Hosted by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce
The Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce’s 37th Annual Meet in the Street® festival presented by Chris Leith Automotive is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, from 10 am until 5 pm in historic downtown Wake Forest. Join us as we fill South White Street, South Brooks Street, and South Taylor Street with arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, live music and performances, and plenty of kid friendly activities. It’s a full day of fun for the whole family! And best of all, it’s FREE!
Check out what’s in store for you throughout the day:
LIVE MUSIC STAGE
Located at the corner of White and Owen streets adjacent to the Beer Garden, the Live Music Stage presented by UNC Rex Healthcare will feature performances by URMOM (10:00 – 10:45 am), Arts Fishing Club (11:15 am – 12:30 pm), Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey (1:00 – 2:30 pm), and East Coast Rhythm & Blues (3:00 – 5:00 pm).
Get a sneak peek of their music on YouTube:
PERFORMING ARTS STAGE
Located in Town Hall’s Centennial Plaza and presented by WakeMed, the performing arts stage will feature a variety of performing arts and demonstrations from local groups and schools. Check out this great lineup:
10:00 – 10:30 am: Jinho Martial Arts
10:45 – 11:15 am: Dance Dynamics
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Innovative Martial Arts
12:30 – 1:00 pm: Gartrell the Great, Magician
1:15 – 1:45 pm: Dance Dynamics
2:00 – 2:30 pm: Gartrell the Great, Magician
2:30 – 3:00 pm: Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra
We have 24 food vendors this year! Cousins Maine Lobster, Sweet Traditions by LeAne, Charlie’s Kabob Grill on Wheels, JAM Ice Cream, Havana Dave’s Cuban Sandwiches, Bulkogi Truck Korean BBQ, Gonza Tacos y Tequila – Wake Forest, Big Al’s BBQ, Big Heads Mighty Frozen Smoothies, Gussy’s Greek Food Truck, Fuzzy’s Empanadas, D&J Concessions, Gooey’s American Grille, Pelican’s Sno Balls, J.M. Chang Thai Food, Kona Ice, Fully Loaded Fritters, Rare Earth Farms Food Truck, 2 Chefs on the go, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Smitty’s Homemade Ice Cream, Sweet Granny Apples, Party in a Pita, Sunshine Delight Funnel Cakes and Fried Oreos.
ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS
Buy yourself a handmade item, or shop for gifts. More than 200 vendors will line the streets offering their wares.
On White Street, you’ll find: Sue Bang Pottery, The Salvage Sign, Clint’s Crafts, Bumgarner & Martin Orthodontists, The Rolesville Buzz, Blake Grubbs at Remax Advantage, Sole Dimensions, Orthopedic Physical Therapy Associates, 27587 Magazine, Hidden Lake by Ange Signature Homes, Pauls Wood Creations, Creative Gifts, Intense Glass, The Tuscan Rose/Mercy for America’s Children, Silver Noodle Designs, DMC Design, McPherson Family Eye Care, Dilafy, Foss Gourmet Foods, RL’s Pure, Chris Leith Automotive, Inc., Pinafore Boutique, Grendeddy Dave’s Sauces and Seasonings, Massage Envy Wake Forest, The Wake Weekly, Better Business Bureau of Eastern NC, Town of Wake Forest, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Four Legs Barking, Heaven Scent Honey Inc., Oh Lord Help Us, Quintes Scential Candles, Smiling Elephant Studio, The Soaperie, The White Sparrow NC, B & W Hardware, Shorty’s Famous Hot Dogs, Wake Forest Woodworking, LLC, Soap from the Soul & Beadstar Gemz, Sculpture by Dexter, Janet Jackson Jewelry Design, Custom Signs, Sam’s Club–Capital Blvd. (Wake Forest), For Old Times Sake Antiques, Birkner Insurance, Hatch, Via One Hope – Karen Walker, Sugar Magnolia Cafe & Emporium, Alice L. Ray, RE/MAX Hometown, Smitty’s Homemade Ice Cream, Our State, UNC Rex Healthcare of Wakefield, Back Alley Coffee Roasters, and Holding Village.
On Brooks Street and Owens Avenue, you’ll find: WakeMed, Gonza Tacos y Tequila, Bulkogi Truck, Big Al’s BBQ & Catering Services Inc., Biggheads/Mighty Frozen, Gussys Greek Food Truck, Fuzzy’s Empanadas, D & J Concessions, Gooey’s American Grille, Pelican’s SnoBalls of Wake Forest, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Sweet Traditions by LeAne, Charlie’s Kabob Grill, Jam Ice Cream, Havana Daves, J.M. Chang, Traditions at Wake Forest, Jim Thompson, Town of Wake Forest-Human Relations Council, Wake County Board of Elections, Kona Ice of Raleigh
Rare Earth Farms the Farm with a Food Truck, Fully Loaded Fritters, and 2 Chefs on the Go.
On Taylor Street, you’ll find: Goddard School of Wake Forest, Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra, Wake Forest Presbyterian Church & PreSchool, Franklin County Humane Society, North Wake Animal Hospital, Polar Ice House and MVP Sports Factory, Zaxbys – Wake Foods Inc, Team Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, Wake Forest Charter Academy, Wake Forest Baptist Church, Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association, Miss Sandra, The SpinArt Lady, Spanish for fun!, Sweet Granny Apple Fries, Party in a Pita, Sunshine Delight, Albraca Designs, Brooklyn Lush, Dylan’s Hearts, Fabulous Wreaths by Jen, Karolina Kreations, Patti’s Pretties, R&B Printery, Tee’s Because We Can, The Dapper Dawn, Wildside Tie Dyes/ Tailgate Action, LILLYGRACE, LLC, Elemental Expressions, Gladwell Orthodontics, American Pride Carwashes, Christine Amato, Triangle Pediatric Dentistry, Doll Emporium Clothing Company, Grace Baptist Church, Grossman Orthodontics, Rainbow Child Care Center, Richland Creek Community Church, Nancy Fancy Doll Clothes, Capital Oral, British Swim School, Pure-Line Plumbing, North Wake Baptist Church, Bizzy Bee Plumbing, Wells Family Dentistry, Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, World Champion TKD, Vision Martial Arts, Keepsakes by Kim, Bee Bee Kidz Face Painting, Stretch Zone, Cobble Hill Bed & Biscuit, Jean Underwood, Modern Goldfish, Catherine’s Treasures, Allstate Insurance – Mark Thompson, Stay Mobile, Innovative Martial Arts Academy, Christ Our Hope Church, Piedmont Triad Commercial Solutions, AKS Crafts, Ballard Sisters Wood Designs, Conway Studio Works, Jen’s Bow Envy, Laurent Lavender, Purr Partners Feline Rescue, The Flavored Olive, True Southern Tees, Woodland Creekside Collection, Young Living Essential Oil, Line Art Prints, Kiwanis Club of Wake Forest, Wellspring Church, Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, Inc., Mr Roof, Champion Windows, Sunrooms and Home Exteriors, and Banks Kerr Family YMCA.
A free shuttle service will be provided again this year in conjunction with Sam’s Club and Banks Kerr Family YMCA. Hop on a YMCA bus at the Wake Forest Sam’s Club (11460 Royall Cotton Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587) for the short trip into downtown. The free shuttle will drop off visitors in multiple locations. The shuttle will run continuously beginning at 9:30 am, with the final shuttle departing from downtown at 5:00 pm.
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, 353 S. White Street.