It’s 2023 Fayetteville Dogwood Festival weekend and even with weather potentially being a little gross at times, it’s still set to be a great weekend.

All six Beasley Media Group stations will be on site all weekend long, with chances to win trips and other prizes! There’s so much to look forward to, including concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

There are a lot of returning favorites, like the midway, food trucks, and craft vendors. But there’s also a bunch of cool new stuff.

The festival general hours are Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.

Here’s the top 13 things to experience this weekend at the 2023 Fayetteville Dogwood Festival:

  • 1. Meet Our Team!

    WKML Dogwood Festival

    Come out and meet all your favorite Beasley Media Group radio station team members and on-air talents! We’ll be on the promenade all weekend long, plus in the park!

    Stop by and you can enter to win lots of different contests, including:

    • ALL STATIONS: Win a Drive-Away Trip and Gas Money to get there!
    • WKML: Win Stars & Guitar merch, or other concert tickets!
    • Foxy 99: Win tickets for Apple Chill or other concerts!
    • 96.5 BOB FM: Win tickets to see Foreigner!
    • 107.7 The Bounce: Win tickets to see LL Cool J or Jodeci!
    • Sunny 94.3: Win tickets to the Fort Bragg Fair
    • My Kiss Radio: Win tickets to a MAJOR upcoming concert (shhh it’s a secret)!

     

  • 2. The Concerts

    Dogwood stage

    Festival Park will be filled with three nights of big concerts for country night, rock night, and Michael Jackson tribute band night. All the concerts are FREE, in Festival Park (best seats in the house are a paid ticket).

    Friday night – WKML Country night

    • 5 pm – Best seats in the house open (first come first serve, must have ticket)
    • 6:00pm – Opening Ceremony
    • 6:30pm – TJ Johnson
    • 8:00pm – ASHLAND CRAFT
    • 9:30pm – DAVID NAIL

    Saturday night – Rock Night

    • Noon park opens
    • 2 pm – Dirt Road Sinnerz
    • 3:45 pm – Stone Dolls
    • 5 pm – Best seats in the house open (first come first serve, must have ticket)
    • 5:30 pm – Worn Out Welcome (formerly Whiskey Bent)
    • 7:15 pm – LIT
    • 9 pm – BUCKCHERRY

    Sunday night – Michael Jackson Tribute night Presented by 96.5 BOB FM

    • 2:30pm – Southern Haze Band
    • 4 pm – Michael Daughtry
    • 5 pm – Best seats in the house open (first come first serve, must have ticket)
    • 5:30pm – Throwback Collaboration Band
    • 7:30pm-9:00pm WHO’S BAD – THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE
  • 3. Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

    Dogwood Car Show

    Join us for a Fayetteville Dogwood Festival tradition – the annual Car, Motorcycle, and Truck Show!

    The cars will be on display around the Market House on Hay St., starting when the Festival opens Sunday at noon, and will be there until the awards at 5 p.m.

  • 4. KidZone

    KidZone

    KidZone by Carolina Fun Factory has a variety of games and activities the littles will enjoy. KidZone will be open all weekend during festival hours and close at 9:00 PM Friday and Saturday and 8:00 PM on Sunday.

    KidZone is located in Festival Park.

  • 5. The Carnival Midway

    Dogwood Festival midway

    Ferris wheels, carousels, popcorn, oh my! The Midway is back and better than ever. This staple will be open during festival hours from Friday through Sunday and is located on the corner of Mason Street and Ray Avenue, in the Masonic Lodge parking lot. That’s right outside the Festival Park gate. The Midway has attractions for all ages of the family.

    Open during all festival hours.

  • 6. Boom & Bloom Fireworks

    Join us on Friday, April 28 for Boom & Bloom! This booming fireworks show will take place as DAVID NAIL’s performance ends between 10:30 and 11 p.m. The fireworks will be shot off from behind the Festival Park stage and will be viewable to the general Festival Park crowd.

    Friday night about 11 p.m. in Festival Park. (Rain date is Saturday, April 29 after Buckcherry)

  • 7. The Street Fair

    Dogwood Festival

    Take a stroll down Hay Street and visit the variety of vendors and sponsors. You will surely find several cool things to enjoy.

    Saturday and Sunday on Hay St. and Ray Ave.

  • 8. BMX Shows

    Dogwood BMX

    BMX shows will be available on Hay Street, near Huske Hardware. This is a show that will keep you on the edge of your seat so this is an opportunity you will not want to miss! Don’t miss out on the meet and greet after every show!

    Showtimes are 1, 3 and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

  • 9. Air Born Aerials

    Airborn Aerials

    The Air Born Aerial entertainers will perform acrobatic performances on Saturday and Sunday near the Festival Park Plaza Food Court from noon to 6 p.m. both days.

  • 10. Ring Wars Carolina

    Ring Wars Carolina will host a wrestling tournament at the intersection of Ray Avenue and Hay Street. Festival patrons will be able to cheer on their favorite wrestler on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24.

    Show times are every hour from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

  • 11. Axes & Armor

    Cool new addition to the Festival this year, as Axes & Armor Hatchet House will have their setup on site. How well can you throw an ax? Come out and test your ax throwing skills at the Axes & Armor Hatchet House mobile ax throwing trailer. This is a FREE attraction for all able to participate. 

    Open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

  • 12. The FOOD!

    Dogwood Festival Food

    Who can resist Dogwood Festival food? Some of the best food truck and fair foods vendors in the region will be on site all weekend long for your dining pleasure.

    Mostly along the promenade above Festival Park all weekend long.

  • 13. So Much More FUN!

    dogwood festival 2023 map

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