There’s something so enjoyable about wandering down a sunny, waterfront street while browsing a colorful array of local goods and tasty treats. That’s exactly what visitors experience when attending the Bluffton Farmers Market! This event takes place every Thursday afternoon and features some of the best vendors in the state, so it’s a must-see when you’re in town! Here’s everything you need to know about it.
The Bluffton Farmers Market is just one of countless ways to spend quality time in our beautiful small town. For a complete list of our favorite shops, restaurants, and annual events, be sure to access our complimentary Vacation Guide to Bluffton! It has helped so many travelers make the most of their getaway to the Lowcountry.
Your Ultimate Guide to the Bluffton Farmers Market
History of the Market
Just like the town of Bluffton itself, our Farmers Market is steeped in homegrown history. The grassroots movement that led to the event’s formation began in 2006. Bluffton residents expressed a need for an event that showcased the area’s vibrant local artists, chefs, and entertainers. In 2008, the first Bluffton Farmers Market was held by a group of passionate volunteers. It was so successful that it continued thereafter, offering more new and exciting products each time!
About the Vendors
The vendors are what make the Farmers Market of Bluffton so special. There’s nothing finer than getting to know the craftspeople behind some of the region’s best products! Each vendor has a unique story to tell, so be sure to strike up a conversation while browsing.
Meals, snacks, apparel, artwork, jewelry, and gifts can all be found at this fantastic market. If you need some specialty spices, the Seventh Heaven Spices tent has just what you’re seeking. Craving something sweet? Stop by the Hilton Head Cookie Company tent for a homemade treat. If you’ve been searching for a unique piece of fine art for your home, you’ll want to spend some time in the local artists’ tents. Even if you aren’t planning on purchasing anything, a walk through Old Town Bluffton on a sunny day with friends and family is incredibly relaxing!
What to Know Before Visiting
Just like the Mayfest, the Bluffton Farmers Market takes place on Calhoun Street in Old Town Bluffton. Look for vibrant colors, a crowd of happy people, and two rows of tents on Thursdays between one and six p.m. If you attend the market in the summer, don’t forget to wear sunscreen!
Old Town Bluffton Inn Is Just Steps Away from the Market!
The Promenade is the heart of Old Town Bluffton. It’s also a quick walk away from the Bluffton Farmers Market! That’s why there’s no better place to stay than Old Town Bluffton Inn, our area’s only family-owned boutique hotel. Located on the corner of Bluffton and May River Roads, the inn is conveniently located near the area’s best restaurants, markets, galleries, and shops. Our guest rooms feature beautiful decor, comfortable beds, and premium amenities found nowhere else in town. It’s a simply stunning lodging experience you won’t soon forget!