Fayetteville, N.C. — Here’s a list of family-friendly events going on in the next week or so in the Fayetteville area. Please send me your event listings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s hoping the weather is kinder to the Cumberland County Fair, which wraps its run this Sunday. Enjoy rides, food, music and games, plus check the website for special events planned for each day this weekend. It's 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday; 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday.
Hubb’s Corn Maze in Clinton kicks off its season with a Fall Festival Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday. Activities include a giant maze that I have yet to find my way out of without assistance, plus giant slides, a petting zoo and lots more.
Perhaps I should try the new maze in town, the Gallberry Corn Maze in Hope Mills. I’m told the maze is fashioned as an American Flag, spelling out the words “God Bless America." Sounds complicated, but patriotic! Gallberry Farms is offering lots of fun for the kids, with hay rides, farm animals, campfires and more. They are open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays; noon to 10 p.m., Saturdays; and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sundays.
If your preschoolers need a little more indoor fun this weekend, Fascinate-U Children’s Museum is offering “Make It, Take It” arts and crafts from 11 a.m. to 1p.m., Saturday. The museum is located at 116 Green St. in downtown Fayetteville. Give them a call at (910) 829-9171.
Any trip to Fayetteville’s Clark Park is worth the time for parents and kids. They have top-notch nature education programs with a variety of topics. Did you know they also offer Nature Totes for check out? These are designed for kids in the preschool through fourth grade and include books, games, lessons, and art activities. Kids can check them out for one week at a time. For more details, call 910-433-1579.
Jennifer is a mom of two and WRAL-TV assignment editor in Fayetteville. Her food obsession memoir, “Designated Fat Girl,” came out in 2010. Read more about Jennifer and her book on her website. She writes about motherhood and family-friendly events in Fayetteville here on Go Ask Mom.