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

Fayetteville Symphonic Band

Reeves Fine Arts Building
7:30 p.m.

Join Methodist University Friends of Music as they host the Fayetteville Symphonic Band. This is our city's only wind band performance group which is open to community members of all ages.

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Fayetteville Symphonic Band Concert

Methodist University Huff Concert Hall
7:30 p.m.

The Fayetteville Symphonic Band is our city’s only wind band performance group open to community members of all ages.

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City Market at the Museum - October

Fayetteville Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
Wednesday 2:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The City Market will be held at the Transportation Museum, downtown Fayetteville. The market will feature local artisans, produce, music and history. Fourth Friday the market will be open 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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.

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Art Attacks

The Rock Shop
8 p.m.

If you want to be a part of or just witness different types of art being created or performed right in front of your eyes then this is the night you have been dreaming about!! Every Wednesday will include stage performers, by 1 acoustic artist, 1 rock band, 1 comedian / live improv from The Horrible Folks and friends, 1 hip hop artist, 1 or more poets and more. Artists will be painting, creating and selling while the stage performers do their thing! Held every Wednesday. Because weekly events could be canceled due to holidays or special events, we recommend calling to confirm before attending.

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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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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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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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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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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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