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

There Is Sweet Music Here

Highland Presbyterian Church
7:30 p.m.

"There is sweet music here" Frist concert is thematically centered on Stephen Chatman's provocative piece.

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SwampDogs 8th Annual Trunk or Treat

J.P. Riddle Stadium
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Let the kids trick or treat in a safe family-friendly environment. Event incluses a Costume Contest for kids and viewing of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!"

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Fall Harvest Hoedown

E.E. Miller Recreation Center
6 - 8:30 p.m.

Join the Parks and Recreation for some old fashioned fall fun! They will have activities for the whole family to include carnival games, arts and crafts, contests and more. Don't forget to bring your basket and flashlight for a spooky flashlight egg hunt at 8 p.m. Food will be available for sale.
Wear your Halloween costume and compete for a prize! Costume contest begins at 6:30 p.m.

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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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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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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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Color Blind in Black & White Artwork

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
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An invitational exhibition presenting the striking contrast of two- and three-dimensional works created in black and white.

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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Nellie Allen Smith National Pottery Competition

Cape Fear Studios
Monday - Friday 11 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m.

This annual national jurried competition draws potters from all over the United States.

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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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Arts Council 4th Friday

Downtown Fayetteville
6:00 p.m.

4th Friday is a true celebration of the arts and downtown Fayetteville. See the opening of the exhibition Colorblind-Artwork in Black and White at the Arts Council, visit the Cape Fear Studios new opening of the 2014 Nellie Allen Smith National Pottery Competition. The Market Square Coffee House will feature local musicians and the Downtown Alliance will host the Annual Zombie Walk. Meet up with other zombies in front of the Headquarters Library (Maiden Lane) for free zombie make-up application, Halloween Express Costume Contest and Photo Booth. Watch the Street Ratz Breakdance Crew, Shadows of Fire and Thriller Dance Troupe live on The Outdoor Rock Shop Zombie Pre-Party Stage from 6 - 8 p.m.
This month come by The Market House and explore the exhibit A View from the Square: A History of Downtown Fayetteville as well as our special exhibit Death and Dying in Fayetteville.

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