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Monday, August 29, 2011

Fantasy, Fun and Entertainment in New Bern, NC

Now in its 31st year, the two-day extravaganza MUMFEST on October 8 and 9 is a combination of fantasy, fun and entertainment, which has consistently attracted over 80,000 visitors to New Bern’s revitalized historic downtown and waterfront. 
Recognized as one of October’s Top 20 Events in the Southeastern United States, MUMFEST fills the streets of historic downtown New Bern from the waterfront at Union Point Park to the gardens at Tryon Palace.
Music and MUMFEST definitely go together and this year's MUMFEST is so big it’s crossing the river! YPG River Jam features three favorite bands.  
The High-Flying Purina Incredible Dog Team performs amazing free-style disc routines set to music.  Alex Clark is a world traveled circus-trained comedian who juggles flames, climbs up the 10’ ladder of “doom” and is simply amazing in Project Dynamite. 
The Corvette Racing Tour is back to celebrate Corvette’s storied racing history and Chevrolet’s 100th anniversary. The King BMX Stunt Show presents some of the most daring and talented ramp and flatland riders. 
The whole family will have a great time kazooing along with Rick Hubbard and the Kazoobie Kazoo Show.  
Stage entertainment this year features Susannah and Uncle John. Back by popular demand are local favorites, Conch Stew and New Diamond Jubilee.  
Catch the excitement at the Amusement Park with exciting rides for kids of all ages. As you walk along the streets of downtown New Bern you’ll encounter strolling magicians, face painters, fire-eaters and clowns. 
Beautiful Union Point Park is the site of the annual trailerable MUMFEST Boat Show, maritime and marine exhibits, military vessels, nautical displays and demonstrations.
For more information on MUMFEST and free shuttle service and boat taxis visit www.mumfest.com 
For more information about top events in North Carolina take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in North Carolina.