New This Year...
The Xpogo Stunt Team is the most talented and experienced extreme pogo exhibition team in the world. Jumping over 9 feet in the air on next generations pogo sticks while throwing down flips and incredible tricks, The Xpogo Stunt Team creates crowds in an instant and keeps them engaged until the final bounce.
Watch their newest show reel here...
Featuring the best Xpogo talent from around the world, the Xpogo Stunt Team is an international, award-winning group, with no less than 13 world records to their name. The Xpogo Stunt Team has headlined across the globe, from Rio to Beijing to Rome to London and throughout Canada and the United States. Having worked with every major media outlet nationally and appearing in numerous movies, commercials, music videos and TV shows, the Xpogo Stunt Team takes pogo to new heights. Don't miss three shows daily in Union Point Park
Race fans will be revved up with the NASCAR Racing Tour
Title Sponsor Joe Alcoke Auto & Truck Center has an outstanding treat for NASCAR fans along with the popular new model car show on display along Middle Street adjacent to the NASCAR Racing Tour exhibit.. Three RCR race cars and two racing simulators! Come see Richard Childress Racing's No. 3 GM Goodwrench plus Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt. Dale Earnhardt and Richard Childress Racing earned 43 of their 67 victories and four of their seven championships together in the famed No. 3 Chevrolet.
Juice on the Neuse Festival...Under the Big Tent next to the Galley Stores - Saturday
MUMFEST's newest venue offers the opportunity to sample a wide variety of wines and craft beers from all over the world along with hors d'oeuvres provided by Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant. Saturday 1-4 p.m. Admission - $20/person.
Adding to the afternoon and evening, on Persimmons Restaurant Waterfront Deck, enjoy entertainment featuring Brian Mayer in the afternoon and Mac & Juice in the evening until 9 p.m.
Bud Light Beer Garden
Live music on the Deck at the Double Tree by Hilton, New Bern Riverfront. Drop by for a cold frosty beer. Entertainment daily from 1-5 pm and enjoy the ambiance of the Trent and Neuse Rivers. Admission Free.
Saturday - Peace Soldier, Sunday - Bryan "Stretch" Mayer.
Returning by popular demand...
Purina Incredible Dog Team
A team of dogs in peak physical condition perform amazing free-style flying disc routines.
Photo by Sue Williams
Utilizing a high-energy performance set to music, the trainers and their dogs entertain while also educating people about responsible pet care and how proper nutrition and good training can bring out the best in any dog, at any life stage.
The athletic feats performed by the team include rolling back catches, two-legged balancing acts on the trainer's feet and vaulting off of their trainer's body to snare a flying disc.
Union Point Park - four shows daily
Festival goers love Alex Clark and his award winning improvised wit and charm. He juggles flames, climbs the "ladder of doom" and invites crowd participation throughout his act.
This world traveled comedian stands above the rest as the only one that's been trained by the circus.
Bring the kids, bring the family, get grandpa out of the retirement home because no one should miss this!
Middle & Broad Street intersection
Sun. 12 noon, 2:00, 4:00
Magic Moments by Steve
Steve Wille has been performing magic for over 25 yrs. and has appeared on TV in both the U.S. and Bermuda. Aside from having a 6 night a week show that ran for 12 years at the Okey Dokey on Long Island he also worked as a street performer at the Sunset Feasterville in Key West, the South Street Seaport in New York City and performed with Joan Rivers at Sundays on the Bay. We are pleased to have Steve, a talented magician and entertainer, back at MUMFEST again this year.
The Amazing Zultan
Long ago, an old man appeared to a young shepherd boy lost in the great desserts of the East. In exchange for salvation from his inevitable desert grave, the boy promised to become the guardian of an ancient secret. A craft so ominous the great kings of the past trembled at the feet of those who wielded its power. Please welcome to the streets of New Bern, from adrift upon the sands of time, a man wielding ancient mystical powers. The Amazing Zultan, Guardian of the Golden Scepter!
Roving performances both Sat & Sun on Broad and East Front Streets and at the Kids Korner.
Little River Winery... mobile tasting room
Mumfester's age 21 and older can sample a wide variety of wines produced from grapes grown in the foothills of North Carolina's Uhwarrie Mountain Range by the Little River Winery for a modest $5 admission fee.
Little River specializes in traditional wines such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, etc. They also have a line of semi-sweet fruit wines such as a sweet Blackberry, Blueberry, Peach and Island Breeze, under their Crawdad Creek line, that have drawn significant demand. These fruit wines are great for parties, picnics and special events for groups.
Located on Craven Street, it's the perfect place to stop and take a break, enjoy a sip of wine and socialize before venturing out into the midway area once again to enjoy the many other venues.
Sunday Oct 13
Coastal Womens Shelter
Run for the Mums is a Parks & Recreation featured event. This flat course race begins and ends at Union Point Park and goes through scenic New Bern historic district. Awards will be presented to the overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place male/female runners in each age group. Starting time 7:30 a.m. Early registration $25. Day of race $30. T-shirts to all pre-registered runners.
To register click here or for more information contact Trevor Freitas (252) 639-2907, email email@example.com. For more information about Coastal Women's Shelter go to www.coastalwomensshelter.org or call 252-638-4509.
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.
Dancing with the Stars
Saturday Oct 12
Mumfest has its very own version of Dancing with the Stars with performances from local dance studios. Check Schedule of Events page for listing of dance groups performing.
Coastal Carolina Railroader's and Thomas the Train Exhibits
The model railroad and Thomas the Train exhibit brings smiles to enthusiasts of all ages. Thomas is a cheeky little blue wooden train with lots of friends and accessories that makes him so lovable. On a grander scale, the double track HO scale model railroad is a marvel of detail and technical know-how. A must see for enthusiasts.
Thomas the Train layout in the Carolina Coastal Railroaders space at the Sudan Temple.
Photo by Sue Williams
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
Labrador Field Retriever Demonstrations
John Weller, Weller Kennels, demonstrates the talents of his trio of Master National Hunting Retrievers. Weller has a lengthy record of wins in regional and national competitions with retrievers he has trained. A long time returning favorite at MUMFEST
Silver Drummer Girl
This spell binding human statue, mime, professional performer and musician, fools the audience into believing she is a statue. When tipped she comes to life playing the snare drum inspiring a unique reaction from each individual, entertaining all ages and walks of life. Photo by Sue Williams
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.
Be sure to check back - it's early in the year and the number of attractions is guaranteed to keep growing.