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Carrollton Awarded for Festival Promotion; Efforts Draw Crowds to Downtown

Post Date:08/01/2017 5:04 PM
marketing TFEA awards
The City's Marketing team earned four awards at
the TFEA conference in Fort Worth.
 fest poster 2016
Carrollton’s 8th Annual Festival at the Switchyard poster
earned the top spot at this year’s TFEA awards in Fort Worth.

The City of Carrollton works to provide big-name entertainment every year so that music lovers, kids, and those young at heart can enjoy the annual Festival at the Switchyard held in Downtown Carrollton at minimal cost. The City’s efforts were recognized in July at the annual Texas Festivals & Events Association (TFEA) conference with four marketing awards. Carrollton walked away with a first place plaque for Best Promotional Poster, and brought home three second place Silver awards for the categories of Best T-shirt Design, Best New Promotion Activity, and Best Event Video Promotion.

These awards highlight the hard work and dedication put into the Festival event which was created eight years ago to promote Carrollton as a destination and give residents and visitors a chance to experience Downtown Carrollton. The TFEA organization represents the hundreds of festivals that celebrate the history, legends, culture, art, folklore, and natural beauty of the Lone Star State. It is also an affiliate of the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA).

The 2016 Festival featuring headliner Barenaked Ladies and opener ShinyRibs saw more than 30,000 people attend the daylong event filled with ziplines, face painting, karate kicks, and all day concerts—all of it completely free.

Carrollton’s event makes it easy for the whole family to come out for a Saturday of pure fun without the price tag. Festival-goers need only to grab a few bucks of spending money for the delicious goodies and awesome treats from the various food and craft vendors and of course a Downtown shop or two!

The 2017 Festival at the Switchyard will feature headliners The Toadies and Everclear on Saturday, November 4. There is free parking and free admission to the event every year.

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