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Mum Shows and Festivals

Learn more about the chrysanthemums and celebrate the autumn season by attending a mum show or festival.

Each fall, chrysanthemum shows and mum festivals fill the calendar. Check newspapers and local botanical gardens or contact a branch of the National Chrysanthemum Society to find flower fests and shows near you. Here are just a few:

Barberton, Ohio, Mum Fest

September 25-26, 2010

Community festival with 20,000 chrysanthemums donated by Aris Horticulture, along with music, canoe races, and water ski shows

Lake Anna Park, Barberton, OH 44203


Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Cascading Mum Display Bloom Out

November 6-21, 2010

Includes 4-foot-long mum cascades on bridges and balconies Kiku Matsuri -- Chrysanthemum Festival, November 6-7, 2010 Asian-theme activities

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd., Theodore, AL 36582

800/247-8420 or 251/973-2217

The Botanic Garden of Smith College

Fall Chrysanthemum Show

November 6-21, 2010

15 College Ln., Northampton, MA 01063


Bristol, Connecticut, Chrysanthemum Festival

September 24-26, October 2-3 and 9-10, 2010

Community festival with crowning of Miss Mum and Mum Parade More than 80,000 mums bloom in the Bristol area, many developed by Bristol Nurseries until 1986

Bristol, Connecticut

Descanso Gardens

Japanese Garden Festival and Chrysanthemum Show

November 6-7, 2010

1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011


Hamilton, Ontario, 2010 Chrysanthemum Show

October 29-November 7, 2010

More than 75,000 blooms

Gage Park, City of Hamilton, Ontario


Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens of Baltimore

Fall Chrysanthemum Display

October 30-November 21, 2010

Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks

3100 Swan Dr. (in Druid Hill Park), Baltimore, MD 21217


Lan Su Chinese Garden

Chrysanthemum Festival

November 2-21, 2010

239 NW. Everett St., Portland, OR 97209


Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha's Botanical Center

Chrysanthemum Show

October 2-November 21, 2010

Autumn Ambience Festival

October 2-3, 2010

100 Bancroft St., Omaha, NE 68108


Longwood Gardens

Chrysanthemum Festival

Mid-October-November 21, 2010

Conservatory with more than 20,000 chrysanthemums trained into unique forms and the largest thousand-bloom chrysanthemum in the United States, with 718 blooms in 2009

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Fall Flower Show

October 16-November 7, 2010

One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Portland Japanese Garden

Kiku Matsuri, Chrysanthemum Viewing Festival

October 9-17, 2010

Outdoor display of cut and potted fancy mums

Ikebana International Chrysanthemum Exhibition

October 9-10, 2010

611 SW. Kingston, Portland, OR 97205


Tipp City, Ohio, Mum Festival

Community festival with antique cars and a street dance

Tipp City, OH 45371



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