Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored: Apr. 16-17, 2021

Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC.
Things To Do in NC When You're Bored. Source: The Grey Area News, Zebulon NC.

The Grey Area News’ 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.

Any online offerings (watch from home) events that may be included will be marked as online.

While most listed events are free, ticketed or fee-for-entry events may be included and its fee/price noted. Things to do may be rescheduled/delayed or locations changed. Contact an event’s organizer directly to confirm, as there may be cancellation notices that we have not seen.

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.


Franklin County Farmers Market:  Friday, April 16, 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.


Friday & Saturday

Knightdale High “Spring Plant Sale” Fundraiser:
Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 1-4pm
Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 8am-1pm

This two-day plant sale offers a variety of plants in the high school’s greenhouse, with monies raised going to support student / Future Farmers of America activities.

Held at Knightdale High, 100 Bryan Chalk Lane, Knightdale, NC.

See updates and photos via Facebook.



Wake Forest Farmers Market:  Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 8am-noon

Weekly offerings from farms, artisans, and crafters at this year-round farmers’ market. Spring “new season” begins on April 3, and there will be Easter Eggs hidden at the market!

Located at 235 S Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC

The Wake Forest Farmers Market website is and on Facebook here.


Nash County Farmers Market:  Saturday, April 17, 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. Opening Day includes a food truck.

Held at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC.

Follow the market on Facebook, or visit


Bunn Garden Club Annual Plant Sale: Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 8am-noon

Check out the available plants, baked goods, and gardening-related vendors.

Held at the Bunn Garden Club, 361 NC Hwy 98 W, Bunn, NC.

Follow the Club on Facebook for updates and photos.


Clayton Farm and Community Market:  Saturday, April 17, 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


The Farm Market at Oak Ridge Farms:  Saturday, April 17, 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).

This market is open every-other Saturday. Note that the “May Day” event will include extra activities!

Follow Oak Ridge Farms on Facebook for market details/updates.


Coming Soon In Person

  • Zebulon Farm Fresh POP-UP Market — coming up on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 4-7pm
  • Clayton General Store Vendor Event — planned for April 24, 2021
  • Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market Opening Day is Saturday, April 24, 2021 @ 8am (May 8 will be Maggiepalooza!)
  • Seedling Swap 2021 at Blue Collie Coffee — planned for Saturday, April 24, 2021 @ 10am-noon
  • 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
  • Selma Saturdays Arts and Crafts Market — will be open for Mother’s Day Market on May 8, 2021

Coming Up Online

  • Wake Forest Renaissance Center virtual (online) concerts including free ones — visit the Ren Center online for schedule



To request inclusion of a free or low-fee event, email details to the Editor. Sponsors and logos are not included in Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored listings. Events are added at the editor’s discretion.

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Event information may be gathered from various sources. While attempts are made to verify data, for most events contact details are included. If you’re planning to attend an event, use contact information or event links to confirm, check for updates or changes, or verify space is available.  These events are publicized by The Grey Area News, but are not events overseen by the news site nor staff. 

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.

Why are the day, date, and year included, repetitively, under each dated heading? The better for readers like you to cut-and-paste complete event information and share with others… though sharing of this article’s link is encouraged, so that readers may see all listed events.


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