This weekly things-to-do listing may include in-person events in the North Carolina counties of Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, Wake, Wayne, Wilson, or beyond — occasionally unique coastal or mountain events are included.
Things to do may be rescheduled/delayed or locations changed. Contact an event’s organizer directly to confirm.
While most listed events are free, ticketed or fee-for-entry events may be included and its fee/price noted. Any online offerings (watch from home) events that may be included will be marked as online.
To suggest an event for a future list, email the editor.
At public gatherings, follow state coronavirus/Covid-19 safety measures for the good of yourself and others: wear a mask, keep your hands clean (and to yourself), and let everyone enjoy their time out-and-about with a bit of personal space. When in doubt, stand six feet out.
Farm Credit Farmers Market: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 22-24, 2021
Thursday is Opening Day for the Farm Credit Farmers Market, which will be open Thursday (10am-5:30pm), Friday (10am-5:30pm), and Saturday (9am-2pm).
Located at 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC.
Follow on Facebook for updates and vendor information.
Franklin County Farmers Market: Friday, April 24, 2021 @ 9am-1pm
Come and pick up locally grown food from local farms, fresh eggs, and more. Check with market directly for any schedule changes related to weather and other factors.
The market is located in the parking lot at 137 Shannon Village, Louisburg, NC.
Follow the market’s Facebook page for updates.
Wake Forest Farmers Market: Saturday, April 24, 2021 @ 8am-noon
Weekly offerings from farms, artisans, and crafters at this year-round farmers’ market.
Located at 235 S Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC.
Note that this Saturday is also the “Wake Forest Spring Artisans Market” (10am-5pm) in downtown Wake Forest. See details on the Facebook event.
Additionally, Wake Forest Police Department’s “Operation Medicine Drop” is Saturday 9am-1pm (Town Hall Ground Floor Meeting Room, 301 S Brooks Street).
Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market: Saturday, April 24, 2021 @ 8am-noon
Come and see this year’s vendors at this Opening Day market. This date includes a plant sale by the Wilson Botanical Gardens. Read the list of vendors (and food trucks) in their Facebook post.
Held in the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, 301 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC.
Nash County Farmers Market: Saturday, April 24, 2021 @ 8am-1pm
This farmers market encompasses two buildings and an outdoor areas, with lots of room for the wide variety of offerings. Shop for locally-grown produce, meats and seafood, homemade goods, home decor, crafts, furniture, plants, apparel, and more. Includes a food truck.
Held at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC.
Clayton Farm and Community Market: Saturday, April 24, 2021 @ 9am-1pm
Farm goods, handcrafted items, artwork, and more as the market’s regular season resumes.
Held at Horne Square, 348 E Main Street, Clayton, NC.
Follow updates at www.facebook.com/CFCMNC.
Seedling Swap 2021: Saturday, April 24, 2021 @ 10am-noon
Organized by and hosted at Blue Collie Coffee, 106 N Main Street, Louisburg, NC.
See event details on Facebook.
Truely Unique’s Annual Earth Day Festival: Saturday, April 24, 2021 @ 11am-4pm
Come and meet local artists and business owners, enjoy the festival music, and bring a chair to enjoy the afternoon outside. Booths of talented local artists will sell their wares; local businesses will advertise and show what they have available for the community.
This open air festival will be held at Truely Unique, 2006 US Hwy 301 S, Wilson, NC.
Coming Soon (In Person Events)
- Outdoor Movie Night “Onward” — Friday, April 30, 2021 @ 7:30pm ($5/group) at Zebulon Community Park
- Zebulon Farm Fresh Market — Opening Day is Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 9am-1pm
- Wendell Farmers Market — Opening Day is Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 8am-noon
- Town of Nashville Carpool Movie Night “The Mighty Ducks” — Scheduled for May 7, 2021 @ 8pm in Nash County Courthouse Parking Lot
- Selma Saturdays Arts and Crafts Market — will be open for Mother’s Day Market on May 8, 2021 (see website)
The Farm Market at Oak Ridge Farms: Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 10am-2pm
New farmers market featuring farm goods, local businesses, artisans, and crafters.
Held at Oak Ridge Farms, 92 Thomas Arnold Road, Zebulon, NC (near Rocky Cross/Pilot).
Note that this “May Day” event will include extra activities, including a book collection with a reading nonprofit, and food trucks.
Follow Oak Ridge Farms on Facebook for market details/updates.
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Listed are mostly in-person events; however, online/zoom/YouTube events may be included and will be identified as online. If unsure whether to go to a location or login, use the event’s link provided and contact the organization/person directly responsible for that event.
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