Downtown Lincolnton will host the second annual Antique and Vintage Market Day on Saturday. It was extremely popular last year, according to Betty Teague Flohr, the executive director for the downtown development association so they decided to do it again this year. There will be approximately 35 different vendors set up in the 100 to 200 block of East Main Street. 

“We had a nice crowd last year and not only did they shop the vendors on the street but you couldn’t walk through the shops of most of the merchants downtown for all the people,” Flohr said. “There’ll be a lot of antique furniture, painted furniture, pottery, milk glass, vintage tobacco ladders, trunks and baskets, upcycled and recycled items.”

Vendors will include, just to name a few, Vespa’s Vintage, Old Thyme Good’s, Picket Fence Antiques,  We Chic’d It, Rose Mill Antiques, Splinters and Rags and Yesteryear’s Antiques. There will be a food truck as well as Downtown Dairy Treats and Marilyn’s Sweet Addictions.

“We decided to only have one food truck because all of our restaurants are well within walking distance,” Flohr said. 

The market is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Also happening downtown on Saturday at the Lincoln Cultural Center will be the second annual “Our Community, Our Heritage” local history and genealogy festival hosted by the Lincoln County Public Library from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

As part of its commitment to helping preserve and curate the history of Lincoln County, library staff along with local historians and genealogists will share their expertise, tips and resources relevant to genealogy and local history. These free workshops are designed to help both beginning and experienced researchers uncover and preserve their families’ heritage.

“Family history is local history,” LCPL program and outreach manager Phillip Overholtzer said. “To lose these wonderful stories and mementos to the passing of time would be a great loss to the community as a whole.”

To view the full schedule or register for the Our Community, Our Heritage Festival, visit the library’s Facebook page, website or call (704) 735-8044.

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