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Article Published: Mar. 15, 2012 | Modified: Mar. 16, 2012
Open Air Markets return to Wilkes

Third Friday and weekly Open Air Markets return to downtown Wilkesboro this spring.
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Historic downtown Wilkesboro’s popular “Third Friday” open air market events return for 2012 from 4 to 9 p.m. on April 20.

The market will also be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on May 18, June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17.

Third Friday events will feature downtown merchants, food vendors, local wineries, musicians, regional farms and produce, arts and crafts, demonstrators and nonprofit and civic organizations.

Each Third Friday Open Air Market will be themed with live music. Children’s activities will also be provided.

Admission is free.

The Open Air Market will take place in the town-owned parking area located adjacent to the Wilkes Heritage Museum at 100 East Main St.

“We continue to strive to build a more sustainable local food network and buying culture, and we hope that you will join us on this journey,” market officials said.

For questions related to the market, contact Andrew Carlton, director of planning, at (336) 838-3951.

For additional information on event themes and musical entertainment, find the events on Facebook at

The market is also listed on ASAP’s Local Food Guide at .

In addition, Historic Downtown Wilkesboro announces the return of its weekly Open Air Market in the heart of historic downtown. The weekly market will offer “fresh from the farm” fruits, vegetables and plants, as well as handcrafted products. The market’s focus is also on supporting and sustaining the local farm and artisan community.

The “regular” Open Air Market will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday afternoon from April 20 into fall 2012.

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