Discover Your New Favorite Festival

Excitement is building for the 5th annual Festival at the Switchyard, coming Saturday, November 1, 2014. Last year, over 18,000 people gathered in the historic square to discover the unique stores and restaurants of Downtown Carrollton. This free event provides visitors with an opportunity to enjoy family-friendly concerts, take a break in the beer garden, shop festival booths or try a bite from our food vendors while the kids enjoy the expansive craft area, sports midway, bungee trampolines and more!


something for everyone in downtown Carrollton

become a Sponsor

Vendor information

shout out to Carrollton


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, contact

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 for more information on ticket pricing.


As we gear up for another great year, information will become available later this Spring. In the meantime, check out the fun from the 2013 Festival!

About FAS

The Festival at the Switchyard honors the critical role the railroad played in putting Carrollton on the map and the continuing importance of rail in Carrollton's present and future. The event will be held on the streets of Downtown Carrollton, situated off I-35E at Belt Line Road, just steps away from the DART Green Line Downtown Carrollton station. This convenient location is within 30 minutes drive time of more than 2.8 million DFW residents.

Join the fun by becoming a vendor at the 2014 event. Vendor applications for this year's Festival will be available June 1 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.

We are looking for vendors who represent the quality and uniqueness of the creative Texan Community. As this is a family friendly event, we are requesting products and services that are appropriate for a festive, family event. More information about food vendor guidelines can be accessed here. For information about craft/other vendor guidelines, click here.

For questions or to receive an application by email as soon as they become available, contact