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After taking a year off, the iconic Festival at the Switchyard is back! The city of Carrollton’s free annual festival will return to historic downtown on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 11 AM to 10 PM. Here are four reasons you don’t want to miss the city’s signature outdoor event.

It’s Back & Better Than Ever

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, yes? In this case, a year off certainly left us yearning for more. And more we’ll get, with activities and a musical lineup that might just be the festival’s best yet. The concert and entertainment lineup starts right at 11 AM and keeps churning until late in the evening. Eight bands will grace the main stage, including opener Dishwalla and headliner Blue October. There will also be a variety of other artists and entertainers performing elsewhere at the festival. With acts like Lone Star Circus and juggler David Slick, you know it’s gonna be a whole lot of fun.

The Vendors Are Awesome

Killer food. Artisanal crafted gifts. Fancy drinks. Games and activities. The best part of the Festival at the Switchyard is the amazing vendors. They proudly represent the quality and uniqueness of our local creative community here in Midland. The festival serves as a great spot to support your fellow community members and all the awesomeness they have to offer.

It Doesn’t Cost You a Thing

The Festival at Switchyard is free. FREE. Did we mention, it’s free? The sole purpose is to show the city of Carrollton a good time, while bringing together everyone that makes our city so great. Admission to the festival is free. Parking is free. Concerts are free. All rides, games, and activities are free. It’s all free!

It’s Fun For The Whole Family

This is one of those events that will make adults just as happy as the kids. Truly a family-friendly affair, the Festival at Switchyard is intended to be 100% family-friendly, whether you’re coming to play some games, enjoy some live music and entertainment, grab a bite to eat, or browse the many artisanal vendors.

Make the most of this year’s Festival at the Switchyard and bring out the whole crew. For more Carrollton happenings, stay up to date at the Union at Carrollton Square blog.