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Young Entrepreneurs Fair set for May 2

Applications now being accepted

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WAKE FOREST — Budding business owners will again be showcased at the 40th Annual Meet in the Street festival in downtown Wake Forest on Saturday, May 2.

Presented by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and sponsored by Blue Wave Pressure Washing, the Young Entrepreneurs Fair gives students age 9-14 an opportunity to manufacture, market and sell their handmade products.

As part of its mission to support both entrepreneurship and youth programming, the Wake Forest Chamber invites students to participate at no charge.

According to Ann Welton, Chamber president, “We get around 30,000 visitors to Meet in the Street, so it’s the ideal time for young people to market and sell their products.”

Again this year are two workshops scheduled prior to the fair to help students with their business and marketing plans. “By participating in the fair, students get real-world experience in manufacturing, inventory control, branding, marketing, and sales,” said Welton. “By adding these workshops, we hope to also show them how to make a profit!”

Applications are currently being accepted through Feb. 14. They can be accessed by visiting, by calling the Chamber at 919-556-1519.

Meet in the Street is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. For more information, including the complete entertainment schedule, parking information, an interactive map, and concession offerings, visit and search “Meet in the Street.”