This weekend
Murder Mystery Party: The Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities has planned an amazing evening full of fun and sleuthing in a 1920’s-themed setting. Enjoy drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres by Wolcott’s, music and an evening full of fun and surprises, Friday, from 7 to 11 p.m. Attendees should dress in their best “Gatsby Themed” attire. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.weymouthcenter.org.
Blues crawl: This annual event, hosted by the Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines, North Carolina, brings the best in blues to the Sandhills, Saturday. This year, there are over 10 locations and new venues all the way down Broad Street, with a free shuttle. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.sunrisetheater.com.
Holly Day Fair: This is the largest holiday gift and craft show in eastern North Carolina, held today through Sunday at the Crown Expo Center. The Holly Day Fair is a one-stop holiday shopping event that draws an average of 22,000 attendees and over 200 vendors. Show-goers have an extensive selection of unique handcrafted and manufactured products to select from including the best in holiday decorations, handmade crafts, stylish jewelry and clothes, children’s toys, specialty food items and much more.
Veteran’s Day Parade: The annual Fayetteville Veteran’s Day Parade, held in downtown Fayetteville, will take place Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. Featuring several Fort Bragg units, the color guard and the All-American Band, the parade honors the sacrifice of all veterans.
Fort Bragg Stories: Join WUNC’s Eric Hodge for a special live storytelling event in Fayetteville on Saturday, at 3 p.m. Fort Bragg Stories is a free event and will feature a curated hour of live storytelling, including pieces from veterans, active-duty service members and others in the Fort Bragg community. This live storytelling event will be held at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Reserve a seat with an email to rsvp@wunc.org.
Upcoming Events
Native American Indian Heritage Month: From Monday to Nov. 9, the North and South Post Exchanges, Throckmorton Library and the Soldier Support Center will have displays honoring Native American heritage. The culminating event will be a celebration at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy Auditorium, Nov. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Holiday Open House: Join downtown Fayetteville as they kick off a season of fun, shopping, eating, entertaining, gifts and friends. The Holiday Open House will take place Nov. 10 to 11 and will include holiday decor and gifts galore. Refreshments, free gift wrap, special pricing and more.
Chili Cookoff: It’s that time of year again! Enjoy samples of chili and vote for favorites at the Southern Pines Chili Cookoff, Nov. 11, from noon to 3 p.m., at O’Donnell’s Pub in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Support a local charity and taste over 20 chilies from individuals and local restaurants/businesses. There will be three categories this year ... Restaurant, Backyard (non-restaurant business) and Individual.
Stars and Guitars: The 6th annual Stars and Guitars, presented by WKML, is going to be bigger than ever in 2017. For the first time ever, WKML is inviting eight artists to the show at the Crown Complex, Nov. 13. This show provides an intimate experience with artists while also promoting some of country’s best artists — new and old. This year’s artists include Big and Rich, Drake White, Scotty McCreery, Lindsay Ell, Carly Pearce, Cannan Smith, Dylan Scott and Frankie Ballard. A portion of the proceeds from the show will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Statewide events this weekend
Wilson Whirligig Festival: Held Saturday and Sunday in Wilson, North Carolina, this is a two-day event in historic downtown with arts and crafts, live music on multiple states, vendors, WhirliKids zone and more. The festival fills several blocks downtown — all to celebrate the whirligigs and Wilson.
Poultry Jubilee: Rose Hill, North Carolina is home of the “Worlds Largest Frying Pan,” and headquarters for House of Raeford Farms, one of the nation’s largest poultry companies. The Rose Hill Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2017 NC Poultry Jubilee, Friday and Saturday. There will be a chicken wing cookoff, carnival rides and band, Friday, from 6 to 11 p.m. On Saturday, guests can enjoy fried chicken from the World’s Largest Frying pan, musical entertainment, cake auction and more. Visit www.thenorthcarolinapoultryjubilee.com for additional information.
Tarheel Tellers Storytelling Festival: This festival features storytelling with six fantastic North Carolina Tarheel Tellers, Friday and Saturday, at Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Friday kicks off with all six storytellers featuring a variety of stories. Saturday features Becky Stone, Lona Bartlett and Jon Sundell telling stories for all ages. Later, Alan Hoal, Joan Leotta and Willa Brigham tell stories for older children and adults. For more information, visit www.tarheeltellers.brownpapertickets.com.
Upcoming Events
Festival Latino: This festival, held Nov. 11 and 12 at Ogden Park in Wilmington, North Carolina, is the largest Latino event in North Carolina and features an array of themed sections like the Kids Fiesta area, a food courtyard, live Latin music and dance lessons, vendors selling various products and more. The event is free to attend. For more information, visit www.amigosinternacional.org/home-page/festival-latino.
Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show: It will begin to look a lot like Christmas at the Crystal Coast, Nov. 11. More than 60 vendors will be set up at the Civic Center in Morehead City, North Carolina to exhibit and sell gifts galore for everyone on the holiday shopping list. Shopping is easy all under one roof. Browse the aisles for decorations, entertainment ideas for holiday gatherings, children’s gifts and clothing, jewelry, wood art, pottery, holiday crafts and many more unique, one-of-a-kind items. Admission is $4 per person/children 12 and under are free. Santa Claus will be making a special trip to Morehead City from the North Pole.