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


Get more bang for your sponsorship buck
with customer interaction before, during,
and after the event. The City of Carrollton’s
Festival at the Switchyard was designed from the ground up to provide sponsors with extra opportunities to extend their brand through social media, custom sponsorship programs, and value-added publicity through our radio and media partners.
With a robust promotional calendar and
convenient access to a generous trade area,
Carrollton’s Festival at the Switchyard has legs that can carry your brand message effectively.


Media exposure in the months before, during, and beyond the event, allows continuous engagement with your key constituencies. For more information about sponsorship packages, email laurie.garber@cityofcarrollton.com.

2015 Festival at the Switchyard

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something for everyone in downtown Carrollton

7th Annual Festival at the Switchyard

Excitement is building for the 7th Annual Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard, coming Saturday, November 5, 2016. Last year, over 27,000 people were on hand 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 festival booths, or try a bite from our food vendors while the kids enjoy our activity area, children’s entertainers, bungee trampolines, and more! Be sure to check back for Festival updates and follow us on social media to have the latest event information come to you!



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.

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About the 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. 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.