Every fall, thousands of beautiful chrysanthemums bloom at Lake Anna Park in Barberton, Ohio. The annual Barberton Mum Festival features 17,000 flowers of rainbow colours for only one weekend in late September. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. In addition to colourful flower displays, the festival features lots of entertainment, crafts and art vendors, and excellent foods.
Barberton Mum Festival includes canoe races, rovers, and water ski shows on Lake Anna. Sand sculpting and various children’s activities will keep the young ones busy and entertained. Mum Fest, organized by the City of Barberton’s Parks and Recreation Department, is a free festival and one of the favorite fall events for Barberton and nearby towns.