MumFest brings hundreds of New Bern vendors, entertainment, food, and more.
Downtown New Bern is gearing up for this year’s MumFest, which takes place on the second weekend in October each year.
Last year, the traditional large gathering of MumFest was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and residents were instead offered a scaled-down version dubbed MumFeast.
During the weekends throughout October 2020, vendors are moving to downtown New Bern for the enjoyment of residents and visitors.
This year, MumFest 2021 will celebrate its 40th anniversary on October 9 and 10.
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I am very excited about this year’s MumFest, ”said Lynne Harakal, Executive Director of Swiss Bear. “Extremely happy that we are able to bring this event back to eastern North Carolina and to our city.
Harakal said COVID precautions will be in place.
There will be additional spacing between vendors, disinfection measures on the rides, hand sanitizer available at all port-a-john locations, and MumFest programs can be obtained using QR codes.
“There will be more space between vendors for security reasons,” Harakal said. “We want everyone to feel comfortable and safe.”
MumFest will start at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with events scheduled throughout the day.
Organizers ask participants not to bring any food or drink outside, alcoholic or not, coolers and pitchers, bicycles, skateboards, skateboards, scooters, inline skates or any other self-propelled vehicle or laser pointer.
Changing stations will be located at The Cub House, 202A Pollock St. Union Point Park washrooms will be open with port-a-johns located at various locations in downtown New Bern.
The MumFest amusement zone will offer activities, games and rides for all ages. There will be a roller coaster, Ferris wheel, giant slide and more provided by Michael’s Amusements.
Be sure to visit Miller Lite Beer Gardens. You must be at least 21 years old to drink beer and wine, and all alcoholic beverages are limited to the beer garden. Pepsi products, water and food will also be available. Country, rock, pop and bluegrass musicians will perform.
saturday 9 october
11:30 am – Eric Rubich
1:30 p.m. – Justin Castellano
3:30 p.m. – Atlantic Bridge
5:30 p.m. – Mason Dixon – We Tickle Your Funny Bone
Sunday 10 October
11:30 am – William Seymour
1:30 p.m. – Mad violin
3:30 p.m. – Atlantic Bridge
MumFest 5K and 1Mile races
The MumFest 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held on Sunday October 10 and will start at Union Point Park, 210 E. Front St. 5K prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women as well as the top three finishers men and women in all categories. of age.
The 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. To register for either event, visit www.newbernnc.gov or call 252-639-2901.
MumFest Boat and Motorhome Show
This year’s MumFest Boat and RV Show is an exclusive Eastern North Carolina boat show featuring towable boats, marine crafts, and RVs from Riverside Camping Center. Some of the suppliers include Park Boat Company, American Marine, Tideline Marine, and brands such as Key West, Grady White, and Stingray.
As part of this year’s MumFest celebrations, MumFeast will be held October 15-16 in Middle, Pollock and Craven streets in downtown New Bern. Restaurants will offer street food. There will be a food truck rodeo, several dozen street vendors and live music. Downtown streets will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 15 and reopen at 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 16.
MumFest concert with Nelly
A concert featuring actor and music recording artist Nelly, Walker County and Jake Sutton will take place on October 29 at Lawson Creek Park. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. The concert is part of Swiss Bear’s efforts to make MumFest a month-long event
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For more information, visit mumfest.com.