2019 Salute to Connecticut’s Bravest

On behalf of the Greater Bristol Exchange Club, and Mum Festival Committee, we would like to Congratulate Plainville Firefighter David Massey!  David was chosen to be honored at the Aqua Turf on October 17th.  

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If you are interested in joining the Exchange Club at the Aqua Turf on October 17th to honor David, please contact us at thebristolexchangeclub@gmail.com, or message us. Reserved Tickets are $35.00 or $40.00 at the door.

Tickets may also be ordered by completing the linked form:  Salute to Bravest
If ordering using the form, please note that you will be sitting with the Greater Bristol Exchange Club, and Plainville Fire Department tables.   

2019 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!



2019 Mum Festival Parade



Bus Transportation to Mum Festival

Bus Stops 2019

First Student Bus

****Mum Festival Bus Schedule****

Saturday September 21st

Shuttle Bus—runs 12:00 – 9:00 pm

Pick Ups:

1—-Riverside and East Street–(American Legion)
(turn around in front of American Legion lot)
2—-Riverside and Main Street at bus stop
3—-Hope Street (in old mall parking lot at bus stop)
4—- Commuter lot next to the Board of Education building on Church Street
(across from Imagination Museum )
5—-10 Main St (old Webster Bank parking lot by ATM machine) on South Street

Drop Off:

1—-Memorial Blvd. School (turn around on South Street)

2—-10 Main St (old Webster Bank parking lot by ATM machine) on South Street

3—-Commuter lot next to the Board of Education building on Church Street

4—-Hope Street (in old mall parking lot at bus stop)

5—-Riverside and Main Street at bus stop

6—-Riverside and East Street (American Legion)—turn around in front of Legion lot

Bus will continue the loop from 12:00 – 9:00 pm

Sunday September  22nd

Shuttle Bus runs from 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Pick Up — 229 Commuter Lot (next to Aldi’s)

Drop Off — Riverside Avenue and East Street (turn around in the American Legion Lot)

Return to the 229 Commuter Lot (next to Aldi’s)

Bus will continue the loop from 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Mum Festival Parade Route


Start at Race Street

  1. Left onto West Street
  2. Left onto School Street
  3. Right onto Church Street
  4. Left onto South Street
  5. Left onto East Street
  6. Left onto Memorial Boulevard (West Bound)
  7. Right onto Main Street (Parade Ends on Main Street)

Left onto Riverside Avenue Extension Right onto North Main Street

NOTE:  Parade Participants (Those in the parade), Continue on Main Street, take a Left onto Riverside Avenue Extension, and a Right onto North Main Street.  There will be Mum Festival Officials that will assist you on exit of parade route.  Third and Fourth Divisions can Break down on either side of Riverside Avenue, or go onto North Main Street.  First and Second Divisions can break down on either side of North Main Street.   
The Parade will officially end on Main Street to Riverside Avenue Extension to North Main Street.  Spectators should avoid these streets as they are the end of the performing route.  All units will disperse as they travel onto Riverside Avenue Extension and North Main Street.   


The Parade will end between Riverside Avenue Extension and the beginning of North Main Street.  For spectators, the parade will not continue down North Main as it did in the past.  

East Street View:


South Street to East Street to the West Bound Side of Memorial Boulevard. 

Mum Festival BINGO Set for September 15th

Greater Bristol Exchange Club
P.O. Box 4122 Bristol, CT 06010


Facebook Link


BINGO! A Bristol Mum Festival Tradition Continues

– Mum Festival to Host BINGO Event on September 15th-

Bristol, CT., August 22, 2019 – The Mum Festival Committee, in keeping with this year’s theme of “Growing Together”, is pleased to announce that this year’s Festival will once again feature its highly popular BINGO event which will be co-sponsored by the Bristol Polish Club on the afternoon of Sunday, September 15th.

As one of the Mum Festival’s Season of Events, BINGO will once again be held at the Bristol Polish American Citizen’s Club located at 541 N. Main Street in Bristol.

“Mum Festival Bingo is one of our most popular fundraisers and we can’t thank the community enough for their support as we continue the tradition”, said Maria Montelli-Tramazzo, Mum Festival Fundraising Chair. “Mark your calendars for a fun-filled afternoon of Mum Festival BINGO on Sunday, September 15th.”

Doors open at 11:00 am and games will start at 2:00 pm. There is a $10 admissions package with tickets available at the door. Ticket sales will begin at 12:30 pm. Additionally, the event will include specials at $1 each, two winner takes all games, a 50/50 drawing along with raffles and door prizes. Food will also be available for purchase with Free coffee and tea.

“This promises to be an afternoon event that everyone will enjoy”, added Jack Ferraro, Mum Festival Chairman. “Maria and the team have been hard at work to make the day special. And, BINGO is a great way to start off our Mum Festival Season of Events.”

Over the course of the Mum Festival weekend (September 19th – 22nd) the 2019 Mum Festival will feature a carnival (Friday night through Sunday night) with amusement rides, dozens of vendors from area businesses, crafters, local producers, restaurants, food trucks, community organizations, non- profits, and museums. Admission is free, and new for this year is a reworked Thursday night program that will feature “Jazz Under the Stars”, Art, Food Trucks and Refreshments.

“The greater Bristol community really enjoys this fall tradition each and every year” Maria continued.  “Coming out for BINGO helps us raise the funds we need to produce the Mum Festival and our committee is looking forward to seeing all of the BINGO players out there at the Bristol Polish Club for our special event.

For those that can’t make BINGO and simply would like to make a donation of monetary support to the Festival please visit https://bristolmumfestival.com/2019/02/14/donations-needed-for-2019-festival/

For more information about Mum Festival BINGO contact Maria Montelli-Tramazzo at 860.628.1435 or montra56@sbcglobal.net.

For more information on the 2019 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
Festival General Chairman
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 Chairs
e: marketing.mumfestival@gmail.com



Miss Mum To Be Held On September 13th!

The 2019 Miss Mum will be held on Friday, September 13th.  Please Save the Date!  Applications being accepted!

Visit the “Official” Miss Mum Page at:  http://missmumbristol.org/

Photographs of the “2018” Miss Mums:



Our New Miss Mums for 2018-2019! Congratulations!! 

Essay Winner:
Sofia Circosta

Miss Hospitality:
Gianna Lacapra

People’s Choice:
Angela Ragaini

Mini 1st Runner Up:
Tesla McCool

Mini Miss Mum 2018:
Gianna Cassin

Petite Miss Mum 2018:
Leah Aparo

Junior 2nd Runner Up:
Sage Cibula

Junior 1st Runner Up:
Allison Aparo

Junior Miss Mum 2018:
Carson Gagne

1st Runner Up Miss Mum:
Jenna Siemiatkoski

Miss Mum 2018:
Kayla Paulette

Vendor Application Deadline Nearing!

VENDOR Informational Packages – Terms & Conditions
Spots are filling quickly, so please get your Online Application in!!

  1.   2019 Vendor Information Package
  2.   Electrical Request Form (PDF)
  3.   Online Electrical Request Form


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 Information Package


Saturday, September 21 from 12 pm to 10 pm
Sunday September 22 from 12 pm to 7 pm (parade from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm)

Food Truck Zone:
(Thursday & Friday Only)

Thursday, September 19 from 5pm to 9pm
Friday, September 20 from 5pm to 10pm

LOCATION: 70 Memorial Boulevard, Bristol, Connecticut 06010

The 2019 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 21,  from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 22,  from 12:00 pm to 7:00 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 21 from 7:00 am to 10:30 am (food vendors must be setup by 10:30 am for inspection) Sunday, September 22 from 7:00am to 10:30 am (food vendors must be setup by 10:30 am for inspection)  Location: 70 Memorial Boulevard, 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 Information Package

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  (Thursday & Friday Only)
Thursday & 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 Historic MBS Field on Sunday!


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 Festival
PO Box 4122
Bristol, CT 06010-4122

Cafe Night & “Cigars Under the Stars” (Tickets & Reservations)

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This year’s Mum Festival Presents:

“Cigars Under the Stars”   

Cigar smoking will be held on the T-Salon Terrace outside.   There will be Bourbon Tasting, Food, Drink, Raffles and great Entertainment at the T-Salon Cafe inside.  So, something for everyone!

Ticket are available at:  Cigars Under the Stars

Tickets on sale Online for just $25.00!   

Tickets will also be sold At The Door, however you are asked to please reserve your tickets by submitting the form below!  We really need a Head Count…

Tickets price includes a Premium Hand Rolled Cigar from the Ventura Cigar Company (retail value $12.00-$14.00), Bourbon Tasting, and Food.

If you are not purchasing your tickets online, please submit your “At Door Ticket Reservation”  by completing the simple form below, as tickets are limited!   

Check out our Web Site for more great announcements at BristolMumFestival.com

Thank You!!