Bristol Roundup Statewide News

Mum Festival Volunteers Working Hard Behind The Scenes — Tons of New Vendors Lined Up

Mum Festival Committee

The Mum Festival is quintessentially Bristol’s Town Fair. 

In recent years, the Mum Festival Committee has adopted a new way of thinking about what the Festival is, and what it should be. 

The bigger, the better approach appears to be the right formula for the Festival now. The last few years produced record turnouts and participating vendors.

Mum Festival Committee setting up Mum Festival

To make the enhanced event workout, the Mum Festival Committee has a huge task at hand to pull off another successful Festival.

If the Festival is a win, Bristol is a win.

The Mum Festival Committee posted “Hats off to this awesome team that has the absolute hardest job at the Mum Festival, bar none!”

The job is lining spaces for vendors, industrial generators, light poles, stage set up, a 100’ big top tent, and more seating tents.”

Additionally, they combat the scorching heat, and whatever else mother nature threw at them.

“We all looked like Lobsters when we finally called it a day. It takes two full days two completely line off the huge Memorial Boulevard Field. Many of these individuals take the week off as well.”

This year’s Festival runs from September 20th – 23rd and admission and parking are free. 

“We’ve had a great response from vendors once again this year, said Andy Adams, Mum Festival Vendor Chair. “There is truly something for everyone and we welcome the community to come down and enjoy all the offerings. We’ve even added a handmade artisan section this year to the festival.” 

When it comes to the variety of vendors this year’s Mum Festival will feature a mouth-watering line up of 26 food trucks and booths.

Menus will consist of a wide variety of choices that will surely tempt the palate.

Food Vendors will be offering seafood, BBQ, gourmet sliders, loaded baked potatoes, bread bowls filled with chowders, gourmet cupcakes, frozen drinks served in pineapples, fried Oreos, chili, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Greek options, macaroni and cheese varieties and so much more! “

Festival attendees will also be able to stroll through 125 vendors made up of community organizations, businesses, artists, retail and artisan crafters. Handcrafted soy candles, jewelry and pottery, artwork, home decor, children’s toys, baked goods, wood products, soaps, lotions, caricatures, wreaths, wands and so many more unique items that will be available to purchase.

Over the course of the weekend the Festival will also feature a carnival with amusement rides, children’s programming, a petting zoo, pony rides, touch-a-vehicle, horse and carriage rides, an Art and Jazz Gala, a beer and wine garden, all-day live music and entertainment, a car show, a Harley bike show, Fireworks on Friday night, the famous traditional Mum parade on Sunday and so much more.

“We are so excited that Mum Festival Weekend is finally here, and we can’t wait to see everyone,” said Jack Ferraro, Mum Festival Chairman.

“The Mum Festival has been a part of Bristol History for almost six decades and the all-volunteer Mum Festival Committee has truly put together a very a special event that truly showcases the best that Bristol has to offer.”

A full, detailed schedule of the Mum Festival is available here.

The Roundup team works hard to report, create and aggregate news stories that helps The Connecticut Roundup serve as a user’s guide for everything Connecticut, both in print and online. Through world-class design, bold photography, and captivating writing, they point you to the best in local news, business professionals, food, drink, arts, culture, fashion, and more. You can contact this group of amazing people at

0 comments on “Mum Festival Volunteers Working Hard Behind The Scenes — Tons of New Vendors Lined Up