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MARCH

Living History Program March 8th, 2pm.
Program focuses on the role of Quilts and Symbols used during the Underground Railroad. Also features a special Negro Spiritual Musical performance. Reservations are requested as seating is limited. Held in the circa 1796 Courthouse at the Beaufort Hisotric Site.

 
Volunteer Training March 13, 9am - 4pm
Attendees are invited for an orientation for those interested in volunteering at the Beaufort Historic Site. Anyone interested in historic preservation and research, student educational programs, driving a double-decker bus, leading tours, retail sales in the gift shop or helping with the many committees that are the backbone of the Association are welcome to attend.
APRIL
Jack Saylor Art Opening April 5
Featured artist for the 2014 Beaufort Wine and Food event will present his paintings in a new body of work, "A Thirst for the Sea" at the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery. Find out more about artist Jack Saylor!
 
 

Publick Day April 12, 9am - 4pm
An old-fashioned flea market on the Beaufort Historic Site with vendors selling antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, handmade jewelry, books, food and much more. No admission charge. Vendor information is available for this fun spring event.

 
 
Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 19, 11am
Children ages seven and younger are welcome to join the fun. Prizes, refreshments and lots of eggs - it's all free - just bring a basket!
 
 
10th Annual Wine & Food Weekend April 23 - 27
Great wines plus the food of coastal Carolina's finest restaurants are a perfect pairing. Visit this quaint seaport town of Beaufort in grand style while attending tastings, seminars, dinners, wine and cheese pairings and much more. Each year this event gets better and better, confirming the increasing appreciation of fine wines in North Carolina and around the country. A not-to-be-missed culinary experience. Find out more about this great event!
 
MAY
Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Spring Show May 24-25
Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. Held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three-week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen.
 
JUNE
54th Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour June 27 & 28, 10am - 5pm
This 54th annual walking tour of private historic homes, gardens, churches and meeting halls is the last full weekend in June. Private homes, Beaufort Historic Site buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district, music concerts and an antique car show are all highlights of this signature event.
 
 
Antique Show & Sale June 27 - 29, Times- Fri: Noon-6, Sat: 10-6 & Sun: 11-4
Held in conjunction with the Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour in June at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, this event features more than 40 booths of antiques and collectibles, as well as a gourmet Tea Room.
 
JULY
Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Summer Show July 5 - 6
Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. Held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three-week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen.
 
 

BHA Summer Party July 12, 7 - 11 pm
Come celebrate Beaufort Summers with a fabulous summer party at the Beaufort Historic Site. Wonderful food, open bar, live music, live auction and silent auction with the proceeds benefiting the Beaufort Historical Association. Admission fee

 
AUGUST
Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Fall Show August 30-31
Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. Held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen.
 
SEPTEMBER
Membership Meeting / Volunteer Picnic September 23, 6pm
The Semi-Annual Membership Meeting will be held on the grounds of The Beaufort Historic Site. A picnic with all the trimmings to honor is featured for all those who volunteer for the Beaufort Historical Association and its many events and activities. There will be a very brief business meeting, which includes the election of new Board of Governors members.
 
OCTOBER
Harvest Time October, details TBA
Demonstrations of Beaufort family life in the 1700s and 1800s will be featured in this Living History program designed specifically for fourth grade classes. Children learn through hands-on activities about open hearth cooking, candle dipping, apple pressing, butter churning, spinning, weaving and food preservation techniques demonstrated by volunteers in period dress. Admission charge.
 
 

Fall Fundraising Party October 18, 6:30pm
Gala fundraising party held in a beautiful Beaufort home featuring the works of featured artist, Jim Carson. Artwork is available for purchase. Admission charge. Find about more about our featured artist!

 
NOVEMBER
Kindergarten Thanksgiving November 4-7 and 11-14, 9am - 11:30am
Similar to our Harvest Time, Kindergarten Thanksgiving is open for kindergarten classes. Children will visit the quaint Leffers Cottage to learn from Mr. Leffers and his family how they prepared for the winter months. Students will see open hearth cooking, butter churning, weaving and spinning and will have a lively conversation with Mr. Leffers himself! Reservations required.
 
 
Jumble Sale November 22, 9am - 3pm
The Beaufort Historic Site turns into a community market with art, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, pre-loved treasures, antiques, clothing, food and much more. No admission fee. Vendor information is available.
 
 

Community Thanksgiving Feast November 23, 11:30am - 1pm
A traditional turkey dinner is provided by some of the area's finest restaurants. Served at the Beaufort Historic Site, dinners are available for take-out or to enjoy under our tent. Admission fee.

 
DECEMBER
Beaufort Holiday Art Walk December 13, 1 - 5pm
Enjoy a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and celebrate the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations. A wide variety of art from regional artists will be showcased throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. The Art Walk will begin at The Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations.
 
 

Christmas Candlelight Tour December 13, 5-8pm
Tour private homes in Historic Beaufort and ride on the double-decker bus with carolers from local churches. Homeowners will open their doors so that the public can delight in their festive décor and decorations. Admission fee.

 

All events are subject to change.  Call the Beaufort Historical Association at 252-728-5225 or 1-800-575-7483 to confirm dates, times & fees.

 

Beaufort Historic Site
100 Block Turner Street | Beaufort, NC 28516
252.728.5225 | 800.575.7483