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Mum Festival "Pets on Parade" Pet Contest

The love of our pets is special to each and every one of us.  That is why our contest is open to all types of pets.  We have a limit of one pet per photo entry but you may enter as many pets as you would like. No humans in the photos, please! Cute photo, funny photo, action photo!  Be creative!  Help us make this fundraiser a huge success by getting your friends and families involved!  Submit photos in high definition for better results.

Entry fee for each photo is only $5.00. Each vote is only $1.00 per vote.  The best way to win, is to spread the word by telling your family and friends!  Sharing our contest on Social Media is another great way to get people to vote.  

A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit The Friends of the Bristol CT Animal Shelter.

So enter today and spread the word! It’s a great way to support the Mum Festival and at the same time support our local animal shelter.    

We reserve the right to approve all photos.  Winners will be announced at opening ceremonies of Mum Festival on Friday, September 20, 2019.


Besides bragging rights!

1st Place Winner

Professional Photo Shoot/Portrait of your pet ($200 Value)

2nd Place Winner

$100 Gift Certificate to Pet Supplies Plus

3rd Place Winner

$50 Visa Gift Card


The top 12 contestants will receive and be featured, in the 2019 pet calendar, in the fall.    

In case of a tie, the names of the winning contestants will be put into a drawing.  The winner will be drawn by the Mum Festival Fundraising committee chairperson.

Prizes will be presented on stage at the opening ceremonies for the Mum Festival on Friday, September 20th, 2019.


The Exchange Club of Bristol is the producer of the Mum Festival.

The Exchange Club of Bristol

The Exchange Club of Bristol is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of men and women working together to make our community a better place to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities, and our national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse.

We’re part of The National Exchange Club – a service organization with 700 clubs and more than 21,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico – which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Founded in 1911 in Detroit by businessmen who wanted to “exchange” ideas on making their community better, Exchange Club volunteer efforts have supported the needs of the country and of local communities for a century, making it the country’s oldest American service organization operating exclusively in this country.

Mum Festival

 The Bristol Mum Festival is an annual festival which includes the Mum Parade.  The Mum Festival is celebrated during the third full week of September.  The festival celebrates chrysanthemums, formerly a major product of the town, and was first held on Sunday, October 7, 1962. Opening ceremonies kicked off the celebration, now known as the Bristol Mum Festival.

One of the most rewarding things about the Mum Festival is that people from all backgrounds and interests have an opportunity to combine efforts. The Bristol area is filled with talent and creativity and its residents are enjoying an opportunity to display it. The ultimate success of the festival is provided by the delight, enjoyment and excitement experienced by the thousands who attend the events that combine to become the Bristol Mum Festival.

For more information on our epic fall Mum Festival, visit or our Facebook page


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Natalie aka Princess
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