Fayetteville Hosts Season of Top Gun Baseball and Softball Tournaments

Fayetteville, NC    – Top Gun Sports, an organization that offers softball and baseball tournament programs around the Carolinas will bring more than 20 tournaments to the greater Fayetteville region.  Tournaments are held at Arnette Park in Fayetteville.

Upcoming Tournaments:

April 21-22:  Super Regional Softball Tournament.

April 28-29: Top Gun-USA Bownet Baseball Championships

May 5-6: Weighted Baseball Weekend

May 12: Mother’s Day Appreciation Softball Tournament. All mothers receive a special gift from Top Gun Sports for supporting the program.

May 19-20: 2018 Top Gun 7th Annual Battle For the Bats Baseball Tournament.

June 2-3: Summer Zone Qualifier Baseball Tournament

June 9-10:  2018 Top Gun Summer Zone Qualifier Baseball Tournament

July 14-15: World Series Warm-Up Softball Tournament

July 14-15: 2018 Top Gun Sublimated Jersey Weekend Baseball Tournament

August 11-12: Summer Heat Series Softball Tournament and Coaches Appreciation Weekend

August 25-26: 2018 Top Gun Bownet Fungo Weekend Baseball Tournament

September 8-9: Fall Brawl Coaches Appreciation Softball Tournament

September 15-16: Rawlings Super NIT Championships Baseball Tournament

September 22-23: Bownet Buck Bags Softball Tournament

September 29-30: Top Gun USA Fall State Championships Baseball Tournament

October 6-7: Top Gun USA Fall Zone Qualifier Baseball Tournament

October 13-14: Top Gun USA Fall Zone Qualifier Baseball Tournament

October 13-14: Battle for the Quatros Softball Tournament

October 27-28: 2018 Top Gun Halloween Hoot Out Baseball Tournament

November 3: 1-Day Super Saver Softball Tournament

November 10-11: 2018 Top Gun Rock the Diamond Weekend Baseball Tournament

May 4-5: NTBA Fayetteville Showdown (Boys), NTBA Regional Tip Off (Girls)

June 9-10: NTBA Fayetteville Jam Fest (Boys), NTBA Fayetteville Jam Fest (Girls)

June 15-16: NTBA Summer Hoopfest (Boys), NTBA Summer Hoopfest (Girls)

“We look forward to welcoming players and their families from around North Carolina for these special events,” says John Meroski, Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) President and CEO. “It is great to see America’s pasttime competing in America’s Hometown, Fayetteville and Cumberland County.”

About Top Gun Sports:
Play Top Gun Sports offers the best Softball and Baseball tournament programs available. Our organization prides itself in the creation of youth events, programming and we have high standards of excellence, integrity, and commitment by our tournament hosts, and officials. We project professionalism throughout our events and create a positive experience for everyone

About the FACVB:

The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 1-800-255-8217.

 

 

Published on April 17, 2018 by Melody Foote  
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Bureau Books 62 Events through 3rd Quarter FY 17/18

Cumberland County, NC – At the end of the third quarter of the 17/18 fiscal year, the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) secured 62 future meetings, tournaments and group tours for Cumberland County in the coming months and years. These events, which represent 8,460 room nights at county hotels, will impact Cumberland County’s economy by $4.35

Additionally, the FACVB team:

  • Attended 17 trade shows where staff made 288 contacts with planners and event organizers. The sales team also generated 146 leads for future meetings, tournament and group business. These leads represent 34,993 room nights at area hotels and an economic impact of $48.4 million
  • Handled 7,590 inquiries at three visitor centers, distributed 39,922 Fayetteville Area Visitor Guides and fulfilled 187 group service requests
  • Launched Heroes Homecoming VI with Cumberland County municipalities and other partners. The 2018 event will recognize all veterans with the theme “100 Years of Service.” com
  • Issued 24 press releases, facilitated 10 travel writer visits and secured 147 pieces of publicity in travel and local media.
  • Created and organized Fayetteville NC Bloggers networking group. Qualified and recruited 17 members. Held two meet-ups, resulting in 100+ social media mentions/results, and 16 blogs/vlogs about the area. The group’s collective audience is over 250,000.
  • In conjunction with #NCBeerMonth, introduced the Hometown Hops beer trail promotion. The promotion features each of Cumberland County’s five breweries. For more information, visit VisitFayettevilleNC.com/HometownHops.

“Everything begins with a visit,” says John Meroski, FACVB president and CEO.  “Our organization works hard to increase the number of visitors, expenditures and, in turn, taxes collected.”
ABOUT THE FACVB 

The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com  or call 1-888-98-HEROES.

Published on April 12, 2018 by Melody Foote  
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Four NC Distinguished Service Cross Recipients to Attend Legion of Valor Convention in Fayetteville (NC)

Four NC Distinguished Service Cross Recipients to Attend Legion of Valor Convention in Fayetteville (NC)
The 128th Annual Gathering of Combat Heroes to be held April 18-21, 2018

Fayetteville, NC –  The Legion of Valor, the oldest military service organization in the United States, will hold its 128th consecutive convention in Fayetteville April 19-21 at the Ramada Plaza and Bordeaux Convention Center.  The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to work with this organization for this special event.

Each member of the Legion of Valor is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross or Air Force Cross — the nation’s highest awards for extraordinary heroism in combat.   All members faced extraordinary conditions in combat and were called upon to risk their lives above and beyond the call of duty — and did so without hesitation.  Members from across the United States will attend  the convention, including four who reside in North Carolina (NC).

 

 

  • Jerry T. Walden, the current National Commander, received the Distinguished Service Cross for actions during an assault on Dong Ap Bia Mountain (Hamburger Hill) on May 18, 1968. Jerry lives in Wingate, NC.
  • Max Speers was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross while serving as a Special Forces Advisor for actions near Ben Soi South Vietnam on November 21, 1966. Max lives near Fayetteville, NC.
  • John E. Gray received a Distinguished Service Cross for action near the Chosin Reservoir in Korea on December 1, 1950. John resides in Mount Ulla, NC.
  • G. Worley received a Distinguished Service Cross while serving with Special Forces in Viet Nam for actions on January 20-21, 1967. M.G lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

During their time in Fayetteville, members of the Legion will visit with active-duty military members of several different units assigned to Fort Bragg.  A solemn Memorial Service is held for Legion members who have passed on during the year. Each year the Legion says farewell to 30+ members — many from WWll, Korea, and Viet Nam — who have reached their last retreat. Members of the Legion will also participate in events in Fayetteville and honor the city’s commitment to our nation’s military.

 

For more information on the convention, visit www.LegionofValorConvention.com or contact Jerry Walden at commander@legionofvalor.org or 704-624-4144.

About Legion of Valor

The prestigious Legion of Valor is the oldest military service organization in the United States. Its members have distinguished themselves in combat by extraordinary acts of selfless heroism, and have been recognized by our nation with award of the Congressional Medal of Honor or the Armed Services Crosses, the highest award for extraordinary heroism. Our membership spans all services and all ranks from private through 4-star general and includes combat operations from WWII through the current Afghanistan insurgency.

 

About Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:

Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 1-800-255-8217.

Published on April 10, 2018 by Melody Foote  
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Cumberland County Launches Hometown Hops Beer Trail

Cumberland County Launches Hometown Hops Beer Trail
NC Beer Month promotion re-introduces five Cumberland County craft breweries

Brewery Promotional Photos

Hometown Hops Program Materials

Cumberland County Beer Month Events

Fayetteville, NC  – In celebration of NC Beer Month, the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB)  has created a “Hometown Hops” passport program and beer trail. Home to five distinguished breweries, Cumberland County is ready to welcome brewery enthusiasts to America’s Hometown with a perfect pour of a memorable craft brew.

The program is simple – pick up a passport at one of the breweries or the FACVB. Visit each brewery, enjoy one of their craft brews and receive a unique stamp in your passport. Once visitors have a stamp from each brewery, stop by the FACVB to collect a prize for completing the passport.  Go to http://www.visitfayettevillenc.com/hometownhops for full details on the program and alternate ways to submit a completed passport.

“In the past three years, we’ve doubled the craft breweries in Cumberland County,” says John Meroski, FACVB President and CEO.  “We are excited to have the opportunity to introduce our product offerings to craft beer aficionados.”

Cumberland County breweries:

 

>  Celebrating their one-year anniversary in April, Bright Light Brewing Company routinely offers eight to ten of their brews in their taproom. The brewery is dog and kid friendly, with a large back patio and rotating line-up of local food trucks.

> Dirtbag Ales, a veteran-owned brewery is known for their flagship Blood Orange Kolsch, with a pronounced citrus note provided by blood oranges that finishes with a  hint of raspberry. This spring, the brewery is moving to a much larger location that will also house soccer, lacrosse   and ballfields, playground, dog park and will host a weekly farmers market.

> Huske Hardware House Restaurant and Brewery, which offers British-inspired pub grub in their rustic dining area, offers craft brews brewed in their 15-barrel system. Delicious English ales are always on tap and brewed to compliment food offerings.

> The newest addition to Cumberland County’s craft brewery scene, Lake Gaston Brewing Company brings the world of craft brew and Lake Gaston nostalgia to downtown Fayetteville. A favorite is the All-American Strong Ale.

> Mash House Brewing Company, which produces award-winning beer, hand-crafted on the premises using traditional methods of Old World brewers.

About the FACVB:

The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 1-800-255-8217.



National Travel Basketball Association (NTBA) Tournaments in Fayetteville

 

 

Fayetteville, NC    – The NTBA, which hosts youth basketball tournaments across the United States, scheduled four tournament weekends in Fayetteville.  Games are played at Freedom Courts and other community gyms.

 

 

Planners expect 90 teams to participate in each event.

“We look forward to welcoming players and their families from around North Carolina for these special events,” says John Meroski, Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) President and CEO. “The projected economic impact on Cumberland County from the series of tournaments is $182,000.”

Games run from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Admission for spectators is $5 to $12.

Event weekends:

April 7-8:  NTBA Regional Tip Off (Boys), NTBA Regional Tip Off (Girls)

May 4-5: NTBA Fayetteville Showdown (Boys), NTBA Regional Tip Off (Girls)

June 9-10: NTBA Fayetteville Jam Fest (Boys), NTBA Fayetteville Jam Fest (Girls)

June 15-16: NTBA Summer Hoopfest (Boys), NTBA Summer Hoopfest (Girls)

About the FACVB:

The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 1-800-255-8217.

Published on March 27, 2018 by Melody Foote  
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Ft. Bragg Clay Target Center Hosts Five NC State Skeet Assn. Events

Spring Lake, NC   – Fort Bragg Clay Target center, one of the largest shooting facilities in North Carolina, is hosting five North Carolina State Skeet Association events in 2018.

The first, the Little River Open Skeet Tournament happened March 16-18.

Upcoming Events:

April 20-22 / John Scott “Azalea” Open Skeet Tournament

July 6-8 / Paratrooper Open Skeet Tournament

July 27-29 / Zone 4 Skeet Championships

September 14-16 / North Carolina Closed Skeet Championships

Each tournament starts Friday afternoon with Doubles Championships, including 12 and 20 gauge events. It continues Saturday with 28 gauge events and ends Sunday with 410 bore events.  Each shoot is a registered National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) tournament and is conducted according to NSSA rules.

Contestants from around North Carolina and neighboring states will travel to compete in each match.  “We are pleased to work with the NSSA and the North Carolina State Shooting Association to bring these events to Spring Lake,” says John Meroski,  President and CEO , Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB).  “The projected economic impact for the series of events is $46,600.”

For more information, visit www.nc-skeet.com or contact Jim or Belinda Tiner at 910-484-9622.

About the FACVB:

The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 1-800-255-8217.

 

 

Published on March 21, 2018 by Melody Foote  
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Two Day Music MegaFest May 25-26 in Fayetteville

Two Day Music MegaFest May 25-26 in Fayetteville
Heart & Soul in the Park Features the Temptations and Blackstreet

Fayetteville, NC  – The Memorial Day Weekend Heart and Soul Music Festival, planned in conjunction with the massive E.E. Smith High School reunion, runs for two days in Festival Park in downtown Fayetteville.

 

“We invite attendees to bring a chair and relax and enjoy old school and a mix of new school music performed by some of the nation’s greatest artists,” said planner Janet Simpson.

 

Gates open on Friday, May 25 at 5 p.m., and music starts at 7 p.m.  Featured artists The Tempations are joined by special guests Con Funk Shun and The Gap Experience.  On Saturday, May 26, gates open at 2 p.m., and music starts at 4 p.m.  Featured artists Blackstreet are joined by special guests Ying Yang Twins and an appearance by Eric Darius. Mr. Cheeks and Pastor Troy will also appear Saturday evening.  

 

Tickets are $65 per day or $100 for both nights of music. VIP options are also available. Purchase your tickets at www.AlumniMusicFest.com .

About The Temptations:
The Temptations are the embodiment of harmony, dignity and class. They are the most popular male vocal and soul group in the world. And they have influenced every ensemble that has followed in their footsteps, from old-schoolers the Delfonics to New Edition, from Jodeci, to BLACKstreet, and from Dru Hill to one of the biggest selling artists in history, Boyz II Men. 

About Blackstreet:
Blackstreet is one of the most celebrated American R&B groups of all time. Found in 1994 by Teddy Riley, other members include Chauncey Hannibal, Eric Williams, and Terrell Philips, whilst Joe Stonestreet, Levi Little, David Hollister, and Mark Middleton have also all played a part over the years. As soon as they released their debut album they saw chart success and singles such as “Booti Call” and “Before I Let You Go” both became Top 40 hits. It was their collaboration with Dr Dre, “no Diggity”, though, that really shot them to global stardom and since then they have never looked back.


About Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:

Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 1-800-255-8217.



The All-American Tattoo Convention Gives Back to Military

The All-American Tattoo Convention Gives Back to Military

 

3-Day event to bring national talent to Cumberland County, NC

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) welcomes The All American Tattoo Convention to the Crown Complex Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15, 2018. The goal of the convention is to give the brave servicemen and women of the armed forces the opportunity to be tattooed by some of the industry’s brightest stars as well as providing support to the military through donations to organizations. Home of Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the country, Cumberland County is the ideal location to host one of the South’s most popular tattoo conventions.

Members of the armed forces and tattoos have a long history, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. For many service members, tattoos can serve as artistic reminders of friends they’ve made and lost along the way, or a symbol of pride for their service to our country. These tattoos often tell the story that words fail to express for these veterans and servicemen.

It is estimated that over 75% of all active

 

duty soldiers have at least one tattoo and the region around Fort Bragg has one of the largest tattoo shop per square mile ratios in the country. “This convention is another example of how Cumberland County celebrates its strong ties to the military,” explains John Meroski, FACVB President. “Tattoos offer these brave men and woman a unique form of expression that is American at its core.”

In addition to some of the region’s brightest tattoo stars, other notable artists are traveling across the country to participate in the convention. Talent includes Jasmine Rodriguez from Spike TV’s Tattoo Nightmares; Joey Tattoo from Spike TV’s Tattoo Rescue, Jason Spainhour, world-renowned traditional artist, Make Chambers, the World Famous ProTeam members, & over 40 of Spike TV’s Inkmaster’s including Madison Loftis, Jayvo Scott, Dave Clark, Fame, Roly T-Rex and Daniel SIlva.  Robert Makes from House of 1000 Corpses will make a special appearance all weekend and the CEO of Sullen will also be making an appearance.  Additional events and personalities include HS GameShows, The Ms. All American Pin Up Contest, and EMCee Johhnny Awesome.  The All Veteran Parachute Team will be jumping out to the Crown for the event on Friday at 2 pm and Saturday at 12 pm.

The All American Tattoo Convention wants to recognize the sacrifices of the military by giving back to this courageous community. The All American Tattoo Convention has chosen the Fort Bragg Fisher House as the recipient this year to receive a portion of ticket sales.

ABOUT THE FAYETTEVILLE AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU (FACVB)

The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com  or call 1-888-98-HEROES.

 

 

 



Association of NC Ruritans to meet in Fayetteville April 27-28

The Cape Fear Ruritan District is happy to welcome the Association of North Carolina Ruritans (ANCR) to Fayetteville April 27 2018. The Ruritan mascot is Rudy Bear and he is going on a military mission along with his fellow Ruritans to learn more about the military history at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum and to visit Fisher House at Ft. Bragg.

The Annual State Rally of the ANCR is held the fourth weekend in April of each year. The location of the Annual State Rally is determined by the Board of Directors on a rotating basis and this year Cape Fear is hosting the rally.

There will be two meeting sessions. The first is the ANCR business session where members learn of activities in the previous year and plan for the year. The second meeting session is where the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, all newly elected Directors and current District Governors take office during the installation ceremony. Our business session will be held on Friday night and the Installation Banquet will be on Saturday evening. This will give the attendees plenty of time to go shopping and/or sightseeing in the local area on Saturday.

All Ruritans in more than 20 states across the United States have an open invitation to attend this event. There are clubs as far west as Nebraska; as far south as Florida; and, as far north as New York. In years past, we have had great attendance from Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, and, of course, folks from all across North Carolina.

Many may ask, “What is Ruritan?” It is a civic club that focuses on the community where the Ruritan club is located. The Ruritans began on 21 May 1928 in Holland, VA when city schools were merging with rural schools. The motto for Ruritan is Goodwill, Fellowship and Community Service. Most clubs participate in schools, support public service organizations, award scholarships to college bound students, are faith-based, and patriotic.

Ruritan clubs over the years, have been responsible for bringing public utilities to rural areas; soliciting for medical services; building and supplying fire departments; feeding the hungry; making our communities a safer place to live through community watches, traffic signs, and enhancing police services; helping students to further their education; donations to Veteran homes through time, meals, and supplies; erect and maintain Veteran memorials to honor those who fought for our freedoms; sponsor wounded warrior events; and, so many other activities.

For more information about Ruritan, you can go online to Ruritan.org and find a club near you or contact Ruritan National at 877-787-8727 to ask for a local contact or email them at office@ruritan.org.

ABOUT THE FAYETTEVILLE AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU (FACVB)

The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com  or call 1-888-98-HEROES.

Published on February 28, 2018 by Melody Foote  
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NC State Wrestling Championships Feb 24 in Fayetteville

NC State Wrestling Championships Feb 24 in Fayetteville
Crown Coliseum to host wrestlers from age 6 to through high school.

 

Fayetteville, NC  –   The North Carolina Wrestling Association for Youth (NCWAY) State Championships return to the Crown Complex Arena on February 24th.

Weigh-In is Friday,  February 23 from 6 pm to 9 pm for all ages and Saturday February 24 from 9:30 am to 11 pm for high school wrestlers. Competition begins at 9 am on the 24th  for 6 and under to 14 and under. High school matches start at 11:30 am.

Competition is open to the public. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for students and children 4 and under are free. For more information visit www.ncway.com.

ABOUT NCWAY
North Carolina Wrestling Association for Youth (NCWAY) is a non-profit organization formed to aid in the organization, assembly, coaching, and travel of wrestlers of all ages.  NCWAY’s mission is to create a self-sustaining folkstyle organization to assist in the growth and preservation of the sport of wrestling in North Carolina.

ABOUT THE FAYETTEVILLE AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU (FACVB)
The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com  or call 1-888-98-HEROES.

Published on February 15, 2018 by Melody Foote  
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Chagall Exhibit’s First U.S. Show in Fayetteville (NC)

Chagall Exhibit’s  First U.S. Show in Fayetteville (NC)
Methodist University hosts “The Story of Exodus” through April 6.

 

Fayetteville, NC  –   “The Story of Exodus,” a series of 24 lithographs by Marc Chagall is on display at the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University now through April 6.  The exhibit, organized by The Art Company of Pesaro, Italy, traveled to the United States from a private collection in Italy. According to Silvana Foti, Executive Director of the gallery, the Methodist show marks the first time the lithographs have been displayed in the United States.

Each work in the cycle of lithographs is accompanied by an extract taken from The Book of Exodus, freeing Chagall from faithfully representing the words and allowing him to work via a series of highly evocative and forthright images. The extract texts are written with the archaic English spelling of the 1611 King James Bible.

Docents, trained by author, lecturer and Chagall historian Vivian R. Jacobson, will be available for group tours with arrangements at least one week in advance. The McCune Gallery is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.  Admission is free, though donations are encouraged.

“The Story of Exodus” is just one of the special events happening in Fayetteville and Cumberland County.  For a full list of happenings, and to plan your visit, head to www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com.

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ABOUT THE DAVID MCCUNE INTERNATIONAL ART GALLERY
The David McCune International Art Gallery is located in the William Bethune Center for Visual Arts on the campus of Methodist University. Its mission is to coordinate exhibitions of art by student, regional, national, and international artists, educating students and the public through a diverse representation of fine art. Three of the gallery’s most successful exhibitions were the bronze sculptures of “Rodin: Portraits of a Lifetime, Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections;” “Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection;” and “Igneous Expressions,” a collection of glass art by 26 artists from western North Carolina that included work by Harvey Littleton, the father of American studio glass.

ABOUT THE FAYETTEVILLE AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU (FACVB)
The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com  or call 1-888-98-HEROES.

Published on February 15, 2018 by Melody Foote  
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Christian Cheer Nationals at Crown Complex March 1-3

Christian Cheer Nationals at Crown Complex March 1-3

Participants from 18 states to complete

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Fayetteville, NC  –   The Christian Cheerleaders of America (CCA) Christian Cheer Nationals and CCA College Championships return to the Crown Coliseum from March 1st through the 3rd.

Throughout the weekend, 4000 people are expected to watch elementary through high school students, all-star teams and college teams from 18 states vie for National or College Champion titles.  The event’s economic impact on Cumberland County is estimated to be $1.8 million.

Teams compete in 50 divisions, and others compete in solo, duo, trio, stunt team, dance and mascot categories.  More than $1 million in prizes and scholarships will be awarded through the Cheer Scholar program.

In addition to cheer competition, the weekend offers other activities,  including National Christian Cheer Coach of the Year Award, Top 20 Cheer Coach Awards, a Christian concert and praise and worship time.

Events are open to spectators. Times and prices are as follows:

*             Thursday, March 1 at 8:30 p.m. Admission $12.

*             Friday, March 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission: $25 (12 +), $15 (5-11), under 5 free

*             Saturday, March 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Admission: $20 (12+), $15 (5-11), under 5 free

 

For more information, visit the Christian Cheerleaders of America website at www.cheercca.com or call 1-877-CHEERCA.

Tweet this: Christian Cheerleaders of America (CCA) returns to @CrownComplexNC for the #CCANationals2018 March 1-3. Elementary, high school, all-star and college teams from 18 states compete for $1 million in scholarship money. @VisitFayNC

ABOUT CCA

CCA (Christian Cheerleaders of America) is a non-profit organization for the purpose of ministering to Christian schools by encouraging excellence in Christian Cheerleading and service to the Savior.

 

ABOUT THE FACVB 

The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com  or call 1-888-98-HEROES.

 

 

 

Published on February 8, 2018 by Melody Foote  
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10th Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo March 16-18

10th Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo March 16-18
Crown Arena Host for the three-day Outdoor Adventure Show

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Fayetteville, NC  –   The 10th  Annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo returns to the Crown  Arena March 16 -18.  “We were extremely successful during our first year in Fayetteville and are pleased the show will be even bigger this year,” says event organizer WC Lanier.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find lots to enjoy during the three-day show: hunting and fishing exhibitions, wildlife art, decoys, boats and accessories, truck and ATV displays,

 

fly fishing demos, camping, guides, outfitters, contests and archery demonstrations.

“For our 10th anniversary show, we are offering Youth Day programming on Friday, March 16,” says Lanier. The program is a hands-on Wildlife Program to encourage youth interest in North Carolina’s natural resources.  Activities planned for elementary, middle and high-school students include:

  • An age-appropriate scavenger hunt, titled “Nature in a Nutshell.”
  • Exploration of career interests with wildlife professionals
  • Watching raptors in flight. Visitors will see hawks, vultures, and more.
  • Examining the physics behind a successful fly cast
  • Participation in archery

Youth Day programming is $5 per student.

Expo hours are Friday and Saturday, March 16th and 17th  from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  On Sunday March 19th, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $11 for adults, $8 for seniors 60 and older and military. Children 10 years and under are free when accompanied by an adult.    In celebration of the Expo’s 10th anniversary, a special price of two for $10 will be honored on Friday only.

About the Cape Fear Wildlife Foundation

The mission of the Cape Fear Wildlife Foundation is to cultivate stewardship of the great outdoors through education awareness, programs and excursions of hunting and fishing that will connect men, women and children to the importance of conservation so as to become investors in our natural resources to create a quality place to be enjoyed by future generations. For more information, visit  www.CapeFearWildlifeExpo.com or call 910-795-0292.

 

ABOUT THE FACVB 

The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com  or call 1-888-98-HEROES.

 

Published on February 1, 2018 by Melody Foote  
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Women Making A Difference Conference

The Women Making A Difference Conference has the mission of inspiring, educating and bringing together women of all backgrounds and ethnicities from across Cumberland County and surrounding areas, and to provide a spiritual and educational foundation for women wanting to make a difference.

The highlight of the conference will be the participation of nationally known motivational spiritual speakers such as Dr. Marilyn Hickey, as well as breakout sessions to help women in starting their own business, health & weight management, finance, education and other relevant topics. Moreover, some of the women attending the conference will have the opportunity to receive scholarships in the name of a specific donor.

Tickets for the conference are $25 per person in advance, $30 per person at the door and $20 for groups of 10 or more. Ticket purchases include: registration fees, choice of 4 breakout sessions, lunch, free parking, and access to merchandise from local conference vendors.

To purchase tickets and learn more about the “Women Making A Difference Conference”, please visit: http://womenmakingadifferenceconference.com/
For more information please contact Alexandria Brimage-Gray at 706-505-9970 or email womenmakingadifferenceconf@gmail.com.

Published on January 29, 2018 by Aurora Crowell  
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Hidden Figures Author Offers Talk February 6 at FSU

Hidden Figures Author Offers Talk February 6 at FSU
One of 12 events that recognize Black History Month

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Tweet This:  The author of @HiddenFigures, @margotshetterly speaks at @uncfsu Feb. 6. Dancing Stories w/ @AprilCTurner , and a presentation from @TichinaArnold and 10 other events round out @CumberlandNC ‘s #BlackHistoryMonth happenings http://bit.ly/2DDDclH @visitfaync

Fayetteville, NC – Margot Lee Shetterly, researcher and author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped with the Space Race,  will speak February 6 at 7 pm at Fayetteville State University (FSU).  The book was a top book of 2016 for both TIME and Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today bestseller, and a #1 (instant) New York Times bestseller. The film adaptation of Hidden Figures became the number one movie in America.

Shetterly is also the founder of the Human Computer Project, a digital archive of the stories of NASA’s African-American “Human Computers” whose work tipped the balance in favor of the United States in WWII, the Cold War, and the Space Race.

Free and open to the public, Shetterly’s talk is part of the FSU Chancellor’s Speaker Series, an initiative designed to bring nationally known speakers to FSU.

Shetterly’s presentation is one of the 12 Cumberland County events held at FSU and museums, galleries and community centers that honors Black History Month.

Other Black History Month Events:

Now through Feb 25 – The Rosenthal Art Gallery hosts Celebrating Heritage: Selections from the Hazel and John Biggers Collection. It features over 25 works from leading African-American artists from the last century. The event is part of the FSU Sesquicen

 

tennial Celebration. www.150.uncfsu.edu

Jan 26 through Feb 24 – The History and Artistic Form in African-American Cemeteries of Cumberland County at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County examines the tradition and artistic form of local African-American Cemeteries.  (910) 323-1776   www.TheArtsCouncil.com

Feb 1 – An African-American History Exhibit and Program at Smith Recreation Center will feature a video and a presentation highlighting local heroes. Additionally, African artifacts will be on display.  The free event runs from 11 am to 1 pm. (910) 483-6152

Feb 3 through May 27 – The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex hosts 1867: Deeds Not Words, The Origin of Fayetteville State University, an exhibit honoring the 150th anniversary of FSU. The multi-media exhibit features photographs, panels and videos that tell the story of FSU’s founding.  www.MuseumoftheCapeFear.ncdcr.gov

Feb 3 – Dancing Stories with April C. Turner returns to the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex at 2 pm on Feb 3.  Turner explores the language of African dance symbols. At the end of the presentation, audience members are invited to participate in playing the instruments as a community. The event is free and open to the public. www.MuseumoftheCapeFear.ncdcr.gov

Feb 10 – Black History Cultural Art Experience Exhibit at Spring Lake Community Center features the work of local visual artist Yolanda Burse, along with music, cultural dance, singing and more.  The free event runs from 12 pm – 4 pm.  (415) 233-7325

Feb 10 – Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra’s concert 1867-2017: A 150-Year Celebration Concert honors the sesquicentennial of FSU. Performing with guest artist Angela Brown, the symphony will explore the influence of African-Americans on music composed during this time period. www.fayettevillesymphony.org

Feb 17 – Two film industry veterans share the stories of their careers, lives and challenges during True To Yourself: A Black History Month Film Talk at FSU. Learn about Tichina Arnold (from Martin and Everybody Hates Chris) and famed casting director Winsome Sinclair du

 

ring this thought-provoking event.  (910) 323-1776

Feb 18 – Jazz singer, s

 

ongwriter and cellist Shana Tucker headlines FSU’s Smooth Jazz Flow II concert.  The concert features renowned Fayetteville jazz saxophonist Reggie Codrington.  (910) 672-1724.

Feb 24 – The 15th annual Black History Quiz Bowl will bring together students of all races to match wits on subjects ranging from Black history, business, economics, politics to civics. Youth from North and South Carolina will compete. The free event runs from 10 am to 2 pm at the Ramada Plaza on Owen Drive. www.BlackHistory4Ever.com

Feb 26 – Learn about local history on the African-American Bus Tour. The tour highlights the distinct contributions of African-Americans in our community. Pre-registration is required.  (910) 433-1457

Can’t make the Bus Tour? At any time, follow the Cumberland County African-American Heritage Trail, which provides a historical glimpse into the lives of African-Americans who resided in Cumberland County from the Revolutionary War era through the early 20th century.  www.FayettevilleNCTrails.com

About the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.visitfayettevillenc.com or call 1-800-255-8217.

Published on January 24, 2018 by Melody Foote  
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Cumberland County (NC) Expands Tourism Product

Cumberland County (NC) Expands Tourism Product
Exciting new offerings for the adventurous, health conscious, food fanatics, craft beer drinkers and  history buffs.

Fayetteville , NC  – Add Fayetteville and Cumberland County to your travel plans for 2018. In the last year, the community added offerings that appeal to a wide variety of travelers.

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Adventure Seekers:

The community’s first trampoline park opened in mid-December in Fayetteville.  Located in Westover Shopping Center, 40,000 square foot Defy Fayetteville features over 25 trampolines, including angled wall trampolines, launching decks and much more. The park touts a ninja obstacle course, a zipline, trapeze, battle beams, stunt fall activity and many foam pits to ensure a safe landing for all.  www.DefyParks.com . Two other trampoline parks are scheduled to come on-line in 2018, JP Jumpmasters in Fayetteville, and Surge Trampoline Park in Hope Mills.

Spring Lake Outpost is Fort Bragg’s gateway to the Lower Little River.   The veteran and family owned facility aims to merge water sports with relaxation. Canoes, kayaks and/or tubes are available for rental, and transportation back to the starting point is provided for each booked trip. Short and long routes are available 7 days a week. www.SpringLakeOutpost.com

 

Craft Beer Drinkers:

2017 was a busy year for breweries in Cumberland County. Two new breweries opened in downtown Fayetteville, pushing Cumberland County’s brewery total to 5. Dirt Bag Ales, a 2015 addition to our tourism product, began building a new and expanded location in Hope Mills.   Our three newest breweries are all veteran owned and veteran run.

Two veterans opened Lake Gaston Brewing and Restaurant in downtown Fayetteville in late 2017.  Each weekend they have at least four of their beers on tap, along with a variety of other beer offerings. They are also a full-service restaurant.  www.LakeGastonBrew.com

Bright Light Brewing Company, a pet and family-friendly establishment opened mid 2017 by military veterans.   They have rotating craft brews on tap and host a rotating list of Fayetteville finest food trucks.  The brewery features an open floor plan and wide open patio area.  www.Facebook.com/BrightLightBrewing

History Buffs:

The 82nd Airborne and War Memorial Museum, located on Fort Bragg, tells the history of the 82nd Airborne from its inception during the World War I era to modern military history.  Currently renovating and updating all galleries, the museum is set to re-open during All American Week in May of 2018.  http://www.82ndairbornedivisionmuseum.com/

In November 2017, a Global War on Terrorism Memorial was installed at Freedom Memorial Park in Fayetteville.   The monuments at Freedom Memorial Park honor Cumberland County’s War dead.

Health Conscious:

Floating Shanti in Fayetteville is the only location in the Piedmont region of North Carolina that offers flotation therapy.  Flotation therapy uses a combination of sensory deprivation and enriched mineral water to allow floaters to relax and renew. Flotation takes place in a sound-proof tank that holds warm, shallow water, enriched with Epsom salts. In addition to flotation therapy, this new facility offers a variety of other services. www.FloatingShanti.com

Clean Eatz, a healthy lifestyle restaurant, opened in Fayetteville’s Westwood Shopping Center in 2017.  Everything on the restaurant’s menu is a delicious, healthy option.  In addition to a restaurant, Clean Eatz offers meal plans, family meals, catering, smoothies, spices, snacks and more. www.CleanEatz.com

Foodies:

A local food-truck favorite, The Blind Pig NC, will open a restaurant in downtown Fayetteville in January 2018.  The Blind Pig serves quality smoked meats, presented with a fusion of homemade sauces and vinegars. A food truck favorite is The Angry Hawaiian, which features smoked chicken or pulled pork on a roll topped with hand cut pineapple marinated with sambal pepper paste. Hungry yet?  www.TheBlindPigNC.com

Crown Fried Chicken opened its doors in October of 2017. The Spring Lake establishment serves New York-style fried Chicken cooked to order, along with other delicacies. They are known for their Mumbo Sauce.  http://crown-fried-chicken-of-springlake.business.site/

For more on things to see and do in Cumberland County, or to plan your visit, head to www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com

About Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:

Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 1-800-255-8217.

Published on January 12, 2018 by Melody Foote  
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128th Annual Legion of Valor Convention in Fayetteville

128th Annual Legion of Valor Convention in Fayetteville
The Gathering of Extraordinary Combat Heroes to be held April 18-21, 2018

Fayetteville, NC  –  The Legion of Valor, the oldest military service organization in the United States, will hold its 128th consecutive convention in Fayetteville April 19-21 at the Ramada Plaza and Bordeaux Convention Center.  The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to work with this organization for this special event.

Each member of the Legion of Valor is a recipient of the Medal of Honor, Army Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross or Air Force Cross — the nation’s highest awards for extraordinary heroism in combat. At the convention, World War II fighter aces, Korean War Marines, Vietnam Infantrymen, Iraq naval gunners and Afghanistan sharpshooters from 90+ years to 22 years of age will speak in ways only their common bond permits. All members faced extraordinary conditions in combat and were called upon to risk their lives above and beyond the call of duty — and did so without hesitation.

During their time in Fayetteville, members of the Legion will visit with active-duty military members of several different units assigned to Fort Bragg.  A solemn Memorial Service is held for Legion members who have passed on during the year. Each year the Legion says farewell to 30+ members — many from WWll, Korea, and Viet Nam — who have reached their last retreat. Members of the Legion will also participate in events in Fayetteville and honor the city’s commitment to our nation’s military.

For more information on the convention, visit www.LegionofValorConvention2018.com or contact Jerry Walden at commander@legionofvalor.org or 704-624-4144.

About Legion of Valor

The prestigious Legion of Valor is the oldest military service organization in the United States. Its members have distinguished themselves in combat by extraordinary acts of selfless heroism, and have been recognized by our nation with award of the Congressional Medal of Honor or the Armed Services Crosses, the highest award for extraordinary heroism. Our membership spans all services and all ranks from private through 4-star general and includes combat operations from WWII through the current Afghanistan insurgency.

 About Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:

Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 1-800-255-8217.

 

Published on January 11, 2018 by Melody Foote  
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Fayetteville Marksmen Hockey a Fun Family Affair

Fayetteville Marksmen Hockey a Fun Family Affair
Special Promotions and Entertainment Keep Everyone Engaged

 Tweet this: Fayetteville’s @Marksmen_Hockey is a fun family affair with fantastic hockey and off-ice entertainment to keep fans riled up and excited. Upcoming promotions: Star Wars Night Dec 22; New Year’s Eve Party Dec. 20; Pooch Party (Bring Your Dog to the Game) Jan 20. @VisitFayNC

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Greater Fayetteville, NC – When the Fayetteville Marksmen take the ice at the Crown Coliseum, fans are guaranteed fast-paced, exciting hockey action. The Marksmen also deliver promotions and off-ice entertainment that keep fans riled up and excited. This season, even the four-legged family members will be able to enjoy the hockey fun.

Upcoming promotions:
On December 22nd, attendees are invited to come to the game dressed as their favorite character for Star Wars Night. Players will wear specially-designed Star Wars jerseys to take on the Birmingham bulls.  The jerseys are auctioned off after the game. Star Wars-themed entertainment will happen throughout the game. Fans can enjoy $2 beers.

The Marksmen ring in the New Year a few days early on December 29th.  At 7 pm, they take on the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs and hold a New Year’s Party event.

Don’t eat prior to the January 13th game. Arrive early and choose cuisine from some of the region’s best food trucks and tour an array of classic cars on site. After the game the Marksmen host a Boy Scout sleepover event.

Even Fido is invited to a January 20th Marksmen Pooch Party. That’s right, its bring your dog to the game night. Everyone can enjoy $1 hot dogs throughout the game. The first 2000 lucky fans receive a free Marksmen cap.

All Marksmen home games are played at the Crown Coliseum. Tickets are $7-$25.   To purchase tickets and for a full schedule of events, visit www.MarksmenHockey.com.

For information on all things to see and do in the region, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com.   You’ll find places to eat, information on hundreds of upcoming events, hotels, stores and much more.

About The Fayetteville Marksmen

The Fayetteville Marksmen are owned and operated by Union Pro Hockey Group and play their home games at Crown Coliseum. The Marksmen are a committed community asset, designed to provide premium entertainment to families and individuals in Cumberland County and surrounding areas.

About Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:

Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.visitfayettevillenc.com or call 1-800-255-8217.

 

Published on November 30, 2017 by Melody Foote  
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CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY

Christmas Every Day in Cumberland County (NC)
From small gatherings to large spectaculars, a holiday event is happening every day from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve

Greater Fayetteville, NC – The day after Thanksgiving, the Christmas season is underway in Cumberland County. The season starts with the simple pleasures of Victorian Christmas celebration during Dickens Holiday, presented by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. From 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., visitors will find the streets of downtown Fayetteville bustling with characters from A Christmas Carol, carriage rides, the Gingerbread Community of Hope, exhibits on Victorian life and musical performances.

At 5:30 p.m. lights are turned off and thousands of attendees lead a candlelight procession from the Arts Council to the Market House, where a Christmas tree is lit and fireworks color the sky.

A Dickens Holiday is just one of the events happening throughout the Christmas season. From light displays to artistic presentations, from historic endeavors and events with small town charm, locals and visitors are bound to find something to delight. We’ve highlighted a few events here. For the complete list of Christmas and holiday events, follow this link: CUMBERLAND COUNTY HOLIDAY EVENTS.

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Tweet this: From light displays to artistic endeavors and historic happenings, Christmas happens every day from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve in @cumberlandnc @visitfaync http://bit.ly/2mojNh2

Four light displays provide ample opportunity to revel in the sparkle of the season:

  • Denton Ridge in Linden hosts Christmas Lights at Denton Ridge each Friday and Saturday until December 30. Visitors take a tram to a quaint village adjoining the Lower Little River. Tickets are $10 per person.
  • At Christmas in Paradise, visitors walk through 12 acres of Christmas lights and much more. This free event, held at Paradise Acres, runs every Thursday through Saturday night from November 30 through December 23.
  • Visit Arnette Park in Fayetteville to take a ½-mile stroll through a walking trail filled with sights and sounds of the Christmas season. Christmas in the Park also includes live entertainment, marshmallow roasting, holiday movies and a Christmas Express train. Admission is $10 per family vehicle. Christmas in the Park is open every night from December 7 through 21.
  • From December 9 through December 30 on Thursday to Sunday, Cape Fear Botanical Garden hosts the annual Holiday Lights in the Garden. The display is an illuminated mile-long pathway with a synchronized show of music and lights over the Cypress Pond. Admission is $5 to $12 per person.

The community also offers plenty of artistic avenues to explore:

  • The Gilbert Theater presents It’s a Wonderful Life by James Rodgers. The show runs Friday through Sunday from November 24 to December 17. Tickets are $14 to $16.
  • A local tradition, the Cape Fear Regional Theatre hosts The Best Christmas Pageant Ever weekends November 30 to December 17. Tickets are $10 to $15.
  • On December 2, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra offers A Carolina Holiday Concert, a concert featuring traditional and popular Christmas music. The concert is held at Methodist University. Tickets are $11 to $27.
  • The 300-member chorus at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church presents Singing Christmas Tree from November 30th to December 3rd. The chorus stands atop the largest singing tree in North Carolina- at 32 feet.
  • The Cumberland Oratorio Singers presents “We Sing to Remember” Christmas concert at First Baptist Church on December 16. The concert is $27.

 

Historical and small town Christmas fun:

  • Fort Bragg holds its Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30. Attendees with visit with Santa and enjoy live entertainment and a parachute demonstration.
  • On December 2, enjoy a small-town Christmas celebration during Christmas in Hope Mills. A Christmas parade starts at 3 pm and, immediately following,  Christmas in the Village at Town hall offers entertainment, refreshments, train rides and much more.
  • The 1897 EA Poe House, part of the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, hosts Holiday Jubilee on December 3. This free event encompasses Victorian Christmas traditions, to include period cooking on the 1902 stove. Throughout the month of December, the EA Poe House is decorated for a Victorian Christmas celebration.
  • The Town of Spring Lake holds its Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 4.. The ceremony will be held at the tree adjacent to Town Hall.
  • Catch Santa and all his elves at the massive Rotary Christmas Parade in downtown Fayetteville on December 9.
  • Explore artistic, original and cutting-edge loft designs during Downtown Fayetteville’s Candlelight Loft Tours. Tickets are $10 to $12 for this December 10 event.
  • On December 16 and 17, tour the Oak Grove Plantation during its Open House for a traditional Christmas experience. The house, which was built circa 1793, was used as a hospital during the Civil War. Tickets are $5 to $12.

 

About Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:

Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.visitfayettevillenc.com or call 1-800-255-8217.

Published on November 13, 2017 by Melody Foote  
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Fayetteville Top 25 American Towns For Holiday Shopping

Fayetteville –  Last week, Expedia released their annual list of top 25 “Best American Towns for Holiday Shopping.”  Fayetteville, the only North Carolina town on the list, secured the 16th spot.

Expedia analyzed three million social media mentions relating to conversations about local shops and holiday markets to develop their 2017 list. From there, they extracted the most “buzz-worthy” places for their annual list.

According to Expedia, “Fayetteville stood out for such events as Holly Day Fair and a Dickens Holiday.”  The article also mentions Your Wicker Home & Christmas Wonderland Shop.

Full article: https://viewfinder.expedia.com/features/best-american-towns-holiday-shopping/

ABOUT THE FACVB 

The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com  or call 1-888-98-HEROES.

Published on November 9, 2017 by Melody Foote  
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