Events around Post

This weekend
WWI Centennial: In a tribute to victory acres, war bonds and heroic efforts in battle, a traveling exhibition commemorating the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I opens at the Museum of the Cape Fear today. The Museum of the Cape Fear will present this free exhibition of 10, informational panels and related artifacts through Nov. 12. It’s a way to show appreciation for “The War to End All Wars.” Fayetteville is the 11th site across the state to showcase the exhibit during the 2017 centennial.
First Friday Southern Pines: This is it, folks! The last First Friday concert of the 2017 season, Friday, at First Bank Stage by The Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Families can enjoy a Bayou Americana/Roots Rock band from New Orleans, Honey Island Swamp Band. Gonza Tacos y Tequila and Military Moms food trucks will be on-site and everyone will be able to get their fill of beer and wine.
Home Team Tour: Thomas Rhett will perform at the Crown Coliseum Friday at 7:30 p.m. He will be joined by country duo Dan and Shay and rising star Walker Hayes
Tickets start at $32.75 and are limited to eight per person. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit
Woofstock: The 6th annual Woofstock event is set for Friday, at Cape Fear Botanical Garden! Woofstock will feature a catered dinner, drinks and live music. Despite its groovy attitude and laid back atmosphere, Woofstock is an event with a purpose. And that is to help our community’s homeless animals find new forever homes. Woofstock’s proceeds helps us to continue to lessen this number, to place shelter pets in healthy, loving homes. This mission involves the spaying/neutering, vaccinating, and microchipping of each pet, but also providing their food and veterinary care while they are with us. Tickets available at
Book Sale: Throckmorton Library is having its annual book sale from its donated items selection, Friday, from 1 to 3 p.m. Proceeds will go to library programs and learning tools for children. Items for sale include books of all kinds, DVDs, CDs and video games. Prices range from under $1 to $5. This event is open to the public. Cash only. Small bills appreciated. For more information, call 396-2665 or visit
Upcoming Events
live after 5: Hosted by the Village of Pinehurst, Live After 5 is a monthly concert series at the James W. Tufts Memorial Park in Pinehurst, North Carolina. This month’s event takes place Oct. 13 with entertainment from The Entertainers Band, which specializes in fun! While staying true to their R&B beach music roots, the group also satisfies the most diverse audiences by playing selections from the latest top-40, classic rock and roll and country music. Food trucks will be on-site with a great selection of sandwiches and desserts. Beverages will also be available for purchase. Picnic baskets are allowed; however, outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted. This is a free event that the entire Family can enjoy. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes!
Indigo Moon Film Festival: Filmmakers and audiences from around the world will gather in historic downtown Fayetteville for three days of fun and films with friends, Oct. 13 to 15. The film festival is very walkable with all four venues in the heart of downtown Fayetteville. Enjoy the opening night film and reception, awards BBQ, master classes, and of course great films. For tickets and more information, visit
Blast from the Past Festival: Come out to Carvers Creek State Park, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 2nd Annual Blast from the Past Festival. Families can enjoy old-timey toys, representatives from Clark Park and Nature Center, Smokey Bear, Pony and friends with farm animals, pine needle baskets, demonstrations from the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association and more.

Statewide Events

This weekend
50th annual Fall Pottery and Glass Festival: Come out and enjoy live demonstrations of pottery, glass, wood turning, Kiln openings and firings, and Raku firings at Cedar Creek Gallery in Creedmore, North Carolina, Sunday, Monday and Oct. 13. In addition, there will be live music, plant sales and on-site food trucks each day.
Scotland County Highland Games: Held at the historic John Blue Complex in Laurinburg, North Carolina, Saturday, this is just the kind of event Families would expect to find in the county that has one of the largest concentrations of Highland Scots in North America. Watch lads compete in traditional events, such as tossing the caber (a massive tapered pine pole) and the sheaf toss — throwing a 20-pound bale of straw straight up using a pitchfork. Of course, what would the games be without the piping and drumming, dancing and Tartan glory associated with this unique culture? Beverage and food vendors will be on-site.
Denim Days: In celebration of the time when Erwin, North Carolina was known as the “Denim Capital of the World,” the Erwin Chamber of Commerce hosts “Denim Days” each year during the first weekend of October. Families celebrate with concerts, performances and a parade. Local and outside vendors showcase crafts and foods. Contests and pageants feature area talent and accomplishments from the “Baby Denim Contest” to collectable cars and vintage automobile displays. Kids enjoy rides and slides, carnival-type games, and, of course, cotton candy and elephant ears.
Fall Antiques Street Fair: An annual tradition, this year’s fair will be held Saturday, on the streets of Cameron, North Carolina. Expect antiques, fun and more. Call 245-3055 or visit for additional information.
Upcoming Events
Aberdeen Sardine Festival: The Sardine Festival is held annually on the second Friday in October at the Aberdeen Lake park shelter in Aberdeen, North Carolina. The menu for the festival is quite simple: sardines, saltine crackers, moon pies and sodas. The food is free but donations are accepted in support of a local youth organization, like the Boys and Girls Club. Some of the highlights of the festival is the Sardine Queen parade, crowning of the new Queen, and local musical entertainment.
Zoo Grooves: Shake your tail feathers at the North Carolina Zoo’s all ages Halloween Zoo Grooves event in Asheboro, North Carolina. Don’t miss this wicked fun night featuring live music from popular bands Ziggy Pockets with Todd Allmon, and Brothers Pearl. Enjoy craft beer, food vendors and a Halloween costume party. These bands will get visitors grooving in the outdoor African Amphitheatre. A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for general admission seating (chairs and blankets allowed). Concert is from 6 to 10 p.m. Limited number of tickets available at the door.