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Vinton Prepares For 67th Dogwood Festival April 28-May 1

The 67th Annual Vinton Dogwood Festival, April 28 through May 1 is back in full bloom this year. The festival features a four-day carnival, annual parade, over 90 vendors featuring handmade crafts and Business Showcase, Friday night concert, festival entertainment stages, antique car show, crowning of Miss Vinton Dogwood Festival, free Kids’ Zone and the new Teen Space.

Kick off for the celebration begins Thursday at 6 p.m. and concludes Sunday with carnival rides for children and adults, games, and food by Cole Shows.  

The energetic, THE PIZAZZ BAND, performing soul, funk, beach country and rock will present a concert on Friday evening at the Vinton Farmers’ Market Stage, from 7 pm to 10 pm, gates and beverage garden open at 6 pm. Admission is $5.00.

  Saturday, April 30, is a fun day of activities for all ages. Events include a full day and night of carnival rides and games as well as a craft show, business showcase, antique car show and live entertainment on two stages including: Tim Martin and Brian Wheeling, The McFlys Ultimate 80’s and 90’s band, William Byrd Jazz Band, Mason  Creek, and Defy Gravity Cheer Team.

  Our free Kids’ Zone located at the Vinton Farmers’ Market will feature large inflatables, a petting zoo, crafts, games and prizes.  We are also announcing a new free “Teen Space” with a climbing wall,  “Escape Room”, game stations, and other fun activities located between the Vinton Municipal Building and Farm Burguesa.

In keeping with tradition, the crowning of the Miss Vinton Dogwood Festival Queen will take place on the Vinton Municipal Building stage at noon. One deserving William Byrd High School student will receive the coveted crown and the honor of riding along with her court in the 67th Annual Dogwood Parade

The annual parade will step off at 2:30 pm following a route from the Vinton War Memorial on Washington Ave. through downtown Vinton to Gus Nicks Blvd. All ages will enjoy the William Byrd High School Band, Virginia Highlands Pipe and Drum Band, Miss Kitty’s Cosmonaut Stilt Walkers, a variety of floats, walking and novelty classic vehicles, costumed characters, clowns, and much more during the parade. 

Festival foods include barbeque, nachos, fries, hotdogs, catfish, funnel cakes, candy apples, cotton candy and much more.

The 67th Annual Vinton Dogwood Festival is full of fun for the whole family. Save the dates to enjoy our spring celebration In Vinton! The festival will conclude on Sunday, May 1st with the carnival from 12 – 6 p.m. 

Vinton Dogwood Festival, April 28-May 1, Schedule of Events

Cole Shows Carnival, Free Admission, April 28 through May 1, Billy Byrd Field, 100 Highland Ave. Thursday and Friday from 6:00 – 10:00 pm, Saturday from 12 noon to 10:00 pm, Sunday from 1-6 pm, on-site parking $2.00.  *Thursday Special Only, pay one price and ride unlimited. Visit the Vinton Dogwood website to order a wristband in advance and save additional money.

April 29th,  Festival Concert, THE PIZZAZZ Band, 6-10 pm, Vinton Farmers’ Market Stage, $5.00 cover, Beverage Garden and Food Truck. ID required for beverage garden. Bring seating. No pets.

April 30th Festival Activities include: 

Craft show with over 60 vendors; business showcase with over 30 vendors; AACA Antique Car Show; two entertainment stages, free Kids’ Zone with inflatables, petting zoo,  new and free “Teen Space” with climbing wall, “Escape Room”, game stations and more. 

Annual Vinton Dogwood Festival Parade – 2:30 pm

Vinton Farmers’ Market Stage and Parking Lot

WBHS Jazz Band – 10:00

Tim Martin and Brian Wheeling  11:00 a.m.

The McFlys- 12:00 noon

Defy Gravity Cheer Team – 1:00

The McFlys – 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Kid’s Zone – 10:00 am to 2:30 p.m.

Vinton Baptist Church Parking Lot Stage

Craft Show – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mason Creek Band – 11:00 – 2:00 pm

Vinton Municipal Building

Teen Space – 10 :00 am to 4:00 p.m.

Presentation of the Dogwood Festival Court and Crowning of Miss Dogwood Festival Queen – 12 noon

Lee Ave.

Business Showcase Vendors and Festival Food Vendors, 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Thrasher UMC Parking Lot

RVR-AACA Antique Car Show, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

For more information call (540) 983-0614 or visit to download a Vinton Dogwood Festival Schedule of Events or check for frequent updates.

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