As last week’s weather did not cooperate, the 48th annual Mum Festival will be held at Seamon Park on Rt. 9W on Sunday, Oct. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. The opening ceremony begins at noon with the American Legion, Noah’s Ark Nursery School and Saint Mary’s Choir. There will be a variety of attractions offered in addition to delicious food and music. A few new items will be offered this year, including a “Mum” full of Memories Tribute in which participants can honor and/or remember someone special. Buy a foam flower with the name of a special someone to adorn the “Mum” full of Memories tree, on display through the month of October. Free horse and wagon rides from 1–3 p.m. will be provided by Ray Mayone with his wagon and horses on Finger St. Entertainment will include banjo players all day, a petting zoo, wildlife show, reptile show, art show, demonstrations by the Lykes Martial Arts and decorative painting demonstrations.
The Saugerties Mum Festival Committee would like to sincerely thank George Terpening for his help in making this year’s Mum Festival a success and for his dedication to Seamon Park and the Saugerties community. The park is in full bloom and looks beautiful as always. The Mum Festival committee would also like to thank Mark Smith for an outstanding job on the program every year.