Begin your MumFest Tryon Palace experience with the MumFest Concert on the South Lawn featuring country music sensation Brett Young!! Also performing with Brett are the Season 4 winner of The Voice, Danielle Bradbery and New Bern favorite Bryan Mayer. The concert is a ticketed event.
On Sunday, return to the South Lawn to hear the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band perform their rousing repertoire beginning at 2pm. The performance is free to the public.
On Saturday you can browse through the plants available for sale at the Palace’s annual Fall Heritage Plant Sale. And, on both Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, take a break from the festival streets to stroll through more than 14 acres of beautifully-sculpted gardens filled with an explosion of chrysanthemums. These beautiful floral displays will provide a breath-taking backdrop for a weekend filled with free family entertainment, arts and crafts, and fabulous foods.
Completed in 1770, Tryon Palace served as the first permanent capitol of North Carolina and home to Royal Governor William Tryon and his family. During MumFest weekend the Palace grounds are open to the public.
Tyron Palace Gardens are free and open to the public throughout MumFest weekend. The gardens are open as follows: Friday, October 13, 9am – 3pm; Saturday, October 14, 9am – 5pm; Sunday, October 15, Noon – 5pm. The entrance to the Tryon Palace Gardens is at the intersection of Pollock and George Streets.