Weekend weather forecast leads to last-minute changes for Vinton Dogwood Festival

Roanoke Valley News

VINTON, Va. (WFXR) — The 66th annual Vinton Dogwood Festival is still taking place this weekend, but there will be a few changes to the entertainment lineup and the venues for certain activities, mostly due to Saturday’s weather forecast.

Due to an extenuating circumstance, organizers say Fuzzy Logic will not be available to perform at the festival’s opening night concert.

However, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 23, Five Dollar Shake and Mended Fences will be performing at the Vinton Farmers Market. The cost of admission is $5, with food and beverages available for purchase.

Then, on Saturday, April 24, the following changes will be implemented during the day:

  • The crowning of Miss Vinton Dogwood Festival and the presentation of the Dogwood Court will take place inside the Vinton Municipal Building’s Town Council Chamber, but only immediate family can attend.
  • The Vinton Shoebox Floats will be presented virtually at 2 p.m. via the Vinton Dogwood Festival Facebook page.
  • Brass Five, Island Trio, and the William Byrd Jazz Band will perform at the Vinton Farmers’ Market Stage during the day.
  • The Fun With Fitness entertainment will not be taking place at the Vinton Farmers’ Market Stage
  • The Vinton Municipal Building Stage will not take place.
  • The craft show, business showcase, free Kids’ Zone, and festival foods will still proceed at their regular locations.
  • The Vinton History Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for tours, research, and Community Scavenger Hunt packets. Dogwood Festival Yard Flags will also be available for sale at the museum.
  • Saturday’s Outdoor Movie Night has been postponed to an undetermined date due to the evening forecast.

However, organizers say the “Blooming Again” walk-by and drive-by decorations will still be in place through Sunday, April 25.

For more information about this year’s festival, including a schedule of events, click here. You can also check for any updates on the Vinton Dogwood Festival’s Facebook page.

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