Arbor Day Festival Apr. 23-25 in Norwood

The Town of Norwood is making final preparations to welcome visitors to the town’s 22nd annual Arbor Day Festival.

150423-ArborThe festival starts tonight (Apr. 23) with an evening of gospel and praise music. The LeFevre Quartet of Nashville will sing at 7 p.m. on a stage behind Norwood Town Hall, followed by Camino Praise of Concord and a worship team from Pine Grove United Methodist Church.

Friday at 7 p.m., beach music group North Tower will play. Then Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., a full day of activities for all ages will include a fossil dig and art contest for kids, a classic car show, a barbecue, a volleyball tournament and a variety of music and other entertainment.

The Swashtones will close the event with a concert of classic rock, rhythm and blues starting Saturday at 7 p.m.

There is no charge to attend, but the barbecue and some other activities may require a separate ticket. Vendors will also have items for sale Friday evening and during the day Saturday.

See a full schedule below. Information on the Arbor Day Festival is available at 704-474-3416 or online at


April 15, 2015

Schedule of Events for Arbor Day

Thursday, April 23
7:00 PM Le Fevre Quartet

Friday, April 24
7:00 PM North Tower Band

Saturday, April 25
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Keith Byrd
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Quicksilver Cloggers
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM Dixie Sundown
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM Valhalla
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Memorial Baptist Church Praise Team
7:00 PM The Swash Tones

We will have children’s rides provided by All-4-Fun Inflatables and Wanda’s StarGlazer MoonWalk Co.

Norwood Center Rural Fire Department will have their BBQ on Saturday, April 25 from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM.

The Norwood VFW will host their annual car show at Memorial Park on Turner Street on Saturday, April 25.

Norwood’s 22nd Annual Arbor Day Festival is now set to begin Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 PM with a performance by the LeFevre Quartet. The main stage will be set up behind the Norwood Town Hall.

Friday, April 24 will feature a performance by the North Tower Band at 7:00 PM.

Saturday, April 25 will feature music for all ages all day long, ending with a performance by the Swash Tones at 7:00 PM.

A variety of food, craft, and service vendors will be here during the festival.

Please check back for updates.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please complete and return a vendor application, found here, and return with your payment to the Town of Norwood. Vendors will be able to set up on Friday between 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. On Saturday, they can set up between 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM.

On Saturday, April 25, the First Annual Norwood Arbor Day Sand Volleyball Tourney will be held at Norwood Park on College Street (near the softball fields).

Time: Coed 4s register at 9:00 AM – play at 9:30 AM.
Doubles register at 12:30 PM – play at 1:00 PM

Pre-registration is encouraged so we can better plan. You must contact Tom Gray via email at or by phone at (704) 438-0747 for more information and to register. The cost is $10.00 per player. These fees will help to pay for more improvements to the courts.

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