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 — unique coastal or mountain events are occasionally included.
Things to do may be rescheduled/delayed or locations changed. Contact an event’s organizer directly to confirm. Any online offerings (watch from home) events that may be included will be marked as online.
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 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, May 13-15, 2021
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 the market for updates, changes to hours, and vendor information.
Franklin County Farmers Market: Friday, May 14, 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 for updates.
Whitakers Farmers Market: Friday, May 14, 2021 @ 3-6pm
Head to the Whitaker’s Revitalize and Preserve (WRAP) market on Fridays for a selection of produce, baked goods, and more.
Located at 101 S White Street, Whitakers, NC.
Follow WRAP updates here.
ONLINE (Free) Virtual Longleaf Film Festival: Friday-Saturday, May 14-15, 2021
Screenings of the official films selected, plus online panel, workshop, and Q&A.
Check out the schedule at longleaffilmfestival.com, then “attend” the film festival virtually.
Wake Forest Farmers Market: Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 8am-noon
Weekly offerings from farms, artisans, and crafters at this year-round farmers’ market. Live music at the market!
Located at 235 S Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC.
Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market: Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 8am-noon
Purchase from local vendors and pick up snacks or lunch from food truck(s) on site.
Held in the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, 301 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC.
Find the Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market online at www.historicdowntownwilson.com/farmers-artisan-market and updates here.
Wendell Farmers Market: Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 8am-noon
Check out vendors offering local produce and locally-made goods.
Located at Campen Street & Main Street, Wendell, NC.
Follow on Facebook for updates, vendor information, and special town events during market hours.
Nash County Farmers Market: Saturday, May 15, 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.
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market: Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 9am-1pm
Head downtown for this market offering a wide variety of vendors selling handmade/homemade items and local farm produce.
Held at 116 N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC.
See latest updates here.
Clayton Farm and Community Market: Saturday, May 15, 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.
“Stars, Stages & Screens of Wayne County” Exhibit Opening: Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 10am
This new exhibit at the Wayne County Museum will cover the many live theater venues, opera houses, movie theaters, and drive-in theaters of Wayne County, as well as local stars past and present.
Held at the museum, located at 116 N William Street, Goldsboro, NC.
The Farm Market at Oak Ridge Farms: Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 10am-2pm
On-farm market featuring farm goods and vendors from local businesses, artisans, and crafters.
Held at Oak Ridge Farms, 92 Thomas Arnold Road, Zebulon, NC (near Rocky Cross/Pilot areas).
Follow Oak Ridge Farms for market details/updates.
Spring Market Days at Deans Farm Market: Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 10am-2pm
Deans Farm Market pick-your-own and farm market is holding this special event with vendors, music, food trucks, and more.
Located at 4231 NC Hwy 42 W, Wilson, NC.
Follow for farm updates, market offerings, and strawberry availability.
1st Annual Downtown Street Party: Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 11am-9pm
Join the fun at this downtown Street Party with vendors, food trucks, music by East Coast Rhythm and Blues Band, and more. Organized by the Bailey Chamber of Commerce.
Held along Main Street, Bailey, NC.
For updates and vendor information, Follow the Bailey Chamber.
Squawk & Squeal Plate Sale: Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ noon
The Greenville Jaycees are holding this $10 per plate fundraiser to benefit the Third Street Education Center.
Plate sale held at 600 W 3rd Street, Greenville, NC.
See details here.
Saturday in the Park: Saturday, May 15, 2021 @ 4:30-8:30pm
The May Museum is holding this Saturday in the Park event with local food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and live music by Josh Branch. There is no fee to attend; food and drinks will be available for purchase.
This event is at the May Museum & Park, located at 3802 S Main Street, Farmville, NC.
Proceeds benefit the May Museum.
Find museum updates here.
- ONLINE Franklin Flicks returns, alongside NCISAFF and RIFF: Three film festivals will come together to bring the best ideas in Independent cinemas from all around the globe. “Building Bridges Across Borders” virtual film screenings are May 22-31, 2021 … See details here.
- Fish Fry! Saturday, May 22, 2021 @ 11am-until Head to Zebulon United Methodist Church for their fish fry. Plates are $10 and they may sell out fast. Held at 121 W Gannon Avenue, Zebulon, NC. See flyer here.
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