So who doesn't love a street party?
Carnival on Cooke Street. So many fabulous local businesses representing, food trucks, breweries, live music and real atmosphere. What more could you want? I also love taking the party off of Fayetteville for a change, nothing wrong with Fayetteville Street, but it feels a little more local in the residential area. Cooke Street Carnival happens in the Idlewood neighborhood, very close to Historic Oakwood. If you haven't been, make sure you catch it next year. Its great to be a tourist in your own town! I took my girls and they loved the food, entertainment, artists and vendors and taking pictures! AND of course running into Project Runway star, Justin LeBlanc. Can you say star struck?
Here are a few photos from a fantastic afternoon out in downtown Raleigh.
|Love these photo ops!|
|Enjoying a tasty Johnny Appleseed from Slingshot Coffee Co. Delicious!|
|Food truck action was happening!|
|Sampled (and bought) some Happy + Hale juices. YUM!|
|We loved the carrot and orange blend!|
|Centro booth and Day of he Dead 5k info|
|The community table for all to share.|
|Fabulous lunch here at The Humble Pig Food Truck|
|My delicious smoked pork taco. SO good!!|
|More delicious options!|
|Garland and House of Swank representing|
|Tons of shopping local options for guys and girls|
|Getting crowded despite the grey skies|
|Its not a party until there's a beer tent! (or two, or three...)|
|Crank Arm keeping busy!|
|Ran into local Project Runway celeb, Justin LeBlanc|
|Fabulous gourmet cotton candy from Oscar Willams was a crowd pleaser|
|More fun photo ops|
|Houses were all decked out for Halloween|