Upcoming This Month

WWI Centennial Commemoration

Headquarters Library, Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center
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The Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center is offering five months of programs and exhibits to commemorate the centennial of World War I. Programs feature a range of topics and perspectives, and are presented by local and regional experts. From September 1 through November 30, the library is also presenting a Cumberland County WWI veteran memorial wall, as well as an exhibit focused on North Carolina during WWI. The Local & State History Room will also host a national travelling WWI-themed exhibit, October 1 - 24.

  • "The US Enters the Great War" by Dr. Stanley Sandler - Thursday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. 

  • "Fayetteville and WWI" (with a tour of FILI Museum) by Bruce Daws - Thursday, August 10, at 6:30 p.m.

  • "North Carolina's Women 'Do Their Bit'" by Dr. Angela Robbins - Thursday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m.

  • "WWI-Era Popular and Patriotic Songs" by Cross Creek Chordsmen vocal group - Sunday, October 1, at 2:30 p.m.

  • "WWI and America: Thoughts from Then and Now" by Dr. Angela Robbins and members of Sweet Tea Shakespeare dramatic troupe - Thursday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Event Admission: Free

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Stoney Point Trail of Terror

Stoney Point Fire Department - Station 13
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Now in its 14th year, the Stoney Point Trail of Terror is known for its thrills, chills and spills! Hosted at the rear of the Stoney Point Fire Department property, the Trail of Terror is a fun-filled assault on your senses. You will be treated to an entertaining stage show before you depart on a perilous trek through the haunted mansion and spooky wooded trail. Along the way, you may encounter monsters, clowns and other creepy creatures in animated and 3-D scenes sure to scare and excite you. The trail opens September 29th and remains open to the public every Friday and Saturday through October (plus Monday, October 30th, and Tuesday, October 31st). Refer to event website for additional information.

Note: In the case of inclement weather, call ahead or check the event website for updates.

Event Admission: $15

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Gillis Hill Road Produce Corn Maze

Gillis Hill Road Produce
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Come out to the farm and get lost in a 6-acre corn maze. Bring your own flashlights, if after dark. Call for information on groups. In case of inclement weather, call ahead to confirm opening hours.

Event Times: Fridays 3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Saturdays 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Sundays 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Event Admission: $6 per person

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27th Annual Yule Mart

Hercules Fitness Center, Fort Bragg
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For the 27th year, shoppers will enjoy this special opportunity to shop for handmade crafts and artwork sold by the artists themselves. This three-day juried craft fair will include over 50 vendors, live entertainment, opportunity prizes, Santa and more exciting surprises. Purchase tickets at the door. Kids, 16 and under, are free, and may shop for their parents at "Santa's Secret Shop."

Event Times: Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Event Admission: $5

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Spooky Glow River Tour

Spring Lake Outpost, Town of Spring Lake
6:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

What is your biggest fear? The lurking dead. Creepy sounds in the water and trees. Underwater creatures. A single red balloon on a haunted river. We dare you to go find out. Halloween is starting early at Spring Lake Outpost. Their haunted 3-mile river, filled with every fear imaginable, is waiting for you. There will be two tours per night, at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Costumes are encouraged! Children must be 13 years or older, but day tours are available for families with small children. See event Facebook page for more details, including how to register. This event is weather dependent; call to confirm tour times in case of inclement weather.

Event Admission: $25 - $40

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Racing at Fayetteville Motor Speedway

Fayetteville Motor Speedway
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Enjoy watching all the racing action on the 1/2-mile clay track at Fayetteville Motor Speedway during the 2017 season. From March through November, the Speedway is hosting a variety of races in different divisions, to include Late Model, Modified, Super Street, SportMod, Pure Stock, U-Car, and more. Event times vary from race to race. Refer to the event website for the complete season schedule and details.

Event Admission: $10 - $35 (Prices May Vary)

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Fayetteville Dogwood Fall Festival

Festival Park
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The Fayetteville Dogwood Fall Festival is returning this year for 2 days of festivities, to include Historic Hauntings, Hayrides, Haunted House, and Bands and Brews. Friday's entertainment lineup includes local and regional performers, and Saturday's entertainment lineup features major headliners. Concerts are free, but preferred front-row-seating tickets are available to purchase. On Saturday only, enjoy Fayetteville's Food Truck Festival. Visit the event website for the complete description, ticket information, and schedule for each event.

Event Times: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Saturday, 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Event Admission: $5 - $25 (Varies per Event)

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Night at the ASOM

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

***This event has been cancelled by the museum.***

Come out to the ASOM for a special, spooky night of fun! The evening will feature flashlight-guided tours of the main gallery, giant inflatables, game booths with free prizes and a costume contest. All children are encouraged to wear a costume.

Event Admission: Free

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14th Annual Vander Pig Cook-Off

Vander Park
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The Vander Civic Association is holding its 14th Annual Vander Pig Cook-Off, where food, music, and family-oriented fun are on the menu. Friday night, the weekend starts off with the "Anything But BBQ Competition," and tasting tickets will be sold for delicious samples of dishes prepared by the contestants, plus sweet treats. Saturday morning, judging commences bright and early, with the plate sale beginning at 11:00 a.m. Vendors will be onsite all weekend, and the Rods on the Rails Car Cruise-In will be occurring Saturday night, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. See the event Facebook page for more details about the full weekend of events.

Event Times: Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Event Admission: Free to Attend

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We Sing to Relate

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
7:30 p.m.

Join the Cumberland Oratorio Singers (COS) in ushering in their 26th season with their offering of "We Sing to Relate." Through all of our differences, we all share one common thing: we are Americans living in the greatest country in the world. We must remember that the American society is a tightly knit society and that we solve probIems together for a common cause, preserving our way of life for us and our children. We have withstood tragedies, loss, hatred towards others, and most recently, political divide. In an attempt to heal wounds and bring us together, COS' first concert will be dedicated to showcasing the American composer, man and woman, and to showcasing the innovation and creativity that we have as Americans. All of the titles performed will be composed by American citizens.

Event Admission: $27 (Free for Students)

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