2020 Mum Festival Them Announced

Our Mum Festival Theme for 2020: 

“Mum On The Move”

 

As most of you know due to the construction on Memorial Boulevard over the next few years, the Mum Festival will be moving to the Downtown area.  The prints below, are a preliminary view of our plans for 2020 and beyond.

These are challenging times for our Country and our Community… We pray for everyone to be safe and healthy, and hope the crisis passes soon, so we can all get on with our daily life…   Inner Peace and Prayers everyone!

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2020 Mum Festival Parade Route:

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2020 Festival Marshal Announced

Our Festival Grand Marshal for 2020: 

Profiles of Courage

We are humbled to announce that we will be honoring “Profiles of Courage” this year.
Our Grand Marshal Team,  will consist of all our Healthcare Givers, EMTs, Police Officers and Firefighters, and all the First Responders who never stop searching for what it takes to live a life of service, especially in these times of uncertainty with the Covid-19 Pandemic.   
We also thank all those in service, whether in the military, government, retail, agriculture, education, manufacturing, distribution, all who have added humanity during crisises…   

We are also looking for an organization that would be willing to construct a float to carry a representation of our First Responders in the Mum Festival Parade, on September 27, 2020.  Please contact us at MumFestivalBristol@gmail.com

2020 Mum Festival Meeting Schedule

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Mum Festival Planning Meetings: Chairs and Co-Chairs Only

  • March 16, 2020, Bristol Public Library, 6:30 PM, Meeting Room #2
  • May 18, 2020, Bristol Public Library, 6:30 PM, Meeting Room #2
  • July 20, 2020, Bristol Public Library, 6:30 PM, Meeting Room #2
  • September 14, 2020, Bristol Public Library, 6:30 PM, Meeting Room #2

Mum Festival Full Membership Meetings: Looking for Volunteers!

  • April 20, 2020, Bristol Public Library, 6:30 PM, Meeting Room #2
  • June 15, 2020, Bristol Public Library, 6:30 PM, Meeting Room #2
  • August 17, 2020, Bristol Public Library, 6:30 PM, Meeting Room #2
  • September 21, 2020, Bristol Public Library, 6:30 PM, Meeting Room #2

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…!”

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

Mum Festival Parade Route

2020 MUM PARADE ROUTE:

Please note, due to construction projects for the next two years on Memorial Boulevard, the Mum Festival and Parade Route will be changed.  Please see the new Parade Route in the print below.  The route has been shortened by approximately one mile, by avoiding the Memorial Boulevard.   

The Parade will officially end on North Main Street just past City Hall.  Our Grand Reviewing Stand location will be on Main Street adjacent to the 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.   

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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 

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.  

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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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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