Mum Festival in Saugerties

Visitors admiring the colorful mums in the park. (Photos by Phyllis McCabe)

The 56th Annual Mum Festival was held in Seamon Park in Saugerties last Sunday, October 10.  There were childrens’ activities, local community not-for-profit organizations, a petting zoo, scavenger hunt for children, art shows, live music and food. This year marked the 111th anniversary of Seamon Park, named after John Seamon, who generously donated the park to the Village of Saugerties in 1809. The festivities also included the Mum Queen and her court presenting flowers, courtesy of the Saugerties Society of Little Gardens. The Mum Festival Committee is looking for new members. If you are interested, contact Jeannine Mayer at The committee meets monthly from June until the festival date.

Mum Queen Dreama Manganiello (middle) and her assistants Peyton Rose and Renee Baldwin, all seniors at Saugerties High School.


Artist and photographer Julie Legg of Saugerties hanging her art work.

Artist Kaileana Spallino, age 10 of Saugerties, was the first-place winner in her age group. She is a student of the Kristy Bishop Art Studio in Saugerties.

Madeline Shin-Jackson, age 2 of NYC, is having her new wings adjusted by her mother.

Band leader Wendy Lowe directing the Saugerties Community Band.

A guinea pig has found a home in Mary Nagy’s coat. Hope Farm of Saugerties provided a petting zoo of guinea pigs, chickens, chinchillas and a donkey.

Virginia Herbert of Saugerties playing the bass clarinet in the Saugerties Community Band.

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