Fest in the West is created and produced by ChesterGoodtree in partnership with the Town of Cary.
About Fest in the West
In 1970, Cary had a population of 7,686. Today, the population is over 172, 000. In the last 20 years, most of that growth has been west of NC 55 or what is known as “West Cary”.
However, all the festivals and cultural arts events and chances to meet your neighbors happen in the center of town. Lazy Daze, Wheels on Academy, Farmers Fall Festival, The Heart of the Holidays, and the Cary Christmas Parade are amazing. But they all happen in Downtown Cary. Spring Daze takes place in Bond Park (formerly considered Western Cary BTW).
No festivals take place in Western Cary.
In 2016 we produced the first Fest in the West to help fill the void that the community so desperately needed in Western Cary.
We’ve put together a Food Truck Rodeo, the area’s best Craft Brewers, Live Music, fun Contests, an Arts & Crafts Village, and an engaging Kids Corral. Add to that the rural heritage of Western Cary and it might just be perfect.
Plus, it’s free!
See y’all at Fest in the West.
Triangle 411 interview with Fest in the West festival director, Lindsey Chester
Our mission is to bring together the Cary community through storytelling. In addition to video production and commercial photography services, we founded CaryCitizen, Cary’s original online news service from 2009-2022. Owner and Emmy-award-winning filmaker, Hal Goodtree, produced Cary 150, a 30 minute documentary about Cary’s history produced for Cary’s 150th anniversary celebration. Partner,Lindsey Chester has served on several Town Boards and commissions including a current Festivals Committee member. She also serves ont he board of the Fine Arts League of Cary where she champions opportunities for visual artists in the Triangle.
We have been producing and working on events in Cary since 2007, including the original Cary Scavenger Hunt from 2010- 2017, Fest in the West, and the Farmers Fall Festival. FoodCary.com and the printed Downtown Cary Map are two additional publications.