New Bern


Now in its 35th year, Mumfest 2015 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.

New This Year...

Check back often as we add exciting new attractions and entertainment.


Festival Favorites

We will be adding more of your festival favorites as details are confirmed.


Purina Incredible Dog Team

We welcome back to MUMFEST, trainer Laura Moretz and her world class canines ready to thrill the crowd with dare devil frisbee tricks and incredible stunts. These dogs have performed all over the country at NFL halftime football games, college basketball games, fairs and festivals. Many of the dogs in the show are world finalists and rescues and even include a 4 lb. chihuahua.

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.

Laura has judged and taught frisbee in Japan, Europe and Canada and will be available after each show to answer your dog training questions while you meet the stars of the perforamnces, the dogs.

New Bern Police Department K-9 Demonstrations

Located at Craven St. - across from City Hall

While watching the New Bern Police Dept. K-9 demonstrations on the corner of Craven and Pollock Street remember that there is nothing ordinary about these wonderful animals. They ride in police cars and helicopters, they search for lost people and frightened children, and they sniff out drugs and bad guys. But most important the dogs earn the right to carry and badge and deserve our thanks. Don' miss these amazing demonstrations, Saturday and Sunday - 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.


Boat Show

New location ... check back as we finalize plans for a new and exciting boat show!



Sponsored by New Bern Parks & Recreation

Sunday, Oct 11       


Proceeds benefit Coastal Women's Shelter


Run for Mums is a Parks & Recreation featured event. This flat course race begins and ends at Union Point Park and goes through New Bern's scenic historic district. Awards will be presented to the overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place male/female runners in each age group. Registration begins at 6:00 a.m. Registration Fee $30. Start time 7:30 a.m.

For more information contact Trevor Freitas 252-639-2907 email freitast@newbern-nc.org . Information about Coastal Women's Shelter go to www.coastalwomensshelter.org or call 252-638-4509.

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 Patch

Sponsored 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.


Other Festival Favorites

• Arts, crafts & commercial vendors
• New model car show
• Amusement rides
• Savory foods
• Exhibits
• 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.

Check back often and watch the list of attractions grow!




PO Box 597, New Bern, NC 28563 | Tel: 252-638-5781 | Fax: 252-638-6696 | www.downtownnewbern.com

MUMFEST Coordinator: swissbear@swissbear.org


2015 Sponsors