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The Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival offers the following services to accommodate all guests.

Services for Guests with Mobility Disabilities

Parking Beside Cary Town Hall Campus: A limited amount of handicap accessible parking is available in the Fire Department Administration Parking Lot (100 N. Academy Street, Cary, NC 27513) on a first-come, first-served basis for those displaying active handicap placards. Guests must be displaying a valid handicap placard or license plate and the person the placard or plate is registered to must be present. This handicap parking area is located immediately outside the south festival entrance.

Shuttles to/from Cary Town Hall Campus: Handicap accessible shuttles will transport guests from Green Hope High School (2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, Cary, NC 27519) and Cary Town Center (1105 Walnut Street, Cary, NC 27511) to Cary Town Hall Campus from 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020 and 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Guests will find a limited amount of handicap accessible parking at Green Hope High School and Cary Town Center that is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shuttles will drop guests off just outside the north festival entrance on Chapel Hill Road.


Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Guests with mobility disabilities can be dropped off and picked up at the Fire Department Administration Parking Lot in the designated areas.

Movement within the Festival: A limited number of non-motorized wheelchairs are available for loan at no cost for guests of the festival. The wheelchair loan tent is located near the north festival entrance on N. Academy Street. Wheelchair push services and personal care attendants are not available.

All areas of the festival are accessible by paved walkways or ramps. Due to the terrain of Downtown Cary, some areas of the festival are inclined at varying degrees. Guests requiring assistance finding the nearest handicap accessible entrance to an area of the festival should ask a festival volunteer.

Guests bringing motorized wheelchairs can find limited power outlets inside the Herb Young Community Center if emergency charging is needed. Guests must remain with their motorized wheelchair at all time.

Entertainment Stage Viewing Areas: Entertainment stages throughout the festival feature either open standing areas, picnic tables with fixed seating, or round tables with movable chairs. There is no reserved seating for patrons with mobility disabilities at any of the stages. All seating and viewing areas are first-come, first-served for all guests of the festival.

Restrooms: All restrooms at Cary Town Hall, the Herb Young Community Center, and Page-Walker Arts & History Center are equipped with handicap accessible stalls.

Services for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Guests

American Sign Language Interpreters: Deaf or hard-of-hearing guests may request an American Sign Language interpreter for specific performances no later than Friday, July 24, 2020. Requests made after Friday, July 24, 2020 may not be honored due to scheduling. Guests can reserve an American Sign Language interpreter by e-mailing Adam.Bell@townofcary.org.

Entertainment Stage Viewing Areas: All entertainment stages at the festival have areas for those with hearing disabilities to view the performers. Guests may come as close to the stage as needed to hear the performances. All seating and viewing areas are first-come, first-served for all guests of the festival.

Services for Guests Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Large Print: Large print sections of the festival booklet (entertainment schedule, list of festival activities, listing of food and beverage vendors, and listing of artists) are available for pick-up at both information booths. The festival does not currently have a large print version of the festival map.

Entertainment Stage Viewing Areas: All entertainment stages at the festival have areas for those who are blind or low vision to view the performers. Guests may come as close to the stage as needed to view the performances. All seating and viewing areas are first-come, first-served for all guests of the festival.

Service Animals

Legal Definition: In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities and their service dogs or miniature horses that are trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of the individual with the disability are welcome at the festival. Service animals must always remain leashed. Service animals who are threatening the health or safety of any person or animal will be removed from the festival.

Festival Shuttles: Only working service dogs or miniature horses are allowed on the festival shuttles from Green Hope High School and Cary Town Center.

Service Animal Waste: Handlers are required to clean-up after their services animals and dispose of pet waste in the appropriate receptacles.

Services for Guests with Sensory Sensitivities

Noise-Reducing Earmuffs: The festival has a limited number of noise-reducing earmuffs available for loan on a first-come, first served basis at both information tents.

Questions About Festival Accessibility?

Questions regarding the festival's accessibility accommodations can be sent to Adam.Bell@townofcary.org, or call (919) 462-3864.