Carrollton 8th Annual Festival at the Switchyard Hosts Biggest Crowd Yet
The City of Carrollton’s 8th Annual Festival at the Switchyard shattered attendance records yet again. The warm weather brought the crowds out to spend the day enjoying rides and games, quality vendors, and all day concerts including local legends The Toadies.
Approximately 40,000 people attended the Festival throughout the event day to eat their corny dogs and turkey legs, watch the kids play on the bungee trampolines, and enjoy performances from artists such as Walk This Way (Aerosmith Tribute), Thieving Birds, King George (George Straight Tribute), Emily Wolfe, and the always exciting Emerald City Band.
Local H revved up the crowd while Everclear brought us all back to the ‘90s with hits “Wonderful,” “I Will Buy You a New Life,” and “Santa Monica.”
The Toadies didn’t disappoint with performances of crowd favorites including “Possum Kingdom,” “Tyler,” and “I Come From the Water.” Concert attendees sang every syllable as the night charged along.
For the second year, Festival fans had the opportunity to win a custom-wrapped guitar signed by the opening and headlining bands. Winner and Toadies fanatic Amber Bryant won the guitar through the City’s social media contest and walked away from the concert with a brand new six-string, along with a drumstick she caught during Everclear’s performance.
Festival goers have another chance to win a signed, custom-wrapped souvenir guitar by filling out the Festival at the Switchyard Attendee Survey by Monday, November 13. Find the Festival on Facebook or visit carrolltonfestival.com to take the survey!
“The City of Carrollton and Festival staff members would like to thank the community for coming out and showing support,” Carrollton Marketing Director Kelli Lewis said. “Our Festival offers something for everyone from music lovers to food enthusiasts, and we hope the event gave everyone a chance to visit Carrollton’s charming Historic Downtown Square with all the of the wonderful shops and restaurants that are always available.”
The City would like to extend another thank you to Festival sponsors which included iHeart Radio, 97.1 The Eagle Rocks, DART, Grifols Biomat USA, Brookhaven College, DFWChild, Frost Bank, Bath and Window Expo, Dallas Morning News, Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Carrollton, Atmos Energy, Best Life Chiropractic, DD Family Dentistry, Fairway Dental, Serrano Agency of Farmers Insurance, Fyre-Stone Baths, Music Institute at Carrollton Square, Pop’s Kettle Corn, Renewal by Andersen, Resort Vacations, Sooz Boutique, Star Local Media, Van Hyundai, Dallas Sidekicks Dancers, Reliant NRG, and Waste Management.
To see photos and video from the event, follow the Festival on facebook.com/carrolltonfestival or on Twitter @carrolltonfest, and be sure to watch for updates on the 9th Annual Festival at the Switchyard at carrolltonfestival.com.