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Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Saturday Morning Markets through November 25th, 9 - 1 on the courthouse grounds.

  • Sea to Table Dinner - October 5th on the Harborside Deck on Front St. in Beaufort - Fine dinner focusing on local seafood appetizers and entrees, vegetable dishes, breads and desserts, adult beverages, and live music. 

  • Cake Contest - October 14th watch for further details to participate.

  • Shop Small Saturday Market:  November 25th Start your holiday food and gift shopping with our local small business vendors.

  • December 16th: Olde Fashioned Holiday Market,  4 - 8 PM Experience the magic of the holiday season under the oaks in tents festively lit and filled with delicious food and unique art and craftwork for the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones.

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Tickets are officially sold out!

The Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market seventh annual Sea to Table Dinner returns to the Harborside Park deck, 322 Front Street, on the beautiful Beaufort waterfront on Thursday evening, October 5th. Doors will open at 5:15 PM for social time and the dinner will be served at 6:00 PM.

We are excited to invite you to enjoy an evening of elevated Mexican cuisine highlighting a sumptuous array of fresh, locally caught Carteret County seafood. Please join us for a culinary journey as our talented team of chefs: Wendy Park of Beaufort Grocery Company, Jon McGregor of Aqua Restaurant & Clawson’s 1905, and Elizabeth Kopf of Turner St. Market, highlights the bounty of the sea and our farmers' fields, incorporating the cooking styles and flavors of México along the way.

This special evening includes a menu of delicious food served buffet style, various tasty appetizers, adult beverages including margaritas, Mexican beer, sangria, iced tea, and water; scrumptious desserts, and live entertainment from Michael Paull, talented local instrumentalist, singer, and composer.

Secure your tickets now, as this event sells out quickly! 

¡Será delicioso!

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Announcing our Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market

Cake Baking Contest

Being held at the market on Saturday, October 14th

Remembering Libby Steadham


On Sunday morning, August 20th, with her loving husband, Steve, by her side, Libby Steadham, a vendor with our market passed away after a fight with cancer which she never gave up.

Libby and her husband lived in the home that she designed on a large property on Core Sound in Gloucester, along with the abundant wildlife of the beautiful downeast area. She especially loved watching the foxes that lived there too, and in fact named her farm, Fox Haven Farm in their honor.

This spot was her dream; she was living the good life: gardening, writing, painting, beekeeping, cooking, and spreading smiles and kindness to everyone who crossed her path. She sold her cookbook, “Seasonal Cooking from the Garden in Coastal North Carolina” at the market along with her hand sewn hearts and hand painted notecards, honey, blueberries, and other products from her creative talents and from her deep connection with plants and animals that made their home with her and Steve.

She lived a very intentional and spiritual life, making choices to care for the earth, for people, for animals, and for plants with gentleness, with genuine caring, and with deep heartfelt joy and kindness. Her conversations with shoppers and vendors at the market left them with a sense that there is goodness in the world, and that she was a humble purveyor of that goodness.

Libby’s transition has left all who knew her with much sadness, but she leaves her shining example of a life well-lived to which we can all aspire and a community blessed by her presence in it. In her words, “Live well, dear ones, there is goodness galore!”

Condolences may be sent to Steve Steadham, 404 Pigott Rd, Gloucester, NC 28528

With heartfelt love,

Cindy W. Bunch, Executive Market Manager

Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market

Mike Dunn Memorial Scholarship

Do The Right Thing

This invitation extends to rising seniors who plan to go to a

University, Junior College, or Technical School to further their education.

This scholarship is for $2,500 meant to cover costs of education toward a degree program.

Applicants will apply for the scholarship, meet the requirements of the application in academics, extracurricular, community activies and in addition, work with the market as an intern on Saturday mornings helping with market operations on many levels, assisting vendors, helping the volunteer team in the Welcome tent, special events and other needs as identified by the market manager. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn and work in an entrepreneurial environment

surrounded by local community and shoppers.

As the example of Eirene Hynes above, our previous scholarship

recipients have achieved much in their chosen academic endeavors and started fruitful careers.

If interested in applying for the Mike Dunn Memorial Scholarship, send an email to

Donations for the Mike Dunn Memorial Scholarship Fund may be made by credit/debit card here:

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Payments by credit/debit card can be made on the last page of the Pay Pal shopping cart checkout process.  Use the Pay Pal Guest Payment Checkout Option for Credit or Debit Card.

You can donate here to this scholarship fund to honor him and a deserving high school senior.  His passion for helping students will live on through this initiative.  Thank you

Checks must be made payable to Olde Beaufort Farmers' Market, add "Mike Dunn Scholarship"  in the memo line. Mail to:


PO Box 1028

Beaufort, NC 28516 

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We look forward to serving the needs of our community with fresh locally grown food and quality handmade products. Thanks for your support!

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