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October 3rd- October 5th


Monty Python's Spamalot

Now - Sunday, October 5, 2014 / Wednesday - Saturday 7:30 pm, Saturday - Sunday 7:30 pm and 2:00 pm / Cape Fear Regional Theatre / (910) 323-4234 / Admission:  $15-$30

“Resplendently silly.” NY Times “I laughed like a howler monkey…” The Telegraph Monty Python’s SPAMALOT a new musical “lovingly ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” telling the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. www.cfrt.org


Buck's Dynasty

Now - Saturday, October 4, 2014 / 6:45 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. Oct 4 / Northwood Temple Church / (910) 488-7474

Admission:  $21

Northwood Temple Church presents its annual dinner theater production, Buck's Dynasty. This year the crazy characters from Smith Corner set out to film their very own reality TV show!  Dinner is served at 6:45 and the performance starts at 7:45.  You won't want to miss the trouble and laughs that comes with the gang.



Tarheel Quilters Guild Flower Fantasy Quilt Show

Now - Sunday, October 5, 2014 / 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Cape Fear Botanical Garden / 910 486-0221 x 31

Admission:  Regular Garden Admission

A judged quilt show featuring over 100 quilts and a silent auction, raffle quilt, hand-quilting demonstrations, and a children’s activity table. www.capefearbg.org/event/floral-fantasy-quilt-show/


The Real Inspector Hound

Now - Sunday, October 5, 2014 / Thursday - Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. / Huff Concert Hall, MU / (910) 630-7104

Admission:  Free

The plot follows two theatre critics named Moon and Birdboot who are watching a ludicrous setup of a country house murder mystery, in the style of a whodunit. By chance, they become involved in the action causing a series of events that parallel the play they are watching. www.methodist.edu/theatre/index.htm


A Victorian Halloween

Now - Friday, October 31, 2014 / 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. / Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex / (910) 486-1330 / Admission:  Free

All month long the 1897 Poe House will be decorated with traditional Victorian and 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. www.museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov


Canady Farm Corn Maze

Friday, October 3, 2014 - Saturday, October 4, 2014 / Open to public: Friday 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. / 1426 John McMillan Road / (910) 624-2959 / Admission:  Maze $5, Wagon Ride $5, Combo Package $8

Canady Farm is open for the fall season featuring a six acre corn maze, wagon rides, feeding farm animals, story time, narrated nature trail, green house and much more! Seasonal produce is also available. Experience the educational nature trail with field trips and group rates available. Canady Farm is fun for the whole family and great for all ages! Children 3 and under are free! Please call to book field trips or group visits. www.facebook.com/CanadyFarmsCornMaze


Gallberry Corn Maze

Friday, October 3, 2014 - Sunday, October 5, 2014 / Friday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. / 5991 Braxton Road, Hope Mills / (910) 309-7582 / Admission:  $10, ages 3-5 & 65+ $8, 2 and under free

Gallberry Corn Maze is Cumberland County's newest corn maze! The attraction, which started with little more than seeds, will offer hay rides, a corn box similar to a sand box, campfires, concessions, farm animals, and a huge and colorful jumping pillow! The maze is a fashioned as an American Flag along with the words God Bless America. Enjoy the local attractions filled with history and fun! www.themaize.com/sites.php?ID=&username=nchopemills


Oldies, Rock & Blues Music

Friday, October 3, 2014 / 6:00 pm / Hope Mills Parks & Recreation Center / (910) 426-4109 / Admission:  free

Hope Mills Recreation Center hosts open mic oldies, rock and blues music every first and third Friday of the month. Enjoy live Rock, Country and Blues music from local artists.  Registration to perform is the day of the event. Sign-up is open to everyone on a first come first to perform basis.


Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody

Friday, October 3, 2014 / 8 p.m. / Crown Theatre / (910) 438-4100 / Admission:  $25-$37 per person

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody brings all the fun of the best-selling book. This clever re-imagining of Fifty Shades of Grey brings the characters to life through musical numbers, steamy performances and hysterical comedy.



NUNSENSE! The Musical

Friday, October 3, 2014 - Sunday, October 5, 2014 / Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. / Gilbert Theater / (910) 678-7186 / Admission:  $15

The Gilbert Theater presents a musical by Don Goggin and directed by Matthew Overturf called NUNSENSE! God help us...it's habit forming! www.gilberttheater.com


Vander Haunted Trail

Friday, October 3, 2014 - Sunday, October 5, 2014 / Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.; Sundays 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. / 123 Joy Drive / (910) 818-2240 / Admission:  $15

The Vander Haunted Trail is one of the scariest haunted houses around! Don't miss this frightening experience! This is where your nightmares become your reality! www.vanderhauntedtrail.com/


Fayetteville Farmers Market & City Market

Saturday, October 4, 2014 / Saturday 8:00 a.m., Wednesday 2:00 p.m. / Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds / (910) 703-7708 / Admission:  Free

At the Fayetteville Farmers Market, you will find fresh vegetables, fruits, berries, eggs, cut flowers, herbs, honey, crafts and more. So grab your family, friends or pets and come get some fresh local food! www.fayncfarmersmarket.com


Heritage Festival

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - Sunday, October 5, 2014 / 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. / Cape Fear Botanical Garden / (910) 486-0221

Admission:  Free to CFBG Members, $10 Adults, $9 Military/Seniors, $5 Children ages 6-12

Know any kids that huff and puff with any chore they are asked to accomplish? Show them what life was like when chores were tough during the Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s 11th Annual Heritage Festival. The festival celebrates Cape Fear region farming history, and makes use of the Farm House, General Store, Tobacco Barn and other components of the Heritage Garden Complex.  Activities include butter churning, other farm chores, music, games and more.  There will also be a musical number from the Fayetteville Symphony, a Plant Sale, and a Quilt Show! The Army Ground Forces Band "Dixie Land" will perform on Sunday. Tarheel Quilters Guild will present Floral Fantasy, a judged quilt show including a silent auction, raffle quilt, hand-quilting demo and a children's activity table. The quilt show will be displayed during garden hours at the Wyatt Visitors Pavilion Complex. www.capefearbg.org/home/calendar


Come See the Trains!

Saturday, October 4, 2014 / 12 - 4 p.m. / Fascinate-U Children's Museum / (910) 829-9171 / Admission:  Free

The Cape Fear Model Railroaders showcase their train exhibit on our 3rd floor. For children of all ages. Admission is FREE, unless children stay and play in the museum. www.fascinate-u.com


Archery Clinic

Saturday, October 4, 2014 / 12:30 pm / Clark Park / (910) 433-1597 / Admission:  $5

Pre-registration is required because space is very limited. Participants will use compound bows as they learn the basics of archery.


DaVille Roller Derby vs. Kannapolis Roller Girls

Saturday, October 4, 2014 / 5 p.m. / Crown Arena / (910) 438-4100 / Admission:  $10

DaVille Roller Derby is the newest roller derby league in Fayetteville. This league includes men, women, coed, and junior derby teams. First and foremost, DaVille Roller Derby is a family and work together as a cohesive unit for the betterment of the league, derby and our community. www.crowncomplexnc.com


1st Saturdays - The Marquis Slam

Saturday, October 4, 2014 / 8:00 p.m. / Marquis Market / (910) 433-1337 / Admission:  $2 per person, $5 to compete

A poetry slam is a competition at which poets read or recite original work. These performances are then judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience. 12 poets will compete for cash prizes and there will also be a featured artist from Richmond, VA the one and only Breeze ILifethis. www.marquismarket.com


Angela Brown Opera from a Sistah's Point of View

Sunday, October 5, 2014 / 3:00 p.m. / Cumberland County Library, The Pate Room / (910) 672-1571 / Admission:  Free

Angela Brown is a trail blazer on a mission to bring opera to everyone. Her witty and inspired solo show Opera...from a Sistah’s Point of View dispels the common myths of opera from her own sassy perspective. Laugh as she unravels convoluted plots, unafraid to make fun of the over-the-top situations and break down stereotypes to help us enjoy this art form from a different approach. www.uncfsu.edu/arts/fine-arts-series/fine-arts-series-calendar



Sunday, October 5, 2014 / 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. / Saint Patrick Catholic Church; St. Brigid Hall / (910) 485-3079

Admission:  $9 per person (not including food and beverage)

St. Patrick's will host its' annual Oktoberfest celebration featuring The Little German 18 Piece Band. This German celebration will offer live music and the Bavarian Folk Dancing Group, traditional German foods and drinks and fun for the whole family. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended. www.stpatnc.org/announcements


Lafayette Exhibit

Now - Saturday, January 3, 2015 / Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. / Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum / (910) 433-1457 / Admission:  Free

Fayetteville is the first city named for the Marquis de Lafayette and the only city named for him that he visited. This exhibit explores the very important days in 1825 when Lafayette traveled the country as guest of the nation and spent a few days here. www.fcpr.us/transportation_museum.aspx


Mediating Relevance: The Politics of Gender

Now - Saturday, October 18, 2014 / Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. / Arts Council of Fayetteville / (910) 323-1776 / Admission:  Free

This exhibit features works of art, from many different perspectives, that investigate and question society's position or perceptions on gender roles and otherness. www.theartscouncil.com


Kin Killing Kin

Now - Friday, October 24, 2014 / Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. / Rosenthal Gallery, FSU / (910) 672-1571

Admission:  Free

This visually powerful and thought provoking exhibition focuses on youth and gun violence in our communities. An exhibition of 13 original works by Ohio artist James Pate from his highly acclaimed KKK series speaks to the need of engaging our youth in finding positive alternatives and solutions to the violence and negative behaviors that have reached epidemic levels in our urban and rural communities.



From State House to Statehood

Now - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 / Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum / (910) 433-1457 / Admission:  Free

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the twelfth state to ratify the Constitution. Fayetteville was the place where the General Assembly ratified the United States Constitution and this year marks the 225th anniversary.

The exhibit explores the people and places that surround the founding of the Constitution.




Now - Monday, October 20, 2014 / Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. / Cape Fear Studios /

(910) 433-2986 / Admission:  Free

One of Fayetteville's favorite artists, Greg Hathaway exhibits his works in both 2D and 3D multi-media on the topic of "Crows." www.capefearstudios.com



Places To Stay

4504 U.S. Highway 301 South
Hope Mills