Saturday, April 22, 9a-4p
On Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, The Beaufort Historic Site will kick off the spring season with the annual Publick Day event on the grounds at 130 Turner Street. The Site will transform into an open-air marketplace, welcoming visitors to explore the vast array of goods and items for sale from various vendors.
“Publick Times” dates back to the colonial period and is fashioned after Williamsburg of the 1700’s when the General Court was in session. Publick Day gave visitors an opportunity to come to town to see and be seen, conduct court business, shop, gossip, dine and dance. Guests who attend Publick Day can expect to find a variety of vendors selling antiques, vintage finds, collectibles, arts and crafts, wood crafts, furniture, hand-made jewelry, baskets, pottery and more.
This year’s event will feature artist Charles Gurley, owner of Gurlies Jewelry, in the Beaufort Historic Site Visitor’s Center. Mr. Gurley will be demonstrating his craft of jewelry making as well as offering repairs.
Applications are being accepted to rent a 10’ x 10’ space for $35 if you are a BHA member and $50 for non-members. Space is first-come, first served, and the event is held rain or shine. Spaces are non-refundable. Vendors must supply their own tables and tent if needed.
All proceeds from Publick Day go towards the on-going restoration efforts and educational programs of the Beaufort Historical Association. For more information on Publick Day, or to reserve your space as a vendor, call (252) 728-5225 or download an application here: 2017 PublickDay Application
Read more about the event here: 17 Publick Day Letter