Mum Fest Fun- Downtown NB

Downtown New Bern will celebrate its annual MumFest street festival October 11-13, expecting to draw more than 120,000 visitors to one of the many sections of the city that were under water just 13 months earlier during Hurricane Florence. Organizers expect this year’s MumFest  to be the biggest in its 39 years and booth spaces are already sold out. As usual, it features diverse food offerings, midway rides, street performers, and a downtown’s worth of vendors.

Tryon Palace gardens will be open for free during MumFest weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13 in historic downtown New Bern. Hundreds of mums and a variety of fall blooming plants will be on display throughout the 16 acres of gardens of Tryon Palace during Garden Lovers’ Weekend.

Gardens will be free and open to the public Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 13, from noon to 6 p.m. Interior tours require the purchase of a ticket.