The best way to shop like a local and experience small-town charm at its finest, make sure to fit in a trip to a farmers market on your next trip to the Lowcountry! Take a leisurely stroll through the tents and tables on a warm, sunny day to find local products and deliciously prepared food. Pick up some fresh produce and seafood to whip up a meal in your condo or villa’s kitchen, or find beautiful art and other crafts to take home as souvenirs or as presents for friends and family.
Here are a few markets on Hilton Head Island and over the bridges in Bluffton:
Tuesdays | 9am-1pm
Coastal Discovery Museum
70 Honey Horn Dr,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
The Hilton Head Farmers Market is a great gathering spot for the community. Local vendors and small businesses offer products ranging from produce, various meats, seafood, baked goods, and breads along with prepared foods and other goods. Easy to reach and free to attend, check out what vendors are often in attendance here.
This market is especially good for visitors wanting to experience the island and learn more about it! Because of the market’s location on Honey Horn, guests can further explore the property and see all that the Coastal Discovery Museum has to offer. Learn more about this Smithsonian Affiliate, here.
Saturdays | 9:30am-12:30pm
39 Shelter Cove Ln,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
This market is known to have more prepared foods, sweet treats, coffee, crafts, and other gifts. Its location at the Shelter Cove Community Park is steps away from some of the best dining and shopping on the island, a fun playground families will love, as well as walking paths to take in the beautiful view of the salt marsh. For more information, click here.
Visitors to the island that begin and end their stays on Saturdays, always love to stop at the Hilton Head Community Market before heading home, especially if they’re driving. That way, they can fill up on fresh produce and other goods from local farmers and vendors to take home to extend that Lowcountry life a little bit longer!
Thursdays | 12pm-5pm
68 Boundary St,
Bluffton, SC 29910
Locals love the fresh produce, but there are so many more offerings that visitors can take advantage of. From sweet treats like chocolate, kettle corn, popsicles, and more, to beautiful flowers and even dog treats, there’s something for everyone. You’ll be surrounded by local shops and art galleries to discover after you’ve seen it all at the market! For a list of vendors, click here.
A great reason to visit Old Town Bluffton, the charming streets bustle with activity on Thursday afternoons. If you want to skip the crowds and come back to explore Old Town, visit in the late mornings to beat the heat or make reservations for dinner at one of the delicious restaurants.
Summer Hours (June, July, August) 10am-2pm