PF Activities

Dog Parade

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A chance for your pup to strut their stuff and be part of the Dixon Petunia Festival! Furology Pet Spa with be onsite hosting, judging, and giving out prizes for Best Costume (60s themed!), Cutest Dog, Best Trick, Fan Favorite, and more! You must pre-register for this event. Participation limited to 100 dogs. Registration form located on the Dixon Petunia Festival Website!


  • All dogs must be leashed for the entirety of the event
  • Owners are responsible for dogs at all times
  • Handlers must be 18years of age or older. Children are welcome to participate in the event with the assistance of an adult 18 years or older
  • Handlers must clean up after their dogs
  • One dog per handler
  • Dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations
  • Registration must be completed by June 30th. Space is limited to 100 entries



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We welcome back the North American Midway Entertainment Carnival. Vouchers for daily wristbands will be available at a discount prior to the Festival for $30 each at the Petunia Festival Headquarters Office during hours of operation in June.

Quiet Hours

Parents will need to come to the Petunia Fest headquarters to sign up their child plus one adult up for admittance to the carnival. They will receive special wristbands that will only be valid for the 2 hours designated for quiet time. Name, phone number, and email taken also for upcoming years to contact in advance.

Please note that it does not cost anything to walk through the carnival area. The prices listed above are for the rides. Individual tickets are available for purchase.  Each ride costs 4, 5 or 6 tickets. Presale ticket vouchers can be used on any day you choose. 

Cruise-In Style Car Show

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2024 Car Show

Day of the show, at John Dixon Park, cars will enter off Galena onto W. Morgan Street. They will be directed by staff to their parking location. Parking will encircle the park from the North, West, and South sides of John Dixon Park. Cars will leave onto Galena from W. Chamberlain. Location change allows for shade, food vendors, and 120 vehicles parked around the park on the streets. Motorcycles can park within the park itself.

You may preregister by filling out the registration form below. Once you submit the form you will be redirected to Pay $25 for your entry. Day of Registration is $30. We only have 120 spots available, sign up early to reserve your spot.

Thank you to our Titanium Sponsor Ken Nelson Auto Group for presenting this event!

Car Show Registration

2024 Winners

Best 60's Car

Dan Reed
1968 Chevy Z28

Best 80's Car

Chris and Carrie Near
1980 Chevy Camaro

Best Paint

Joe Ludwig
Dodge Coronet 500

Best Modified Engine

Steve Reuter
1966 Chevy Corvair

Best 50's Car

Ken Duncan
1959 Chevy El Camino

Best of Show

Mark and Sandy Heckman
1977 Chevrolet C10 Stepside

Best Motorcycle

Brandon Crowe
97 Softtail Custom Harley Davidson

Best Rust Bucket

Jeremy and Jodi Sandlin
Chevrolet Z28

People’s Choice

Jeremy and Jodi Sandlin
Ford Mustang

Best Stock Engine

Clark and Pam Lumsden
1970 Buick GS 455

Best 70’s Car

Kandy Scott
1970 Chevrolet Malibu

Best Interior & Court’s Choice

Don Schrock
1957 Chevy Bel Air

Best Convertible

Steve Snitchler
1948 Ford Super Delux Convertible

Best Truck

Gary Wagenknecht
1950 GMC

Pinky's 50/50 Christmas Cash

$20 Per Ticket

Only 500 Tickets Sold

Drawing: 8pm Friday, December 1, 2023 at the end of the Dixon Christmas Walk.

The winning ticket will be drawn by our 2023 Pinky Petunia, Molly Oliver. Proceeds support the Dixon Petunia Festival, a non-profit organization. Winner will receive 50% of actual sales, up to $5,000 and is responsible for all taxes. Need not be present to win.