Meet in the Street

38th Annual Meet in the Street
Saturday, May 5, 2018 ~ 10 am - 5 pm
Historic Downtown Wake Forest
South White Street, South Brooks Street & South Taylor Street

The 38th Annual Meet in the Street® festival will take place Saturday, May 5, 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 hundreds of booths featuring handcrafted arts and crafts along South Taylor Street, South Brooks Street, and South White Street starting at 10 am. The event also will include multiple entertainment venues and a beer garden.


Meet in the Street Applications Now Accepted
The only booths that are still available are for handmade arts and crafts vendors. All other types of vendor spaces are full. Click the link below for details and the available application.

For more information, contact Corey at 984-538-5251.

New Location! Beer Garden sponsored by White Street Brewing Co.
The White Street Brewing Company’s Beer Garden is moving to the Fidelity Bank parking lot on Owen Street. Come enjoy some White Street brews and have a prime spot to listen to the live music acts on the main stage.


Food Vendors
A number of food vendors will participate in this year's event: Cousins Maine Lobster, Sweet Traditions by LeAne, City Barbeque, Gooey’s American Grille, The Creative Caribbean Cook & Catering, Big Al’s BBQ & Catering Services Inc., Kona Ice of Raleigh, Fully Loaded Fritters, Fuzzy’s Empanadas, Crabdaddy’s, Gussys Greek, The Wandering Moose, D & J Concessions, Bulkogi Truck LLC, Havana Dave’s, Charlies Kabob, Tropical Delights, LLC, Pelican’s SnoBalls of Wake Forest, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Sunshine Delights, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, and Smitty’s Homemade Ice Cream.


Arts & Crafts Vendors
Buy yourself a handmade item, or shop for gifts. More than 200 vendors will line the streets offering their wares. Stay tuned for a list of vendors on each street.


Young Entrepreneurs Fair, presented by Blue Wave Pressure Washing
Stop by the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 350 S. White St., to see and buy handmade wares by local children ages 9-14. Come out and support these budding entrepreneurs!


New! Community Raffle Showcase
The Chamber's largest fundraiser of the year is the Community Raffle presented by Food Lion. Winners will be drawn during Meet in the Street, but you'll have time during the event to buy your last minute tickets! Come to the Community Raffle Showcase located next to B & W Hardware Co. at 232 S. White Street to buy your raffle tickets and browse booths from businesses that donated prizes as well as local nonprofits. Tickets are $50 each and 15 prizes will be awarded, including a grand prize of $10,000 cash!


Special Appearances & Other Events
Special appearances will take place throughout the day, including a visit from the North Carolina FC Football Club, and Muddy the Mudcat from the Carolina Mudcats baseball team. As in past years, children will be able to enjoy free activities in the Children’s Village, presented by The Goddard School of Wake Forest, on Taylor Street, including inflatables, arts and crafts, and a visit with the Wake Forest Fire Department. The Bicycle Safety Fair will be located in the Town Hall Lot off Brooks Street.


Free Shuttle
A free shuttle service once again will be provided again this year from Sam's Club - Wake Forest, located at 11460 Royal Cotton Road, Wake Forest. Shuttles will run from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm. Thank you to Sam’s Club Wake Forest and Banks Kerr YMCA for sponsoring the shuttle!


New! Rickshaw Service sponsored by Traditions at Wake Forest
We will have three rickshaws running along Elm Avenue to take visitors to White, Brooks and Taylor streets.


Parking
Free parking will be available in assigned spaces along several downtown streets and parking lots.

Handicap parking will be provided in the Depot Parking Lot, 110 S. White St., and the upper SunTrust Parking Lot. Additional handicap parking will be available in the parking lot of the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. Limited parking spaces will be available and must be accessed from Elm Avenue.


Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are also needed throughout the day of the event. To learn more, contact Volunteer Coordinator Carol Fekaris at 919-556-1519 ext. 4.


Meet in the Street App
Complete information about 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.