Posted on 8/3/2023 by Southern Shores Realty

Outer Banks Summer Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets on the Outer Banks of North Carolina are cherished by locals and visitors alike.  Fresh produce and baked goods, local artisans, music, food and fun for all ages can be found as you stroll through the markets. Markets are scheduled each week throughout the summer months. Find fresh ingredients to whip up that special family meal and find a special handmade Outer Banks treasure to take home. Be sure to mark your calendar and don't miss these fun events!

First Flight Farmers Market

The First Flight Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Aviation Park in Kill Devil Hills. This market thrives with local participants from the Outer Banks small business community. Vendors offer a wide variety of choices from fresh produce and sweet and savory treats to jewelry, paintings, woodwork, photography, candles, and bath and body items. Food trucks and live music add to the fun and festivities. Traveling with kids? Aviation Park features a skate park and playground for family to enjoy during your visit. Parking is available onsite at Aviation Park, 103 Veterans Drive in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Additional parking is available across the street at First Flight High School.

Nearby attractions: Aviation Park is adjacent to Wright Brothers National Memorial. A visit to Wright Brothers National Memorial on your way to or from the market will make the day even more special!  After your visit, cool off at the lifeguarded public beach access at Ocean Bay Boulevard located just 0.7 miles east of Aviation Park. Beach access features a bath house and free parking.

Dowdy Park Farmers Market

Dowdy Park hosts its Farmers Market every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Located at 3005 S. Croatan Highway at Bonnett Street in Nags Head, North Carolina this market features local artisans, farm stands, fresh produce, Outer Banks crafts, honey, delicious baked goods, and snacks and drinks to enjoy while you shop. Dowdy park features a playground and sports courts to keep the whole family entertained during your visit. Limited parking is available onsite. Additional parking is available next door at Nags Head Elementary School or across the street at the Outer Banks Family YMCA.

Nearby attractions: Just one mile south of Dowdy park is Jockey’s Ridge State Park, home to the tallest active sand dune on the east coast! Climb the dune and fly a kite or visit the newly updated visitor center and enjoy the boardwalk and trails at the park while you are in the area. After your visit, stop by the Bonnett Street beach access located just 0.2 miles east of Dowdy Park for a quick swim or to watch local surfers ride the waves. This lifeguarded public beach features a bath house, beach volleyball court, and free parking.

More information and updates about the Dowdy Park Farmers Market can be found at:

Farm Stands

We love these local farm stands. Fresh produce and friendly folks make for the best ingredients for your vacation meals and snacks.

Tarheel Too Produce

Seagate Shopping Center 3105 N. Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Produce stand offering fresh fruit and produce as well as local honey, eggs, hummus, hoop cheddar and local baked goods.

Tomato Shack

1195 Duck Rd. Duck, NC

Produce stand offering fresh produce, local meats, homemade jams, cheese and eggs.

Green Acre Market

1214 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949

Fresh locally grown produce as well as locally made dressings, preserves, pickles, peanuts, honey, and flowers.

Seaside Farm Market

787 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC, United States, North Carolina

Local in-season produce and seafood.

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