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Trunk or Treat with Marketfair

Head over to Marketfair shopping center on Saturday, Oct. 28 to get a head start on your Halloween candy collection! We’re hosting a “Trunk or Treat” event for the Fayetteville community the Saturday before Halloween from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and you won’t want to miss it! Local favorite shops Good Living Coffee Zone, Rocket Fizz and Kids in Sports will also be taking part in the skele-fun!

The three best decorated cars will receive a special prize at the end of the event, and we’ll have other wicked awesome activities including Pumpkin Ball, Cupcake Walk and Ghost Bowling. You can RSVP to the event over on Marketfair’s Facebook page. Registered cars should arrive and set up between 4 to 4:45 p.m., the trunk registration form is available here or you can contact glczllc@goodlivingcoffeezone.com for more information. We hope to see you there for all the festivities!

Fire Safety Day at Good Living Coffee Zone

Stop, drop and roll over to Good Living Coffee Zone on Sept. 30! Our tenant is celebrating Fire Safety Day with lots of family fun and important information. From 10 a.m. to noon, your favorite local coffee shop will host a display of area fire trucks and Fayetteville firefighters to talk about fire prevention in the parking lot. Food, drinks, games and junior firefighter hats will also be provided.

Good Living Coffee Zone is a locally owned and operated coffee shop with the mission of providing quality service, products and commitment to the Fayetteville community. With three specially-selected beans from Honduras, Kenya and Sumatra, Good Living Coffee Zone has a special blend any coffee lover is sure to enjoy. In addition, Good Living Coffee Zone also offers an assortment of smoothies, sorbet, pastries and other tasty bites.

Also, mark your calendars for Fayetteville’s first annual Barista Throwdown at Good Living Coffee Zone on Nov. 17. This latte art competition will raise funds to help feed local low-income children, just in time for the holidays.
Stay updated by following @GoodLivingCoffeeZone on Facebook. Learn more by checking out the website or call 910-475-8630.

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!

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.

 

Fall Fun in Fayetteville

Fall is in full swing and it is time to get outside and enjoy the season! This is a special time of year with cool weather, sporting events and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Check out our list of upcoming events and other ways to spend time outdoors in Fayetteville throughout next month!

  • Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29: Downtown Farmer’s Market – Enjoy the local produce offered weekly on a beautiful fall Saturday! The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and located at 325 Franklin St.
  • Oct. 7 to 9: Indigo Moon Film Festival – The film festival will take place downtown and feature flicks from all over the world. There will be documentaries, narratives, student films, animation and more!
  • Oct. 27 to 29: Dogwood Festival – Head out to Festival Park to enjoy hayrides, a haunted maze, live music and more. The Dogwood Festival is sure to offer all of your favorite fall activities in one place!
  • Oct. 28: Zombie Walk – The fourth Friday event downtown this month is Zombie Walk themed for Halloween! Join local exhibitors and artists of all types while strolling around and enjoying the unique shops, bistros and galleries the area has to offer.

How We Said Goodbye to Summer!

Around 400 members of the Fayetteville community gathered to say goodbye to summer and hello to the new school year at our block party last weekend! We had a blast with everyone – from eating delicious free food from Which Wich and Mikoto Japanese Express, to visiting the complimentary face painting booth and playing outdoor games from Gander Mountain. 

Here’s a recap of some of the fun activities that went on and were made possible by our Marketfair shopping center stores: 

  • The Rocket Fizz soda tasting station and bottle ring toss game were definitely crowd favorites! The candy and soda pop shop also raffled off gift baskets and gift cards to a few lucky winners.
  • DJ Tommy King kept the party going with his fun mix of tunes!
  • Sports lovers enjoyed our interactive football and volleyball toss station provided by our newest tenant, Kids in Sports! Some raffle prize winners also went home with backpacks and gift cards!
  • Many guests left with other raffle prize winnings like free movie tickets to Carmike, gift cards, backpacks, a tablet from H.H. Gregg and free one-year memberships to Planet Fitness.

Thanks to everyone who came out and made this year’s Back-to-School Block Party a huge success! We are so grateful for everyone’s support – together we raised hundreds of dollars for our charity partner the Cumberland County District PTA Council, and we’ll also be donating another $1,000 on behalf of Marketfair. Here’s to a great 2016-2017 school year! 

 

Back-to-School Block Party

Feeling the end of summer blues? Join us at our Back-to-School Block Party this Saturday, Aug, 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to gear up for school in a fun way for the whole family! We are bringing the community together to experience free food, music, games, tastings and activities for all ages.

Everyone from children to parents are sure to have a good time at this event that includes free face painting, a soda tasting station from Rocket Fizz and complimentary massage chair sessions from Planet Fitness. For sports lovers, our newest tenant Kids In Sports will even have volleyball serve and football toss lessons!

All guests will have the chance to enter our raffle giveaways for exciting prizes that range from backpacks to tablets to a year-long Planet Fitness membership. Raffle tickets will be available for only $1 and all proceeds will directly benefit the Cumberland County District PTA. May the odds be in your favor!

Start this school year out the right way by joining the Fayetteville community at our Block Party – we will see you there!