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Finest Festival


By Leah Chester-Davis

Finest Festival

Downtown New Bern | 252-288-9825

A colorful way to usher in fall, our readers voted MumFest best "Festival" in our annual Carolina's Finest contest!

Downtown New Bern is ablaze with fall color each October when it hosts MumFest. This autumnal extravaganza features mums in bronzes, yellows, crimsons, burgundies, purples and whites that adorn the streets and shops. A Mum Arch and Maze at Union Point Park on the scenic waterfront is the perfect spot for photographs.

In what was billed as “MumFeast!” this past October, many of the restaurants set up on-street dining on the weekends, adding to the festive atmosphere. The festival also typically includes a wide range of street food, and business, nonprofit, and arts and crafts vendors. Local musicians perform every weekend throughout the month.

A lot of events, music, vendors, food and the atmosphere bring me back year after year.

—Brenda Bowen, Hookerton, a member of the Pitt & Greene EMC

About the Author

Leah Chester-Davis loves to explore North Carolina. Her business, Chester-Davis Communications (, specializes in food, farm, gardening and lifestyle brands and organizations.

Comments (1)

  • Mumfest .... and Mumfeast is such a superb event

    Lea Hatch |
    December 03, 2020 |

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