May events in Edenton, North Carolina, and Chowan County.

The events are listed chronologically by the last day the event will be held. Please make sure to look at the whole list to see if an event is going on during the time you plan to visit.

(If you prefer to also see community events (such as Town Council Meetings), as well as the featured events below, go to this page.)


May,  2021

Outdoor Historic Museum Trail Touring

A great month to get out and discover the rich history that has and continues to make Edenton a special place to live and visit.  Begin your tour at the Penelope Barker House, 505 S Broad Street and continue along the 15 sites.  It is also possible for all ages with picture taking and journaling to be shared in the upcoming fall classroom.

505 S Broad Street



Saturday, May 1, 2021

May Day Celebration

Folk Tales & Folk Art will highlight this event with Historic Edenton State Historic Site.  Details TBD.


Historic Edenton State Historic Site
108 N Broad Street

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Saturday, May 1,  8, 15, 22, 29, 2021

Edenton Farmers Market

Please join us every Saturday for the weekly farmers market, held indoors in the Farmer's Market Building as well as outdoors. Local farmers and artisans will be on site with a wide variety of items for sale, including organic fruits & vegetables, meat, eggs, honey, baked goods, arts & crafts and a whole lot more! Seasonally, the market is held on Wednesdays from 3 - 6 pm through the Wednesday before Thanksgiving also.

200 N Broad Street



 May 2 - 8, 2021

National Tourism Week

Celebrate with us and our neighboring counties of Camden, Currituck, Perquimans and Pasquotank during a week devoted to Travel and what it means for all of us in this region and throughout the state of NC.

On Tuesday, May 4th - Edenton and Chowan County invites you to take a complimentary Trolley Tour, Paddle Our Creeks and River using at no cost equipment from the Edenton Harbor Office, Tour our Historic Sites such as the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, 1880 James Iredell Historic Home and Dependencies highlighting unique architecture, historical figures that have made all that has taken place possible.

More info TBD.

Public - 10 am - 4 pm