Dogwood Festival Carnival Opens in Charlottesville

The Dogwood Festival carnival officially opened to the public Thursday, kicking off the 2014 Dogwood Festival in Charlottesville.

The carnival is in McIntire Park. It has a Ferris wheel, other rides, games, prizes and food.

Other Dogwood Festival events include a golf tournament, fashion show and parade.

The carnival runs through April 27. It is open on weeknights from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For ticket information and a full schedule of Dogwood Festival events, visit

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