Mega Yacht SeaFair – Floating Art Gallery – coming to New Bern, NC!

Laura Johnson and Susan Moffat-Thomas

Laura Johnson and I stopped by Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation to find out what they have in store for us during New Bern’s largest outdoor festival – the 32nd Annual MUMFEST 2012!

Listen to Laura Johnson’s Radio interview with Swiss Bear’s Executive Director, Susan Moffat-Thomas, that is airing on WNOS 105.9FM and 1450AM:

Today, Susan told us about MUMFEST’s newest attraction, the SeaFair Mega Yacht which will be visiting New Bern for the first time.

The SeaFair is a 228 foot vessel that will be docked at New Bern’s Grand Marina behind the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

This unique mega yacht is a “floating art gallery” that’s five stories tall! Three decks will be open to the public that are outfitted with 28 art galleries, fine art, jewelry, sculptures, and artwork featuring artists from around the World!

Susan described the SeaFair as a “Wonderful new venue that we feel is going to attract people from all over North Carolina”.

Get your tickets today by purchasing them online, in advance for $10 per person or buy them on site for $15 per person. The SeaFair will be in New Bern from October 12 – 14, 2012.

Most of the venues at MUMFEST are free, a few of them require admission and the SeaFair is one of them. If you plan on taking a tour of the SeaFair, you’ll need to show a photo ID.

Visit MUMFEST’s website and/or Facebook page for the latest event information and schedules. Check out the MUMFEST map to see where everything is to include 20+ exclusive attractions. Make sure you print it out and bring it with you so you can make sure you see everything you’re interested in!

You can also call the Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation at 252-638-5781 or send them an email with any questions.

Special thanks to Susan Moffat Thomas for taking the time to tell us about the SeaFair! We would also like to thank Danielle Glynn, Executive Assistant, for all you do in preparing for this spectacular MUMFEST weekend!

Stay tuned for future interviews with Susan to find out about the newest attractions coming to Downtown New Bern, NC! We can’t wait for MUMFEST 2012! Hope to see you there!

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Wendy Card

About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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