Jay Farrar (of Son Volt)

Often described as folk country or alternative country, in the way of Bob Dylan or Neil Young, Farrar began his career in 1987 as part of a group named Uncle Tupelo. After splitting in 1994, several members went on to form the band Wilco, while Farrar created Son Volt. The band has seen success on the indie and folk rock circuits with offerings like Trace and their latest Honky Tonk, though Farrar has recorded and toured as a solo artist as well. 

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Get more bang for your sponsorship buck with customer interaction before, during and after the event. This free outdoor Festival was designed from the ground up to provide sponsors with extra opportunities to extend their brand through social media, custom sponsorship packages and value added publicity through our media partners.

The Festival is a flagship event for brands seeking to stand out in a sea of fall festivals. As a sponsor, the direct benefit you will receive is high visibility and positive brand reinforcement with impact and frequency in online and offline media, social media, advertising and other forms of publicity.

With a robust promotional calendar and convenient accessibility to a generous trade area, Carrollton's Festival at the Switchyard has legs that can carry your brand message effectively forward from the weeks before, through and beyond the event to the key constituencies you want to reach. 

For more information on sponsoring the 2014 Festival at the Switchyard, visit our Sponsor page or contact laurie.garber@cityofcarrollton.com.

Vendor Applications will be accepted beginning June 1. 

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Ride the Green Line

Park at DART Stations at Trinity Mills or Frankford Road and ride the Green Line to Downtown Carrollton Station. Rates start as low as $2.50 a ride! Tickets can be purchased at Ticket Vending Machines (TVMS) located at all DART stations or download GOPASS mobile ticketing app to buy a pass on your phone. Visit dart.org/fares for more information on ticket pricing.


Carrollton is proud to announce Gin Blossoms and Blues Traveler as the Headliners for the 5th Annual Festival at the Switchyard

Fun for All Ages
The Festival will be held on the streets of Historic Downtown Carrollton, just east of I-35 on the south side of Belt Line Road, between the George Bush Turnpike and LBJ Freeway. In addition to the exciting concerts, arts and crafts, and great food and beverages; festival goers will be able to visit the unique restaurants and shops surrounding the Downtown Square. Live entertainment, interactive games, and free activities for children of all ages are planned, including bungee trampolines, a zip line, and more.

Join the fun by becoming a vendor at the 2014 event. Vendor applications for this year's Festival are now available and are accepted on a first come, first served basis. To ensure variety for our guests and maximum profits for our vendors, we give exclusive food rights.

 More information about food vendor guidelines can be accessed here. For information about craft/other vendor guidelines, click here. Join the fun and download an application today! Visit our Vendor page or contact laurie.garber@cityofcarrollton.com.