2019 Meet in the Street

Meet in the Street, Wake Forest’s premier arts and crafts festival, was held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10 am – 4 pm. Coordinated by the Wake Forest Chamber and presented by Atlantic Tire & Service, it was e a full day of family fun. Visitors browsed hundreds of booths along White Street and Taylor Street; ate from the food trucks located on Brooks Street; listenedto live music; took in a magic show; were wowed by the BMX Stunt Show; and more! It was a great day of meeting our neighbors in the streets of historic downtown Wake Forest!

Meet in the Street is held every year on the first Saturday in May. Here are the details from our 2019 event:

NEW! BMX Stunt Show at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm in the Wake Forest Federal parking lot located off Brooks Street. Show presented by Shaw RV. http://dialedactionsportsteam.com/

NEW! Tony Thomas Magic Show at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Located at Booth CH13 in the Children’s Village on Taylor Street. http://www.magictonythomas.com/

LIVE MUSIC STAGE presented by UNC Rex Healthcare of Wakefield. Schedule:

10:00 – 10:30 am: School of Rock Wake Forest

11:00 am – 12:15 pm: The Tyson Brothers

12:45 – 2:00 pm: The Will McBride Group

2:30 – 4:00 pm: Shine


More than 30 booths featuring handmade items from local 9-14 year olds. From artwork and jewelry to baked goods and bath items, you’ll be amazed at the creativity of these young vendors. The Young Entrepreneurs Fair will be located in front of Town Hall on Brooks Street.


You’ll find the Town’s Bicycle Safety Fair in the Town Hall parking lot located on Brooks Street. Facilitated by the Wake Forest Planning Department, the Bicycle Safety Fair is designed to teach safe bicycle riding skills to children ages five to 14 and their parents. During the event, participants will be taught safe riding techniques through an obstacle course that re-creates real-life situations. The course will help participants practice scanning for automobiles, develop correct riding techniques, offer intersection safety tips and teach children how to avoid road hazards such as tree limbs, pot holes, and rocks. Loaner helmets and bicycles will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis. View/Download the Bike Safety Fair Map


Visit the Children’s Village on Taylor Street and enjoy free activities for kids! You’ll find three inflatables (including an obstacle course inflatable!), face painting and balloon art presented by Twisted Events, as well as assorted arts and crafts and other activities at vendor booths. The Tony Thomas Magic Show will take place throughout the day at Booth CH13. Visit Miss Sandra The Spin Art Lady at Booth K8 to create your own masterpiece (fees apply).


Havana Dave’s (Cuban)
Hale Yeah Kitchen (Sandwiches, Lobster Salad)
Pelican’s SnoBalls of Wake Forest (Snow Cones)
Cousins Maine Lobster (Lobster Rolls)
Kona Ice of Raleigh (Shaved Ice)
Big Al’s BBQ & Catering Services Inc. (BBQ, Brisket, Pork Chop)
Charlie’s Kabob Grill (Mediterranean Gyros, Salads)
Lumpy’s Ice Cream (Homemade Ice Cream)
Stavi’s (Greek and Italian Sandwiches, Fries)
Tropical Delights (Frozen Smoothies and Pineapple Fruit Drinks)
Sunshine Delight (Funnel Cakes)
Brooklyn Boys Pizza Truck (Pizza)
D & J Concessions (Funnel Cake, Ice Cream, Fried Candy Bars)
Bulkogi Truck (Korean BBQ)
Fuzzy’s Empanadas (Empanadas)
Smitty’s Homemade Ice Cream (Homemade Ice Cream)
Sherri’s Crab Cakes (Crab Cakes)
Turkish Grill NC (Gyros, Chicken Tenders, Cheesesteak)

Interested in volunteering at Meet in the Street? Email mitsvolunteerswf@gmail.com or use our SignUp Genius: