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We are OPEN for business and welcome you to come shop and dine in Hillsborough. In Downtown Hillsborough, come check out our improved Churton Street corridor, now with ADA compliant sidewalks, and additional benches for relaxing with your family after a day of shopping, visiting our art galleries and taking in our historic sites.


Merchants of Historic Hillsborough seek to build a foundation for the future of Hillsborough merchants. Our goal is to create an environment for independent development in Hillsborough while focusing on:

Appearance | Economic Development | 

Hillsborough Merchants meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 10:00am. Meetings are held at the Chamber Office (121 N. Churton Street, Suite 1C, Hillsborough, NC 27278).

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During the upcoming Sundays in Hillsborough concert series September 2nd through November 4th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the Old Courthouse Square, shops, restaurants, galleries and historic sites will be open so that visitors can shop, eat and enjoy all we have to offer while still listening to the music that fills the Downtown.  If it is raining, the music will be moved to nearby Hot Tin Roof.

On September 9th, the Downtown Hillsborough Merchants will hold a Sidewalk Sale to coincide with Sundays in Hillsborough.  On the other Sundays, select merchants and restaurants will feature something special just for Sundays in Hillsborough visitors who stop in to shop & eat including exhibits, discounts & specials, activities, and featured products.  Here is a full list of which Downtown Merchants and Restaurants will be offering something special and on what dates (check back often as details on what each merchant and restaurant will be offering will be posted here):
9/2 – Margaret Lane Gallery - Light refreshments, art show featuring local artists, artist demo, STEAM-based puppet making activity with Merry Arts Studio, puppet show and kid’s art activity
9/9 – Downtown Sidewalk Sale
9/16 – Eno Gallery - Featuring paintings by Alicia Armstrong
9/23 – Hillsborough Yarn Shop - 25% discount on all in-store books
9/30 – Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelry - Refreshments, giveaways, a store-wide sale, and kitten adopt-a-thon
10/7 – Matthew’s Chocolates - Featuring Decadent Hot Chocolate
10/14 – Hillsborough Gallery of Arts - Serving refreshments and holding a free raffle to win a $25 gift certificate
10/21 – Hillsborough Arts Council - Drawing for a piece of art from local gift shop artist
10/28 – 108 Churton Boutique, Gifts & Home Decor - Spooktacular treats and and scary good special buys. Professional makeup artists (graduates of SCAD) to do kid/adults face painting, removable tattoos and glitter tattoos.
11/4 – Volume Records & Beer - Spinning 80's vinyl and featuring beer specials
Mystery Brewing Company and Botanist & Barrel will be on hand to sell their beers and ciders each of the 10 Sundays, and Whit’s Frozen Custard will be selling their frozen treats each Sunday September 2nd through October 21st.  Also new to this year’s Sundays in Hillsborough will be a hayride (weather permitting) that will loop between Downtown and West Hillsborough (except October 14th due to Handmade Parade).

Here is a full list of bands lined up for 2018:
9/2 – Adam Lee Decker
9/9 – Shoaldiggers
9/16 – Tea Cup Gin
9/23 – More Cowbell
9/30 – Just Us and Then Some
10/7 – Mason Lovette Acoustic
10/14 – Jazz Tones - Handmade Parade at 2:30pm, Music Starts Following
10/21 – Snakewig
10/28 – Will McBride Group
11/4 – She Bop

Upcoming Hillsborough Merchants & Restaurants Events

For a complete listing of all Hillsborough Merchants & Restaurants Events, click here.