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Live music, hayrides, classic car show on tap for Dogwood Fall Festival

Weekend celebration brings entertainment to downtown Fayetteville


Hayrides, live music, a classic car and truck show, and food and crafts vendors are all part of the celebration of the new season at the Dogwood Fall Festival this weekend.

The festival is scheduled for Friday through Sunday at Festival Park and other parts of downtown Fayetteville.

The fun kicks off from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday with hayrides through downtown, music by a DJ and food trucks, according to the Dogwood Festival website.

On Saturday, the festival continues from noon to 10 p.m. with more hayrides, food and crafts as well as the Battle of the Bands live music competition.

Sunday will bring the classic car, truck and motorcycle show along with more hayrides, food and crafts. Sunday hours are noon to 6 p.m.

Children’s activities throughout the festival will ensure fun for the entire family, organizers say.

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The Battle of the Bands will present live music beginning at 1 p.m. at the Festival Park stage, with winners announced at 7:30 p.m. A costume contest is set for 3:30 p.m.

The lineup includes:

  • 1 p.m.: Jill Charles, Christian and country music.
  • 1:50 p.m.: Sabor a Rumba, Latin music.
  • 2:40 p.m.: Crooked Cult, punk/metal band.
  • 4 p.m.: TJ Johnson, rock ’n’ roll.
  • 4:30 p.m.: Death by Pencil, punk band.
  • 5:20 p.m.: Bad Actor, new wave band.
  • 6:10 p.m.: Whiskey Bent, country band.
  • 7 p.m.: 87&Pine, country-rock band.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Winners announced.
  • 8 p.m.: Blazin’ Keys Entertainment Dueling Pianos, rock band.

Preregistration for the Classic Car, Motorcycle and Truck Show is open through Friday. Same-day registration may be subject to space limits.

The entry fee is $15 for motorcycles and $25 for cars and trucks. Categories for cars and trucks are antique (1900-1975); classic (1976-2000); and modern (2001-present day).

Awards will include Best in Show, People's Choice, and first through third place in each category.

The show will begin at noon Saturday, and awards will be presented at 5 p.m.

Tractor-pulled hayrides will feature guides discussing the history of downtown Fayetteville. Tickets are $7 and are cash only. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday, 2-10 p.m. Saturday and 2-6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information on the Dogwood Fall Festival, visit the Dogwood Festival website.

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