American Music Jubilee – “A touch of Branson and a touch of Myrtle Beach comes to Eastern North Carolina”. Your musical palette will find a smorgasbord of musical delights from 50’s rock ‘n roll to classic and contemporary country, and spectacular gospel – served with a healthy helping of fresh, down home humor for dessert. Civil War Sites – Averasboro Battleground, Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site. Military Museums – 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum and John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum. The Major General William C. Lee Airborne Museum – The museum commemorates the outstanding life and contributions of Dunn native Major General William C. Lee. In paying tribute to General Lee, General Maxwell D. Taylor said “Bill was truly the Father of the Airborne troops, and was closely identified with airborne development from the beginning of the Army’s interest in this form of warfare.”
Local Area Day Trips
Cameron – Born of a plank road and a railroad and spurred on by the turpentine and dewberry industries, Cameron prospered in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Railroad arrived in 1875 and a town was planned and built by the people. Cameron was the end of a run for the Raleigh and Augusta Railroad. The Dewberry business was so successful that for many years Cameron was considered the dewberry capital of the world! A compact community consisting of one and two story frame and brick houses, stores and churches displaying elements of the styles popular in the era of 1875 to 1925. Today Cameron still retains its turn of the century character and its feeling of a modest, isolated, concentrated village with many antique and collectible shops. It is a National Register Historic District. Seagrove – The mission of the North Carolina Pottery Center is to promote public awareness and appreciation of the history, heritage, and ongoing tradition of pottery making in North Carolina through educational programs, public services, collection and preservation, and research and documentation. The North Carolina Pottery Center – located at 250 East Avenue, Seagrove, NC 27341. Open Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students (K-12), and free to members! The Center includes permanent and changing exhibits on the history and ongoing tradition of North Carolina pottery, activities, and map and information services to the potteries of the Seagrove area and across the State. A display of representative works from the more than 90 area potteries is very helpful in planning your visit while in Seagrove. For more information call (336) 873-8430. Swimming – Fantasy Lake Water Park, 5869 Permastone Lake Road in Hope Mills. Mile-long beach and three lakes with slides and swings. Rates are $8 to $12. For more information call 424-9999. Waldo’s Beach on Camden Road along Lake Upchurch in Hope Mills. Features a beach, swimming pool and picnic tables. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $5 to $7. 423-8701. Cape Fear Botanical Gardens – 85 acres of gardens bordered by the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek – Fayetteville. Carolina Premium Outlets – 80 outlet stores from the world’s finest designers and brand names – Interstate 95, exit 95 in Smithfield – 45 minutes North. Discover Downtown Fayetteville! – A guide for shopping, eating and having fun in Historic Downtown Fayetteville. Visit our State Capital
Local Area Events
Dogwood Festival – An annual celebration of Spring. Held in April. Includes: major entertainment, social, cultural, sporting and historical events. Fort Bragg Fair – Held in May. Includes: entertainment, food, rides and fun. Country Fest – Held in September. A free outdoor concert featuring country musicians, line dancers, food, petting farm and children’s activities. Cumberland County Fair – Held in September. An agricultural fair featuring livestock, carnival, rodeo and entertaining shows. Holly Day Fair – Held in November. Southeastern North Carolina’s largest holiday craft and gift show. Bragg Boulevard Flea Market – Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 7:00pm. This is the largest indoor and outdoor flea market in the Fayetteville area, recently remodeled – fully climate-controlled inside for comfort. Located on Hwy 24 in the old K-Mart Building. Phone: 910-868-3100.