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Fayetteville Dogwood Festival 2022 Details & Full Schedule

The 40th Annual Fayetteville Dogwood Festival will be April 21 to 24, 2022 in Fayetteville, NC.

To help you plan your trip, check out our other posts about Fayetteville, NC as well.

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A few years ago, we stumbled upon the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival. It just happened to be the same weekend as Fayetteville Comic Con. Well, wouldn’t you know, that happened again in 2022.

This weekend, starting April 21, is the spring incarnation of the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival. It’s one of the most popular festivals in the city because there’s so much going on all weekend long.

This is what it looks like when there's an outdoor concert after Comic Con.

There’s actually two incarnations of the festival. There’s the annual Spring Dogwood Festival that happens in April. And then there’s there Dogwood Fall Festival, which happens in October.

If you happen to be in the area, you should stop by.

5 Reasons To Check Out The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival

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Live music

We are huge fans of live music. To us, it doesn’t even matter who is playing. If there’s a band playing, we are probably going to check it out. The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival has music all day long on Saturday, plus bands on Friday and Sunday nights too.

The main stage is the gorgeous stage at Festival Park (335 Ray Avenue, Fayetteville). We love this park. It’s the same place where Blues N Brews happens annually, and it’s a great space with a stage and tons of grass lawn seating.

This year, national bands Hoobastank and Marcy Playground are performing on Friday night. Three country artists — Dillon Carmichael, Kameron Marlowe, and Tyler Farr — are performing on Saturday. And a Prince tribute band closes the festival on Sunday.

Scattered between are local artists as well.

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Food trucks

Food just tastes better off of a truck, doesn’t it? The field of Festival Park is lined with food trucks selling everything from burgers to sno cones to pizza. You can bring your own food in and have a picnic if you prefer, but it’s just fun to have the availability of food trucks all around you.

And there are a lot of food trucks. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen so many at once outside of Festival Park. I mean, we’ve gone to food truck rodeos and still never saw that many at once. And I know three local trucks were at Comic Con and not the Dogwood Fall Festival, so man, the town sure does have a lot.

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The KidsZone

We love standing in front of the stage and singing along, but that’s not not always so exciting for kids. That’s why the KidsZone is great.

Prices can vary year to year, but at the Fall Fayetteville Dogwood Festival in 2019, it was $10 for a wristband. With it, you could go on unlimited rides from noon until 9:30 pm. That year, there were bounce houses, 2-story slides (my favorite!), yard games, and more.

There were also Hay Rides, although those were an additional $5 per person per ride.

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Vendor tents

We work at the local farmers’ market every Saturday, so my heart is always with the vendor tents at events. It’s so much work to pack the car, set up, stay there all day, and peddle your wares (while often getting ignored by passers by).

There will be a ton of tents set up along Hay Street, which are worth checking out.

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Alcohol

I don’t drink, so for me, alcohol isn’t a draw. But for Pete, he loves the chance to drink outdoors. And you can do that at the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival. There is usually beer and wine spritzers (and maybe some other drinks too, I’m not sure) available for consumption for those who were 21 and over.

You have to have your ID checked and can only buy one drink at a time. You can drink in the grass, in front of the stage, and in the adjacent grassy area. But, you can’t cross the street to go to the KidsZone or over the bridge leaving the park with your drink.

Fayetteville Dogwood Festival: Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival?

There isn’t an admission fee to get into the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival. The event itself, and the concerts, are completely free to the public.

There are additional charges for the rides in the KidZone, any food and drink that’s on site for purchase, and any items sold by the vendors who have tents at the event.

Can you bring lawn chairs?

There is a huge grassy area in front of the stage and you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chairs to sit in front of the stage. We suggest you bring a collapsible picnic table as well, so you can easily eat your food and drinks.

Can you bring your own food and drinks?

You are able to bring your own food and drinks into the festival.

Full Fayetteville Dogwood Festival 2022 Schedule

The calendar of events on the official page is very confusing, so I did my best to decode it and add the correct hours. Please note, this is not the official festival page and hours may be incorrect.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Cork & Fork: A food and wine event. Tickets are $40 for one or $75 for a couple and include unlimited taster’s samples from each of the nine participating chefs, unlimited wine samples and non-alcoholic drinks.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Fireworks: Fireworks will be shot off after the free concert at 11 pm.

Hoobastank and Marcy Playground Concert: The free concert will take place on the festival stage from 5 pm to 11 pm.

Midway Carnival Rides: Rides for kids will be set up. Rides may cost a nominal fee. Hours: 5 pm to 11 pm.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Airborn Aerial: Live, Cirque du Soleil-like performances will happen throughout the day.

BMX Shows: Live BMX bike performances will happen throughout the day.

KidZone: A play area for kids with a bounce house and more. This may cost a nominal fee. Hours: noon to 11 pm.

Live music: The day’s music will be as follows: Downtown Stage: noon: Dave Wilbert; 1 pm: Bailey Morrison; 2 pm: AJ Sanders. Festival Stage: 1:30 pm, 3 pm and 4:30 pm: unannounced local act; 6 pm: Dillon Carmichael; 7:45 pm: Kameron Marlowe; 9:30 pm: Tyler Farr.

Midway Carnival Rides: Rides for kids will be set up. Rides may cost a nominal fee. Hours: noon to 11 pm.

Ring Wars Carolina: A live wrestling match will be held during the day.

Street Fair: The street fair, featuring a variety of vendors, will be held on Hay Street.

Sweet Valley Ranch Petting Zoo: Animals, like llamas and goats, will be available to pet, plus there will be games in the area as well.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Airborn Aerial: Live, Cirque du Soleil-like performances will happen throughout the day.

BMX Shows: Live BMX bike performances will happen throughout the day.

Car, Motorcycle, and Truck Show: The annual car show will be held at Market House.

KidZone: A play area for kids with a bounce house and more. This may cost a nominal fee. Hours: noon to 11 pm.

Midway Carnival Rides: Rides for kids will be set up. Rides may cost a nominal fee. Hours: noon to 11 pm.

Ring Wars Carolina: A live wrestling match will be held during the day.

Street Fair: The street fair, featuring a variety of vendors, will be held on Hay Street.

Sweet Valley Ranch Petting Zoo: Animals, like llamas and goats, will be available to pet, plus there will be games in the area as well.

The Purple Madness – A Tribute To Prince: A Prince tribute band will take the main stage at 5 pm.

The outside of the front of a hotel.

Where To Stay For Fayetteville Dogwood Festival:

If you’re planning a trip to Fayetteville Dogwood Festival and are planning on going multiple days, you’ll need somewhere to sleep at night.

There are a ton of hotels in the area, so you have a lot of options. Check out a few of them and search for availability below:

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Have you been to the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival? What’s your favorite part?