America’s Hometown Happenings:
October 21 – 23

October 20, 2016

springlakefallfestivalThe greater Fayetteville area is packing the weekend full with autumnal festivities at four different recreation centers. Cumberland County boasts a total of 20 recreation centers spread all over its communities, and each of those sites hosts many seasonal events throughout the year. This weekend, newcomers, residents and visitors to the area may pick their own brand of fun out of a fall festival, monster mash, trunk or treat or family carnival.

Trunk or Treat, Eastover Ball Park – Friday, October 21
Jump-start the Halloween countdown on Friday evening with this fun alternative to trick-or-treat. The Fayetteville Police Department will be adding to the range of entertainment by providing a rock wall, bounce house, K-9 demonstration and more for their “Operation Ceasefire Movie Night.” Bring those blankets and chairs for the featured movie, Star Wars, which will begin right after sunset.

Monster Mash, Cliffdale Recreation Center – Friday, October 21
Dress the kids up in their best Halloween attire and get ready for a monsterish night of festivities. Two recreation centers, Cliffdale and E.E. Miller, are joining forces to put together this event. The planned activities include a trunk-or-treat, music and games. Most importantly, pull out all the stops on those costumes for the contest.


Family Fun Carnival
, College Lakes Park – Saturday, October 22
Head outdoors with the family Saturday afternoon for a carnival at the park. Bounce houses, crafts, vendors, games and even a fashion show are all in the works, but quality time with the family outdoors is what this event is all about. If inclement weather is in the forecast, just join the carnival fun inside the College Lakes Recreation Center.

Fall Festival, Spring Lake Multipurpose Community Center – Saturday, October 22

Celebrate everything you love about fall in the Town of Spring Lake. Twice a year, the Spring Lake Recreation Department goes all out with a festival, and this year’s fall fest promises hay rides, games, face-painting, bounce house and trunk-or-treat. After the sun has set, get ready to watch Hotel Transylvania 2 on the big screen outdoors.

Many other great events, both indoors and outdoors, are taking place around “America’s Hometown” this weekend, and information on those may be found on the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Calendar of Events. To learn how these same communities of Cumberland County are celebrating our “Greatest Generation” with a Heroes Homecoming, read this week’s featured blog, “Cumberland County Thanks WWII Veterans.”

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