Halloween Happenings

By: FACVB

Fort Bragg Communities of Cumberland County knows how to have Halloween fun.  Our activities include learning how folks celebrated at the turn of the 20th century to world-class haunted houses, cemetery tours and a zombie run.  Here are a few ways to have fun this Halloween. For a comprehensive calendar of events, head over to our full CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

A Victorian Halloween
Wednesday October 1, 2014 – Friday October 31, 2014

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
(910) 486-1330
All month long the 1897 Poe House will be decorated with traditional Victorian and2013 Poe House Halloween 114 early 20th century Halloween décor. Participants in the 1897 Poe House tour will learn about the history of Halloween and how it was celebrated during the Poe’s time here in Fayetteville. Is the Poe House haunted? Find out the answer by taking a tour during the month of October.  Hours: Tuesday through Friday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3; Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the hour, and Sun. 1 – 4 p.m. on the hour.

The Spooky Side of Fun

By: FACVB

In honor of Curious Events Day (October 9), we’ve compiled a list of some o1391895_10152264119704045_969562212_nf the more unusual Halloween events in Fort Bragg Communities of Cumberland County.

During Hallowe’en Revels at the 1897 EA Poe House,  visitors watch members of the Poe family prepare for a night of Halloween Revels. Visitors encounter Halloween customs and traditions from the late 19th and early 20th century.  Dates: Oct 17-18, 24-26. Price $3.  Under 6 free. MORE

Outdoors this fall in America’s Hometown

By: FACVB

Get out and enjoy the cooler temperatures! Fayetteville and Cumberland County offer some wonderful opportunities to get active outdoors this fall. Here’s a few fun things to do this fall.  For more ideas, go to www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com/events adasdgagasdg

Sandhills Farmers Market – At this friendly country market, the growers sell locall-grown food and handcrafted items. Held at 230 Chapel Hill Road in Spring Lake from 9 am – 2 pm every Saturday through the end of October.

Will The Real Uncle Sam Please Stand Up

By: FACVB

Uncle Sam had his origins in an actual man.

Samuel Wilson, Troy NY

Samuel Wilson, Troy NY

In 1789, Samuel Wilson and his brother Ebenezer moved to Troy, New York. Eventually they became well known and earned the respect of the citizens of the community. Sam’s generosity to the children of the community eventually earned him the nickname “Uncle Sam”.

911 Remembrance Events

By: FACVB

OrganizatioIMG_7006ns throughout Fort Bragg Communities of Cumberland County have planned special events to honor and remember the victims of the 9-11-01 terrorist attacks.

All events happen on Thursday, September 11th, 2014:

Spring Lake 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony  starts at 8:30 am with a moment of silence and remarks by Col. Thomas Solhjem, Forces Command chaplain, and the Spring Lake police and fire chiefs. Bells will ring at the time the first and second World Trade Center towers were struck. The ceremony will be held at Veterans Park on the corner of Ruth and Main streets.