To kick off the spring season, the Beaufort Historical Association brings patrons back in time for Publick Day, an old-fashioned marketplace set up on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site. Visit the market from 9am-4pm on Saturday, April 16.
As in years past, the grounds of the site will recreate Publick Times when colonial merchants set up shop outside during court session. Vendors will sell antiques, vintage finds, collectibles, arts and crafts, wood crafts, furniture, handmade jewelry, baskets, pottery and much more. Fashioned after Williamsburg of the 1700s when the general court was in session, Publick Day gave visitors from far and wide an opportunity to come to town to see and be seen, conduct court business, shop, gossip, dine and dance.
The event is held rain or shine. All proceeds from Publick Day go toward ongoing restoration efforts and educational programs of the BHA. For more information, call 252-728-5225 or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org.