Our History

Located in the heart of eastern North Carolina, the community of Farmville has proudly hosted the Farmville Dogwood Festival for the past 30 years. The festival is held each April on the town commons. The manicured lawn of the commons is dotted with stately oaks, azaleas, dogwoods and a burst of color from annuals and perennials. Visitors make an annual pilgrimage to Farmville to reunite with family and friends.

The Dogwood Festival has been honored as a legacy festival by the Library of Congress. The festival proudly reaches across all demographics to provide a weekend of entertainment that appeals to all patrons. Most of the festival guests live in a 50 mile radius of Farmville. Festival attendance has been estimated in some years at over 30,000.

The center of the commons features the arts and crafts pavilion. It is the focal point of the festival, displaying the artistic talents and workmanship of the artisans of eastern North Carolina. These wares are available for sale to the public. The festival committee carefully selects artisans that compliment each other and provide a diverse array of craftsmanship. Examples of past artisan wares have included woodworking, stained glass, pottery, jewelry, framed artwork, photography, soaps and many other handcrafted treasures.

Surrounding the pavilion is a number of venues that accent the town commons. Nearby is the gazebo which displays a constant stream of local musical talent. The Kids Cool Fest tent provides the youth an opportunity to create crafts and to have fun, all free of charge. Lining the street are food vendors providing a potpourri of delicacies. Behind the town hall are rides provided by Michaels Amusements that appeal to all ages. The ball field is where our headline musical acts perform at night for festival patrons.

Saturday Concert Related Questions

Where is the Concert?
West Horne Avenue, adjacent to the Athletic Field

Where is concert parking?
Various areas around festival grounds will be designated as free concert parking.

How much do concert tickets cost?
$20 – Now through Friday, April 28
$25 -Saturday, April 29

Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets are available at:

  • • Farmville Town Hall – now through Friday, April 28, 12:00 noon

What time does the concert gate open?
The concert gate will open at 5:30pm

What time does the concert begin?
6:30pm

What time does each act perform?
TBA

Are alcoholic beverages allowed in the concert?
Yes. No hard liquor or fortified wine. No glass containers of any type. All coolers, bags, strollers, and carry-in items will be checked.

Are lawn chairs allowed?
Yes

If it rains, can I bring an umbrella in the concert area?
Yes

Can I bring a camera/video?
No photography or recording devices are allowed.

Can I bring food into the concert area?
Yes

Can I leave the concert area and return?
Yes. There will be no re-entry from 5:30 – 8pm

Are there backstage passes available?
Meet and greet opportunities are available only through WRNS promotions.

Are tailgate spots still available?
There are still a few tailgate spots available

Do I get a refund if the concert is canceled?
No refunds for any reason.

Sunday Christian Concert Related Questions

Where is the Concert?
West Horne Avenue, adjacent to the Athletic Field

Where is concert parking?
Various areas around festival grounds will be designated as free concert parking.

How much do concert tickets cost?
$10 – Now through Saturday, April 29
$12.00 – Sunday, April 30

Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets are available at:

Farmville Town Hall – now through Friday, April 28, 12:00 noon
Festival Grounds – Friday, April 28, 12:00 noon until 8:00pm and Saturday, April 29, 9:00am-8:00pm
Concert Venue – Sunday, April 30, 12:00 noon until sold out
Online, by clicking “Buy Tickets” at the top of the page!

What time does the concert gate open?
The concert gate will open at 1:30 pm

What time does the concert begin?
2:00 pm

What time does each act perform?
• 2:00 pm Ignite Church Band

• 3:00 pm Plumb

Are alcoholic beverages allowed in the concert?
No, this is a Christian concert.

 

Are coolers allowed in the concert?
Yes. All coolers, bags, strollers, and carry-in items will be checked to ensure no hard liquor, fortified wine, or glass containers are included.

Are lawn chairs allowed?
Yes

If it rains, can I bring an umbrella in the concert area?
Yes

Can I bring a camera/video?
No photography or recording devices are allowed.

Will there be food vendors available at the concert?
Yes

Can I bring food into the concert area?
Yes

Can I leave the concert area and return?
Yes. There will be no re-entry from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Are there backstage passes available?
Meet and greet opportunities are available only through radio and social promotions.

Are tailgate spots still available?
There are tailgate spots available for $25.00 per spot.

How do I find out if concert is canceled due to inclement weather?
Call 252-753-5814 or visit www.farmvilledogwoodfest.com or visit our Facebook page.

Do I get a refund if the concert is canceled?
No refunds for any reason.

General Festival Questions

What time does a certain event begin?
Please visit our Schedules page for more information

Is it too late to get a vendor spot?
Vendor spots are still available.

Are pets allowed at the festival?
No.

Is alcohol allowed on festival grounds?
No, just inside Saturday night concert venue.

What is the location of the festival?
Thursday and Sunday. $16 advance tickets (Must be purchased by Wednesday 4/20 by 5:30 from the Town Hall Building), $20 at the Rides location.

What is the location of the festival?
Town of Farmville Town Commons @ 3672 North Main St

Is there handicap parking available?
Yes, there is a parking lot at the corner of Grimmersburg St and South Main St.