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Marketfair’s Ultimate Guide to Black Friday

Thanksgiving Day is this week — which means Black Friday is right around the corner! We’ve been preparing for months to bring you the best deals Fayetteville has to offer. Here’s our special Marketfair Black Friday round-up to guide you through everyone’s favorite shopping holiday:

  • Love shopping but hate waking up for early morning deals? Grab a cup of espresso, coffee or tea to keep you energized while you browse your favorite stores!
  • Does your home need an upgrade in preparation for the new year? New flooring will make any home look brand new.
  • In the mood to spice up your lunch or dinner after a long day of shopping? We guarantee you’ll be able to find a few dishes that weren’t on your Thanksgiving table.
  • If you’d rather kick back and relax while the rest of the family shops, grab a movie ticket and catch up on the latest Hollywood flicks.
  • What’s one thing kids and adults will always agree on? Candy-filled stockings are a must-have. Get a head start and stock up on your family’s favorite treats!
  • Who wants to cook after spending Thanksgiving in the kitchen? Grab a sandwich, salad or milkshake instead! You can even order online!
  • Looking to work off those Thanksgiving calories? Design your own workout in a completely Judgement Free Zone.

We hope all of our Fayetteville shoppers have a happy holiday! Can’t wait to see you out and about this Black Friday!

Fall Recipe Favorites

Apple picking season is upon us – that means it’s time for some fun fall recipes! You can find locally grown apples at spots like the Reilly Road Farmers Market, the Fayetteville Farmers Market and the Apple Crate Natural Market.

Try making a fun locally-sourced treat with your friends or family this month! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite apple recipes below:

Carmel Apple Dump Cake

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Grease an 8 or 9-cup cake pan
  • Cut 1 large apple into slices or chunks
  • Mix 1 box of spice cake mix as the directions on the box call for. Stir 1 large apple and ½ cup of toasted pecans into batter. Pour into pan.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until done or an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely for about an hour
  • In a 2-quart saucepan mix ½ cup brown sugar, butter and milk. Heat until it boils over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk. Let the mixture boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Gradually stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Stir gently 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Immediately spoon glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Top with remaining 1/2 cup pecans

Apple Chips

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  • Slice two apples and place into a bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, toss to combine
  • Place the apples on a baking sheet so none overlap and cook the apples for 2-3 hours, flipping halfway though
  • Bake until dried out by still pliable

Turtle Apple Pops

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Slice 2 apples into ½ slices. Make a small incision in the bottom and stick in popsicle sticks.
  • Dip the apple slices into your melted chocolate of choice and place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with toasted pecan pieces and place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to harden.
  • Drizzle with melted caramel and sprinkle with sea salt. Return to refrigerator to harden for 5 more minutes and serve

Marketfair Spotlight: Kids in Sports

As the kids are heading back to school, it’s important to make sure they stay active. Get your kids up and moving after the classroom with our tenant Kids in Sports! This is the perfect community spot here in Fayetteville to get your kids involved in an activity where they will learn important life skills like sportsmanship and teamwork while having fun.

You don’t have to choose just one sport – Kids in Sports offers multi-sport classes which combine baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, football and floor hockey. These classes are specially designed to be broken into appropriate age groups and use a combination of small and large group activities to teach the needed skills for each sport. There’s no room for boredom at Kids in Sports!

Overall, Kids in Sports seeks to teach its athletes benefits that go beyond the game. In addition to inspiring athletes to live a healthy lifestyle, the classes teach life and socialization skills that improve self-esteem, emotional stability and encourage kids to live with respect for others.

You can register online for Fall Sport Classes at any time! Classes begin Sept. 5, but registration stays open throughout the season so you can join in on the fun at any time. For all of the soccer fans out there, check out the Soccer Challenge Week coming up Sept. 11. Stay updated by following @KISFayetteville on Facebook. Learn more by checking out the website or call (910) 401-3739.

Where to View the Solar Eclipse in Fayetteville

For the first time in 38 years, the United States will see a total eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. This means the moon will pass between the sun and the Earth, completely covering the sun for a period of time. Everyone in North America, as well as some from parts of the other world including Africa, Europe and South America, will be able to view the eclipse.

As the moon moves, you’ll be able to view the total eclipse if you’re in the path of totality. This is a thin ribbon that stretches across the U.S. Other parts of the country will be able to see a partial view of the eclipse at certain times. Here in Fayetteville, you should be able to view the eclipse at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Before planning your eclipse party, make sure to pick up a pair of protective glasses! These have been a hot commodity, but you can find them at local schools, libraries and businesses.

No glasses? No problem – some local viewing parties will have limited supplies available! Below we’ve rounded up some places around town to enjoy the solar eclipse this Monday, Aug. 21 with the Fayetteville community.

Radiothon Benefitting Make-A-Wish Eastern NC

Looking for weekend plans? Join us at the Rock 103 Radiothon For Wishes event Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. right here at Marketfair shopping center. Bring the whole family out for fun with a good cause – all funds will benefit Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina.

All ages are guaranteed to have fun at this event! The station will broadcast live from the plaza, with fun challenges, prize drawings and special guest performances throughout the day. A silent auction will include electric guitars signed by bands like the Pretty Reckless and Breaking Benjamin, and guests can also purchase song requests onsite.

You won’t want to miss joining the Fayetteville community at our Rock 103 Radiothon For Wishes event – see you there!

Memorial Day in Fayetteville

Memorial Day is a special day across the nation, but especially here in Fayetteville. This holiday, originally called Decoration Day, is to remember those who have lost their lives serving our country. This weekend is a great chance to get together with friends and family, as the community has a number of activities going on. We’ve rounded up a few events for you to check out and join in on the festivities:

  • Saturday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Shop local food and handcrafted products at the City Market at the Museum. The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum hosts this market on Saturday mornings.
  • Sunday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.: Check out A Symphonic Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces Concert at Festival Park, given by the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra (FSO) to salute the armed forces in honor of the holiday.
  • Monday, May 29 at 10 a.m.: Honor the brave and remember the fallen at Freedom Memorial Park This event fills up quickly, so consider arriving early and bringing a lawn chair with you.
  • Monday, May 29 at noon: The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation and the Special Operations Force K9 Memorial Foundation are hosting a Memorial Day Service Ceremony to honor K-9 soldiers. Stick around with the kids afterward for a special children’s book reading by the author of “How I Became A K-9 Commando.”

Find out more details on what is going on in the community this weekend here. We hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday!

Get Moving this May

Warm weather is here, which means it’s the perfect time to get outside and get moving! There are tons of spots throughout Fayetteville to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise in. Below we have listed some favorite local trails and parks for a stroll, jog or picnic this month.

  • Cape Fear River Trail: This paved path reaches about 5.3 miles one way and is perfect for a walk, jog or bicycle ride. Enjoy a look at wildlife along this trail that offers more than 700 species of plants and trees.
  • Bayard Clark Park & Nature Center: This second largest regional park is an ideal spot for an afternoon picnic. There is never a dull moment here as the Nature Center offers fun programs for individuals and families, like nature story time and a bird appreciation walking group.
  • Riverside Dog Park: Take your furry friend out for some exercise at this dog-friendly spot. The location is open every day from dawn to dusk.
  • North Carolina Veterans Park: Explore downtown and take a stroll through the first park dedicated to military veterans in the state. This spot memorializes veterans from over 100 North Carolina counties from all branches of the Armed Services.

If you’re looking for a way to get involved in the community while spending time outdoors, check out the volunteer program for the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Parks & Recreation department!

Marketfair Mother’s Day Gift Guide

ICYMI: Mother’s Day is just around the corner! We’ve rounded up some great gift ideas from our Marketfair stores, perfect for every type of mom in Fayetteville and beyond! Make sure you plan ahead to have something special for mom this year.

For the Adventurous Mom: Hiking and camping season is upon us – surprise your nature-loving mom with a new pair of hiking boots or a tent for the upcoming summer season.

For the Movie-Obsessed Mom: Spend some quality time together with a one-on-one trip to the movies. If you’re an Amy Schumer fan, you’ll love her mother-daughter adventure in “Snatched,” coming out Mother’s Day weekend at Carmike Cinemas.

For the Active Mom: If your mom never misses her afternoon walk around the neighborhood, there’s no better way to say, “Keep up the hard work!,” than with a membership from Planet Fitness!

For the Indulgent Mom: Satisfy your mom’s sweet tooth with a candy gift basket. Rocky Fizz puts together a variety of gift baskets such as the “nostalgia” gift basket, which is sure to tug at her heartstrings.

For the Relaxed Mom: Thank your mom for all those times she’s pampered you by returning the favor. A manicure-pedicure treatment is the perfect way to spoil her!

For the Foodie Mom: If your mom is a foodie who loves snapping pictures of her food, treat her to excellent fine dining Indian experience at Marketfair’s newest restaurant, Tandoori Bites.

Bluegrass & BBQ Event Benefitting FTCC

You can’t beat a night with good music and great food! Don’t miss the Fayetteville Technical Community College Foundation’s Bluegrass & BBQ event Thursday, April 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. This community event will include a silent auction, raffle, live music and dance lessons from Roland’s Dance Studio – so bring your dancing boots and the whole family along, too!

The Bluegrass & BBQ event is held by the FTCC Foundation to support Fayetteville Technical Community College, which offers over 200 programs of study. FTCC helps students find the right program for them to support the technical, commercial, industrial and health needs of Fayetteville and our surrounding areas. Funds raised at the event will go toward providing student scholarships, so you can enjoy a fun night out while investing in the future of our community!

Learn more and purchase your tickets at FTCC.com.

Spring into Fayetteville’s Art Scene

Fayetteville has a thriving art scene with tons of events coming up this spring! Check out some of these upcoming opportunities to experience the local talent and entertainment our city has to offer.

  • For the kids: The Cape Fear Model Railroaders come to the Fascinate-U Children’s Museum twice a month to showcase their train exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. You can catch this on the first and third Saturday of each month. This is a great, free activity to do with the kids! Upcoming dates include March 18 and April 1.
  • For a night out: The Rock Shop brings local artists together every Wednesday at its Fayetteville Art Attack event. Admission is only $2 to check out local art and artisan vendors starting at 6 p.m. This is a fun way to support Fayetteville artists for a night out downtown!
  • For the whole family: Explore downtown Fayetteville with a historic tour by horse and carriage Saturday, March 25. The Downtown Alliance, the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum are sponsoring this event which includes a 45-minute guided, narrated tour. The tours will start at 222 Hay St. and run from 1 to 4 p.m. Buy your tickets ahead of time online or by calling 910-222-3382.
  • For spring fever: Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Art and Flowers Juried Competition at The Arts Council of Fayetteville and Cumberland County. This showcases original floral artworks made by local floral designers and event planners. This is the perfect way to welcome spring! The exhibit will be on display starting March 23 through May 24.