Festival Guidelines

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For the safety and enjoyment of all attendees, the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival has established the following policies:

No Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on the Festival grounds.

Town of Cary Ordinance 14-22: "Smoking is prohibited in all Town facilities."

No Pets

No pets are allowed within the Festival site. Service dogs are permitted.

Town of Cary Ordinance 6-72 (a-d): "It shall be unlawful for any person owning or having possession, charge, custody, or control of any animal as defined in section 6-3, to take that animal, whether or not under restraint, into, or allow the animal to enter, the boundaries of Lazy Daze...The boundaries and the interior of Lazy Daze,...shall consist of any property that is part of the festival or other special event and shall include any public street, sidewalk, or other publicly owned area that is within or constitutes the boundary of the event...This section shall not apply to guide dogs or hearing-aid dogs in the company of blind or deaf persons."

Town of Cary Ordinance 24-18 (j): "Pursant to sectoin 6-72, animals are prohibited at Lazy Daze and certain other special events. The town council, by its action, may also make the provisions of section 24-5 apply to other town-sponsored events."

No Carry-In or Carry-Out Alcoholic Beverages

No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed within the Festival site. State laws and regulations require that alcoholic beverages purchased at the Festival remain on-site.

No Skateboards, Skates, or Bicycles

Skateboards, roller blades and bikes and other wheeled vehicles, except for wheelchairs and strollers, and the throwing of balls or frisbees, which may endanger or inconvenience the public attending the Festival, are prohibited on-site.

Town of Cary Ordinance 24-18 (c): "It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a bicycle, tricycle, unicycle, skateboard, or any other wheeled vehicle, roller skates or roller blades (all hereafter referred to as "wheeled vehicle") on or within the boundaries of Lazy Daze or any other town-sponsored event to which these provisions have been made to apply. For purposes of this section, the term "operate" shall mean the use, putting into action, or causing to function of a wheeled vehicle by a person mounted thereon. This section shall not apply to wheelchairs, baby strollers, or baby carriages."

Town of Cary Ordinance 24-18 (d): It shall be unlawful for any person to toss or throw a ball, Frisbee, model airplane, or similar object on or within the boundaries of Lazy Daze or any other town-sponsored event to which these provisions have been made to apply.

No Weapons

No firearms or weapons are allowed on the Festival site.

Concealed carry is prohibited in Town Hall, Page Walker Arts & History Center, and the Herb Young Community Center and “appurtenant premises” – including parking lots.  Permit holders can lock their handguns in “enclosed compartments” in cars and other vehicles.  Concealed carry is permitted on public streets.

Open carry is prohibited in the boundaries of Lazy Daze during Lazy Daze; including public streets.

Town of Cary Ordinance 22-51 (a-f): No person shall carry a concealed handgun in town-owned buildings, on the appurtenant premises of those buildings, or in town recreational facilities as defined by G.S. 14-415.23, which are all town athletic fields and athletic facilities...The director of public works or designee is hereby authorized and instructed to post conspicuous signage at appropriate locations on or within each recreational facility and each building and the ground and parking areas of such buildings owned, leased as lessee, operated, occupied, managed, or controlled by the town, as well as any other appurtenant premises to such buildings, indicating that carrying a concealed handgun on the properties and locations described in this section is prohibited...display of handguns is prohibited on any public streets, including adjacent sidewalks, that have been closed by the chief of police or designee pursuant to Section 34-74...display of handguns is prohibited within the area and boundaries of the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival during the times listed in Section 24-18, and within the area and boundaries of any other town-sponsored even to which the provisions of Section 24-18 are made to apply by the town council."

No Drones or Fireworks

Unauthorized drones and fireworks are prohibited on the Festival grounds.

Town of Cary Ordinance 24-18 (e): "It shall be unlawful for any person to purchase, sell, deal in, transport, possess, receive, use, or cause to be used or discharged, any fireworks on or within the boundaries of Lazy Daze or any other town-sponsored event to which these provisions have been made to apply. For the purpose of this section, "fireworks" shall mean those nonexploding glow worms, smoke bombs, noisemakers, and sparklers that are described in G.S. 14-414(1)-(6).

Photography Policy

Please respect the original work of the artists. Taking photos without asking and receiving permission is prohibited. Ask before snapping a photo!

Non-sanctioned Activities

Non-sanctioned activities, including unauthorized selling or buskering are prohibited on the Festival site.

The Festival reserves the right to decline admittance to anyone who violates the reasonable policies established for public safety.

Town of Cary Ordinance 24-18 (f): It shall be unlawful for any person to exhibit, display, offer, for sale or to sell any merchandise or other item, any service, food or beverage from any outside location (hereafter reffered to as "outside sales") on public property, within the boundaries of Lazy Daze unless such person has been issued a permit for such outside sales by the town parks and recreation department. Any person conducting outside sales shall display the permit issued by the parks and recreation department in a conspicuous place at the location of the outside sales.

Railroad Tracks

It is illegal to cross railroad tracks except at a designated pedestrian crossing.

North Carolina General Statute 20-142.1: "No person shall drive any vehicle through, around, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while the gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed, nor shall any pedestrian pass through, around, over, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while the gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed."