Mumfest Banners


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Purchase MumFest 2017 Banners Now!

Follow this link for MumFest Banner Application

Note:  The deadline has been extended until August 7, 2017!

MumFest will be held October 14-15, 2017 in beautiful downtown New Bern!  Save the date!

Each year, the downtown Rotary Club of New Bern works with Swiss Bear, raising funds for local charities and city development efforts. Our role is selling the colorful and cheery banners that fly from the lamp posts with the MumFest logo and name of your business or family. You get the banner back after the event! It makes a wonderful business display to demonstrate your support and appreciation of these two organizations, the charities they serve, and continued efforts to grow and develop economic opportunities in New Bern.

We believe you will love the banner so much you will want to buy one each year.  Have a favorite business, maybe without funds to buy one?  Get a collection from regulars and surprise your business friend!  What  a great way to support and thank a local business.


Dear Supporter:


The Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corp and The Rotary Club of New Bern have launched the MumFest’17 campaign. We would like to have your participation. You can reserve your banner for the MumFest’17 by completing the sponsorship application (follow this link), enclosing a check for $185.00 made payable to ROTARY CLUB OF NEW BERN, and mailing it back to us at PO Box 818, New Bern, NC 28563-0818. The deadline for submission of application and payment is July 30, 2017.

Note:  The deadline has been extended until August 7, 2017!


Why participate?


Your name will be printed on both sides of the banner along with the MumFest ’17 logo (example on application). Banners will be hung on downtown New Bern lamp posts for several weeks prior to the MumFest, during the MumFest, and several weeks after the MumFest. Your personalized banner will also be returned to you (see schedule below). Having your name displayed beautifully for thousands to see gives you a valuable opportunity to show your support of community events and civic pride.


  • July 30 Deadline for banner sales
  • Sept 11 Banners at printers
  • Sept 25-29 Banners will be hung by Public Works
  • Oct 14-15 MumFest ‘17
  • Nov 6-13 Banners taken down by Public Works
  • December Banners given to Rotary to distribute back to supporters


An alternative opportunity for support this year is to become a MUM SPONSOR for $300.00. This level provides a banner and recognition as a sponsor. Funds generated by MUM SPONSORS are used to beautify downtown New Bern with Mum plantings during the festival period. Contact the Swiss Bear for more information at 252-638-5781 or


We look forward to you becoming a supporter of MumFest’17 and proudly displaying your personalized colorful banner. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Thank you for your support!


Cordially yours,


Rotary MumFest’17 banner committee

Tripp Eure 252-633-1804

Meloni Wray 704-473-8901


“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life…” Dorothy Height

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill