Memorial Boulevard, off Rte. 72, Bristol, CT 06010. Phone: 860-582-3069.
Admission: Free. The Festival Opening Ceremony is on Friday night with the Crowning of Miss Mum and Jr. Miss Mum followed by a variety of activities for all ages on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Events include Touch-a-Truck, Soap Box Derby Run for all children to try, Ride the Train, Juried and Non-Juried crafters, and Organization booths sponsoring a variety of free activities including crafts, face painting and games and the CHIP (Child Identification Program). Stage Performances include: Magic acts, Jugglers and Live bands throughout the entire day. The Antique Cars roll in at 5:00 p.m. sponsored by the Bristol Auto Club with music performed by Rock-n-Rhythm, Balloon Glow begins at dusk and Memorial Boulevard School grounds. Enjoy Apple Fritters Center Stage Right during the day on Saturday and for the morning lift of on Sunday. These little nuggets of deliciousness, served warm are soft, decadent, with real chunks of apple, rolled in sweet cinnamon and sugar.
Sunday includes Balloons over Bristol 6:00 a.m. – lift off at Memorial Boulevard School grounds, followed by a Hometown Hero breakfast fundraiser provided by the American Legion. The Mum Parade begins at 1:30 p.m. where FREE balloons will be given out. Throughout the remaining 2 weeks local museums, public facilities and organizations will offer Open Houses, an Oktoberfest sponsored by the German Club and the 46th running of the Bristol Mum-a-Thon road race. We conclude on Saturday, October 3rd with a BINGO fundraiser. For more information or details visit the website.