Eat, Shop, and Be Scary on First Friday

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October’s First Friday event, hosted by The Downtown Beaufort Merchants Association, will be the perfect way to jump start the weekend and have fun, with a purpose.  

The Merchants Association will be holding a drive during the event to support those affected by Hurricane Florence.  First Friday participants are asked to come downtown and bring non-perishable food items and cleaning supplies. Drop-off locations are: Thibault Gallery, Good Aura, Monkey’s Uncle, Finders Keepers and Southern Sweets.   

The event is from 5-8 p.m. and businesses and restaurants along Bay Street and the downtown business core will also host a fun shopping and dining scavenger hunt. Participants who pick up a scavenger hunt shopper’s card, (available at the clock on Bay and West St. extension and in participating shops) and visit at least 10 participating businesses, will be entered to win a cash prize. First prize is $200, second prize is $100, and third prize is $50. Entries will be turned in for a drawing at the clock and winners will be announced at 8 p.m. 

First Friday is a perfect reason to visit downtown to have a great meal, check out unique shops, galleries, and specialty stores featuring promotions, demonstrations and specials throughout the evening.

This and all First Friday events are free and open to the public. For information, contact the Downtown Beaufort Merchants Association at

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