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Spring Fever in Perry: The Dogwood Festival is Coming

Perry's Petal Party Celebrates 35 Years!

Ready to shake off the winter blues and welcome spring with open arms? Come out for the Perry Dogwood Festival!   This event is back for its 35th year, and it's shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. On April 13th and 14th, our historic downtown area will be filled with local arts, crafts, and tasty treats. With over 150 vendors, you'll find something that catches your eye: a handcrafted wreath, funky jewelry, or a cool new outfit.

And the food! From barbecue to ice cream, wings to delicious Mexican cuisine, your bellies will be happy. Crowd favorite Yodees Mobile Fresh homestyle donuts will also be there.

For the little ones, the Kids Zone on the Perry City Hall lawn is the place to be. Your kids will have a blast with gellyball, inflatables, and a toddler play area.

You can even watch the Masters golf tournament at the Dogwood Festival! The outdoor patio area will have TVs streaming the action live, and you can sit back with a drink from the Tipsy Peach or Bodega Brew and enjoy the game. 

Something New

The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce will sell dogwood trees this year in popular demand! Take a piece of the festival home with you and enjoy those Dogwood blooms every spring.  

The Dogwood Celebration Begins in March

The Miss Dogwood Pageant will crown its queens on March 9th. These beauties will also grace the Dogwood Festival in April. Peggy Whyte will be painting local business windows with Dogwood blossoms on March 7th, and she will be painting car windows on March 16th. This is a fun way to show pride and join the community spirit. 

Rotary Fishing Tournament

The Perry Rotary Club will host its 21st Annual Fishing Tournament on April 13th. The tournament is a sanctioned Dogwood Festival event perfect for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Cast your line and enjoy a spring day on the water - you might reel in the big one!

Stay and See More

Make it a Dogwood weekend by staying in one of Perry's hotels or RV parks. You can find a complete list, reviews, and directions at our website: ​​ There are plenty of options, so you'll find the perfect spot to rest after a day of festival fun. Explore our historic downtown shops and eateries while you're here.

A Community Effort

The Perry Dogwood Festival isn't just an event; it's a testament to Perry's heart and soul. From the big yellow bows on our mailboxes, dogwoods on our front doors, and brightening up our businesses and autos with painted dogwood blossoms to the countless hours the Chamber staff and volunteers put in, the Dogwood Festival is a community labor of love.

So, please mark your calendars, bring your family and friends, and join us in celebrating one of Perry's most cherished traditions. The Dogwood Festival is more than a festival; it's where Perry and spring are celebrated, and memories have been made for generations.

We can't wait to see you there!

For more information on the Perry Dogwood Festival, Miss Dogwood Beauty Pageant, and window painting, contact the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce at 478-987-1234,, or visit

For more information on the 21st Annual Fishing Tournament, contact the Perry Rotary Club at or or their website

For more information on where to stay, eat, and shop in Perry, contact Visit Perry at 478-988-8000,, or visit our website


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