Month Long Events

NC Art Pottery: Utility to Unique

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

During the first decades of the 20th Century, potters were adapting glazes, forms, and wares to meet the demand for more artistic designs. The people of Fayetteville would experience and embrace this transition from utility to unique. We invite you to encounter the colors, shapes and charms that make North Carolina’s art pottery a part of our state’s proud tradition of cultural arts.

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Sports In The Sandhills

Museum of The Cape Fear Historical Complex
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

This exhibit is in collaboration between the Museum of the Cape Fear and the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum and features two visits Babe Ruth made to Fayetteville (1914 and 1935). The exhibit also features another baseball player by the name of Jim Thorpe, who also spent a short time in Fayetteville.

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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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Hollow Men

Gilbert Theater
Wednesday - Saturday 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m.

In an original play written by local playwright Steven Miles, "Hollow Men" follows the story of two former soldiers, both dealing with the mental scars of war in very different ways.

Caution: The play deals frankly with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and may serve as a trigger for those who suffer from the disorder.

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Murchison Road Community Farmers Market

Parking Lot at Bronco Square (across from Fayetteville State University)
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This farmers market will be held every Wednesday, regardless of the weather. Fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and local honey will be sold.

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City Market at the Museum - July

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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SwampDogs vs. Kernersville

J.P. Riddle Stadium
7:05 p.m.

Come out and see your Fayetteville SwampDogs play against Kernersville on their home turf! Food, fun, and baseball -- what more could you want?!

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Fayetteville Farmers Market - July

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Wednesday 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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Nature Sprouts

Lake Rim Park
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Preschoolers will have a chance to discover nature while making new friends. A new topic will be explored each session through stories, crafts, and activities. This month’s topic is “Dragonflies.” Call to register by July 22.

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SwampDogs vs. Columbia

J.P. Riddle Stadium
7:05 p.m.

Come out and see your Fayetteville SwampDogs play against Columbia on their home turf! Food, fun, and baseball -- what more could you want?!

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Daughters of Christ Ministry, Inc. Christian Conference for Women

Holiday Inn Fayetteville-Bordeaux
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Daughters of Christ Ministry, Inc presents its first Christian Conference for women. Keynote speaker is Leslie Vernick, a licensed counselor with over 25 years of experience. She is the author of six books including, Lord, I Just Want To Be Happy, Defeating Depression, and The Emotionally Destructive Relationship. Leslie will teach how to gain a new perspective on the troubles God allows in your life and your response to those trials. She'll also teach how to discover the underlying idols that hamper efforts to change.

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4th Friday - July

Downtown Fayetteville
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

4th Friday is a true celebration of the arts and downtown Fayetteville. Folks of all ages get a taste of Fayetteville's art and entertainment while enjoying the small galleries, bookstores, bistros and shops full of unique items. Exhibits, entertainment and featured artists all come together to bring the art of Fayetteville to one and all. Businesses in the four and a half block radius of historic downtown Fayetteville join the action and become artistic venues, featuring the arts in all forms, for all ages.

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 Cape Fear River.

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Transformation: Artful Recycling

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
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Come see how artists of all ages transformed throw-away materials into amazing art! Enjoy the opening of the annual Recycled Art Exhibition Downtown during July's 4th Friday event.

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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