifted. As our Country, State and City return to some normalcy, we are moving forward with our full blown Mum Festival for 2022! We are really excited about our theme this year, especially for all our community Float builders out there! We will have a special award for our “Best Theme” at the parade this year, so put your thinking caps on as it is going to be a fun time! We can only imagine the creative Floats this year!!

We will also be having a 60th Birthday Celebration, which replaces this year’s Mum Festival Gala. Plans are underway, and it promises to be a great event, with an awesome live band! So get your grove on, and prepare for some fun! More information to follow! Please follow us on Facebook and this website for up-to-date happenings. Just enter your email address on the “Follow” icon at the bottom right of your computer screen.

Get ready for an early Mum Season of Events this year, as we celebrate 60 years of Flower Power!

Proposed 2022 Mum Festival Parade Route:

2020 Parade Route - Plan D

Mum Festival and Parade Video!

A special Thank You to Steven L. Seymour, one of our Mum Festival Sponsors, for another outstanding videos!  It truly captures the essence of Mum Festival Weekend!

The Mum Parade video has also been added.
Many thanks to Nutmeg TV!!

Hope everyone enjoys the wonderful video of the 2019 Mum Festival!

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2019 Mum Festival Parade

 

 

Mum Festival History

History of the Mum Festival

The attached file contains the entire history of the Mum Festival, and the wonderful volunteers that have given their time, talents and treasures to this historic event.  As you browse through the many pages, starting in 1962, you will note many pillars of the Bristol Community.   The files are an accurate record from 1962 – 2014…  We Thank Mum Festival Historian Casimir Podlaski for his time assembling this historic information.  

Enjoy your trip down Memory Lane…  Mum Festival – 1962-2014

Past Festival Marshals included celebrities like Martin Milner,  Kent McCord,  TV Personalities of the “Adam-12” Show; Art Fleming,  TV Personality of  the TV Show “Jeopardy”; Bob Clayton, TV Personality – Channel 30, “Concentration”; Marlo Thomas, TV Personality from the  “That Girl” Show;  Bob Crane, TV Personality from the “Hogan’s Heroes” Show; Gary Burghoff, TV Personality from the “MASH” Show, and several others.