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Find Holiday Gifts in Elizabeth City’s Friendly Shops »

Find Holiday Gifts in Elizabeth City’s Friendly Shops

When it comes to the holidays, take a break from the crowds and lines at major shopping centers and relax for a moment in Elizabeth City, which offers a change of pace. Our independent shops offer one-of-a-kind finds and friendly shop keepers will brighten your holidays. Supporting local businesses is a great way to embrace the spirit of the season! Visit our shopping guide for a complete list of stores in the area.

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3 Reasons to Visit Elizabeth City for the Holidays »

3 Reasons to Visit Elizabeth City for the Holidays

When it comes to the holidays, take a break from the crowds and lines at major shopping centers and slow down for a moment to reconnect with friends and family; Elizabeth City can offer you a change of pace. Our hometown holiday hooplas, independent shops offering one-of-a-kind finds, and quaint B&Bs and Inns are just three of many reasons why you should add Elizabeth City to your weekend getaway list.

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Heritage Crafts a Hallmark of Albemarle Craftsman’s Fair »

Heritage Crafts a Hallmark of Albemarle Craftsman’s Fair

Don’t let the name mislead; you won’t find pom-pom pets or Popsicle houses at this show. Craftsmen from North Carolina and Virginia will bring their tools, knowledge and wares to showcase traditional heritage crafts expertly designed and lovingly made by first-class artisans.
The 59th Annual Albemarle Craftsman’s Fair Oct. 27-29 will be held at the Knobbs Creek Recreation Center in Elizabeth City, N.C. Sponsored by the Albemarle Craftsman’s Guild, the fair features artisans who demonstrate and sell traditional crafts that range from quilting and fiber arts to pottery, jewelry and woodwork.

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Everything Old is New Again: Antiques and Vintage Stores in Elizabeth City »

Everything Old is New Again: Antiques and Vintage Stores in Elizabeth City

Antiques and vintage items have history and often, a great story attached to their provenance. From their sometimes less-than-perfect but charming details to the stellar workmanship they boast, antiques transport us to bygone eras. Fortunately for residents of Elizabeth City, there are a number of great retail options available for those who want to round out an existing collection or find the perfect, one-of-a-kind collectible.

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Everything Old is New Again: Antiques and Vintage Stores in Elizabeth City (Part 1) »

Everything Old is New Again:  Antiques and Vintage Stores in Elizabeth City (Part 1)

Antiques and vintage items have history and often, a great story attached to their provenance. From their sometimes less-than-perfect but charming details to the stellar workmanship they boast, antiques transport us to bygone eras. Fortunately for residents of Elizabeth City, there are a number of great retail options available for those who want to round out an existing collection or find the perfect, one-of-a-kind collectible.

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Small Saturday + Art for the Masses = Great Deals, Good Times! »

Small Saturday + Art for the Masses = Great Deals, Good Times!

We have two amazing reasons to head to Elizabeth City on Saturday, Nov. 28. First, it’s Small Business Saturday. Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the annual promotion encourages seasonal shoppers to patronize businesses that are small and local. In Elizabeth City, we have dozens of fabulous shops that fit the bill, offering original artwork, eclectic home décor and furnishings, to jewelry, apparel and artisan-made wares.

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