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Admission is FREE to ALL events!

Come for the FRESHNESS, and stay for the FUN! 


Interested in becoming a Market Vendor? 

The Wilkesboro Open Air Market provides local and regional farmers and artisans an opportunity to sell fresh from the farm and handcrafted products in Historic Downtown Wilkesboro. For applications and market guidelines, please visit the following link: 2017 Market Guidelines & Application.

The market will temporarily be located at 332 East Main StreetNeck of the Woods Logo Badge2

(at the intersection of Main Street & Wilkesboro Avenue - across from Myers Tire) from April 28, 2017 through August 25th, 2017 when Phase I of the Downtown Revitalization Project will be complete.

On September 1, 2017, the market will return to the newly renovated space at 102 West Main Street (across from The 50's Restaurant and adjacent to the Wilkes Heritage Museum). The month of September will feature concerts, outdoor movies, and Carolina in the Fall music and food festival hosted by the Kruger Brothers on September 22-23, 2017. Please look for exciting announcements about the lineup soon!!    

Live at the Market

The Wilkesboro Open Air Market will feature local and regional musicians throughout the market season. If you are interested in performing, please contact the Wilkesboro Planning and Community Development Department at 336-838-3951. 

We look forward to seeing you!  

For more information, please contact Wilkesboro Planning and Community Development at 336-838-3951. Staff: Andrew Carlton planning@wilkesboronc.org or Christina Walsh cwalsh@wilkesboronc.org.  


Weekends in the Boroughs

Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro are excited to announce the continued partnership of festival events during weekends of summer 2017. North Wilkesboro will host “Concerts on the Deck” each third Saturday from 6 – 10 p.m.  For more information regarding North Wilkesboro’s concert series, click here. Concerts sponsored by the Town of Wilkesboro will resume in September.   

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