Dirt Day

The 2018 Dirt Day is planned for Saturday, April 7.


What is Dirt Day? It’s everything related to the great outdoors and a chance to get outside.  It’s a Wake Forest family festival celebrating spring with activities for both adults and children.  From kayaks and outdoor yoga, to big trucks and potbelly pigs, you’ll find a variety of booths for all interests. Dirt Day happens from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in historic downtown Wake Forest.

Dirt Day is an award-winning event recognized by the North Carolina Main Street Partners, showcasing the best examples of downtown revitalization activities in Main Street communities across the state.

If you are interested in having a booth or activity during Dirt Day 2018, please email info@wakeforestdowntown.com and someone will be in touch with you.

Presented by Wake Forest Downtown, Inc., a non-profit group of dedicated citizens who volunteer their time to enhance and maintain our historic town center’s charm & vibrancy.

We appreciate these companies who were our 2017 Dirt Day sponsors:














Bronze sponsors: Wake Forest Garden Club    Vision Martial Arts

These were some of the 2017 event activities and vendors during Dirt Day:

  • Athletic shoes and foot health by Ellie Penner of Sole Dimensions
  • Blue Wave Pressure Washing info & demos
  • Whole Foods will be hiding a $25 Gift Card in Northern Wake on March 27 and in downtown Wake Forest on Dirt Day April 1. Watch for clues on Instagram @WholeFoodsTriangle and @WFdowntown, find it, take a selfie with it and it will be activated. Winners will also get a free entry in our drawings without having to get the card stamped. Stop by the Wake Forest Downtown Inc. Booth.
  • Warren, Shackleford & Thomas, PLLC booth
  • Kidzone brought to you by the Kerr Family YMCA
  • Draw on the Street presented by Wake Forest Arts. From 10 am – 2 pm, 12 teams from local schools will create pastel chalk art on 4×4 areas of sidewalk with prizes awarded for Best of Show, Best in Originality, Best Technique, and People’s Choice. Be sure to vote for your favorite!
  • Free Exercise Classes at Centennial Plaza at Town Hall: 10:15 am Adult Yoga, 11 am Boot Camp, and 1:45 pm Family Yoga
  • Owls displayed by the American Wildlife Refuge
  • Demonstrations by the Boys Scouts of America-Occoneechee Council
  • Activities by Michael Smith, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Music provided by DJ Smokin’ T
  • Board breaking demo by Visian Martial Arts
  • Gem Wagon Miners Mining Experience
  • Wake Forest Garden Club educating visitors on gardening in Wake Forest’s red clay soil
  • Town of Wake Forest litter campaign, info on the Greenway system, tree planting, pruning, mulching and Clean Stream initiative
  • Wake Forest Master Gardeners
  • Wake Forest Woman’s Club seed planting children’s activity
  • Miles into Smiles upcoming 5ks, 10ks and triathalons
  • Wake Forest High School ROTC Scavenger Hunt
  • Drum music by Eugene Taylor
  • Face painting and info on keeping your dog safe outdoors by SPCA of Franklin County
  • WFBC Community Connections Garden tours
  • BBQ demo by Grendaddy Dave
  • Camp Gladiator Fitness demonstration
  • Firetrucks from the Wake Forest Fire Department
  • S.T. Wooten Corporation – Explore trucks and giveaways
  • ScrapExchange – Make a craft out of recycled materials 12-3pm
  • Airbrush facepainting and temporary tatoos by TAT Me
  • Usborne Books & More
  • Headwick sports headbands
  • Lorraine Miano, holistic health coach

2017 food trucks and vendors:

  • Charlie’s Kabob Grill on Wheels
  • Healthy Grill on Wheels
  • Kona Ice
  • Lumpy’s Ice Cream
  • Margaret Ivey Funnel Cakes
  • Pop N’ Tyme Kettle Corn
  • Sweet Granny Apple Fries