Cumberland Fest

 

All weekend, Friday-Monday, August 10-13, the Town of Cumberland, RI presents its annual Cumberland Fest 2007 inside scenic Diamond Hill Park, Route 114 (Diamond Hill Road.)

 

This ultimate family fun town wide celebration is organized by community volunteers and offers an array of amusement rides, food, children’s activities, fireworks and more!

 

Noted for its great live and local entertainment, Cumberland Fest will present noted local bands and performers, which include; Kids Rock in the Park on Friday August 10, Steve Smith & the Nakeds on Saturday, August 11; and the Mark Phelps Band on Sunday, August 12.

 

Cumberland was one of five towns received from Massachusetts by Royal Decree. The Town was known as Attleboro Gore until 1746, when it was incorporated in Rhode Island as the Town of Cumberland, named in honor of William, the Duke of Cumberland. Cumberland's early industrial growth centered on the abundant water power of the Blackstone and Abbott Run Rivers. Minerals such as iron and copper were once mined in Cumberland.

 

The town was once known as the mineral deposit of New England because of the extensive mineral deposits within its border. Several shafts over one hundred years old are still visible, but mineral deposits are no longer commercially mined. Today, manufacturing and retail trade are the largest sources of income in Cumberland. The continued industrial and commercial growth has contributed greatly to Cumberland's tax base.

 

The Town still retains its early rural charm even with the steady growth in industry, commerce and population. Cumberland's country atmosphere, convenient location, and continued growth make this town an excellent choice for residence and business interests.

 

For an update on Cumberland Fest and entertainment schedule, contact the town’s Parks Department office at 401-334-9996, or on the web at www.cumberlandri.org

 

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