Month Long Events

Mediating Relevance: The Politics of Gender

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland Count
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This exhibit features works of art, from many different perspectives, that investigate and question society's position or perceptions on gender roles and otherness.

Hours: 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.

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Cumberland County Goes to War

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum to experience “Cumberland County Goes to War,” an exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War. This exhibit features artifacts, pictures, documents, and educational panels which explore Cumberland County’s war experience both on the battlefield as well as the sacrifices made on the home front.

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Lafayette Exhibit

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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.

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Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Visitors can walk through a mock up of a street in Mogadishu as they read information boards about the battle and actions taken by the US Army's units there. This temporary exhibit will have displays of donated items from the Soldiers involved in the battles that they used there as well as artifacts recently recovered from Mogadishu. A video will play explaining the missions in the words of the Soldiers involved from interviews with them.

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Upcoming This Month

Fayetteville City Market - September

Fayetteville Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
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The City Market will be held at the Transportation Museum, downtown Fayetteville. The market will feature local artisans, produce, music and history.

The museum grounds are filled with eggs, honey, meats, as well as vibrant seasonal fruits and vegetables. Artisans add to the variety of items with soaps, pottery, original art, jewelry, and more. The atmosphere of both markets is enhanced by rocking chairs, music, and children’s activities making this the perfect place for healthy, creative, family fun. Local residents and visitors can experience this festive market component to the historic downtown landscape.

Hours: Wednesdays 2 - 6 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Fourth Friday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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Fayetteville Farmers Market - September

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
Sat 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Wed 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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!

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Buck's Dynasty - September

Northwood Temple Church
6:45 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sept 20

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.

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First Thursdays Concert Series

The Cameo Art House Theatre
8 p.m.

The Cameo Art House Theatre and the Rooster's Wife are teaming up for a new concert series called First Thursdays.

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Cumberland County Fair

Crown Complex
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The Annual Cumberland County Fair is back in 2014 featuring vendors, live entertainment, local artisans, petting zoo and all traditional fair fun Cumberland County Fair has to offer.

Hours: Fridays 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., Saturdays 1 p.m. - 11 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.

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Trio Gala

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The stories and music will surround you at this unique fundraiser in benefit of the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, and the Cape Fear Regional Theatre. This event is by reservation only so make sure to contact one of the three organizations to reserve your spot.

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Lafayette Birthday Celebration

Cross Creek Park
8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Join the Lafayette Society in the 8th Annual Lafayette Birthday Celebration! This is the North Carolina's official Lafayette Birthday Celebration, as recognized by the NC General Assembly and the United States House and Senate.

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24th Annual Greek Festival

Hellenic Center
Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday 12 - 6 p.m.

Come out and celebrate our Greek Community's heritage and culture by taking part in the 24th Annual Greek Festival. Enjoy homemade Greek food to include Gyros, Pasticcio, Lamb, Chicken, Greek Salads and Pizza. The ladies of the Church prepare homemade pastries and breads. Shop for Greek specialty items to include food, Greek Vendors with clothing, jewelry and art. Lots of great music, kids activities and Greek Dance Troupes.

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Sandhills Farmers Market - September

Sandhills Farmers Market
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Sandhills Farmers Market is known for its friendly country atmosphere, handcrafted items, and quality canned goods. Get to know the growers who provide tasty, healthy, locally grown food. You can even pull up a chair and sit a spell!

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Festival of Yesteryear

Arsenal Park
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Focusing on the Colonial and Revolutionary War periods, this living history program features re-enactors demonstrating various aspects of daily life including woodworking, music, toys and games, militia drills, and even colonial dentistry! Living history groups include Camp Flintlock, the North Carolina Highland Regiment, and Captain Dry’s Militia Company. Be sure to visit Apprentice Alley, where children can participate and learn a variety of trades through hands on crafts and activities.

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