Carrollton Needs YOU: Volunteers Sought for the City’s 10th Annual Festival at the Switchyard
Be the heart and soul of the City of Carrollton’s 10th annual Festival at the Switchyard by signing up to volunteer on Saturday, November 2.
Volunteers play a vital role by helping during all phases of the Festival and creating a safe, clean, and enjoyable event for all.
As a volunteer, you will become a member of a unique Festival family. Thousands of visitors will benefit from your service as they enjoy free family fun. You will also receive a free volunteer T-shirt, a free lunch, and a great parking spot close to the event site while volunteering (available on a first-come, first-served basis).
Volunteers ages 16 and older will pass out event programs, greet attendees, provide information, monitor rides and games, and assist with children’s activities and crafts. Ages 14-15 will be accepted with adult supervision if they are part of a school, church, or Scouts group. Volunteers must be able to work a minimum of two hours at the outdoor event.
The Festival will be held on the Downtown Carrollton Square (1106 S. Broadway Street) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event includes a lineup of varied musical styles including headliners Tripping Daisy and the Old 97’s and openers Shinyribs, Emerald City Band, Matchbook 20, Monica’s Bidi Bidi Tribute, Barefoot Nation, King Zero, and Thunder Road. Front of stage performers including the R. L. Turner High School Lionettes Drill Team, Newman Smith High School Drumline, Motion, The Studio, Sidekicks Martial Arts, and Dallas Tap Dazzlers as well as children’s entertainers in the Plaza Arts Center, such as D n D Juggling, Encore Productions Breakdancing and Hip-Hop, magician Joshua Ayala, and stuntman Shel Higgins will also entertain attendees.
In addition to the exciting free concerts and live children’s entertainment, attendees will be able to grab a bite to eat from a variety of food vendors and unique Downtown restaurants, as well as browse Festival booths and the eclectic shops surrounding the Downtown Square. The event also offers a beer garden, free face painting and balloon art, free arts and crafts, and free rides and games, including bungee trampolines, a zip line, a giant fun slide, and more.
Festival sponsors to date include 97.1 The Eagle, Atmos Energy, Bath Expo & Window Expo, Biomat USA, Inc., Brookhaven College, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, DART, DFWChild Magazine, Frost Bank, iHeartRadio, NBC 5 and Telemundo 39, Olympus on Main and Union at Carrollton Square Apartments, Parks Coffee, Republic Services, Sam Pack’s Five Star Chevrolet & Ford Dealerships of Carrollton, Suburban Parent Magazine, Switchyard Apartments, Texans Credit Union, and Western Extrusions.
To fill out a volunteer application form or for more details about the volunteer process and guidelines, visit carrolltonfestival.com/volunteer-opportunities. You can also follow the Festival on Facebook at facebook.com/CarrolltonFestival and on Twitter at twitter.com/carrolltonfest for the latest updates.