Fayetteville is finally getting a full Dogwood Festival back, and they are bringing the heat, with a strong lineup to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Festival as it returns in 2022.
After a 2-year absence because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival returns April 22-24 in Downtown Fayetteville and Festival Park. See the full schedule, plus all of the new and returning attractions below.
On Friday night, April 22 – rock music night – California pop rock band Hoobstank will headline the show. Best known for their 2004 hit “The Reason,” Hoobastank will be joined on the lineup by Marcy Playground.
Marcy Playground is best known for their 1997 hit song “Sex and Candy,” and was set to headline the 2020 Dogwood Festival before it was cancelled for the pandemic.
Friday night will also be the Boom & Bloom Fireworks after Hoobastank’s concert.
Headlining Saturday, April 23 – country music night – will be a name Fayetteville country fans know and love, Tyler Farr. Farr was the MVP of a packed 2018 WKML Stars & Guitars lineup at the Crown.
Joining Farr on country music night will be rising stars Kameron Marlowe and Dillon Carmichael.
The Festival closes on Sunday, April 24 with The Purple Madness – A Tribute to Prince closing out festivities with a bang.
The Dogwood Festival kicks off on Thursday, April 21 with the ticketed “Cork & Fork” food and wine event. Tickets are on sale now for that event for $40 per person, or $75 per couple.
Friday night, the opening ceremony starts things off at 6 p.m. on the Festival Park stage, as well as the Midway of Carnival rides, plus food and other vendors. The full schedule is below.
Saturday morning, the full festival kicks off with the Downtown Street Fair, the Midway of Carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, the Kid’s Zone, a BMX Bike Show, as well as Dillon Carmichael starting the national acts at 6 p.m. on the Festival Park stage Saturday night. The full schedule for Saturday night is below as well.
The Festival concludes Sunday, with a Car & Motorcycle Show, the Downtown Street Fair, the Midway of Carnival rides, and more anchored attractions, food and more, with The Purple Madness taking the stage at 7:30 p.m.
Here’s a closer look at some of the musicians and other fun activities on tap for the 2022 Fayetteville Dogwood Festival: