Gaston County strives to make its programs, services and activities accessible to all. 

If you will require an accommodation we request that you contact our office at least 5 days before the event.”




MayFair on the Square

Saturday, May 21, 2016

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

It’s getting close to our Annual Dallas MayFair on the Square festival and we’re excited to have you as part of the festivities! This is a family fun festival, located on the Historic Dallas Courthouse Square. Last year we saw close to 1,000 people visit the festival – and with all the new events and activities that will be included this year – that number should only get bigger! This year, the festival will include: The Dallas Optimist Club Car Show, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Live Music, a Kids Fun Zone, Storytellers, Food Trucks, Carriage Rides and an Niantic Labs Ingress Mission Day Event, the Grand Opening of the Museum's World War I exhibit and more!


If you are interested in joining us this year as a vendor, please click on the vendor application links below and return it to Jason Luker at the Gaston County Museum, 131 West Main Street, PO Box 429, Dallas, NC 28034. All applications must be submitted by May 9th, by the end of the business day. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Jason Luker at 704.922.7681 ext 105 or [email protected].

Vendor Application letter

Vendor Application template

This event has been made possible by the following sponsors:





Summer Concert Series:

Leyla McCalla

Friday, June 10, 2016

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Museum, in partnership with the Town of Dallas and Gaston County Travel and Tourism, is thrilled to open our summer concert series with Leyla McCalla! A former member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leyla is a New York-born Haitian-American living in New Orleans, who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, soulful and witty — it vibrates with three centuries of history, yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive and contemporary.

Leyla’s debut album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, was named 2013’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine, and received additional raves from a number of other publications, including the New York Times, Boston Globe and Offbeat, for its haunting mixture of music and message.

After touring extensively in the U.S., Europe and Israel in support of Vari-Colored Songs, Leyla took time off to focus on her next album. Titled A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey, the album will be released in the spring of 2016 by Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi. A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey will continue to explore the themes of social justice and pan-African consciousness that marked Vari-Colored Songs, and will once again feature songs sung in English, French and Haitian Creole. The album will also include guest appearances by legendary guitarist Marc Ribot, Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Louis Michot of the Lost Bayou Ramblers, and New Orleans singer-songwriter/guitarist Sarah Quintana.



This concert has been made possible by the following sponsors:


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