About Wilkesboro Open Air Market

The Wilkesboro Open Air Market offers fresh from the farm produce, handcrafted artisan goods, and live music every Friday afternoon from 4 - 8 p.m. in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilkesboro, May-October 2018. The market is committed to growing and cultivating the local food and artisan market while advancing Historic Downtown Wilkesboro as the heart and soul of our community. Since its establishment in 2011, the Open Air Market has become a lively gathering place for residents and visitors alike. The 2018 season will mark the opening of the Carolina West Wireless Community Commons. The redesigned market space with the new Wilkes Communications Pavilion stage, concert lawn, and vendor area will provide an inviting, family-friendly public space in Historic Downtown Wilkesboro. These improvements are a part of a multi-phase revitalization effort planned for the downtown district. The Community Commons will offer a new experience for special events in addition to the traditional farm and artisan market. Open Air Market patrons are encouraged to visit the newly renovated Wilkes Heritage Museum courtyard, which features a splash pad during summer months. The 2nd weekend of every month is full of exciting events. On the 2nd Friday of every month, the “Movies on Main” series will host an outdoor movie beginning 30 minutes after sunset. A large screen with surround sound provides a unique experience for enjoying family-friendly films. On the 2nd Saturday of every month, the Town of Wilkesboro will host a concert series with performances held on the Wilkes Communications Pavilion stage. The weekly Open Air Market is held at the Carolina West Wireless Community Commons, 102 West Main Street, Wilkesboro, located adjacent to the Wilkes Heritage Museum. For more information, find us on Facebook: @Wilkesboro Open Air Market Admission is FREE to ALL events! Come for the FRESHNESS, and stay for the FUN!


Physical Address

102 West Main Street
Wilkesboro NC
(Wilkes County)

Mailing Address

203 West Main Street
Wilkesboro NC 28697
(Wilkes County)

Phone 336.838.3951
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Business Contact

Andrew Carlton
Planning & Community Development Director
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Business Contact

Christina Walsh
Town Planner
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Location Contact

Joseph Kamperman
Wilkesboro Open Air Market Manager
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Artisan Foods
baked goods, bread, honey, jam, preserves, sorghum molasses, pet food, dried fruits, flour, vinegar, corn meal, grits, pickles, tomato sauce, salsa

Dairy & Eggs
eggs, duck eggs

Farm Tourism & Events
farm tours

dried flowers, fresh flowers

Fruits & Berries
apples, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupes, cherries, figs, grapes, melons, peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, raspberries, nectarines, watermelons, muscadines

fresh herbs

Meat, Fish & Fowl
beef, chicken, lamb, pork

Nuts & Seeds
pecans, walnuts

Specialty Products
soap, plants, hand spun yarn, salves, candles, artisan crafts, landscape plants

asparagus, beets, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chiles, chinese greens, collards, cucumber, dry beans, eggplant, garlic, green beans, green onions, hot peppers, kale, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsnips, peas, pole beans, potatoes, radish, rutabagas, salad greens, salad mix, shallots, shell beans, spinach, sweet peppers, sweet potato, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, summer squash, pumpkins, winter squash, rhubarb, sweet corn, ginger




Located in the Carolina West Wireless Community Commons at 102 West Main Street, beside the Wilkes Heritage Museum.

Our market season is from May 4, 2018 to October 26, 2018.

Store Hours

  • Fri. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM