Dirt Day is Saturday

The Town of Wake Forest and Downtown Wake Forest, Inc. will host Wake Forest’s third annual Dirt Day on Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by B&W Hardware and GoApe Treetop Adventures, the event will take place along South White Street in downtown Wake Forest.

Kids will have a blast playing in an oversized sandbox or making wheatgrass containers for home windowsills. Adults will have the chance to learn about the newest techniques in gardening and composting, check out the newest in outdoor activity gear, and visit with a variety of vendors offering an array of products and insight.

But that’s not all. Dirt Day participants can also hunt for shark teeth in pilings from the Aurora phosphate mine and look on as students from several area schools compete in a chalk art contest. Attendees can also paint with mud, peruse assorted fossils and animal skeletons and rub elbows with Master Gardeners.

The NC State University Turtle Rescue Team will also be on hand, along with several turtles, reptiles and amphibians they have rescued.

Offering unplugged music, dancing in the street and culinary delights from downtown’s wonderful assortment of restaurants and food vendors, Dirt Day offers the perfect opportunity to shake off the winter blues and get involved with an outdoor group that shares your interests.

For more information about Dirt Day, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Dirt Day” or contact Lisa Hayes at [email protected].

Dirt Day is a Wake Forest Outdoors event. To view a complete listing of the town’s springtime events and activities, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Wake Forest Outdoors.”

 

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