Community members gather for 69th annual Vinton Dogwood Festival

VINTON, Va. (WFXR)– An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 community members and families gathered in Vinton for the 69th annual Dogwood Festival over two days on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.

The two-day festival had plenty to see, including over 130 different crafters and vendors, street entertainment, live music, and even an animal petting zoo. Saturday’s event was highlighted by the ‘Dogwood Stroll-Walking Parade,’ which included participation from WFXR team members.

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With this year’s festival being a major success, Vinton Mayor Brad Grose says plans for the 70th annual festival will begin shortly.

“We’ll start planning next year right away this has been going since 1956 so it’s a great tradition here in Vinton,” said Mayor Grose. “I think it’s very important to note that while there’s been a lot of changes and progress in Vinton, we’ve been able to maintain our love for these wonderful festivals.”

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