Volume 16, Number 2
Not only will there be the expected arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, live music and children’s activities during the 37th annual Meet in the Street on Saturday, May 6, but there will be a special section – the chamber parking lot – for 15 young entrepreneurs ages 9 to 14 selling their wares – bird houses, dog treats, jewelry and more.
Vendor booths, food booths, and entertainment will be spread throughout downtown, filling South White Street, South Brooks Street and South Taylor Street. The live music stage, presented by UNC Rex Healthcare, will be at the corner of White and Owen Street next to the beer garden. Four groups – URMOM, Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey, Arts Fishing Club and East Coast Rhythm & Blues – will perform during the day.
The performing arts stage presented by WakeMed will be in Centennial Plaza in front of Wake Forest Town Hall. A variety of groups are slated to perform and demonstrate.
More than 20 food vendors will be located throughout downtown, offering lobster rolls, crab cakes, empanadas, burgers, shaved ice, funnel cakes, ice cream and cupcakes.
There will a free shuttle service again this year thanks to Sam’s Club and the Banks Kerr Family YMCA. Park at Sam’s Club at 11460 Royall Cotton Road to get a ride to downtown. The shuttle will run from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
And of course there will be more than 200 arts and crafts vendors offering a dazzling array of their work.
Thousands of visitors are expected for this festival whose grand sponsor is Chris Leith Automotive. It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers fun for the entire family.