On the Trail of African-American History

African American history
The communities of Cumberland County are preparing to celebrate Black History Month with an array of special events throughout the month of February. The lives and legacies of African Americans in these communities can be traced through our African-American Heritage Trail (AAHT). This tourist tool was created by the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) to aid visitors in expl… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: December 30 – January 1

New Year's Fayetteville NC
Cumberland County’s calendar has been packed all year long with an array of festivals, outdoor adventures, historic happenings and much more. Now we have plans to close out the year with a bang. For this holiday weekend, we are sharing four unique events to count down the end of 2016, plus one fabulous opportunity to welcome the first day of 2017. However you choose to celebrate, we wish you and yours a Hap… [...]

A Down-Home Christmas in
Cumberland County

Throughout the greater Fayetteville area, we are finding any excuse to celebrate the season every day this week. Set aside the shopping list, grab the coats, and load up the car, because we are sharing a final Christmas week countdown. Whether you are visiting our area or entertaining family here, we have the perfect holiday itinerary, full of delightful hometown happenings. December 20: Experience a d… [...]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

The Coffee Cup Fayetteville NC
Come out of the cold and into one of the many coffee shops located around the greater Fayetteville area. Coffee culture is big here, and each of our local cafés has its own unique environment and vibe. While out shopping or seeing the sights in Cumberland County, take a break from the frigid weather and pop into one of these shops for a freshly roasted cup of joe. Cumberland Coffee Roasters, Hope Mills Get out… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: December 9 – 11

Rotary Christmas Parade Fayetteville NC
We make it our job to keep track of Santa around the greater Fayetteville area, and this weekend, he is due to pop up in multiple places. Get the children dressed in their holiday best and ready to greet Santa over breakfast, in a parade or on a carriage ride. Then surprise the family with tickets to a kid-friendly holiday performance. This weekend is all about making holiday memories for Santa’s smalles… [...]

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Historic Sites in Fayetteville
The religious history of the greater Fayetteville area is deeply intertwined with the history of its immigrant settlers. Over 40 churches here claim a heritage dating back 100 years or more. The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) chronicles our churches’ history and provides a navigable route with the Religious Freedom Trail. Here, we are highlighting four churche… [...]

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