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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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Upcoming This Month

The End Of Summer Blast Concert - The Army Ground Forces Concert Band

Festival Park
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Come out to Festival Park and enjoy the final concert in the Summer Concert Series featuring the Army Ground Forces Concert Band.
The End of Summer Blast will feature "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen", Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture", with real cannons.
Concert goers are reminded to bring their own chairs and blankets.

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Rockefeller House Tour

Carver Creek State Park, Rain Shelter
5 p.m.

Carvers Creek staff will be leading a historical tour through Mr. James Stillman Rockefeller's winter estate. We will be walking through and around the estate and discussing the history of the surrounding structures, some dating back to the early 1800s. Make sure to be there 30 minutes before the tour!

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Rogue Rollergirls vs. Cape Fear Rollergirls

Crown Arena
5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Come bear witness to the thrills, spills and bone tingling chills as Fayetteville's Rogue Rollergirls in intense Roller Derby action. Support Fayetteville's first and only Roller Derby team!

At 5 p.m. see the Home Team Challenge, then at 7 p.m. Rogue will be battling against the Cape Fear Rollergirls.

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Librari-Con

Headquarters Library
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Librari-Con is an annual anime mini convention featuring anime viewing, panels and forums, Artist Alley, Chibi Corner, Manga Lounge, Cosplay Runway, and more.

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Fayetteville City Market - August

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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Fayetteville Farmers Market - August

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
Sat 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Wed 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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Sandhills Farmers Market - August

Sandhills Farmers Market
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Sandhills Farmers Market is known for its friendly country atmosphere, handcrafted items, and quality canned goods. Get to know the growers who provide tasty, healthy, locally grown food. You can even pull up a chair and sit a spell!

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