Dogwood Festival 2024: April 20

The application for VENDORS is currently closed as of 1/8/24. If you'd like to be put on a waiting list, please email Cyndi Skellie at

  • REGISTER NOW: Dogwood Festival 2024 - April 20th, 2024

    The Shelby County Education Foundation is planning its fourth year, having revived The Dogwood Festival on April 24th, 2021. We had a successful day, even in the rain! We want to continue this tradition for many reasons. First, this is a way to celebrate the community. Second, the Dogwood Festival highlights the arts and education in our community.  Third, we hope to raise money for scholarships for minority students who plan to teach and give teachers grants to increase student learning opportunities. Finally, the festival will help to revive the planting of Dogwood trees in Shelby County.


    Information for 2024 IS NOW UPDATED!

    Click HERE to register to be a VENDOR for the Dogwood Festival. (As of 1/8/24, we are no longer accepting Vendor Applications. We are FULL! However, if you'd like to be put on a waiting list in case a spot opens up, email

    Click HERE to access the SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION for the Dogwood Festival. Please contact Cyndi Skellie, Dogwood Chair, if you have questions.

    Click HERE to access an ONLINE SPONSORSHIP REGISTRATION for the Dogwood Festival. 

    Click on the link to attain a hard copy of the Silent Auction Donation Form: Dogwood Silent Auction Donation Form

    Items donated to the Silent Auction will be auctioned on April 24th and the money will go to give scholarships to local students who plan to return to Shelby County to teach! We also hope to enrich teacher projects with funding from the Education Foundation soon!


    Because we are in the city, Food Vendors should learn about the special Restaurant Tax. Call Shelby County Tourism for more information: 502.633.6388 or click HERE for the paperwork and ordinance.

    Check back soon for a list of vendors, sponsors, and entertainers! April 1st is the deadline for registration!  We will see you soon!

    If it rains, we will have some indoor space in the Settle's Gym behind 1155 W. Main Street, SCPS Central Office. Tents are encouraged! In 2021, we had a great turnout even in the RAIN!


    Email if you're interested in performing at the Dogwood Festival, 2024.

    The Ad Hoc Committee for the Dogwood Festival includes: 

    Cyndi Powell Skellie -


    Madeline Raizor -

         (PR Assistant)

    Joanna Freels  -

           (SC Education Foundation Auction/Organization)

    Emily Swindler -

    Cathy Cook 

        (SC Education Foundation Booth and Auction Items)

    Paulie Felice

         (Entertainment Coordinator)

    Troy Hood