The 2024 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 65th Annual Tipp City Mum Festival

A message from the 2024 Mum Festival President


Welcome to the 65th Annual Tipp City Mum Festival!

The presidential election of 1840 saw William Henry Harrison ushered into office on the wave of popular support epitomized by the campaign slogan and song “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too”. Known as “Old Tippecanoe,” for his role in the Battle of Tippecanoe during the Northwest Indian War, Harrison’s term in office was brief, lasting just 31 days. However, Harrison’s impact is still felt in our town today as its namesake. It is with that legacy we usher in the 65th annual Tipp City Mum Festival with the theme of “Tippecanoe and Mum Fest Too!”

The festival activities kick off this summer with the Mum Festival Motorcycle Charity ride which takes place on August 24, 2024. All the proceeds from this ride benefit the Tipp City Needy Basket.

The Mum Festival Queen will be crowned on Saturday, September 14, 2024.

Festival weekend events begin Friday, September 27th with the Antique and Show Car Cruise In. This is one of the bigger car shows in the area and largest festival car show in Ohio.

Saturday morning, September 28th , the festivities begin with the Run for the Mums at 8 a.m. in the City Park, followed by the annual Mum Festival parade. The parade route travels down Main Street through historic downtown Tipp City. The parade begins at 10 a.m. with local and surrounding area bands, floats, and many other entertaining units.

After the parade, be sure to visit the festival at Tipp City Park, located at the intersection of North Third Street and Parkwood Drive. Visitors to the festival in the park will find over 250 booths with great arts and crafts, delicious treats, and wide variety of merchants. We also have a large stage providing wonderful entertainment from the best local talent.

Children, big and small, will enjoy Mum’s Kids Land on the tennis courts inside the park. Allow the kids to burn off some energy while playing on the inflatables and participate in other activities.

I am honored to serve as the president of the Mum Festival this year. I want to thank the committees and the volunteers who, without their efforts, we would not be able to put on this festival every year. Furthermore, I want to thank our numerous sponsors for their contributions to the Mum Festival. Without the help and support of these people and organizations, the Mum Festival would not be possible. Again, we thank everyone for their support and hope you enjoy the 65th annual Tipp City Mum Festival.

William H. House

2024 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 27rd 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 28th at 8 am
Where: 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 14th.

School Letter

Pageant Rules

Pageant Application

Prince and Princess Pageant

What: The Prince and Princess Pageant.
When: Saturday, September 14th.

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 28th at 10 am – downtown
Where: 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 28th 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 24
All day
Sep 14
Sep 27
All day
Sep 28
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Entertainment Schedule

There are no upcoming events at this time


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 "Tippecanoe and Mum Fest Too!"

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

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

2024 Mum Festival Board


President: Bill House
1st Vice President: Kathy Taylor
2nd Vice President: Amber Corkhill
Treasurer: Patrick Hellman
Secretary: Chelsea Cox
Trustee: John Alvarez
Trustee: Sheryl Bechtol
Trustee: Kevin Cox
Trustee: Kate Taylor
Trustee: Jennifer Tennant

2024 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

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