Dowdy Park Events

Aerial View of Dowdy Park Farmers Market Taken 7.28.22

Dowdy Park offers inclusive playground equipment, an exercise trail, sport courts, fitness classes, farmer's markets, movie nights, and concerts. 

Click on the tabs below for the event schedules. Visit the park's Facebook page for the most current information.

Become a Market Vendor

Farmer's markets are held from mid-June through early August (after school is out for the summer and before students return to school in the fall) and in November and early-to-mid December. Typically, we accept applications for the summer markets in April of each year and applications for the holiday markets in October. The summer markets are juried, with applications being reviewed and approved by a committee. Priority is given to farmers, vendors with perishables, vendors with consumables, and then vendors with hand-made art.  

 Applications for the holiday markets are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Event Coordinator Paige Griffin via email or by phone at 252-489-8551.

If your application has been approved for market participation, you can make your payments online. You will need your invoice/bill number (both found on your bill) to find and pay your invoice.

Sponsor a Movie or Concert

Sponsorship of movies and music at the park is available. This creative way of standing out as a business provides support for the events at Dowdy Park. 

  1. Farmer's Markets
  2. Yoga
  3. Music
  4. Movies
  5. Holiday Events

eggs - veggies

Farmer's Markets

Stay tuned for more information on the 2023 summer farmer's markets. For more information on becoming a market vendor, contact Paige Griffin at 252-489-8551. 

Market Vendor Payments

Make online payments for Dowdy Park Farmers Market Holiday Market drop-in fees and Dowdy Park Farmers Market membership fees on our General Billing Website.  You will need your invoice/bill number from your bill in order to find and pay your invoice from the Town of Nags Head. 


Parking at Dowdy Park is limited. Please park at Nags Head Elementary School next door (when school is not in session) or across South Croatan Highway at the YMCA. 

If you park along the streets:

  • DO NOT park in someone's driveway. 
  • Obey the traffic cones and NO PARKING signs.
  • You must have all of your vehicle's wheels off the road. If there is no room for all 4 wheels to be off the road, look for parking elsewhere. 

We need to ensure that cars and emergency vehicles can get through.