Free Concerts

Third coast punk rockers Sealion, cover artists Maxx Band, and Springsteen tribute band Thunder Road stack the roster for Carrollton’s 5th Annual Festival at the Switchyard this fall. All three bands are local and bring an even tighter sense of community to the November 1 event held in Downtown Carrollton. To kick off the main stage entertainment, Kimberly Rivera, the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary Club talent show winner, will lend her voice to the crowd. Texas-based bands The Orbans and Quiet Company will take the stage after Thunder Road wraps their set. Then Jay Farrar (of Son Volt) accompanied by Gary Hunt warm up the crowd for headliners Gin Blossoms and Blues Traveler. Click here for the full lineup.

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2014 Festival at the Switchyard


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

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.


Vendor Booths for the 2014 Festival at the Switchyard are sold out.

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.

In the Plaza Theater   

David Chicken11AM
Library Storytime12:15PM
Guinness Record-Breaking Juggler David Slick1PM
Magician James Wand3PM
Circus Freaks4PM

Main Stage

Rotary Club Winner Kim Rivera                      11AM
Maxx Band12PM
Thunder Road 1:45PM
The Orbans3PM
Quiet Company4:15PM
Jay Farrar (of Son Volt)5:30PM
Gin Blossoms6:50PM
Blues Traveler8:30PM