WELCOME TO MUMFEST 2013!
Something for everyone...
Now in its 33rd year, Mumfest 2013 promises another grand fall weekend of family fun - something for everyone.
Mumfest a city sponsored event, produced by Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp., is one of the finest award winning festivals in the state of North Carolina.The combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and savory foods in the beautifully restored setting of downtown New Bern and its waterfront, is enjoyed by more than 90,000 festival-goers every fall.
An annual Reader's Choice winner as Best Festival and Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 October Events, makes Mumfest an event you don't want to miss.
Extreme Attraction Xpogo Stunt Team. This is the most talented and experienced extreme pogo exhibition team in the world. Jumping over 9 feet in the air on next-generation pogo sticks, throwing down flips and doing incredible tricks. The Xpogo Stunt Team generates crowds in an instant, engaging to the final bounce.
The Xpogo Stunt Team is an international, award-winning group, with 13 world records to their name, has headlined across the globe from Rio to Beijing, Rome to London and throughout Canada and the United States. Having worked with every major media outlet nationally and appearing in numerous movies, commercials, music videos and TV shows, the Xpogo Stunt Team takes pogo to new heights.
Watch their newest show reel here...
Race fans will be revved up with the NASCAR Racing Tour.
Title Sponsor Joe Alcoke Auto & Truck Center has an outstanding treat for NASCAR fans along with the popular new model car show on display along Middle Street adjacent to the NASCAR Racing Tour exhibit.. Three RCR race cars and two racing simulators! Come see Richard Childress Racing's No. 3 GM Goodwrench plus Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt. Dale Earnhardt and Richard Childress Racing earned 43 of their 67 victories and four of their seven championships together in the famed No. 3 Chevrolet.
The Amazing Zultan
Long ago, an old man appeared to a young shepherd boy lost in the great desserts of the East. In exchange for salvation from his inevitable desert grave, the boy promised to become the guardian of an ancient secret. A craft so ominous the great kings of the past trembled at the feet of those who wielded its power. Please welcome to the streets of New Bern, from adrift upon the sands of time, a man wielding ancient mystical powers. The Amazing Zultan, Guardian of the Golden Scepter!
Juice on the Neuse Festival... Under the Big Tent next to the
Galley Stores - Saturday
MUMFEST's newest venue offers the opportunity to sample a wide variety of wines and craft beers from all over the world along with hors d'oeuvres provided by Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant. Saturday 1-4 p.m. Admission - $20/person.
Adding to the afternoon and evening, on Persimmons Restaurant Waterfront Deck, enjoy entertainment featuring Brian Mayer in the afternoon and Mac & Juice in the evening until 9 p.m.
Bud Light Beer Garden
Live music on the Deck at the Double Tree by Hilton, New Bern Riverfront. Drop by for a cold frosty beer. Entertainment daily from 1-5 pm and enjoy the ambiance of the Trent and Neuse Rivers. Admission is Free.
Saturday - Peace Soldier, Sunday - Bryan "Stretch" Mayer.
returning due to popular demand
Alex Clark/Project Dynamite - a genius for engaging crowds.
This juggler, a comedian from Los Angeles has entertained Mumfest crowds for the past two years.
He juggles flames, machetes, climbs the "ladder of doom" and interacts with festival-goers throughout his act.
World traveled, Alex is a comedian that stands above the rest. This is a "must see" family affair!
For Wine Lovers -
the Little River Winery mobile tasting room
Take a break and sample Little River Winery wines in the beautiful mobile tasting room located in the midway area on Craven St.
For a $5 admission fee, festival goers over 21 can sample a wide variety of wines, produced in the foothills of North Carolina's Uhwarrie Mountain range.
The Little River Mobile Tasting Room is a beautiful unit with air conditioning, hardwood and tile floors, granite countertops, mahogany wine racks that hold up to 300 bottles of wine and big screen TV with surround sound.
Boating - Outdoor Life & Recreation
You'll see the latest in trailerable boats up to 30 feet, exhibits and vendors with all the latest in the world of outdoor recreation and adventure. Featuring exhibits and booths focused on backpacking, bicycling, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, running and sailing - Union Point Park.
Main Stage Saturday...
Mumfest Stage Entertainment Galore...
Showing casing some of North Carolina's best bands and talented groups with a diversity of entertainment for the old and young alike.
On the main stage adjacent to the Galley Store on Saturday, groups include a new sound provided by Spiritmaster an electronic music producer from Richmond, VA., The Wannabees, a classic rock and roll group based out of New Bern, Carolina Casuals a 9-piece band performing the finest beach, soul and rhythm & blues music, our own Southern Gentlemen Chorus of New Bern and Billy Holton and the Soul Shakers one of Eastern NC's favorite dance bands playing a soulful sound and some very tasty lead and funky rhythm's.
Click here for more information. Times posted on Schedule of Events as it gets closer to festival.
Main Stage on Sunday ...
The North Carolina Songwriters Co-op
Will feature a day filled with talented song writers and singers in the surrounding area. Hear fresh new songs and talent. For those who are interested in performing, send a recording and website link to email@example.com with a brief bio and contact information.
Selection by NCSC is based on performance quality. For more information go to: http://www.ncsongwriters.org/fr_home.cfm
Back by Popular Demand!
Purina Incredible Dog Team
This collection of some of the world's most athletic canines perform amazing free style flying disk routines.
The high energy performances set to music, include roll back catches, two-legged balancing acts on the trainer's feet and jumping nearly 10 feet in the air to snare a flying disk.
The team stresses the "incredible" potential in every dog, which is reflected in a number of canine team members who were adopted at animal shelters and rescue groups around the country.
Union Point Park - Saturday: 10:45,12:30, 2:30, 4:30. Sunday: 11:00, 1:00, 3:15. Photo's courtesy of Judy Hills
The Silver Drummer Girl
This spellbinding human statue, mime, professional performer and musician, fools the audience into believing she is a statue. Toss a coin in the tip bucket and she comes to life playing the snare drum inspiring a unique reaction from each individual, entertaining all ages and walks of life. Voted "best of" Asheville street performer 2009,2010,2011.
Amusement Rides's - a festival must!
Michael's Enterprise provides an assortment of rides for big and little kids. All time favorites, the Expo Wheel & Merry-go-round, Dino the Dinosaur, Willie the Wale motorcycle jump, Scat, Vertigo and more. Tickets for rides are: Sheet of 20 tickets (includes one free ride) = $20.00. Sheet of 52 tickets = $45.00
Photos courtesy of Jeanne Julian
Pumpkin PatchSponsored by Christ Episcopal Church
corner of Middle & Pollock Streets, has hundreds of pumpkins of all sizes, gourds, Indian Corn and much more all in time for the fall season. All Proceeds benefit local outreach. Open 9-6 Saturday, 12-6 Sunday.
Rest & Relaxation Area
Sponsored by The Courtyards at Berne Village
Thanks to The Courtyards at Berne Village festival-goers can rest, relax and take a needed break and re-energize in a shaded comfort zone filled with chairs & tables. Located near the entry into Union Point Park.
| • Arts, crafts & commercial vendors
• New model car show
• Amusement rides
• Savory foods
• Live entertainment - Roving Street
• KIDSTUFF & Lil' Kidstuff
• Pumpkin Patch
| • Model Railroad Exhibit
• Retriever Field Demonstrations
• Fire & Police Demonstrations
• Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens ablaze with the majestic fall colors of thousands of mums. Gardens open free Friday & Saturday. www.tryonpalace.org
Be sure to check back - it's early in the year and the number of attractions are guaranteed to keep growing!