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We are OPEN for business and welcome you to come shop and dine in Hillsborough.


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

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Hillsborough Merchants meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 10:00am at the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber Office (200 North Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278).

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Be sure to come shop, dine and visit our galleries this holiday season in Hillsborough.  In Downtown, many merchants and restaurants have decorated their windows for the holidays, plus lots of our businesses around Hillsborough are having open houses and other holiday events throughout November and December.  Check out all of these events going on in November and December as part of our Hometown Holidays Festival.  On Sunday, December 2nd at 4:15 p.m. our Light Up The Night Hillsborough Holiday Parade will take place in Downtown, this year kick-off with the Running of the Elves.  Then on Sunday, December 9th register to come out to enjoy our 32nd Annual Hillsborough Candlelight Tour from 1 to 7 p.m.

Upcoming Hillsborough Merchants & Restaurants Events

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


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Come shop and support the local, small businesses listed below as you shop for the holidays at Small Business Saturday, November 24th.  Check-in first at the welcome station at the Orange County Public Library, 137 West Margaret Lane in Downtown Hillsborough, for information on participating businesses and items to get your shopping off to the right start, as well as check out the Local Hillsborough Author Book Fair also happening at the Library for Small Business Saturday.  Don't forget to visit the Entrepreneur Expo (check out what entrepreneurs will be on hand) on the Old County Courthouse Square from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Downtown while shopping and dining too.  Mebanesville will also be strolling around Downtown filling the air with their roots, rhythm and world music.


Hillsborough Gallery of Arts - Offering a showcase of giftable art and handmade ornaments for the holiday season, including glass, jewelry, pottery, painting, wood, sculpture, photography and fiber art.

A Little Something - Scout bags for purchases $40+

Antonia's Restaurant

108 Churton Boutique, Gifts & Home Decor - Huge savings on selected items throughout the shop.

Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelry - Gifts with purchase of $50 or more.  Hot cider.

Melissa Designer Jewelry - 10% off storewide

Hillsborough Wine Company - 20% off sparkling wine and champagne.

Spiral Studios - Free polishing cloth with $50 purchase!

Purple Crow Books - 10 % off books by Hillsborough authors.

Uniquitiques - Snacks on the porch and lots of fun surprises.

Margaret Lane Gallery - Giftable one-of-a-kind art, ornaments and jewelry from local artists, chosen to appeal to a wide range of interests and budgets.  Support local artists!

Thomas Stevens Gallery - Featuring distinctly local landscapes and evocative figures, portraits, drawings, and sculpture by local artist Thomas Stevens.

Volume Records & Beer - Beer specials and holiday records for sale.

West Hillsborough:

Paws at the Corner - Come celebrate their 9th Anniversary!

Whit's Frozen Custard

Daniel Boone Square:

Hillsborough Pharmacy - Offering a free item from our famous "dollar wall" with purchase on Nov. 24th.

Yesterday & Today Frame Shop

Bailey's Bee Supply - 10% off honey sales.

Advantage Tennis - 40% off apparel, 30% off footwear & bags, and 15% off rackets.

North Churton/Highway 70 Area/Churton Grove:

Steve's Garden Market & Butchery Hillsborough - Certified Angus beef filet $1 off per pound, NC seafood specials, 15% off all wine, and more...

Majestic Outdoor Garden & Gift Shop - Free tote with purchase of $50 or more.

Gallery 71 - Holiday art and picture framing.