Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored: Dec. 10-11

Photo from a 2017 Holiday Market (ZFFM). Photo: Kay Whatley
Photo from a 2017 Holiday Market (ZFFM). Photo: Kay Whatley

Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor

This weeks 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.

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.

Links for updates/information are included. Things to do may be rescheduled/delayed or locations changed. Contact an event’s organizer directly to confirm.



Exhibit “Beyond Self: The History of the Odd Fellows in Wayne County” Open: October 2, 2021-January 8, 2022

This new exhibit displays information and artifacts on the Odd Fellows order. Included are photographs of the “IOOF” facilities in Goldsboro in past centuries.

The Wayne County Museum is located at 116 N William Street, Goldsboro, NC.
Open Tuesdays-Fridays (11am-4pm), and Saturdays (10am-6pm).

For more information, visit



Franklin County Farmers Market:  Friday, December 10 and 17, 2021 @ 9am-1pm

Come and pick up locally grown food from local farms and more. Check with market directly for any schedule changes related to weather and other factors. December 17 is the final 2021 market date.

The market is located in the parking lot at 137 Shannon Village, Louisburg, NC.

Follow the market for updates or closures.

Christmas in Spring Hope: Friday, December 10, 2021 @ 5:30-8pm

Join the fun downtown, enjoy snacks, shop local at the art center and other businesses, take a horse & buggy ride, eat at a local restaurant, and stay for the lighting of the Christmas Tree.

Held around downtown Spring Hope, NC.

See details here.

Candy Cane Lane: Friday, December 10, 2021 @ 6-8pm

Shop downtown businesses, enjoy in Christmas activities, visit with Santa, enjoy candy canes and hot chocolate, listen to live music, and more.

Downtown section of Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC.

See full list of activities and performances at



Zebulon’s Annual Winter Market:  Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 10am-1pm

Shop local at this special vendor market in downtown.

Winter Market will be held in the alley at 118 N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC.

See Winter Market vendor link, and other town holiday happenings, here.

Wake Forest Farmers Market:  Saturday, December 11, 18, and 25, 2021 @ 10am-noon (winter hours)

Weekly offerings from farms, artisans, and crafters at this year-round farmers’ market.

Located at 235 S Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC

The Wake Forest Farmers Market website is Updates may be found here.

“Holiday Market” at Nash County Farmers Market:  Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 9am-1pm

This farmers market encompasses two buildings and an outdoor areas, with room for a wide variety of offerings. Shop for locally-grown produce, meats and seafood, homemade goods, home decor, crafts, furniture, plants, apparel, and more.

Held at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC.

Follow the market, or visit



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

Event organizers: News site display advertising is available month-to-month.

These events are publicized by The Grey Area News, but are not events overseen by the news site nor staff. 

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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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.