Triangle events to add to your daybook:
Peak fun at PeakFest
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Salem Street, downtown Apex; free; apexpeakfest.com
This is peak fun in the peak of good living – a festival with live music, “fair”-type food, entertainment for the kids, artists and vendors.
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Ham & Yam it up
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; Downtown Smithfield; free; hamandyam.com
So much happens at this 33rd annual festival that it’s almost like a mini state fair: pig races, carnival rides, a barbecue cook-off, a rubber duck race, a dog run, a sweet potato pie eating contest, local bands and dance groups, lots of delicious ham- and yam-related food – the list goes on and on.
Meet in the Street
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest; free; wakeforestchamber.org
Another great small-town festival – this one with 200 artisan booths featuring handcrafted items, plus food, music and family fun.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; Fayetteville Street, downtown Raleigh; free; outraleigh.org
This seventh annual festival is a family-friendly event supporting the Triangle’s LGBT community. Entertainment includes DJ Pancakes, Shirlette Ammons and others, plus a Kids Zone with inflatables, Cirque de Vol, Artopia and more. And of course, lots of food trucks and other vendors.
Round up the vittles
Noon-7 p.m. Sunday; Downtown Raleigh; downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com
Downtown Raleigh’s half-mile spread of food trucks is back, stretching 11 city blocks with more than 50 food trucks from across the state – plus (and this is no small thing) sidewalk seating.