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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!

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.

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!

Refreshing Summer Treats from Marketfair

Looking for the perfect summer refreshment? We’ve got you covered! These three refreshments are guaranteed to cool you down in the summer heat here in Fayetteville.

Craving something sweet and fruity? This light banana berry smoothie, inspired by the tasty offerings at Good Living Coffee Zone, is the perfect breakfast or snack.

  • Combine 2 cups frozen mixed berries, 1 cup strawberry flavored yogurt, 1 banana sliced, 1 cup milk and ½ teaspoon of sugar in a blender
  • Blend until smooth and enjoy

Classic sweet tea is guaranteed to satisfy just about anyone, especially around lunch time with a sandwich from Which Wich.

  • Sprinkle a pinch of baking soda (to help with bitterness) into a 64-ounce glass pitcher
  • Pour in 2 cups boiling water and add 6 tea bags. Cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes
  • Remove tea bags and stir ¾ cup of white sugar until dissolved
  • Pour in 6 cups cool water and refrigerate until cold

Watermelon soda from Rocket Fizz is always a favorite summer flavor– try these watermelon popsicles for the perfect pick me up after a hot day!

  • Add 2 ½ cups of cubed watermelon, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, ¼ cup white sugar and ½ cup raspberries into a blender
  • Blend on high until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth
  • Pour the mixture into ice pop molds and insert sticks
  • Freeze overnight

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!

Veterans Day in Fayetteville

With Veterans Day around the corner, Marketfair wants to take the time to say thank you to all our servicemen and women, past and present. This holiday provides a great opportunity for the community to come together to honor our veterans, and there are several events planned the next few weeks for residents to do so.

Join the Fayetteville community at the annual Veterans Day parade this Saturday, Nov. 5 starting at 10 a.m. downtown. The theme of this year’s parade is “Honoring our Greatest Generation,” highlighting veterans from World War II. With over 100 participants, it will begin on Hay Street at the Airborne Special Operations Museum and end at Liberty Point on Person Street.

On Veterans Day next Friday, Nov. 11, the Cape Fear Botanical Garden is hosting a Veterans Day Festival at the Garden from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can enjoy a community LEGO® American flag build, craft beer, climbing wall, local food trucks and more fun activities for the whole family.

Over at Marketfair, local veterans can check out Pioneer Services, who has provided financial services to the military community for over 30 years. Additionally, our Air Force Recruiting location would love to chat with anyone interested in serving our country.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Veterans Day celebrating with our local community!

Opening this Month: Kids In Sports

Don’t miss the grand opening of North Carolina’s first Kids In Sports location, right here at Marketfair shopping center! A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held tomorrow and the official grand opening is this Saturday, Sept. 17.

Kids In Sports teaches children ages 12 months to 12 years sports fundamentals in a safe, fun, friendly and supportive environment. The educational youth sports program aims to make a difference in the community and future generations by helping youth develop those type of skills that lead to long-term success in life.

All of its multi-sport or sport-specific classes are designed to offer a combined learning experience that engages a child’s mind as well as their bodies – meaning youth of all ages in the Fayetteville community will be able to develop not only athletic abilities, but also everyday skills such as respect and communication.

No matter if your child is just starting to learn a new sport or looking to develop their competitive skills further, there is a Kids In Sports program for children of all ages and levels. Stay in the loop on Kids In Sports updates and more new business coming to the plaza here!

Taste of Summer: Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop

Calling all fans of fizz! Featuring a selection of 500 glass-bottled sodas, Rocket Fizz would like you to come and taste the flavors of summer to find your favorite pop!

Carrying hundreds of soda flavors from its own line, Rocket Fizz offers classics and unique treats alike. Come try Banana Nut, Rocket Fuel and Marshmallow. Or, get fruity with Watermelon, Cherry Cola and Orange Cream!

Other soda lines include unique flavors like ranch dressing, bacon and buffalo wing in Lester’s Fixins, Melba’s Fixins, Martian Soda, Fluids Soda and Gourmet Sodas. For the star struck fans, Rocket Fizz carries a line called Soda Pop Labels of Fame featuring drink names such as “Kourtney’s Baby Bubblies” and “Snooki’s Wild Cherry.”

For more traditional soda lovers, the store also boasts more than 75 kinds of root beer.

Find the nearest Rocket Fizz right here in Fayetteville in the Marketfair Shopping Center!

School Yourself: Learn More About Fayetteville State University

In 1865, a “sophisticated” education agenda was already underway in Fayetteville’s community. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population.

Soon after, these schools consolidated to form the Howard School, this school was the genesis of Fayetteville State University. The school was recognized for its successful record of educating black youth, the Howard School was selected for this designation becoming the State Colored Normal School Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, a state and regionally accredited four-year college granting the Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Next, the school changed its name again to Fayetteville State College in 1963 and significant additions were made to the school system to accommodate a rapidly growing enrollment. Finally, in 1969, Dr. Charles Lyons, Jr. became president and in that year the college was formally renamed Fayetteville State University and designated a regional university by an act of the state legislature.

Today, the university offers Bachelor’s degrees in 43 areas, Master’s degrees in 23 areas, and one doctoral degree in educational leadership. Additionally, Fayetteville State University students may participate in over 78 registered student organizations, including sororities and fraternities.

Here at Marketfair, we support the growing university and invites you to check it out for yourself!

Fayetteville Holiday Events

Everywhere you turn this season in Fayetteville, you’re bound to find some holiday spirit. Grab your friends and family and check out these fun events to celebrate!

Carriage Rides with Santa

Carriage Rides with Santa will return to downtown Fayetteville Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13 and again on Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20. Yes, the Jolly Old Soul himself will be driving the horse-drawn carriage! Tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10.  Each ride lasts about 15 minutes and run from 1 to 8 p.m. Don’t miss out on this family friendly event!

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Come and celebrate the five-year anniversary of Holiday Lights in the Garden – a sparkling wonderland aglow with thousands of lights illuminating plants, trees and recent exhibits at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. This year, Holiday Lights will feature a new show of lights synchronized to music and shimmering over the Cypress Pond! Enjoy holiday music, photos with Santa, seasonal treats, s’mores roasting, a beer and wine garden, holiday shopping in the gift shop and more Dec. 12-16 at 5:30 p.m. Embrace the outdoors and create a cherished holiday memory!

Ryan’s Reindeer Run

Ryan’s Reindeer Run is a 5K run and walk in memory of Ryan P. Kishbaugh, who died of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 18. The race starts Saturday, Dec. 19 at 8:30 a.m. and proceeds go to The Ryan P. Kishbaugh Memorial Foundation as well as other charities providing services to children in need and cancer patients. Last year 895 runners registered for this event! Since 2003, the Ryan P. Kishbaugh Memorial Foundation has given over $131,000 to local non-profits in memory of Ryan. For more details, click here!