Event info


Free Parking

There is FREE parking inside Elmwood & Pinewood Cemetery; all automobile traffic must enter through the  245 N. Cedar Street entrance. The main entrance on 6th Street will be open to foot traffic only.  There are metered parking spaces on several of the streets near Settlers’ and are  free all day on Saturday. 

Complimentary Shuttle Service

FREE shuttle service  between  Settlers' and Elmwood/Pinewood cemeteries will run every 15 minutes, beginning at 1 o'clock and ending at  4:30.  Pickup/Drop Offs are at the corner of W. 5th St and Poplar and at the 6th St. Elmwood entrance.   NEW this year, Johnson C. Smith University is providing an air conditioned van. 

Inside Elmwood and Pinewood Cemeteries watch for our FREE golf cart rides provided by Carolina Golf Cars . Hop on - hop off .  Simply  wave them down and our volunteer drivers will shuttle you from one area to another.  This service is very helpful for our visitors that may have difficulty walking around the cemeteries.


FREE bottled water is available at the three Welcome Tents plus a water station in Pinewood  Cemetery located near the Fence Story .  Donations are appreciated. 

Southern Belles

Our young  Southern Belles, dressed in white, will be strolling  Elmwood and Pinewood Cemeteries,  greeting our visitors and offering assistance if need. 

Rain Date

Event will happen rain or shine.  If the weather is questionable, look for a notice on this website ,  FaceBook and Twitter #VFTP.   So please say a prayer for a beautiful spring day.