Dirt Day

Spring has sprung and winter's done!

Downtown Wake Forest and the Town of Wake Forest are offering a special event on Saturday, April 2, 2016, that welcomes and celebrates the return of weather suitable for enjoying the great outdoors. 

Promising something for the entire family, Wake Forest's second annual Dirt Day will be held along South White Street in downtown Wake Forest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids will have a blast playing in an over-sized sandbox or making wheatgrass containers for home windowsills. Adults will have the chance to learn about the newest techniques in gardening and composting, check out the newest in outdoor activity gear, enjoy a beekeeping demonstration and visit with a variety of vendors offering an array of products and insight.

But that’s not all. Dirt Day participants can participate in an outdoor Zumba class and hunt for shark teeth in pilings from the Aurora phosphate mine. Attendees can also paint with mud, peruse assorted fossils and animal skeletons and rub elbows with Master Gardeners and outdoor educators from the NC Museum of Natural Science.

Offering unplugged music, dancing in the street and culinary delights from downtown’s wonderful assortment of restaurants and food vendors, Dirt Day offers the perfect opportunity to shake off the winter blues and get involved with an outdoor group that shares your interests.


Dirt Day will take place rain or shine.

For more information about Dirt Day, contact Downtown Development Director Lisa Hayes


Wake Forest's 2016 Dirt Day took place 

on Saturday, April 2.

Information concerning the 2017 Dirt Day 

will be posted in the coming days.