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7th Annual Festival at the Switchyard Featuring Barenaked Ladies This Saturday

Post Date:11/02/2016 5:45 PM

fest poster 2016Downtown Carrollton is in full swing for the 7th Annual Festival at the Switchyard set for this Saturday, November 5 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition to national headliner Barenaked Ladies and opening act Shinyribs, the free Festival offers a variety of great food from your traditional fare of Fletcher’s corny dogs, fried Oreos, and kettlecorn, to some Festival newbies like Itsy Bites mini donuts, Ms. Piggy’s meat pies, and Smoken S BBQ's hot link tacos.

The 2016 Festival, held on the streets of Historic Downtown Carrollton, located off I-35E and Belt Line Road, promises to be another fun-filled year complete with rides, games, treats, and shows. It’s a rain or shine event with a 32-foot wide, 24-foot high main stage structure located at the southwest corner of the Square at the intersection of 4th Avenue and S. Elm Street. Performers will take the stage throughout the day including sets by Perfect Nation, The Statesboro Revue, Kelsey Lewis, King Zero, Straight Tequila Night, Thrill Bill, and Chelsea Mayo.

Parking is extremely limited, so Festival attendees should park at DART stations and ride the Green Line to the Downtown Carrollton Station. Due to large crowd expectations, NO chairs, pets, or coolers will be allowed inside Festival grounds. This is a no smoking event. Visit the FAQ page at for a list of all prohibited items.

For a full Festival at the Switchyard lineup along with details and information including activities, vendors, and transportation information, visit Follow the Festival on Facebook at or on Twitter at for the latest updates.

Festival sponsors to date include AGL Constructors, Atmos Energy, Bath Planet, Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center, Biomat Carrollton, Brookhaven College, Celebration Family Dental, Champion Windows, Coca-Cola, Courtyard Marriott, Dallas Observer, Dallas Sidekicks, DART, DFWChild, Dallas Morning News, El Rincon, Fairway Dental, FastSigns of Carrollton, First Methodist Church, Frankford Dental, Frontier Communications, Frost Bank, The Edge, 102.9 Now, Kiss FM, Home Depot, iBeria Bank, Josey Offices, LGBS, LLC, LeafFilter of North Texas, Marriott Courtyard, Music Institute at Carrollton Square, North Texas Outdoor Pursuits, Oncor, Pops Kettlecorn, Restored Baths, Sam Pack Ford, Senior News, Dallas Sidekicks, Silverleaf Resorts, Star Publications, V Care Clinics, Van Hyundai, Window Expo, Wonderland Montessori, and Xerox.

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