Mum Festival-Cancelled (see notes below)
August 26, 2020:
Although Barberton’s annual Mum Festival has been cancelled this year as a result of the COVID 19 Pandemic, the good news is that there will still be mums at Lake Anna Park this year to welcome fall. The mum gardens were planted earlier in the summer and will reflect Mums in a Sea of Color. The mum arch and floral clock will also be put on display from September 25 – September 27.
A potted mum sale will take place from Tuesday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 27th or while supplies last. Mum sale hours will be 11:30 am – 6:30 pm daily. Mums will be sold from the corner of West Hopocan Avenue and 3rd Street NW, across from the YMCA gymnasium. Eight inch potted mums will be available for sale at $7.00 per pot, or 5 pots for $30.00. Parking will be available in the orange City parking lot off Hopocan Avenue. (Access from either Newell Street or Wunderlich Avenue). For more information, contact Barberton Parks and Recreation at 330.861.7135.
September 26- 27, 2020-Cancelled (see note above) Lake Anna Park will explode with color as 17,000 chrysanthemums create over a million mum blooms in a rainbow of color at the thirtieth annual Mum Fest 2020 on Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th. Hours are 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. both days. 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. Please note, pets are NOT allowed at the festival for both the safety of them and our patrons. Entertainment Mum Fest 2020 will include water ski shows, canoe races on Lake Anna, roving entertainers, unique food vendors, sand sculpting, and children’s activities. Cost Admission to the Mum Fest is free 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. Cooperative Effort Mum Fest 2020 is a cooperative effort involving the City of Barberton Beautification Program, Aris Horticulture, Inc., Syngenta and the Barberton Community Foundation. Volunteers The Mum Festival relies heavily on the wonderful volunteers that work tirelessly each year. Would you like to volunteer this year? Please contact Samantha Edgar at 330-861-7184.