Although there are certain parts of the Festival scattered around the community of Dixon, a vast majority of the Festival is held on the Riverfront in downtown. The carnival is held across the the bridge on Lincoln Statue Drive by Dixon High School. Other events have specifics of locations in their event description.
There are multiple locations downtown for you to park. If you need handicap parking, and have proper identification, there is a parking lot on the corner of Hennepin Ave. and First St. Maps are available here.
Tickets are required for those who are 13 and older. Entry into the Festival will be $10/day AT THE GATE. Presale tickets for the entire festival are $30 per person. Presale tickets will be available at our headquarters (77 S. Hennepin Ave.) during business hours from June 1st through noon June 30th. Payments can be made with cash (exact change preferred) or via Venmo.
No. The carnival is nowhere near the Downtown Music Venue and, therefore, you do not need an entrance ticket to walk your kids through the carnival. Each ride does cost money, and all tickets and wristbands for the carnival are to be purchased with the carnival. Presale tickets are available at a discounted price before the start of the Festival.
Yes. You will receive an armband upon entry each day.
Sunday at 1pm.
Fireworks are Monday, July 3rd at 9:30 pm. Listen on River Country 101.7.
The Dixon Petunia Festival does not have a vendor show at this time. If you are an artist, you may contact The Next Picture Show to talk about their art show. If you are a crafter, you may contact Loveland Community House to inquire about their craft/vendor show. If you are a food vendor looking to join our downtown food vendors for next year, please contact us for more information.
Food may be purchased from vendors using cash. Drinks may be purchased using a ticket from our ticket booths. The tickets are then taken to our outdoor Festival bar to be used. Tips at the Petunia Festival bar go directly to the organization serving you.
Please locate a Petunia Festival board member, a volunteer at a ticket booth or a police officer who can help with locating your child after you provide them with a detailed description of your child. Hint: Take your child’s photo right before you enter the Festival.
We may have some lost and found items in our Festival office, but most items we turned over to the Dixon Police Department. You can check with an entrance gate attendant or a Festival board member.
Anything that may create a safety hazard or interfere with other patrons enjoyment of Petunia Festival including, but not limited to, the following:
Please note that all bags could be subject to police search for everyone’s safety.
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.