First Friday: Eat, Shop, and Be Scary

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October’s First Friday Event, hosted by The Downtown Beaufort Merchants Association, will be the perfect way to welcome fall and jump start the weekend while spending an evening out with family and friends.

The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m., and businesses and restaurants along Bay Street and the downtown business core will feature promotions, demonstrations and specials throughout the evening.

First Friday shoppers will have the opportunity to join in the fun as 30 participating Merchant Association member businesses host a Halloween themed scavenger hunt.

Shoppers can pick up a punch card from one of the participating businesses and as they browse and shop, look for pumpkin photos placed throughout each business. 

After visiting at least 10 business and receiving a punch from each one, they 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 to take place at 8 p.m. (participants must be at least age 18 to be eligible for prizes). The drawing will take place and winners announced on the plaza by the clock on Bay St.

First Friday is a perfect reason to visit downtown, to have a great meal and check out unique shops, galleries, and specialty stores. 

This and all First Friday Events are free and open to the public. For information about First Friday and the Downtown Merchants Association, visit

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