Things To Do in NC When You’re Bored: Nov. 26-27

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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. Links for updates/information are 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.



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, November 26, 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. Market scheduled to be open through part of December.

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

Follow the market for updates or closures.



Wake Forest Farmers Market:  Saturday, November 27, 2021 @ 10am-noon (winter hours)

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

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


Nash County Farmers Market:  Saturday, November 27, 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, food trucks. Open Saturdays into November (then continues as Winter Market).

Held at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC.

Follow the market, or visit


Selma Saturdays “Shop Small Selma”: November 27, 2021 @ 9am-1pm

Head to downtown Selma for outdoor live entertainment, local artisans, and business vendors.

Held on N Raiford Street (Anderson to Waddell Streets), Selma, NC.

See flyer via


Coming Soon

Selma Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 @ 6pm

Tree lighting Ceremony scheduled for 6:45pm, followed by the Christmas Parade starting at 7pm, and closing out the night with a fireworks display starting around 7:45pm.

Join the fun on and around 114 N Raiford Street, Selma, NC.

See details at


4th-annual Rocky Mount Mills Tower Lighting: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 @ 5pm

Free, public event in-person at the Mills. Festivities include Horse Carriage Rides (5-8pm), Santa and Mrs. Claus “Santa Stops” (5-8pm),  music by Randy McQuay on campus after the tower lights. Note that the tower lighting is scheduled to be broadcast via WRAL around 7pm.
Rocky Mount Mills is located at 1151 Falls Road, Rocky Mount, NC.
See details, schedule updates, and protocols here.


Arts Council Christmas on the Hill: December 2-5, 2021

The Franklin County Arts Council Gallery on the Hill will hold a Holiday Open House with locally made goods available for purchase — works of art, handmade gifts, and books by local authors. Check out works created here in Franklin County and shop local during this special event.

Hours for Christmas on the Hill are:

  • Thursday, December 2, 2021: noon-4pm
  • Friday, December 3: noon-7pm
  • Saturday, December 4: 11am-3pm
  • Sunday, December 5: 1-5pm

The Gallery on the Hill is located at 99 S Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, NC — up the hill behind the Franklin County Ag. Extension complex.

See details here.


Tree Lighting Ceremony:  Friday, December 3, 2021

This holiday event is planned for Knightdale Station Park, 810 N First Avenue, Knightdale, NC.

For holiday event details, visit


Knightdale Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 4, 2021

This holiday event is planned for Knightdale Station Park, 810 N First Avenue, Knightdale, NC.

For holiday event details, visit


Launch Party: Sunday, December 5, 2021, starting at 1pm

Franklin County Arts Council (FCAC) Writers’ Guild will be holding a free, open-to-the-public Launch Party for their newly published County Lines: A Literary Journal 2022, Vol. 9. Celebrate with local writers and listen to readings from Carolina Prize for Writing contest winners and others.

Held at the Franklinton Lions Club, 205 S Chavis Street, Franklinton, NC.

See details here.


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.



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While most listed events are free to enter, ticketed or fee-for-entry events may be included and its fee/price noted. 

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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