Entertaining evening: Saturdays in Saxapahaw fun for whole family

By Lily Pope
Times-News correspondent 


Saturdays in Saxapahaw features a farmers market and concerts on Saturday nights now through the end of the month. [Lily Pope / Times-News correspondent

   SAXAPAHAW — Saturdays in Saxapahaw are filled with music — and people.
Blankets and chairs dot the hill overlooking the stage where musicians perform. It’s not uncommon to see couples and families enjoying food and beverages found at the farmers market and Saxapahaw General Store.
The family friendly event, held on Saturdays May through the end of August, features a farmers market from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with local produce, cheese, eggs and a variety of baked goods.
Concerts are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the lineup includes: Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys, Aug. 3, 2019; Sugar on Fire on Saturday, Aug. 10; Tom Merrigan’s Hot Raccoons on Aug. 17; T. Gold on Aug. 24; and Caique Vidal & Batuque on Aug. 31. Vendors set up their booths along the open area directly behind the stage. Jewelry, clothes, handmade arts and crafts, a henna artist and food trucks are part of the event.
Saturdays in Saxapahaw is rarely cancelled due to weather conditions. If available, the event is moved indoors to the Haw River Ballroom, located across the street. The Haw River Ballroom is a pleasant space with a large stage and room to roam as you navigate your way through the vendors.
Ample parking is conveniently located around the event, and overflow parking is available as well. The organizers request that attendees refrain from bringing dogs, vaping and smoking.
While the music is free, donations are appreciated and can be given in the “swan bucket” as it is passed around at the close of the event.
Saturdays in Saxapahaw is definitely an entertaining evening in the hidden gem of Saxapahaw.

Lily Pope is a rising junior home-schooler and a Teens & 20s writer.

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