Fayetteville goes to the Dogwoods

April 12, 2017 by  

Residents in Fayetteville and the surrounding area are looking forward to the return of the Spring Dogwood Festival at the end of this month.

The three-day event features concerts, food, shopping, entertainment, and various games.

The festival first began in 1982 as a way to improve the city image and unite the various communities and interests in Fayetteville. Since then, it has grown to be one of the largest and most recognized events in the Southeast, attracting over 250,000 people every year.

The fest begins with the Bloom and Boom Kickoff Party, which will feature music, food, and a firework finale. Music will be a key part of all three days, with talent such as Parmalee, Winger, and Skid Row performing on the multiple stages set up for the weekend.

A midway will also be set up with carnival style rides and games to enjoy, as well as bounce houses and obstacle courses for children to play in. A street fair is also being set up, selling local art, crafts, custom drinkware, and clothing. Also included are dance performances, and artists’ corner, and a duck derby.

The 35th Annual Dogwood Festival will be held April 28 to 30 at the Festival Park, located at 335 Ray Ave. Admission is free to the public. Anyone looking for more information should visit the website.