If you haven’t already, it is time to mark your calendars for Saturday May 5 for this year’s Apex PeakFest. The popular arts and crafts festival is complete with some of the regions top live bands, a car show and more.
PeakFest is the town’s largest annual event. Due to the increasing popularity of this festival, combined with a thriving downtown, Apex’s PeakFest is expected to top last year’s attendance of over 15,000 people.
The purpose of PeakFest is for families and people in our community and surrounding towns of all ages to be brought together for a day of fun, food and fellowship. The dynamic arts, crafts and music festival runs all day Saturday May 5 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The festival has deep roots in the community. What started as a small community day in a school parking lot has grown into an important area festival event. PeakFest has become a magnet for area families, drawing thousands of people to Apex’s quaint downtown. Each year, the Apex Festival Commission spends a great deal of time planning this important day for the town. This year the Apex Festival Commission promises an even greater experience than last year.
“I am really excited about this year’s bands at PeakFest. From Craig Woolard Band to 2nd Shift Accapella, we’ve got a great line up of local and regional bands and performers. There is definitely something for everyone,” states Rick Gardner, Entertainment Chair, Apex PeakFest 2012 Committee.
According to Apex Town Councilman Bill Jensen, “Every year the festival outdoes itself and this year is no exception. We expect the car show and the exciting display of entertainers to really help connect the audience to the festival and the Town of Apex.”
Vendors are charged a fee to participate and businesses become sponsors, helping to offset the expenses of the day. Any remaining funding goes back to the community in the form of grants. Last year, $15,000 in grants were awarded and the money went back to community groups in need of funding.
To learn more visit the festival website at www.apexPeakFest.com and go to the applications tab and select grants.
PeakFest was created to bring residents from the suburban neighborhoods into downtown Apex. Today, we still strive to bring awareness to our blossoming downtown, which is the envy of many of our neighboring towns. Salem Street has a variety of shops, restaurants and services that make it a great place to go to for an afternoon or evening of good food and great finds.
The Apex Festival Commission is responsible for hosting the event. They are a group of business community volunteers who donate their time year round to make this event a success.