Up & Coming Weekly

October 10, 2017

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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OCTOBER 11 - 17, 2017 UCW 23 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Dogwood Fall Festival Haunts Downtown Fayetteville by DR. SHANESSA FENNER e weather is cooler. e air is crisp, and mis- chief is afoot. Fall is here, and that means harvest festivals, haunted houses, hayrides and more. is year, there is an extra-special event down- town to celebrate the season. Bud Light presents the Fayetteville Dogwood Fall Festival ursday, Oct. 19, from 7– 9 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 20 from 5–10 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 21 from 3– 11 p.m. at Festival Park. "We are doing a new haunted house this year called Dogwood's Dark Dream that will run ursday, Friday and Saturday," said Sarah Suggs, marketing and events coordinator for the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Organization, Inc. "Some of our more classic elements that have been with us since the beginning of our fall fes- tival are Historic Hauntings and hayrides." Suggs added that Historic Hauntings is a guided walking tour through the cemetery, and it is not intended to be super scary but is more of an interesting, informative tour. ere are several other elements of the event, one of the popular ones being Bands 'N Brew. "Friday, we will have 20 Ride as our headlining act at 8:30 p.m., and that is a Zac Brown tribute band," Suggs said. "And we have local country band Avner Clark before that. en Saturday we have the local band Cool Heat at 3:30 p.m., Riv- ermist beginning at 6 p.m., and we end the night with our headlining act SkyDog at 8:30 p.m." Rivermist won Best Local Musician/Band for this year's Best of Fayetteville awards. Forty food trucks will be on-site along with the craft beer festival featuring 10 craft beers and fa- vorite domestics starting Saturday at 3 p.m. Some of the food trucks will be local, and the others are from surrounding areas. is year's festival also features a new chil- dren's area called KidZone. "Kids will have access to the entire area that will have two inflatables, a climbing wall, a barrel train and mini golf," Suggs said. "e kids' area will be in Linear Park across the street." e Fayetteville Dogwood Fall Festival is a community fundraiser in which the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Organization partners with other nonprofit agencies. e agencies loan their volunteer force to the festival to create a fun-filled event for the community. e festival, in turn, gives back some of the proceeds to these non- profit agencies. e cost for the Dogwood's Dark Dream haunted house is $10, hayrides are $5, Historic Hauntings is $10 and KidZone is $10. For more information, call (910) 323-1934. Rivermist, winner of Best Local Musician/Band in this year's Best of Fayetteville awards, is set to play at the festival Oct. 21. DR. SHANESSA FENNER, Prin- cipal, WT Brown Elementary School. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. (910) 484-6200. EVENTS Classic features of the festival are hayrides and Historic Hauntings.

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