Washington Harbor District Alliance (WHDA) will be hosting the annual Marine Market on April 29, 2017 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Presented by Park Boat Company & Powersports, the Market features a wide variety of nautical and marine-related products and services from the region’s top commercial vendors, boat manufacturers and sellers, and a “swap meet style” area for the public to sell their maritime, fishing, and watersports wares and crafts.
Commercial, flea, and food vendor spaces can still be reserved by calling 252-947-1487. View Vendor Application HERE.
In addition to the commercial, flea, and food vendors, demonstrations and exhibits from the Historic Port of Washington Museum and U.S. Coast Guard will be featured. From steam engine demonstrations and waterfront historic tours to vessel tours of a handcrafted 24’ wooden Sharpie and USCG 45’ Fast Response Boat, the Marine Market offers a number of educational experiences for those wanting to learn more about Washington’s rich maritime history.
NCWorks, Beaufort County’s employment resource agency, will be hosting a Marine Job Fair at the Washington-Beaufort Chamber of Commerce featuring boat manufacturers looking for employees. Job experts will be available to assist with resume development and even coordinate onsite interviews with the manufacturers. “Many of our region’s boat manufacturers are hiring,” said Darone Dancy, NCWorks Career Center Manager.
In addition to the weekly Farmers & Artisans Market and City of Washington “Shred Day,” the Marine Market coincides with the Beaufort County (BOCO) Traditional Music Festival offering Bluegrass, Country and Blues, Ole Time music, Folk songs, and some fine picking for visitors to enjoy at the nearby Arts of the Pamlico Turnage Theater on Main Street. Interested musicians are invited to bring their instruments and join the jams. “Pop-up” performances are planned throughout the day at the Market.
Local shops and restaurants in Washington’s Harbor District will be open offering visitors the perfect day of eating, shopping, and playing!