Press Releases

When Pigs Fly: All-American BBQ Festival Nov 18

Fayetteville, NC – When Pigs Fly (WPF): An All-American BBQ Festival welcomes BBQ Pitmasters from across the Carolinas to try for a top prize in this Carolina BBQ League-sanctioned event.  Teams are judged and awards are given in Whole Hog Division (charcoal or wood only); and Pitmaster Division (any heat source): Overall, Pork Butt, Pork Ribs and Chicken. 

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Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno at Fayetteville Comic Con

 

 

 

Mark your Calendars!  The third annual Fayetteville Comic Con(FCC), held October 21-22, offers an impressive line-up of special guests, artists, cosplayers, collectibles, contests and more.  “We are pleased to expand our offerings again in 2017,” says planner Michael Chaudhuri. “In fact, this year, we’ve got artists and guests contacting us to appear at our con and we have the Incredible Hulk!”

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Travel to Cumberland County Generated over $525 million in 2016

According to figures released by Visit North Carolina this week, domestic travel to Cumberland County generated over $525 million in expenditures in 2016 – a 4.21% increase from 2015.  

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Fayetteville Holds NC’s Official Lafayette Birthday Celebration

The community continues to honor its connection to Lafayette by holding an annual birthday celebration, to be held this year September 8 through 9.  Although his actual birthday is September 6th, the weekend after Labor Day has been designated for this public observance.  Both the US Congress and the NC House of Representatives recognize the significance of this celebration.  In 2007, the United States Congress issued a proclamation that declared Fayetteville is “where North Carolina Celebrates Lafayette’s Birthday.” In 2011, the NC House of Representatives issued statement recognizing “the celebration held every September in Fayetteville as North Carolina’s official Lafayette Birthday Celebration.” 

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Heroes Homecoming Seeking Guinness World Record

The 2017 Heroes Homecoming committee is asking all Cumberland County businesses to participate by setting a Missing Man Table at their place of business.  The committee is working alongside Rolling Thunder – Chapter 1 to ensure proper protocol is met with each table setup.  With this county-wide display, Cumberland County will secure a spot in the Guinness World Records.  

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Places To Stay

3136 Bordeaux Park Drive
Fayetteville

Places To Stay

Chuck E Cheese
511 North McPherson Church Road