Let the Countdown Begin

Excitement is building for the 6th Annual Festival at the Switchyard, coming Saturday, November 7, 2015. Last year, over 20,000 people from all over the DFW metroplex and beyond came out to discover the unique stores and eclectic restaurants of Downtown Carrollton. This free event provides visitors an opportunity to enjoy family-friendly concerts, take a break in the beer garden, shop a wide array of Festival booths, or try a bite from our many food vendors while kids enjoy our activity area, children's entertainment, bungee trampolines and more!

something for everyone in downtown Carrollton

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About the FESTIVAL

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 2015 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.

FESTIVAL IS HELD RAIN OR SHINE! KIDS' ACTIVITIES CLOSE AT DUSK.

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.

The Festival at the Switchyard honors the critical role the railroad played in putting Carrollton on the map and continuing importance of rail in Carrollton's present  and future. The event will be held in 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. With free admission, free parking, free rides, free games and free concerts, the Festival at the Switchyard is sure to be a new family favorite. We look forward to seeing you there for a memorable day full of good times, good treats, and good tunes.