Farewell to Spring is the beginning of a two day festival within the Gaston All American Fair. Two days to celebrate the coming of summer. There will be literally over a hundred craft and street vendors and something for everyone! Carnival rides, events all day, vendors, food and so much more. Come enjoy the festival and then look for other events that you came back for as well.
Day 1 - Saturday, June 16, 2018
Opening - some special announcements and just some general fun activities at the main stage. Make sure you are there for great deals from area merchants and from our vendors.
Pet Adoptions - looking for a new pet? Adopting a pet will keep many animals from going to the shelter. Come find your next family member and provide a forever home to a four legged friend in need.
Wiener Dog Races* - do you have a little speedy wiener dog? Think he/she is the fastest? Bring your short legged friend to the fair and let them race for some great prizes. Great fun for spectators as well as participants.
Pet Ugly Mug Contest* - is your four legged friend so ugly they are cute? We want to see these these cuties up close and personal and if yours is deemed the winner, you could take home some pretty neat swag.
Pet Costume Contest* - Since it is the day of pets, why not dress yours up and see if they can strut their way onto the runway and win you some great prizes. Make sure to pick out their best outfit and let them come strut for the audience.
Karaoke Contest - think your pipes are better than the rest? Come prove it. We have some great prizes to the ones that live up to the hype and can perform to impress the audience. Come claim bragging rights as the best of 2018.
Kids Relay Races - What would a Spring Festival be without some activities for the kids? We didn't forget the little tykes and we have quite a few free activities planned where the young ones can compete for some great stuff and win a ribbon! Make sure to stop by the kids area and sign your child up for some outdoor fun!
Fire Truck Rides - Have you ever wanted to jump on one of the big red trucks and zoom around like a fireman? Jump on board our firetruck and they will whisk you around the outside of the mall for a special treat for kids and adults alike!
Vendors - We will have over a hundred vendors with items for everyone and then some. Food, crafts, art, decor, jewelry and so much more. Make sure to check out our list of vendors and come visit them during the festival. Unique items for you or as a gift. We literally will have almost everything you could think would be at a festival!
Food - Funnel cakes, cotton candy, bratwurst, cheese fries, deep fried Oreos, and the list goes on and on! Food for every taste you can imagine and want. Come hungry and leave happy!
Carnival Rides - We brought in the big guys this year for the Fair and Festival. Wade Shows provides great family entertainment across the country including the NC State Fair and we have them coming right here to Gastonia! Safe and entertaining we brought you the best!
*All pets brought to the Festival must be licensed in the appropriate County as well as have proof of current shots, including rabies. Proof must be shown in order for the pet to be brought into the festival area. There are no exceptions, period!!
Day 2, Sunday June 17, 2018