Publick Day

From 9am to 4pm on Saturday, April 21 the Beaufort Historic Site will kick off the spring season with its annual Publick Day sale on the grounds at 130 Turner St. The site will transform into an open-air marketplace, welcoming visitors to explore the vast array of goods and items for sale from various vendors.

Publick Times date back to the colonial period and is fashioned after Williamsburg of the 1700s when the General Court was in session. Publick Day gave visitors an opportunity to come to town to see and be seen, conduct court business, shop, gossip, dine and dance. Guests who attend Publick Day can expect to find a variety of vendors selling antiques, vintage finds, collectibles, arts and crafts, wood crafts, furniture, hand-made jewelry, baskets, pottery and more.

The Carteret County Master Gardeners will have a full array of flowers and plants that they have propagated from their own gardens for sale. The revenue will benefit their ongoing classes and programs. The Master Gardeners will also be on hand to answer questions about all the plant types giving visitors the chance to buy from an expert!

This year you can make a whole day of it in Beaufort, as the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market will officially kick off its season at 300 Courthouse Square from 8:30am to 1pm the same day. The market showcases our local farmers, fishermen, food producers and artisans. "

With both events going on in Beaufort, it makes for a great day of shopping,” said PR Director, Jaclyn Johnson. “Publick Day and the Old Beaufort Farmers Market both provide the chance to shop local, and find the perfect treasure that you couldn’t necessarily find on the shelf of any store.”

Vendor space is available for Publick Day. Learn more by calling 252-728-5225.

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