Welcome to the Meet in the Street festival page!

Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Wake Forest
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General Festival Details

Meet in the Street is a community street festival hosted by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce. Located in Downtown Wake Forest, the festival features more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, live music throughout the day, dozens of food trucks, and many activities for children.

This will be our 40th anniversary festival, and we are excited to announce a few changes will improve your festival experience.

  • The festival will be held on White Street from Elm Street to Wait Avenue, on Owen Avenue, and on a portion of Brooks Street near Town Hall. 
  • Arts & crafts and festival business booths will be placed the entire length of White Street, from the Depot parking lot to Elm Avenue. 
  • Food trucks will be located this year in a special food court on Owen Avenue (behind Fidelity Bank). A few food vendors will also be located in select other areas of the festival, such as near the Children's Village.
  • The Children's Village will be located in the Depot parking lot at the north end of White Street.

Children's Village sponsored by The Goddard School
Bring your kids and enjoy some family fun!

  • Bounce house
  • Magician shows on the hour every hour starting at 10:00 am. The last show is at 3:00 pm.
  • Photo ops with Star Wars characters including Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Festival booths with arts & crafts and other activities
  • Pelican's SnoBalls truck

Also for kids, check out the Town of Wake Forest's popular Bicycle Safety Fair, located on Brooks Street in front of Town Hall. You'll also find another bounce house at that location.

Food Trucks

Check out this list of delicious festival eats!

  • Bruster's Ice Cream
  • Charlies On Wheels
  • Chicke Shacke South
  • Kona Ice of Raleigh
  • Southern Fried Lumpia Co. Food Truck
  • Smiths Smokehouse and Smoothies LC
  • Jay's Italian Ice
  • Lawrence & Perry Barbeque
  • Pelican's SnoBalls of Wake Forest
  • Peyton's Place Open Pit BBQ and Fried Chicken
  • Sunset Slush DLO
  • Cousins Maine Lobster Raleigh
  • Fishin Shrimp LLC
  • Lumpy's Ice Cream
  • NC Bulkogi
  • Stavi's
  • The Naked Empanada, LLC
  • SOBER Mobile Bar/Lakeside Drinks

Main Stage sponsored by Capital Chevrolet
Live Music sponsored by School of Rock

Stop by the main stage at the corner of Brooks Street and Owen Avenue to dance the festival away to a variety of live music acts.

  • From 10 am until 11 am, we'll have a DJ playing some festival tunes. 
  • Starting at 11 am, enjoy performers from School of Rock locations in Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, Wilmington and Chesapeake, VA. See the schedule below. 
    • 11:00 - 11:45 am - Chapel Hill
    • 11:45 am - 12:30 pm - Wilmington
    • 12:30 - 1:15 pm - Chesapeake, VA
    • 1:15 - 2:00 pm - Wake Forest
    • 2:00 - 2:30 pm - Chapel Hill
    • 2:30 - 3:00 pm - Wilmington
    • 3:00 - 3:30 pm - Chesapeake, VA
    • 3:30 - 4:00 pm - Wake Forest

Young Entrepreneurs Fair sponsored by the Gather Group & Co.

Support local young entrepreneurs ages 9-14  as they sell their handemade items alongside the professional artisans. You'll find a variety of items for sale, including:

Dog bandanas, snuffle mats, dog treats
Handmade headbands
Wooden signs
Sugar scrubs, lipglosses and bath salts
Paintings and crafts
Earrings, necklaces, keychains rings

3D printed jewelry, night lights
Gluten-free muffins and treats
Resin figurines
Slime
Cake pops
Tie dye items

Foldable surprises
Bath bombs
Assorted baked goods and edible treats
Jewelry of all types
Potpourri
T-Shirts

Amazing Artisans!

Browse the homemade arts and crafts booths that line White Street and support an independent artisan!

Seasaw Crafts
Blueberry Hill Pottery
LiteEm Up Bottles
AKS Crafts
AKS Crafts
The Flower Lady
Buff City Soap
Art By Katey
Broadway Roots
Downing Designs
Serve with Verve
Designed For Joy
B&C Boards and More
Bull City Treasures
The Painted Farmhouse
Silver Noodle Designs
The Living Soaperie
Wildside Tie Dyes
Hummingbird Naturals LLC
Heavenly Homemade Wreaths and More
Sunshine & Grace
Stillmade Studio
Shore Soap
919Soap

Coastal Carolina Pottery
Stella River Designs
Daleism Openers
Hipklips/Mastercare
Stitches by Denise
Tile Art Emporium
Krafty Kreactions
Woodburning Creationz
4 Pelican Woodworking
Julie Wervey Designs
Max Meadows Lavender Farm
The Badge Reel Market
Relatively Charming
Preferred Art - Handcrafted
Janet Jackson Jewelry Design
Hollywoof Styles
Misty Mountain Made NC
Gotta Be Penelopes, LLC
H&R Designs
Slade Snaps
Four Sister Bows, LLC
Stylish Stitcher

Catherine's Treasures
Mudslingers
RL's Pure
Hope + Vine
Quintes Scential Candles
Brooklyn Lush
Sissy & Jack's
SKP Ink
Nana's Sweet Treats - an Edible Blessing
The Charmed Azalea
The White Sparrow NC
Unpredictable Jewelry
Artsy Crafts
Curious Materials
The Bead Project
Animal Magnetism
Uniquely Henna
Chris' Doll Clothes
Dapper Dog
The Crazy Bow Lady
Kristin's Krafts
Wind Blown Jewelry

Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible!