New attractions announced for 37th annual MumFest

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) - We are exactly one month away from the 37th annual MumFest in New Bern.

As the final touches on the event are being put into place, event organizers shared with WITN some details about the new attractions that will be featured.

The third annual MumFest Kick-off Concert will feature headliner Brett Young.

A North Carolina group called Imagine Circus will be the headlining street act and fill the First Citizens Bank performance area of New Bern with aerialists, fire eaters and acrobats.

Event organizer Lynne Harakal, the Swiss Bear executive director, says this year they're trying to include entertainment for everyone.

"I think that we have a few things more for people in their teens and 20s that maybe we didn't really have as much for them in the past," she explains. "I mean we've always had rides, which everybody enjoys, but this year we will have a rock climbing wall as well and a truck coming in that will have video games."

Nearly 300 vendors and more than a dozen food trucks have already signed up to take part in this year's MumFest, which officially kicks off on October 13 and will run until October 15.