CumberlandFest Survey Seeks Community Input to Help Steering Committee with Its Event Planning

The CumberlandFest Steering Committee is conducting a Survey Monkey poll to obtain input
from the community that will assist us as we continue planning for this year’s event.
The survey can be accessed at and will
be active through April 18th.

During the past year, the pandemic has upended “normal life” in many ways including our ability
to enjoy many of the public events we had previously taken for granted. In our new world of
mask-wearing, hand-sanitizing and social distancing, our ability to come together comfortably
has been limited, and Covid-19 has created logistical issues for both event organizers and their

Through this survey, the CumberlandFest Steering Committee seeks input from patrons and
sponsors that will help us in our planning efforts. We want to hear the community’s thoughts
regarding what features and attractions of CumberlandFest are most enjoyed by the public, what
safety concerns might people be thinking of as they make plans this year, and what can be done
to enhance the public’s comfort level while we provide the best features of an event that has long
been the highlight of a Cumberland summer.

Please help us by taking a few minutes to complete our survey. We thank you so much.

TICKETS at the Gate


Children 12 and under free accompanied by an adult



For 29 years, CumberlandFest has been our town’s premier summer event. Featuring a huge carnival midway, quality musical entertainment, a wide array of food vendors, an arts and crafts fair, special events and gigantic fireworks display, CumberlandFest has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors over the years and raised more than a million dollars in support of youth programs in Cumberland.

CumberalndFest 2020 would have been our 30th anniversary celebration, and plans were well underway to make this year’s event our best yet. Unfortunately, no one anticipated the impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on all of us, and so many of the things that we take for granted.

While our Board of Directors and Executive Council regret having to cancel CumberlandFest 2020, Rhode Island’s social distancing guidelines, which remained in effect throughout the summer, left us no choice. Above all, our primary responsibility must be to do all that we are able to ensure public safety, reduce the chance of infection, and work toward returning to a sense of normalcy.  

Although our 30th anniversary festival will need to wait until 2021, our mission continues. We will be working with our sponsors and youth organizations to identify alternative activities for the development of our youth and benefit of the community.  Although COVID-19 has taken its toll, we will come together, even if apart.

CumberlandFest is the creation of the Cumberland Youth Activities Council (CYAC), a nonprofit 501c-3 that was formed in 1991 to raise money for youth activities in Cumberland. Through the patronage of thousands of attendees, the assistance of hundreds of event volunteers and the community-wide support of business sponsors, CumberlandFest has contributed more than $1,000,000 to youth programs over its 30-year history.



View the schedule for the weekend.


See what entertainment we have lined up this year.
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Your favourite food vendors and arts & crafts vendors exhibiting at CumberlandFest.
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Find out about becoming a volunteer.
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View our sponsors for CumberlandFest 2019.
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About Us

Read more about CumberlandFest, who we are and what we do.
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Thirty 6 Red

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James Montgomery BAnd

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Fireworks at CumberlandFest


Saturday 10:00PM

 Sunday 10:00PM (Rain Date)
Beer Garden

Beer & Wine Garden with Ravenous Brewing Co. and Diamond Hill Vineyards

Saturday 1:00PM - 9:00PM

Sunday 1:00PM - 9:00PM
Blood Drive

Rhode Island Blood Center Donations

Sunday 12:00PM - 3:00PM
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