The Perry Chamber of Commerce is proud to produce the annual Dogwood Festival! We are celebrating the 26th Anniversary April 11th thruogh 13th, 2014. The Dogwood Festival has traditionally been comprised of a two day Arts and Crafts exhibit in Downtown Perry. We are excited the expanded Dogwood Festival will continue to feature a Hot Air Balloon Rally and a DockDogs Competition!

The Hot Air Balloon Rally is scheduled for April 12th at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and will feature 15 Hot Air Balloons offering tethered rides, an entertainment stage hosting live music, kid’s activities, and much more! The gates will open to the public at 4 pm and the Balloon Glow will take place at dusk. The event will be $5 per person with children under 6 free.  The entertainment stage will host everyone's favorite party band the Swingin Medallions!

The DockDogs Competition is being held in conjunction with the Arts & Crafts Festival in front of the New Perry Hotel on Main Street.  For two days visitors are treated to beautiful retrievers vying for points to enter the DockDogs National Competition held in the fall each year.  Delight in this free entertainment which is fun for all ages!

The traditional component of the Dogwood Festival will remain very much the same. The arts and crafts event entices thousands of people in beautiful, historic downtown Perry celebrating spring for two days! For 26 years the annual Dogwood Festival brings Perry residents and tourist to Downtown Perry each April. This free event showcases beautiful historic downtown Perry while featuring nearly 100 unique vendors.

Letter from 2014 Board Chairman

marc martinOn behalf of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Dogwood Festival website.  We invite you to join us as we celebrate the 26th anniversary of the festival in historic downtown Perry.  A weekend packed with fun-filled activities is set for April 11th, 12th and 13th.

The Dogwood Festival is planned with something in mind for every member of the family.  Whether you enjoy browsing for interesting finds in arts and crafts, running a 5k race, or watching sporting dogs in the Dock Dogs competition, you’re sure to see something of interest in our Downtown venue.

We are proud to host the Hot Air Balloon Rally once again at the Georgia National Fairgrounds.  Bring the entire family out to admire these amazing forms of aviation.  The adventurous at heart can even enjoy a ride in the basket of a tethered balloon.  As dusk approaches, the Balloon Glow begins and you can watch this breathtaking site as you enjoy the timeless hits of the The Swingin Medallions.  It’s sure to be an unforgettable evening!

We look forward to seeing you this year in beautiful downtown Perry where – “It’s Blooming Fabulous”!

Marc Martin
2014 Chairman

Letter from Dogwood Festival Founders

Welcome to 26 years of showcasing Perry, Georgia to the world! The Dogwood Festival started as a way to bring local people together to celebrate the beauty of Perry in the spring and to invite all of Georgia to discover our unique downtown area!

As active business owners in downtown Perry, we served on the ‘Downtown Promotional Council’ and wanted to promote the beautiful heart of Perry. After brainstorming ideas, we all decided a festival would be effective and fun. “Cherry Blossom” was taken; “Gnats” didn’t strike the right chord and so, after driving through the streets and seeing the gorgeous blooms, “Dogwood Festival” seemed to paint the perfect picture.  The community embraced the festival as individuals, business owners and civic organizations participated and sponsored the many events. We had no idea that our initial community effort would take root and grow into the nationally recognized event that it is today. This wonderful festival could not have happened without the support and enthusiasm of our community!

The 2014 Dogwood Festival promises to be the biggest and best ever with further expansion of events like a hot air balloon glow and the famous Dock Dogs competition! There’s something for everyone, so please join us to renew old acquaintances, greet new visitors and enjoy a great family festival in Perry!!

Suzy Reed (Former Owner, Impressions)
Kathy O’Neal (Former Owner, The Perry Bookstore)
Anne Sinyard (Former Owner, Sinyard’s Office Supply)

Perry Chamber of Commerce


Thank you for your interest in the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. We are delighted to invite you to join the largest business organization in Perry, Georgia. By joining almost four hundred other businesses in the Perry area, you are the voice of business. A vital part of our mission is to identify and represent the interest and advancement of its members.

As a member of the Chamber you will have unique opportunities to market your business throughout the year. Our Chamber is proud to present annual events that focus on commerce and economic impact to the City of Perry such as our Independence Parade and Freedom Fireworks Celebration, Dogwood Festival, Taste of Perry, State of the Community Luncheon, Business Expo, Perry Leadership Institute, and Youth Leadership Perry. With participation or sponsorship in these events, you will be able to effectively promote your products or services to the community. Chamber members are also eligible for discounts on advertising and will be listed on our Web Site under two categories of your choice. As an added benefit you will have the opportunity to network with other Chamber members in the Perry business community.

To join the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce simply click here to complete the membership application. Then mail it with your membership investment check to 101 Gen. Courtney Hodges Blvd. Suite B, Perry, GA 31069 or give me a call and I will be happy to come by and visit you. In reviewing this package, please take a good look at the incentives you will gain by becoming a member. We will be happy to process your application and notify you as soon as your membership has been received. If you have further questions about membership, please call the chamber at (478) 987-1234. I know that your business and your community will benefit by your membership in the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you,
Stacy Campbell
Perry Area Chamber of Commerce
101 General Courtney Hodges Blvd., Suite B
Interstate 75 – Exit 135
Perry, GA 31069
(478) 987-1234 • (478) 988-1234(FAX)

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