The 2023 Mum Festival committee is pleased to share that our most cherished event of the year WILL be happening!

The parade, all the cars, all the entertainment, all the food, and all the opportunity to have a GREAT TIME in this town we call home.


Welcome to the 63rd Annual Tipp City Mum Festival

A message from the 2023 Mum Festival President

On behalf of the Mum Festival committee and the countless volunteers, it is my honor as the President to welcome you to the 2023 Mum Festival! The theme this year is “Tipp City Library: 100 years of Stories” in honor of our Tipp City Library’s 100 years of service to our community.

The Mum Festival holds a special place in our hearts. It gives both the citizens and our wonderful businesses of Tipp City an opportunity to highlight our special town and parks. It also gives patrons a chance to experience one of the best American festivals in Ohio. Please come celebrate with us at this year’s festival and enjoy the wonderful sights, sounds, and smells this festival and our town has to offer.

Look forward to seeing you there,

Jay Taylor

2023 Tipp City Mum Festival President

2024 Applications:

Arts and Crafts Application

Merchant Mart Application




Cruise In

What: The 30th annual Antique and Show Car Cruise-In.
When: Friday, September 22rd from 4pm-10pm
Why you should go: This is one of the biggest car shows in the area and the largest festival car show in Ohio.
What will you see: Hundreds of classic cars, muscle cars, and sportsters from every era of the automobile.  Prepare to be impressed, and come hungry as the downtown venue will feature food trucks, sidewalk vendors as well as sit down eating within Tipp City’s famed restaurants.

Run For the Mums 5K
What: Run for the Mums 5K
When: Saturday, September 23rd at 8 am – City Park
What to Expect: Run for the Mums is sponsored by Tipp Monroe Community Services in conjunction with the Tipp City Mum Festival. The race will be held rain or shine.
How to Signup: Use the link below to download, complete and return your application for this year’s Mum Run.

Signup For the Mum Run
Food & Vendors

Vendor times:

Saturday: 10am-7pm

Sunday: 10am-5pm

Every Mum Festival relies on the participation of our amazing Arts & Crafts dealers and fantastic Merchants! This year will be no exception. If you want to participate in the 2023 Mum Festival as an Arts & Crafts vendor or a Merchant, please use the handy links below to download, complete and return your application. Thank you!

Queen's Pageant

What: The annual Mum Festival Queen’s Pageant.
When: Saturday, September 16th.

School Letter

Pageant Rules

Pageant Application

Prince and Princess Pageant

What: The Prince and Princess Pageant.
When: Saturday, September 16th.

Prince & Princess Pageant Application

Little Miss and Mr. Mum

What: The annual Little Miss and Mr. Mum pageant.
When: Saturday, September 16th
Why you should go: It’s little kids being little kids, and that’s guaranteed to be both hilarious and awesome.
What will you see: Our future leaders vying for their respective crowns!

Apply to Crown Your Child Miss/Mister Mum

Mum Parade

What: Mum Festival Parade
When: Saturday, September 23th at 10 am – downtown
What to Expect: Local and surrounding-area bands, floats, clowns, classic cars, and many other entertaining units.
How to Signup: Use the link below to download, complete and return your application for this year’s Mum Festival Parade.

Download Mum Parade Form

NEW! Online Mum Parade Application

Diaper Derby

What: The annual Diaper Derby.
When: Saturday, September 24th from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Why you should go: Babies. They are babies, and they are going to race for your entertainment.
What will you see: Babies “racing” to a finish line.

Apply for the Diaper Derby

Boy Scouts Adopt-a-Mum

The Tipp City Mum Festival Committee and the Boy Scouts of America Troop 586 would like to offer you the opportunity to join in the celebration of the festival by adopting a mum. The Boy Scouts will be painting mums on the sidewalks and driveways of those wishing to adopt a mum.

Cost of a mum is $15*. The mums are approximately 3'x3' and can be painted in your choice of red, white, yellow, or a combination, with or without a stem.

*Note: online orders require a $1 fee for processing

Adopt a Mum PDF Form


Calendar of Events

Aug 26
All day
Sep 16
Sep 22
All day
Sep 23

Entertainment Schedule

Sep 2023
Sep 23, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tipp City Community Band

Sep 23, 2023 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Gem City Gymnastics

Sep 23, 2023 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Kevin and the Others

Sep 23, 2023 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Pageant Queen Introduction

Sep 23, 2023 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tyler Cochran Trio

Sep 23, 2023 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Lauren Kelly

Sep 24, 2023 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Honey Creek Cloggers

Sep 24, 2023 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Studio Outback

Sep 24, 2023 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Velvet Crush (OH)

Sep 24, 2023 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Joyful Soles

Sep 24, 2023 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tipp Devilaires


The Tipp City Mum Festival Committee invites you, your business, or your organization to participate in this year's fundraising efforts for the event that showcases our community. We have established certain levels of participation, but any amount you would like to provide will help us put on an event to remember. Our theme this year is "Tipp City Library: 100 years of Stories."

For more information, contact Kevin Cox | Sponsorship form

Platinum Sponsors

Greenville Federal logo
Andy's Garden logo
Alvetro Orthodontics logo
Complete Pipe Repair logo

Gold Sponsors

Sponsor: Chapel Electric logo
Sponsor: Premier Health logo

Silver Sponsors

Corvette Troy Charities logo
batteriesplus logo

Mum Sponsors

Dr Jo's logo
O'Reilly Auto Parts logo

Community Bible Church logo
bud's pizza logo

broadway tattoo logo
American Legion logo

2022 Mum Festival Board


President: Kevin Cox
1st Vice President: Jay Taylor
2nd Vice President: Bill House
Treasurer: Michelle Ireton
Secretary: Chelsea Cox
Trustee: Sheryl Bechtol
Trustee: Kate Taylor
Trustee: Kathy Taylor
Trustee: Jennifer Tennant
Past President: Corey Rismiller

2022 Mum Festival Committees


Adopt-A-Mum (Boy Scout Troop 586): Nick Lesher
Arts and Crafts: Sheryl Bechtol
Park Concessions: Kathy Taylor
Friday Night Cruise-In: Noel Winblad
Friday Night Concessions: Noel Winblad
Entertainment: JoAnn Moran
(Radio, Golf Carts, Porta-Johns)
Jay Taylor
John Alvarez
Jr. Run for the Mums: Tipp Optimist Group
Little Mr. and Miss Mum Pageant: Jennifer Tennant & Abbie Hartman
Merchant Mart: Michelle Cook
Motorcycle Ride: Jay Taylor & Corey Rismiller
Mum Festival Parade: Kate Taylor
Mum Kids Land: Amber Corkhill
Parking: Chief Adkins
Photographer: Stefanie Underwood
Public Relations: Kevin Cox
Queens Pageants: Jennifer Tennant & Abbie Hartman
Run for the Mums: Kathy Taylor
Sponsorship: Kevin Cox
T-Shirts: Kevin Cox
Utilities: Chapel Electric
Website: Bash Foo

Contact Us


We are no longer accepting applications for Tipp City Mum Festival 2023 Arts & Crafts/Merchant Mart Vendors.