Welcome to the 58th Annual Tipp City Mum Festival
On behalf of all the Mum Festival committee and volunteers, I am honored to welcome everyone to the 2016 Tipp City Mum Festival. The theme this year is "Revving Up the Mums." For a complete list of all activities and entertainment, please visit The Festival's website at www.tippcitymumfestival.org.
The festival kicks off on Saturday, August 27th at 5 p.m. with the Little Mr. and Miss Mum Pageant held in the Tipp City High School Auditorium. The Mum Queens Pageant, which will be free of charge beginning this year, will follow at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, September 11th, the 10th Mum Festival Motorcycle ride takes place. All proceeds from this ride benefit the Tipp City Needy Basket. We will present the check during the Mum Festival on Spetember 25th.
Events for the festival begin on Friday night, September 23rd at 5 p.m. with the 25th Annual Antique Car Cruise-In. In 2015, over 800 vehicles participated in the event.
Saturday morning, September 24th the festivities begin with the Run for the Mum's at 8 a.m. in the City Park, followed by the annual Mum Festival Parade. The parade route travels down Main Street through Historic Downtown Tipp City. The parade begins at 10 a.m. with local and surrounding area bands, floats, clowns, classic cars, and many other entertaining units.
After the parade, be sure to visit the festival at the Tipp City Park, located at the intersection of North Third Street and Parkwood Drive. Visitors to the festival in the Park will find great arts and crafts exhibits, delicious concessions, a merchants market and wonderful entertainment. The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to ~6 p.m. Sunday.
Children, big and small, will enjoy the 16th Annual MumKids Land held on the tennis court inside the park. Allow the kids to burn off some engery playing on the inflatables and other activities from Noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
I would like to send out a very special thanks to all of the fabulous volunteers. I should also mention the assistance we receive from the City of Tipp City and thier employees. Many people have put in their time and effort over the past year to make this year's Mum Festival a great success.
I also wish to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to all the generous sponsors that have contributed to the Mum Festival. Without the help and support of these people and organizations, the Mum Festival would not be possible.
The Mum Festival is always looking for new people to volunteer their creative talents. If you are interested in helping with the Mum Festival, please email tippcitymumfestival.org to volunteer.
Again, we thank everyone for their support and hope you will enjoy the Tipp City Mum Festival.
Corey Rismiller, 2016 Tipp City Mum Festival President
and Talent Award Winner