Barberton Mum Festival

Saturday, September 28, 2013 All Day - Sunday, September 29, 2013
Lake Anna Park, 535 W. Park Ave. Barberton, OH 44203

http://cityofbarberton.com/oc/beautification_mum.shtml

BARBERTON MUM FEST to feature Mums, Music and More; Annual festival to be held September 28th and 29th in Barberton, Ohio.

Lake Anna Park will explode with color as 20,000 chrysanthemums create over a million mum blooms in a rainbow of color at the twenty-second annual MUM FEST 2013 on Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and 29th.

The dazzling floral display will provide a brilliant backdrop for a weekend filled with FREE family entertainment, historic views of Barberton, arts and crafts, gardening tips, and fabulous food.

Returning to the Mum Fest this year are performances by the ETC Children’s Choir, New Horizons band, and water ski shows featuring the Chippewa Lake Water Ski Show Team.  Water ski shows will take place on Saturday at 12:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., and also on Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
 
The Mum Festival will include a silent auction, sponsored by the Barberton Kiwanis Club.  The auction will take place Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, located at 107 – 5th Street.
 
The Friends of the Barberton Public Library will again host a library book sale on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5:30 p.m.  The library is located at 602 W Park Avenue.
 
On Saturday, from noon to 5:00 p.m. a Swiss steak dinner will be held at Lakeview United Methodist Church located at 211 - 3rd St., NW.
 
Admission to the Mum Fest is Free.  The chrysanthemums, some 21 varieties in all, are donated by Aris Horticultural Services, which is headquartered in Barberton.  The mums are featured in colorful collage displays and in addition to the mum gardens, are garden mum hanging baskets and a floral arch of garden mums.  Potted mums are also available for sale throughout the festival.
 

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