The mums say it best!

Fall has arrived, and that can mean only one thing. Well actually several things, as New Bern is chock full of activities lined up for October. Three of my absolutely favorite events celebrate the beautiful blooms seen throughout our hometown, mums! MumFest, MumFest Concert and MumFeast are set, so now it is just a matter of how to fit in all the fun.

The Best Fest

Mark those calendars for the weekend of October 8 and 9, when the city is in full bloom! The entire downtown is transformed into a massive floral display while you enjoy food, entertainment, arts, crafts and so much more. Last year’s MumFest drew in over 70,000 visitors, and this year it is sure to be even bigger. Stop by the mum arch at Union Point Park for a photo op, along with a trip around the mum maze.

The Music Maker

One of my favorite performers, Jimmie Allen, is the headliner for the MumFest Concert on Friday, October 14. Allen received the CMA New Artist of the Year Award, and he will be ready to show us why he won with his amazing voice and energy! The concert takes place at Lawson Creek Park, with gates opening at 4:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $25; click here to purchase.

And the Feast of It

Now that we have become spoiled with the delicious MumFeast for the past two years, thank goodness it is back again! Taking place the weekend of October 21 and 22, the “Feasting in the Streets” in Downtown New Bern will offer a meal to satisfy any and all your cravings. This year, we have the added bonus of Ghostwalk happening the same days to round out a weekend of food, fright and sights!

Mums are the word for the month, however no one is keeping mum about these fantastic events!