Meet in the Street

35th Annual Meet in the Street
Saturday, May 2, 2015 ~ 10 am - 5 pm

The 35th Annual Meet in the Street® festival will take place Saturday, May 2, at 10 am in historic downtown Wake Forest. Presented by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, Meet in the Street offers a day filled with food, fun and entertainment, including live music and children’s activities. Admission is free.

Festivities will include dozens of artisans' booths featuring handcrafted arts and crafts along South Taylor Street, South Brooks Street, and South White Street starting at 10 a.m. The event also will include multiple entertainment venues and a beer garden.

A live music stage will be set up at the corner of White and Owen Streets. There will also be a Performance Plaza provided by WakeMed in Town Hall's Centennial Plaza where local choirs, martial art groups, cheer groups and more will perform throughout the day. At noon in the Performance Plaza there will be a Bluegrass Performance Stomp that provides an interactive, family friendly bluegrass musical performance that covers the history of bluegrass.

Other exciting features of this year's event will include a Beer Garden provided by White Street Brewing Company located on White Street;  an interactive trailer provided by Coca-Cola and Carolina Parent Magazine on Brooks Street; the Carolina Hurricanes Storm Squad on Taylor Street; and a Children’s Village provided by The Goddard School of Wake Forest on Taylor Street with activities including inflatables, face painting, kid craft activities, spin art, and a mobile gaming theater.

The Town of Wake Forest will provide a Bike Safety Fair in town hall's Brooks Street parking lot, and the Wake Forest Fire Department will host a new obstacle course, smoke house and fire truck to tour on Taylor Street.  At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Wake Forest Fire Department will put on a special presentation. This will also be held on Taylor Street.

Admission to Meet in the Street is free. Vendor booth spaces are no longer available. Anyone wishing to have a booth space will be put on a waiting list. 

For more information, contact Corey Hutcherson at 919-229-8506.


Sponsors Needed  
The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for the 2015 Meet in the Street.

For more information, contact Corey Hutcherson.


Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are also needed throughout the day of the event. To learn more, contact Volunteer Coordinator Sherry Forbes

Meet in the Street App  
Complete information about the 2015 Meet in the Street will be provided through the "Meet...Street" function on the Town of Wake Forest app. Download the app for instant access to information about Meet in the Street vendors, concessions, entertainment, and more! IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the app by searching for “Town of Wake Forest" on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, or in Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code provided at