About the Annual Festival at the Switchyard

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.


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.

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Thanks to all who came out to help us have another record-breaking year with 27,000 attendees! We'll see you in 2016!


Take advantage of our free raffles inside the Plaza Theater for a chance to win great prizes! Grab a free raffle ticket when you walk in the door before each show. Tickets will be drawn after each performance. Must be present to win. Prizes include tickets to Hurricane Harbor, family pass to a Dallas Sidekicks soccer game, 2 week pass to Camp Gladiator, free child's party hosted at Dallas Sidekicks Soccer Arena, passes to TPC McKinney Golf Course, and more!

Lawn Games

Enjoy our free lawn games on the Qquare located on the south lawn in front of the Plaza Theater. Try your hand at giant Jenga, corn hole, or give a hula-hoop a spin!


Grab a friend, make your silliest face, and head to the photobooth near the bar on the south lawn of the Square. Photos are free and make a great keepsake to remember the great time you had at the 2015 Festival at the Switchyard!

2015 Festival at the Switchyard

New this Year

something for everyone in downtown Carrollton

Fastball Opens for 3 Doors Down at 2015 Festival 

Since forming in 1995, 3 Doors Down has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations, two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including BMI’s coveted "Songwriter of the Year" award. 

Opening for 3 Doors Down is Austin-based, Grammy nominated trio Fastball. 
After rising to prominence in the late 1990s with the record All the Pain Money Can Buy which reached platinum sales within six months of its release, the band continues to tour and record. The group’s cleverly spun tracks land them in the same echelon with acts like The Wallflowers and the Ryan Adams-fronted Whiskeytown.

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