The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival returns April 22-24 in Downtown Fayetteville.

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:

  • Festival Hours - Friday, April 22



    5:00pm – 11:00pm

    To feature select sponsors, food vendors, Festival Park entertainment, and Midway.

    6:00pm – Opening Ceremony

    6:30pm Local Act


    9:45pm – HOOBASTANK

  • Festival Hours - Saturday, April 23

    Tyler Farr

    12:00pm – 11:00pm

    To feature sponsors, vendors, Festival Park entertainment, Midway, and all Downtown Fayetteville activities.

    1:30pm Local Act

    3:00pm Local Act

    4:30pm Local Act



    9:30pm TYLER FARR

  • Festival Hours - Sunday, April 24

    The Purple Madness

    The Purple Madness – A Prince Tribute

    12:00pm – 9:00pm

    To feature all features and the Car, Motorcycle, and Truck Show presented by Lafayette Ford.

    2:30pm Local Act

    4:00pm Local Act

    5:30pm Local Act


  • Festival Map

    Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Map

  • Best Seats in the House

    The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival offers a LIMITED amount of front row seating. Go ahead and purchase your ticket for Best Seats in the House today for $25! Tickets can be purchased online at

  • New Addition - Sweet Valley Ranch

    Sweet Valley Ranch…Where Nature Meets Adventure! offers a family-friendly experience where age is only a number and everyone can be a kid again! Come out to their area on Green Street and enjoy a variety of activities. From a petting zoo with llamas, goats, miniature horses, to carnival games to taking a ride down the street on a dinosaur, this area has something for each member of the family!

  • New Addition - 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.

  • Downtown Stage Schedule

    In addition to the national acts on the Festival Park stage, there will be a Downtown Stage on Green Street featuring local acts. Here’s the schedule:


    12:00pm Dave Wilbert

    1:00pm Bailey Morrison

    2:00pm AJ Sanders

    4:00pm Brent Atwood and the Southern Country Outlaws


    12:00pm Damien Horne and The Magi

    2:00pm AJ Sanders

    4:00pm Brent Atwood and the Southern Country Outlaws

  • Cork & Fork Event

    The 4th Annual Cork & Fork – a premier food & wine event will kick-off the festival on Thursday, April 21. Each year we partner with a non-profit organization to host a gourmet sip & taste event in Festival Park. This event will take place from 6pm-8pm. Tickets are $40/person or $75/couple and can be purchased on the festival website.

  • Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

    Ready to show your ride? All rides are welcome here! Bring out your ride to Gillespie/Person Street on Sunday, April 24 and join the party. Go ahead and register before space runs out here.

  • KidZone

    KidZone by Carolina Fun Factory will be open on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. Swing on by with your littles and enjoy a variety of games and entertainment pieces in the area. KidZone is located in Festival Park.

  • Carnival Midway

    Dogwood Festival midway

    Ferris wheels, carousels, popcorn, oh my! The Midway is back and better than ever. This staple will be open Friday-Sunday and is located on the corner of Mason Street and Ray Avenue, in the Masonic Lodge parking lot. The Midway has attractions for all ages of the family.

  • Tyler Farr

    Tyler Farr is well known to WKML listeners. He was part of the 2018 lineup that featured Uncle Kracker, Craig Campbell, William Michael Morgan, Trent Harmon, Cam and Carlton Anderson.

  • Tyler Farr - Redneck Crazy

    Farr’s biggest hit has been his 2013 Platinum song, “Redneck Crazy.”

  • Kameron Marlowe

    North Carolina’s own Kameron Marlowe is a rising star in Nashville. He is best known for his appearance on The Voice in 2018. His newest single is “Steady Heart,” and you are going to LOVE it.

  • Dillon Carmichael

    Another rising star in Nashville, Dillon Carmichael has some strong roots. His uncles are country stars John Michael Montgomery and Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry. His song “Hot Beer” has been stuck on our playlists.

  • Hoobastank

    With over 10 million albums sold worldwide, Hoobastank is a force in the pop rock world. The California band made waves with their 2004 megahit “The Reason,” which was nominated for two Grammy’s and reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

  • Hoobastank - The Reason

  • Marcy Playground

    Marcy Playground was best known for their 1997 hit “Sex and Candy,” but have been in the alternative rock world since 1994.


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