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100% of Matthews Alive proceeds go to benefit Matthews-area non-profits.

Welcome to the Matthews Alive Festival

     The Matthews Alive Festival is a Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. In 2016, Matthews Alive will be held September 2-5.

     Alongside our Board and key volunteers, community groups volunteer their time by working the festival areas. This dynamic produces a festival packed with family activities, great food, arts, and fantastic entertainment!

     Following the festival, 100% of the proceeds go back to these non-profit organizations, in order that they may provide services to enhance the quality of life in our area.

     To date, Matthews Alive, Inc. has contributed over $1,300,000 back into our local community!

Quick Links

  • NEW IN 2016: South Trade Street will be closed for festival set-up on Friday , Sept 2nd, at 9:00am this year! 
  • Click HERE for the 2016 Arts & Crafts application!
  • Join us for the Matthews Alive Parade! – 2016 PARADE APPLICATION 
  • All stages and performers have been booked for 2016.  
  • Food Vendor applications are closed for this year.
  • 2016 Exhibitor/Display spaces are sold out for 2016 – please try us again next year!
  • Have a handmade quilt you’d like to exhibit? We would love to have your creation in the show! Quilt Show Entry Form 2016
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Thanks to our social media volunteers at BeeSmart Social Media.
  • No pets or alcohol are allowed at Matthews Alive per Town Ordinance.
  • Click here for the 2016 Entertainment Schedule