New and all time favorite attractions .....
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.
The Yo-Yo Guy
John Higby is the Yo-Yo Guy!
John has performed his unique high energy comedy yo-yo show in 26 countries from New Zealand to Japan, holds the world yo-yo champion title and four Guinness World Records. He has been featured on David Letterman, the Discovery Channels Time Warp, Comedy Central, the Guinness World Record show, Fetch the Ruff Ruffman on PBS and even has his own Topps trading card! The Yo-Yo Guy is an interactive performance with yo-yo's, a unicycle and a giant yo-yo that John walks on!
This is a great show for all ages!! Don't miss it!
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.
Be sure to check back - it's early in the year and the number of attractions is guaranteed to keep growing.