Frequently Asked Questions




Market Info

Located in the heart of Downtown Washington, 140 W. Main Street is a one-of a-kind retail location in a dynamic and growing area of Washington with a long standing history of retail activity.


140 W. Main St. Washington NC, 27889

The building formerly known to locals as McLellan’s, a 5 and 10 cent store, which was in operation into early 1990.


Thu. through Fri. – 10AM to 5PM
Saturdays – 9AM to 5PM

Exhibits and special events may have different hours. Please consult our calendar page.


Local Farmers & Makers

We are always looking to expand the goods and services we offer our community. Get in touch.

Is parking available

Free parking is available. Harbor District Market is located in historic, downtown Washington, NC.  Click here for a map of downtown showing all available Public Parking. Handicap parking can be found in front of the Market on Main Street as well as behind the Market. 

Can I bring pets?

Pets are not allowed inside the Harbor District Market except for service animals.

When is the Market Open?

The Market is open Thurs & Fri 10-4 & Sat 8-4; please check with a Vendor directly to confirm their specific hours.

How do I become a vendor at the market?

We are looking to partner with local businesses that grow, raise, catch, or produce quality products in Beaufort County & the surrounding areas. Click here to learn more about how to become a vendor.

Can my business sponsor the market?

Sponsorship helps ensure the Market can remain an active and integral part of Washington’s Harbor District by providing consistent access to quality, locally produced foods and agricultural products. To find out more about sponsorship, please contact Meg at

How is the Market supported?

The Washington Harbor District Alliance seeks to encourage small farmers and agricultural producers to participate in the Market by keeping participation fees as low as possible. These fees are supplemented by additional support from sponsorships, the sale of advertising and promotional opportunities, grants, merchandise sales, donations, and community fund raising efforts.

What is the Washington Harbor District Alliance?

Washington Harbor District Alliance (WHDA) is a non-profit organization focused on economic development in the downtown historic business district located on the water in Washington, NC. WHDA continues to be integral in Washington’s Revitalization and Reinvestment strategy for the Harbor District assisting the City of Washington with projects such as Festival Park, Maritime Center, and cohesive signage including the Wayfinding Project.

I’d like to support the Market, how can I do that?

To volunteer, contact us at As a nonprofit organization, we encourage and accept donations to fund nutrition programming, market supplies, and to help pay our staff.  We also invite you to support any of our special fundraising events.

What types of products do the Vendors carry?

What’s exciting about visiting the Market is that no two days are the same.  All of our vendors feature products that highlight Beaufort County’s agriculture, including fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, specialty items & crafts.

What else is located near you?

We are centrally-located in downtown Washington and a good starting point for an enjoyable day!  There are many shopping & dining options within walking distance. We recommend getting a customized picnic here and finding a nice place on the Waterfront to enjoy.  

Are you hiring?

Vendors take responsibility for hiring their own staff. Applicants may visit individual vendors’ websites or stalls for job vacancies and applications. If the Harbor District Market is hiring, the job description and application instructions will be posted on this site.


    Harbor District Market

    Downtown Washington Harbor District

    Washington is Eastern NC’s foremost destination for the maritime industry and on-the-water recreation. Anchored by its pedestrian-friendly waterfront, historic port, and agricultural roots, Downtown Washington is the center for boating life and easy access to open waters. As a leading trendsetter in style and culture with opportunities for locally harvested farm-to-table dining experiences-the vacation atmosphere of this city provides joy in the daily lives of those who call Washington home. ~

    The Washington Harbor District Alliance (WHDA) is focused on economic development strategies that directly impact and deliver on this vision.

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