Mums the Word: 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 sixth annual MUM FEST 2016 on Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th.
The dazzling floral display will provide a brilliant backdrop for a weekend filled with FREE family entertainment, arts and crafts, gardening tips, and fabulous foods.
MUM FEST 2016 will include water ski shows, canoe races on Lake Anna, roving entertainers, unique food vendors, ice carving, sand sculpting, and children’s activities.
Admission to the Mum Fest is FREE. The chrysanthemums are donated by Aris Horticulture, Inc., located in Barberton, Ohio. Aris Horticulture is a leading grower of high quality ornamental plant products. The mums are featured in colorful collage displays. In addition to the mum gardens, are garden mum hanging baskets and a floral arch of garden mums.
MUM FEST 2016 is a cooperative effort involving the City of Barberton Beautification Program, Aris Horticulture, Inc., and the Barberton Community Foundation.
Attendees will have the opportunity to chalk the walks around Lake Anna. As a new activity, the 2016 Festival will feature the Renaissance tradition of sidewalk chalk drawings. In addition to professional and student artists, the public will be invited to chalk pictures at the Lake. Boxes of chalk will be available for purchase. Further Info
A parking shuttle will again be available to the public attending the annual Barberton Mum Festival. Those wishing to use the shuttle can park at the Barberton Middle School, located at 477 – 4th Street, NW in Barberton. Bus shuttles will be running from the Middle School to Lake Anna Park and back throughout the festival weekend. Festival hours are 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.
The Barberton Beautification Committee will sell mums prior to the Barberton Mum Festival on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 21 - 23 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The mums will be sold from the mum sales area, located west of the OC Barber Statue at Lake Anna Park. Eight inch potted mums will be available for sale at $7.00 per pot, or 5 pots for $30.00. The public is encouraged to check out the potted mum presale for the best selection of mum varieties and colors. Potted mums will also be sold throughout the Mum Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25.
For more information contact Barberton Beautification at 330.848.6653. Further Info