Month Long Events

A Victorian Halloween

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
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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.

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.

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From State House to Statehood

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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.

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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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Ending This Month


Kin Killing Kin

Rosenthal Gallery, FSU
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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.

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Upcoming This Month


Boo and Brew Beer Garden

Festival Park
Thursday 6:00 p.m., Friday 6:30 p.m., Saturday 3:00 p.m.

During the Dogwood Oktober Festival, sample or indulge in your favorite craft beers. Purchase a sampling cup or commit to your favorite by the glass. NC craft beers and more.

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Fayetteville Farmers Market - October

Ramsey Street and Ridgeway Drive
Thursday 1:00 p.m., Friday 1:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m.

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

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Historic Hauntings: Haunted Hayride

Festival Park
6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

This hour-long walking tour and haunted hayride explores the eerie encounters and mysterious happenings of downtown Fayetteville. We dare you to join us as ghostly re-enactors and story-tellers take you through historic Fayetteville’s most infamous haunted and creepy locations. Wagons will depart from Festival Park.

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Dogwood Fall Festival - Haunted House

Festival Park
6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Or should we say Insane Asylum? Our outdoor haunted maze is guaranteed to deliver the hair raising chill those thrill seekers desire. Located in the backside of festival park tickets are $6 or $5 with a can good donation to benefit our local food banks. Proceeds will benefit Fishing to Fight Cancer.

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Cape Fear Botanical Garden
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Come to the Garden and decorate a pumpkin! There will be options for carving, painting and embellishing your medium-size pumpkin. The traditional triangle-eyed grinning pumpkin is always charming. Perhaps this year you’d like to do something different – a frightful, leering face to scare off tricksters or a gussied-up pumpkin to use as a stylish centerpiece. Carved words can deliver drama – “BOO!” will have all the little trick-or-treaters jumping! Whatever the expression, you’ll have fun. Pumpkin, tools and supplies provided. Tasty beer selections, wine by the glass or bottle and snacks will be available for purchase.
Advance registration and payment is required.

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Campfire Program

Nature Center at Clark Park
6:00 pm

Gather around for an evening of marshmallow roasting, storytelling, skits, songs and games. Bring water and a flashlight. We will meet at the Nature Center for a walk to the campsite. Pre-registration is required.

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Bat Hike

Carvers Creek State Park meet at the office
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The staff will lead visitors to the millpond while looking for bats using a bat detector to pick up on their echolocation. Get in the Halloween spirit with this fun event!

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Fayetteville FireAntz vs. Louisiana Ice Gators

Crown Coliseum
7:35 p.m.

Come see the Fayetteville FireAntz battle it out against the Louisiana Ice Gators! Enjoy great food, drinks, and hockey with family and friends! Also, be sure to check out their great selection of FireAntz merchandise. Who knows, you also may get a chance to meet one of the players!

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4th Fridays - Jazz Series

Marquis Market
8:00 p.m.

Every 4th Friday head on down to the Marquis Market and listen to live performances of classic jazz featuring local artists and other special guests.

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Vander Haunted Trail

123 Joy Drive
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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!

Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.; Sundays 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Hallows Eve 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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