Mumfest expected to draw crowd to New Bern this weekend

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 09:28 PM.

The Richard Childress Racing Team will have with three famous stock cars – including the No. 3 of the late Dale Earnhardt. Two simulators will allow fans to feel the racing experience.

The X-POGO Stunt Team performs the most extreme pogo exhibitions in the world. The team has won several world championship titles in competition held in New York City.

Many favorites return, including comedian/stunt man Alex Clark; the Purina Incredible Dog Team; the Silver Drummer Girl; a huge model train show; New Bern Police’s K-9s and the Weller Kennels Labrador retriever demonstrations.

The 12th annual Mumfest Boat Show features coastal and offshore vessels on display in Union Point Park.

Every Mumfest needs lots of chrysanthemums and Tryon Palace serves them up in their gardens, which are open free Thursday through Sunday. The palace also has its bi-annual Heritage Plant Sale on Friday and Saturday.

Visitors can come to the festival by water taxi, trolley or park in downtown New Bern.

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