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39th International Folk Festival

Downtown Fayetteville
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Celebrate cultural diversity at the Arts Council's 39th International Folk Festival with Compare Foods, everybody's favorite trip around the world. All the festivities will kick off Friday night with the International Folk Festival Street Dance, when streets will be closed and filled with music by Sirius.B for an international block party. Over the rest of the weekend, festival-goers will enjoy the Parade of Nations, live performances, authentic cuisine, arts and crafts vendors, children's area, and American Indian Cultural Showcase. Each year, there are more than 30 cultures represented at the festival. For more details, visit the event website.


Event Times: Friday, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Event Admission: Free

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Dreamgirls

Cape Fear Regional Theatre
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The heartbreaks of showbiz, love, and music all collide in Dreamgirls to create a modern-day classic that is sure to sing and dance its way into your heart. Set in the music scene of the 1960s and 70s, a young female singing trio gets their big break, but as their star rises so do tensions in the group. Things begin to spin out of control when their egomaniacal agent singles out one to be the leader. Friendships are destroyed, and each girl must discover the strength and fortitude to find their dreams once again. With legendary songs, stunning choreography, and plenty of sequin gowns, this timeless musical explodes on stage with electricity. Show runs through October 8, 2017. (Musical)

Event Admission: $17 - $32

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Evil Dead: The Musical

Gilbert Theater
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The Gilbert Theater's first show of the 2017-2018 season is Evil Dead: The Musical, with book and lyrics by George Reinblatt. Five college students spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to our hero, Ash, and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Evil Dead: The Musical has it all – some dismembered limbs, demons telling bad jokes, and catchy tunes. Audiences will love this record-breaking musical comedy sensation that takes all the elements of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films (The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness) to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time! Show runs through October 8, 2017.

Event Admission: $14 - $16

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Reebok Spartan Race: Fayetteville Super and Sprint Weekend

McCormick Farms, Town of Spring Lake
7:30 a.m.

The Reebok Spartan Races return to Cumberland County this year with the Spartan Super, Sprint and Kids Race. There’s nothing mediocre about the Spartan Super, a middle-distance race. The Sprint may be the shortest distance race, but it’s still a favorite amongst both new and returning racers. Then there are the kids races, from 1/2 mile to 2 miles. Racers are encouraged to bring their friends and family to the race to watch them conquer obstacles, dominate the finish line and receive their medal. Fans will also enjoy music, raffles, entertainment, and festival challenges. Most importantly, fans will receive a front-row seat to watch racers from the Spartan Race festival ground area. Visit the event website for further details on registration and race times.

Event Admission: Racer Fee $25 and Up; Spectator Fee $20

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Gallberry Corn Maze

Gallberry Corn Maze, Town of Hope Mills
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Jump into fun at Gallberry Corn Maze! Gallberry offers a 6-acre main maze, a 1-acre storybook-themed "kiddie" maze, hay rides, farm animals, jumping pillow, double barrel tube slide, giant corn shack, bouncy ball corral, corn hole, "Spookley the Square Pumpkin" barn, covered picnic area, barrel train, hay mountain, photo-ops and much more. Children, ages 2 and under, are free. Inclement weather may affect the maze operating hours, so call or check their Facebook page for updates:  https://www.facebook.com/gallberrycornmaze.


Event Times: Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Event Admission: $10

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Brewery Tours

Dirtbag Ales, Town of Hope Mills
Tour Times in Description

Interested in seeing where Dirtbag Ales' beer gets made? Join the Head Brewer for an informative tour of the brewery.


Tour Times: Every Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Brewery may be closed on holidays; call ahead to confirm.

Event Admission: Free to Attend

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Java Expressions

The Coffee Scene
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Local and regional artists present their work every Sunday night. Every third Sunday of the month, the Coffee Scene hosts Java Expressions Live--a live-streamed invitational series featuring two spoken-word artists and two singer/songwriters--as part of its regularly scheduled Java Expressions program. Call before attending, as this weekly event could be canceled due to special events or holiday closures.

Event Admission: Free

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Bull Riding on the Farm

Shady Acres Rodeo, Town of Hope Mills
Event Times Fluctuate Weekly

Each Sunday Shady Acres Rodeo, a self-sustaining farm, hosts a bull-riding event. Bring your friends and family out to enjoy watching some bull riding (or take your own turn on a bull). Event times fluctuate from week to week. Call ahead or refer to Facebook to confirm hours, or to inquire about the rules and terms of participation.

Event Admission: $5 per Spectator (Children Free)

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1867: Deeds Not Words, The Origin of Fayetteville State University

Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University
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Fayetteville State University (FSU) is celebrating the Sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of the founding of the university with the multi-media exhibition, 1867: Deeds Not Words, The Origins of Fayetteville State University. Using history, humanities, and the arts, the exhibit will take students, faculty, and the FSU community on a trip back to the 19th century in Fayetteville and explore what life was like for the African American community at the time the university was founded. A reception for the exhibition opening will take place September 21st, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., and is open to the public. The exhibit will remain on display to the public through November 17, 2017.


Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (call ahead for holiday hours).

Event Admission: Free

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Fuel for the Fire

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
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In this juried show, artists explore and manipulate the materiality of wood and paper in two-dimensional and sculptural forms, illustrating evolving techniques and aesthetics by highlighting the expressive capacity and growing sophistication of the materials. The exhibit will remain on display through October 21, 2017, with special exhibit hours during September's 4th Friday and over International Folk Festival weekend.


Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Event Admission: Free

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