35th Annual Peak Fest

Celebrating The Peak of Good Living

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Historic Downtown Apex

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Salem Street in historic downtown Apex will come alive during Peakfest!
For more than thirty years, Peakfest has brought families together for a day of fun, food and fellowship. The event, which is referred to as an arts and crafts festival, has deep roots within the Apex community.  What started as a small community day in a school parking lot has grown into an event that draws hundreds of vendors and over 15,000 people to the streets of downtown Apex.  Every year, the Apex Festival Commission plans a bigger and more exciting day.

Peakfest is the largest public event in Apex and, it is about more than fun.  Live music all day, artist of every kind (jewelry, pottery, watercolor and acrylic), a bmx show, skateboard demonstrations, entertainment for the kids, food that you would find at the fair, and so much more! Vendors are charged a fee to participate and businesses become sponsors, helping to offset the expenses of the day.

The Apex Festival Commission is responsible for hosting the event.  They are a group of volunteers who donate their time year round. The members are:

2014 Group

Chair: Jeff Hastings, Hastings Farm Supply
Vice Chair, Grants & Sponsorships: Nancy Haywood, Wake County Public Schools
Food/Vendor Concessions: David Wood, Town of Apex Parks and Recreation Department
Logistics: John Brown, Town of Apex, Director of Parks and Recreation
Entertainment: Rick Gardner
Finance: Lashonza Brown
Marketing & ADBA Reps: Blaine East, Landcorp


Monies totaling up to $9,500 during Peak Fest 2014 were used to support the following local communities:

Apex High School Drum-Line

Apex Latino Arts Festival

Apex Law Enforcement Explorer Post 380

Apex Police Youth Enrichment Camp

Citizens Assisting Police

Citizens for Apex Parks

Explorer Post 263

Kraft Family YMCA

Peak Labs Rescue

Safe Kids

Support Military Spouses

The Simple Gifts Community Garden Program

The Vine 919 Prospering Youth