New this year .....
The NC Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association will display five helicopters from this era. So climb on board and talk with the people who were there and had the experiences.
Their vision was simply to establish a group of North Carolina men who flew helicopters in Vietnam, acquire a few old Vietnam era helicopters destined for the scrap heap, restore them, mount them on trailers, combined with the men who flew them.
They present a part of living history to the public and to schools. They consist of two LOH's, a Mike Model gunship, a Cobra gunship and a Medical Evacuation H-Model lift ship. All the Association members were helicopter pilots in Vietnam, instilling a personal touch to the displays. They have received overwhelming approval at every event in which they have participated. The display gives the public an opportunity to view the evolution of the helicopter gunship at the only location in the United States outside of the Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, AL.
NCVHPA has educated many, helped recruit a new generation of proud vets, and brought some understanding to a very difficult time for our country - and to those who wore its uniform. For more information on this organization go to www.ncvhpa.org
Down to Earth Aerial Acrobatics
Down to Earth Aerials is comprised of Amanda Durnell and Rebecca Vick an aerial acrobatic duo from Raleigh NC. Amanda received her education in aerial fabric and static trapeze from the New England Center for Circus Arts in VT, and also studied under Elsi and Serenity Smith (the trap twins) formally of Cirque Du Soleil.
Rebecca began practicing the aerial arts over 2 years ago under Amanda's tutelage and has furthered her aerial education to train at NECCA and through various workshops with Juliana Hane and others.
Their performances specialize in aerial hoop, static trapeze and aerial acrobatics on fabric suspended 16 - 30 feet high on a portable outdoor rig. You will be mezmorized and amazed as you watch them glide and climb on the fabric with intricate choreography.
One of their most popular acts is a blindfolded aerial hoop duo in which they explore ultimate boundaries of trust and strength necessary for partnering with another person on a moving, spinning aparatus. For more information about Down to Earth Aerials go to Videos
Don't miss this exciting new attraction with shows on the hour in Union Point Park both Saturday and Sunday.
And all time Favorites....
Be sure and put the Farmers Market on your list of things to see and do at Mumfest. The market will be filled with many vendors selling unique items from handmade soaps, candles, accessories, jewelry, artwork and photography to delicious baked goods, coffee, tea and North Carolina honey. Located 421 South Front Street at Hancock. Hours Sat. 8-6:30, Sun. 10:30-5.
New Bern's Firemen's Museum
Established in 1955, the New Bern Firemen's Museum is a unique experience. People of all ages will appreciate the City’s firefighting history and will enjoy the interactive exhibits. A must see for enthusiasts. Open Mon-Sat 10-4 located at 408 Hancock Street. Visit their website at www.newbernfiremuseum.com
NBPD 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 (across from City Hall), 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 a badge and deserve our thanks.
Don't miss these amazing demonstrations Saturday and Sunday - 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. Video demonstration at Mumfest courtesy of New Bern Now.
Michael's Enterprises is a Fayetteville, NC mobile midway company featuring rides, games, cotton candy & snow cones. Michael's Enterprises' has provided for MUMFEST guests many years offering rides and games for the whole family.
Tickets: $1/ea, $20 + 1 free ride, $45 for 52 tickets. Rides vary from 3-5 tickets per ride. Must be 36” or taller to go on rides.
Be sure to check back - it's early in the year and the number of attractions is guaranteed to keep growing.