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2022 DOGWOOD Festival

May 18th to 21st - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Reeves Park

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FOOD

Enjoy over 25 different food vendors, from funnel cakes to gourmet grilled cheese

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FUN

Kids and Adults will love our active midway filled with games, rides and vendors

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GIVING

The annual festival helps to directly and indirectly support close to 30 local non-profits

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ENTERTAINMENT

Nightly live music will be at the bandshell. Check back soon for the entertainment schedule!

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BINGO

Bingo will be led by Aunt Mary Pat on Saturday, May 21st. Tickets available soon!

Friends Drinking Beer

BEER GARDEN

Dogwood Beer Garden will take place on 3rd Ave on Thursday, May 19th.

Magic Money

A new digital carnival ride and concession ticket system
  • Available every day: may purchase at Magic Money kiosks at the festival

  • $25/ wristband

  • Wristband allows you to ride unlimited rides all day

  • Need to purchase a new wristband each day

  • No presale available - must purchase at kiosks at festival

  •  Wristband can only be used for one person

  • Can load credits on wristband (if not a full-day wristband) for rides or food (from select food vendors)

Wristband FAQs:

1.      Which days are wristband days?

Every day is wristband day! Wednesday through Saturday you can pay $25 (plus a $2.00 fee) for one or more wristbands and ride unlimited rides for the whole night.

 

2.      Do I have to buy a wristband to ride rides?

No – you can also purchase Magic Money credits to use for rides. These digital credits are stored on a Magic Money card or a Magic Money phone app and can be reloaded at any time. These credits can also be used at select vendors for food or games.

 

3.      Can I still pay cash?

Yes! Cash is accepted at Magic Money kiosks when purchasing credits or wristbands and is also accepted directly at rides and food vendors. There is no cash back option at Magic Money kiosks: however much money you put into the machine is however many credits you will receive on the card or wristband.

 

4.      How many credits do I need to purchase?

Kiddie rides cost between 14-17 credits ($3.5-$4.25) and older kid rides cost between 17-25 credits ($4.25-$6.25). You may also want to purchase additional credits to use for rides and food. 1 Credit = $0.25.

 

5.      Can I share wristbands with other family members?

No – each wristband can only be used for one person. Credits however can be shared.

 

6.      What if I lose my wristband or Magic Money card?

Unfortunately, if you lose your wristband or Magic Money card it cannot be replaced. These items will need to be repurchased from a Magic Money kiosk.

Festival Map

 
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2022 DOGWOOD Parade

May 21st - 1:00 pm

Reeves Park

Phoenixville's Annual Dogwood tradition dates back to May 1943, when Retired Army Major General Edward C. Shannon dedicated a dogwood tree in Reeves Park as a memorial to the men and women of the Armed Forces, many of whom had died in active service during World War II. Since 1943, the Phoenixville Jaycees Foundation has continued the rich tradition of the Annual Dogwood Festival and Parade, with over 100,000 visitors taking part in the annual festival and 13,000 spectators viewing what has become the 2nd largest parade in Chester County. 

This year, after a two year hiatus, the traditional Phoenixville Dogwood Festival is back! It promises to be a grand return featuring a carnival, the Dogwood Parade, food and non-profit vendors, a bingo night, and (new this year) a beer garden!

Dogwood Festival History

Established 1943

Phoenixville's Annual Dogwood tradition dates back to May 1943, when Retired Army Major General Edward C. Shannon, dedicated a dogwood tree in Reeves Park, as a memorial to the men and woman of the Armed Forces, many of whom had died in active service during World War II.

The First parade welcomed an estimated 7,500 visitors joining Phoenixville’s Mayor, Arthur H. Tompkins, who served as the grand marshal and numerous distinguished guests including, General Shannon and Col. Henry Beeuwkes, who was the first commander of the newly opened Valley Forge General Hospital on the edge of town.

 

The very first Dogwood Queen was 1943 Phoenixville High School graduate Regina Glowacki, who was elected by her fellow students through the sale of War Bonds and War Stamps which netted a total of $8,154.85. 

 

During the parade, floats were very prominent among local organizations. The Rotary Club from Phoenixville had a horse-drawn float with a large Rotary wheel with the edges of the float surrounded by flags of the United Nations. The Junior Red Cross had blood donors riding along on a large float adorned by greens and a large “bottle” of blood with the words “That They May Live”. The Phoenixville High School Band, under the direction of Walter Sample, provided marching music for the soldiers marching from the Valley Forge General Hospital.

 

Today, the Phoenixville Jaycees Foundation continues the rich tradition of the Annual Dogwood Festival and Parade. With over 50,000 visitors taking part in the annual festivities and what has become the 2nd largest parade in Chester County.

 
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More info coming soon!...
 
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Vendors

If you are interested in being a vendor at this year's Dogwood Festival, please fill out the following Vendor Application! Please email vendors@phoenixvillejaycees.org with any questions.
 
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Sponsor dogwood!

Become a sponsor of the Dogwood Festival in its return this year!

Your support will help the Phoenixville Jaycees Foundation cover some of the costs and ensures we can continue to put on community events such as Dogwood in the future. We will promote your business in the days and weeks leading up to the event and at each of our Dogwood events themselves. See the link below for more information:

 
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Volunteers needed!

If you would like to Volunteer to help out at Dogwood this year, please see the info below and sign-up here: 

THE JAYCEES MISSION

"To provide development opportunities that empower

young people to create positive change"