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Peak Fest in Apex, NC

Sat May 1st 10
Other Possible Names for this Event:   -   Peak Week Festival  -   Peak Festival

Event Location
Town of Apex
237 N. Salem Street
Apex, NC 27502
Wake County - 242,133 housholds avg $69,132 ea.

Location/Facility Type: Historic Downtown Apex
Listing Details for Event #: 1278319
Posted: Jan 13, 2010
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2016
Listing Completeness %: 92%
Views: Total: 223   Registered Users: 9  
Event Details
Primary Category:
  - Art & Craft Events
     - Art and Craft Show
Additional Categories:
  - Childrens Event
     - Family-Friendly Event
  - Food & Drink
  - Entertainment
Dates: Sat May 1st 10
Date Pattern: 1st Saturday in May
Rain Date Policy: SEVERE weather will cancel event
Rain Date Notification: Call Hotline (919) 249-3348
Show Hours: 9am-5pm
Setup Time: Saturday morning 6am-8am
Year #: 30
Public Admission Price: Free
Haul Details: Can drive up to spot and unload then remove vehicle prior to setting up
Vendor Help: Volunteers help with setup
Vendor Breakfast: Pancake breakfest at Fire Station
Vendor Lunch: None provided
Parking: Free
Vendor Parking: Outside of festival boundaries, not a problem in the morning
RV Parking: None on site
Restrooms: 5 sets of Port-a-John Locations
Electricity: limited spaces available, $20
Water: Two locations for approved fill up only
Tables/Chairs: Not provided
Misc Details: Outdoor Event w/o Cover Provided, Non-Juried Crafts
Website: URL on file! Click Here for more info.
Advertising: $10,000 budget on Advertising. To include Radio Ads, Newspapper Ads, Poster and Poster Contest, brochures, live radio remotes at festival, T.V. public service announcements, and web page.
Entertainment: 2 Stages of Entertainment
Kids Zone
Roving Entertaiment
Childrens Stage
  Jury Fee: None
Art/Craft Spaces This Yr: 150
Art/Craft Space Price: $60 10by15 Arts and Crafts
URL to Offical Art/Craft Application: View!

Retail Spaces This Yr: 40
Retail Space Price: $100 10 x15
URL to Offical Retail Application: View!

Food Spaces This Yr: 15
URL to Offical Food Application: View!

App Deadline: unknown
Still Accepting App's: NO
Vendor Types Needed: Craft vendors, completely hand-crafter by the exhbitor, no kits or consignment merchandise. There will be very FEW commerical spaces available and will mostly be limited to Town of Apex business. Commercial vendors will be marketing services rather than selling goods.
NOT Needed: Food Vendors by invitation only

Applications are Screened & the best Accepted, all at once, after the application deadline.

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The annual Peak Fest that celebrates the “Peak of Good Living” will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009. This festival has grown from a small community day in a school parking lot to an event which draws hundreds of vendors and over 25,000 people to the streets of downtown Apex. Every year, the Apex Festival Commission plans a bigger and more exciting day.

Children enjoy the KidsZone area with rides and games, and artists and crafters provide lots of shopping opportunities. Festival food like cotton candy, hoagies, and ice cream is sure to please, but you must try some of the international fare like Thai chicken, Chinese noodles and Greek gyros. Local talent and family entertainment provide dance, song and comedy on the stages. The week of activities includes a golf tournament, athletic contests, barbecues, and shopping specials. Festival day begins with a pancake breakfast prepared and served by the Apex Rotary Club in the historic Salem St. Fire Station.

          Arts and Crafts Street Festival.  Over 200 Vendors. 9am-5pm in historic downtown Apex. Three stages of entertainment and Kids Zone.

Peak Fest features over 200 vendors with a wide variety of arts and crafts. There will be also plenty of entertainment with stages with music and dance acts, rides, and roving street performers, see map for stage lineups . Also don\'t forget about that delicious festival food. The festivals are from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on Salem Street in historic downtown Apex, free and open to the public.
the downtown streets of apex come to live with live music, games, food and vendors.
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Past Listing: 05/07 2016 - Peak Fest 91% 
Past Listing: 05/06 2017 - Peak Fest 91% 
Last Year's Activities

Saturday, May 3, 2008

7:00 - 10:00 AM – Apex Rotary Pancake Breakfast
Salem Street Fire Station, Apex, NC

9:00 AM – PeakFest Street Festival Opens
Salem Street, Historic Downtown Apex, NC

10:00 AM – Family Stage: Academy for Performing Arts

10:00 AM - Noon – Main Stage: Big Rick and the Bombers

10:30 AM – Family Stage: Felicia Cox, Singer

11:00 AM – Family Stage: Michael Creech, Juggler

11:00 AM & 12:30 PM – Halle Cultural Arts Center: Magician Jeff Jones

11:30 AM – Family Stage: Exentrik Acrobalance

12:00 noon – Family Stage: White Tiger Demo Team

12:00 - 2:00 PM – Live Remote On the Street: 94.7 WQDR Morning Crew with Prize Wheel

12:30 PM – Family Stage: Belly dancing

1:00 PM – Family Stage: Academy for Performing Arts

1:00 - 3:30 PM– Main Stage: Coastline Band

1:30 PM – Family Stage: Holly Springs Community Band

1:30 AM & 3:00 PM – Halle Cultural Arts Center: Frank Jeffreys, Entertainer • Juggler

2:00 PM – Family Stage: Premiere School of Dance

2:30 PM – Family Stage: Irish Dancing

3:00 PM – Family Stage: Apex Middle School Drama Club

4:00 - 5:00 PM– Main Stage: David Spencer

5:00 – PeakFest Street Festival Ends

Features of PeakFest
Family Entertainment Stage
Sponsored by: CreatiVisibility & Apex Family Chiropractic
Academy for Performing Arts

Felicia Cox, Singer

Michael Creech, Juggler

Exentrik Acrobalance

White Tiger Demo Team

Belly dancing

Premiere School of Dance

Irish Dancing

Apex Middle School Drama Club

Main Entertainment Stage
Sponsored by: Sprint Nextel
Kids Zone
Sponsored by: BB&T
Balloon Guy, Louis Paul

Climbing Wall
Sponsored by: Comstock Homes

Pony Rides
Sponsored by: Apex Family Chiropractic

Balloon Man
Sponsored by: Vision Martial Arts

Robot #9
Sponsored by: Fun Bounce-4-All

Kids Corner
Sponsored by: Children's Dentistry of Apex
Happy Dan, Magician

Patty Cake the Clown

Trish Miller, Storyteller

On the Street
Wake Med
Sponsored by: Premiere Sponsor, Wake Med Health & Hospitals

Live Remote by 94.7 WQDR Morning Crew with Prize Wheel

Memories of Mayberry
Sponsored by: Villages of Apex (Apex 1st Development)

Farmer's Market

Food Vendors

Arts and Crafts

Local Businesses & Sponsor Tents

Carnival Rides

Air Bouncy Castle
Sponsored by: A Bouncin' Blast

Remote Control Race Cars

Roaming Mascots

Event/Application Rules & Regulations
Thank you for your interest in vending space at the 29th Annual Peak Fest to be held May 2, 2009. Peak Fest will feature a variety of arts, crafts, food, entertainment stages, children’s area, and more. Over 20,000 people are expected to attend. The festival is held on the streets of historic downtown Apex. The festival is open to the public free of charge from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

Supporting Materials: Photos of product and or booth setup are required. If you wish to have your photos returned please enclosed a self addressed, stamped envelope.

Standard Booth Size: Booth space is 10’X15’. Space permitting, vendors may purchase max of two booths side by side for a larger display area. All effort is made to space similar vendors apart from each other. Requests for desired booth locations will be accepted, however such requests cannot be guaranteed. Space is just that, space on the street. You must provide your own tables, tent, chairs, etc. Vendor will not be allowed to encroach outside the assigned vendor space (sides, front, and back). Remember to include trailer tongues, canopies, tables, etc. to determine the exact footage necessary.

Items to Furnish: The festival provides only street space. Vendors must furnish everything needed (tables, tent, chairs, etc.). WATER IS PROVIDED AT APEX BAPTIST CHURCH and APEX VOLUNTEER FIRE STATION ONLY. Additionally, Apex Town Ordinance prohibits pets within the Festival boundaries. Please leave your pets at home.

Entry Confirmation: A vendor packet of festival information will be sent out approximately April 1st, 2009. The packet will contain information regarding, street layout, booth location, parking, directions, and other pertinent information. Those applications not accepted will be returned with full payment by March 20, 2009 or sooner in most cases.

Electricity: Electricity may be purchased through the festival commission, on a limited basis. You must abide by your equipment and amperage as you indicate on your application. The Apex Festival Commission reserves the right to prohibit use of unsuitable equipment. Generators are not permitted.

Food Vendors: Applications are sent out via invitation only. You will not be able to submit this application for food vending purposes. This includes non-profit food vendors as well as commercial food vendors.

Compliance: Apex Festival Commission staff will visit your booth to ensure that you are in compliance with festival regulations. The Apex Festival Commission reserves the right to remove, from the festival, any exhibit that is unacceptable or different from application.

Application Deadline: Application Deadline is March 20, 2009. However, vendor space is expected to be full well before the application deadline so please apply early!!!
Common Rules Selected: Previous acceptance does not guarantee re-acceptance. Vendors can share a booth. Spots are assigned prior to show based by promoter. No Refunds. Show Credits available by condition. No streamer poppers, snaps, silly string, stink bombs or other similar items may be sold! No pop guns, marshmellow guns or other disruptive items may be sold. Trash must be removed from your space to provided receptacles. No Gas Generators. No Early Packup Allowed. NO Setup until vehicle fully unloaded and moved. Vehicles can not be brought near stand for un/loading. Vehicle must be parked in designated areas. Standard Rules: All work and displays must stay within designated space. No boxes, extra merchandise or debris should be visible. Spot area must be kept clean throughout the event and be left spotless afterwards. No soliciting, approaching patrons, or distribution of advertising material outside of booth area. All vendors must have a state sales tax license. Vendors are responsible for collecting and remitting all sales tax.
Event Quality Level Determining Flags:
Photos of workshop, supplies, or works in progress required.
All items must be entirely hand-made, no Embellishments only.
All items must be entirely hand-made by the artist alone.
Vendors with items violating contract terms WILL BE asked to remove them.
Determined Quality Level: 4   quality levels explained

Pictures of Exhibitors Expected at This Event

Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson
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