Up & Coming Weekly

April 30, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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14 UCW MAY 1-7, 2019 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Fort Bragg Fair hours Monday-Friday: Gates open 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: Gates open 1 p.m. Cost Monday-Friday: • General Public $14 • Military/DoD civilians $12 • Children 36" or taller (up to age 9) $12 • Disabled non-rider $7 • Senior citizen non-rider (Ages 50+) $7 • Children shorter than 36" free Saturday-Sunday: • General Public $19 Military/DoD civilians $17 Children 36" or taller (up to age 9) $17 Disabled non-rider $7 Senior citizen non-rider (Ages 50+) $7 Children shorter than 36" free Each year, people living on Fort Bragg and in the surrounding commu- nities wait for the announcement of the Fort Bragg Fair. is year, the fair runs May 1-12. ere are games, amuse- ment rides for all ages, food vendors and entertainment. e best part about this midway is that the rides and entertainment are all included in one admission price, and parking is free. Although the fair is a Fort Bragg event, the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds are open to the public via easy access off Bragg Boulevard. e installation also provides free Americans with Disabili- ties Act parking for persons with dis- abilities, which is accessible from Bragg Boulevard through Howell Street. Fort Bragg Morale, Welfare, and Recreation has quite the entertainment lineup for carnival goers of every age and background. Children can enjoy a live appearance by a Sesame Street favorite: Cookie Monster will appear live May 2 at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Various music performers will appear onstage, covering music genres from country to rock and everything in between. Bands or performers are scheduled May 2-5 and May 9-12. Weeknight performances start at 5:30 p.m. Week- end performances begin at 3:30 p.m. Performers for this year include Corey Lutchen, the Mango Band, e Fifth, the Island Time Band, Steel Country Express, and the Phaze Band. Also performing is a local Fayetteville band, Rivermist, voted Best Local Band by Up & Coming Weekly for 2017 and 2018. "Like always, we've got a variety of rides for all ages, (and) food, games and prices providing a fun and safe environment right here on Fort Bragg for our soldiers and their families," said Keagan McDonald, Fort Bragg MWR event lead. Admission varies by day, age and a couple other categories, but each ad- mission includes unlimited rides and the prospect of enjoying the live music and other scheduled entertainment. Children shorter than 36 inches are free when entering with their group. Fort Bragg MWR also hosts cus- tomer appreciation days each Monday through Friday of the fair from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $9. Or, come celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, May 12, when all mothers are admitted for free when they are accompanied by a pay- ing child who is 36 inches or taller, up to age 17. Fort Bragg Fairgrounds is located at Howell Street and Bragg Boulevard. For more information, call 910-396- 9126 or search "fair" on the MWR website: https://bragg.armymwr.com. Fort Bragg Fair returns by MINDY LOVE EVENT MINDY LOVE, Contributing Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@ upandcomingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. e Fort Bragg Fair offers games, rides, food, music and more. MUSIC AND LYRICS BY David Bryan BOOK AND LYRICS BY Joe DiPietro DIRECTED BY Suzanne Agins (CFRT's 'Dreamgirls') CHOREOGRAPHED BY Ellenore Scott (Broadway's 'King Kong') STARRING Shonica Gooden from Broadway's 'Hamilton' GET YOUR TICKETS AT CFRT.ORG or 910.323.4233 Book your tickets at CFRT.org or call 910.323.4233 May 9-26 May 9-26

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