Frequently Asked Questions
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, 27898
The building formerly known to locals as McLellan’s, a 5 and 10 cent store, which was in operation into early 1990.
Thurs – Fri @ 9am – 4pm
Saturdays @ 8am – 4pm
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 X; please check with a Vendor directly to confirm their specific hours.
How do I become a vendor at the market?
A.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 email@example.com.
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 Meg at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Check out the opportunities here.
Is there an Outdoor Farmers Market?
Yes, every Saturday from May 11th – September 28th located on the corner of Bonner and Water Streets across from Festival Park & the Estuarium. The Farmers & Artisans Market is open from 8am – 12pm.
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, meat and poultry, eggs, dairy, seafood, baked goods, specialty items, crafts, and prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. To get an idea of what’s in season, click here.
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. Click here for more information on Washington.
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 (WHOA) is focused on economic development strategies that directly impact and deliver on this vision.