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Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

MUMFEST Kickoff Concert - Tryon Palace South Lawn

Sponsored by Bojangle's

Friday, October 9, 5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Gates open 5:00 p.m.

Featuring popular country music band, Love and Theft along with another well know performer, Bryan Mayer as the opener.

Tickets on sale at Mitchell Hardware, Beer Army Burger Company, New Bern Riverfront Convention Center and Lawson's Landing. Also available on line at:concert.

Make plans to stay for the Mumfest Kickoff Concert After Party at DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Grand Ball Room 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Opening Act: Mikele Buck Band

Feature Act: CMT Recording Artist: Bryan Mayer

Door cover charge and cash bar

Saturday October 10

Live Music by the River - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Under the tent between Persimmons & Galley Stores .

$10 entrance. Food & drink available for purchase.

Saturday October 10 & Sunday, October 11

Down to Earth Aerial Acrobatics - Union Point Park

Saturday:      10:00 a.m.   -  6:00 p.m.   (On the Hour)

Sunday:        10:00 a.m.   -  4:00p.m.    (On the Hour)

Beaufort Pirates Revenge ($) -  Union Point Park

Saturday:       9:00 a.m., 10:30a.m., 12:00p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30p.m.

Sunday:        10:30a.m., 12:00p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Waterfront Ferry Boat Rides ($) - Union Point Park to Lawson Creek Park & Back

$5/per adult - $3/child one way

Saturday:      9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Sunday:        9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Purina Incredible Dog Team - Union Point Park

Saturday:      10:45 a.m., 12:30,  2:30, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday:        11:00 a.m., 1:00, 3:15 p.m.

The YO-YO Guy   –  Intersection  Craven Street & Broad Streets

Saturday:      10:00a.m., 12:00p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:00p.m.

Sunday:         10:00a.m., 1:00p.m.,  3:00 p.m.


Alex Clark A Comedian who just happens to juggle -  Intersection Middle & Broad Streets

Saturday:       11:30 a.m., 1:30p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Sunday:          12:00p.m., 2:00p.m., 4:00 p.m.


Bank of the Arts - Entertainment - 317 Middle Street

Saturday only

12:00 noon             ENCORE, Craven Community College Chorus

  1:00 p.m.               New Bern Suzuki Musicians Group

  2:00 p.m.               Down East Dulcimers

New Bern Police Department K-9 Demonstrations - 300 Block - Craven St.

Saturday                  10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m 

Sunday                     10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m 


“Dunk a Cop” New Bern Police Department – Craven Street at city Hall

Saturday                  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m 

Sunday                    10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m 

New Bern Fire Department K-9 Darby Demonstrations - Broad & Middle Sts.

Darby a 2 year old Goldendor, is part of the fire investigation team who help investigators determine the best place to collect samples at a fire. Fire Marshall and K9 Handler D.T. Hill will be conducting demonstrations:

Saturday             10:30 a.m.,1:00 p.m, 3:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Sunday               1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Dance Arena -

Performances in the parking area between County Admin building & Sudan Temple

Saturday only

10:30                   Get the Pointe Dance Studio

11:30                   Margaret Fletcher Dance Studio

12:00                   Rivertowne Ballroom

1:00                     Wanda Kay’s School of Dance

1:30                     Tyron Palace Fife & Drum Corp.

2:00                     Down East Dance       

2:30                     New Bern High School Drill Team

3:30                     James City Steppers

4:00                     Island Dance


Lil' KIDSTUFF KORNER - Under the Tent – County Administration Lot


10:00 a.m.               Poly & Ester, Gabardine Sisters

10:45 a.m.               Steve Myott, Story Teller/Mask Maker

11:30 a.m.               Poly & Ester

12:15 p.m.               Gary Shelton Magic Show

1:00 p.m.                 Steve Myott, Story Teller

1:45 p.m.                 Steve Willie, Magician

2:30 p.m.                 Gary Shelton Magic Show

3:15 p.m.                 Poly & Ester

4:15 p.m.                 Steve Willie, Magician

4:45 p.m.                 Steve Myott, Story Teller



10:00 a.m.               Steve Myott, Story Teller/Mask Maker

10:45 a.m.               Poly & Ester, Gabardine Sisters

11:30 a.m.               Steve Myott, Story Teller

12:15 p.m.               Gary Shelton Magic Show

1:00 p.m.                 Poly & Ester

1:45 p.m.                 Gary Shelton Magic Show

2:30 p.m.                 Steve Willie, Magician

3:15 p.m.                 Poly & Ester

4:00 p.m.                 Steve Myott, Story Teller

MUMs and More MUMS!

Tryon Palace gardens will be bursting with mums and other fall blooms.

Gardens Open Free

Saturday                 9:00 a.m.   - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday                    12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission required for interior building tours.


Heritage Plant Sale - Tryon Palace,

Friday                        9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday                  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

"Run for the Mums" ($) - Union Point Park

Sponsored by New Bern Parks & Recreation

Sunday only- 5K Run/1 Mile Walk Run -

6:00 a.m. registration, 7:30 a.m. run begins.

Pre-registration $25 5K /$20 1Mile After Sept.12 $30.00 5K/$25 1Mile

Pumpkin Patch & Book Sale - Christ Church, Pollock & Middle Street

Both days 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FARMERS MARKET - South Front Street at Hancock

Farm-fresh produce, Arts and Crafts and more.

Open festival hours Saturday and Sunday

MUMFEST Jazz & Wine Time

When you want to sit and relax after spending time at the festival, stop at the DoubleTree by Hilton waterfront deck to listen to live jazz bands

Saturday 4:00 p.m. - 8: p.m. and Sunday 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.


Check back often as we update our plans for an exciting line up of

attractions and entertainment.







2015 sponsors

Title Sponsor

Joe Alcoke Auto and Truck Center

The Swiss Bear

Sun Journal


MUMFEST Kickoff Concert


Coastal Beverage Co.


New Bern Rotary Club

The Bernie Bear

Pepsi Minges Bottling Group

Wells Fargo

The Bear 97.9

ESPN New Bern 103.9 FM & 1490 AM
WNOS NewsTalk 107.5 FM & 1450 AM
ViaMark Advertising
Beasley Broadcasting Group
107.9 WNCT
V103.3 WMGV
99.5 the X WXNR
101.9 Kiss FM WIKS
106.5 WSFL

Beach Boogie & Blues  95.7 AM

Inner Banks Media
Thunder Country 96.3
94.1 WNBU Talk of the Town
Digity Media
All the hits BOB 93.3 WERO
Your Country 95.1 WRNS


The Neuse Bear


CarolinaEast Health System

Hampton Inn

Island Essential Tent & Event Rentals

North Carolina Education Lottery

SpringHill Suites Marriott




Little Caesars Pizza

City of New Bern

Boat Show

New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club

The Trent Bear

A.G. Salem & Associates

Computer Services, LLC

Courtyard Marriott Riverfront New Bern

First Citizens Bank

Hatteras Yachts

Piggly Wiggly Stores

Tarheel Associates, Inc.

the little bank

University of Mount Olive

The Local Bear



Coldwell Banker-Willis Smith Co.

DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront

Duke Energy Progress

Galley Stores

Morgan's Tavern & Grill

Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law

The Country Biscuit

Craven County Independent Insurance Agent Association


Call (252) 638-5781
or email:

PO Box 597 - New Bern, NC 28563 - Tel: 252-638-5781 - Fax: 252-638-6696 Website:

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