Fort Bragg Weekend Picks

Spring 2019 Dogwood Festival + more! (Fort Bragg Weekend Picks: April 26-28)

This weekend you could check out the Spring 2019 Dogwood Festival downtown, bring the whole family to the Strawberry Festival kick off event of the Dirtbag Ales Farmers Market, embrace your inner motorcyclist or car enthusiast and join the Hogs and Rags Spring Rally drive to Myrtle Beach, or even grab the kiddos for a night by the river watching the original Lion King on the big screen.

These are our picks for this weekend at Fort Bragg!

All Weekend

Dogwood Festival

The fourth weekend in April hosts Fayetteville’s premier community event, the spring Dogwood Festival. The event features free concerts, a fireworks display, carnival rides, food vendors, live entertainment, inflatables, a street fair with shopping, a classic car show, and so much more fun for the whole family!

There will be free performances on Hay Street all weekend, and the general admission for the feature concerts is free. The “best seats in the house” cost $25 and can be purchased here.

The Dogwood Festival has a huge positive impact on our community. There is delicious food, fantastic music, and awesome vendors selling local and North Carolinian wares. Get your local honey, beautiful jewelry, quality leather products, and more!

Free Concerts in Festival Park:
Friday, April 26th – The Pharcyde and Tone Loc
Saturday, April 27th – Corey Smith and Colt Ford
Sunday, April 28th – Rumors, A Fleetwood Mac tribute band

You can even get a sneak peek of the event on Thursday at their Cork and Fork event downtown, where you can partake in wine and small bites from local chefs as you watch the festival go up around you. Tickets are $40 each, which help raise funds for KidsPeace Foster Care.  The event is located in Festival Park.

Cost: FREE-$25
When: All weekend! Friday, 5pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-10pm
Where: Downtown Fayetteville on Hay Street and Festival Park
Click here to visit the Facebook event.


Strawberry Festival (Dirtbag Ales Farmers Market)

The Dirtbag Ales Farmers Market is officially open for business this coming weekend with their kick off event, the second annual Strawberry Festival. Sponsored by Sustainable Sandhills, the farmers market is fast becoming a favorite event here in Cumberland County. Check out our blog post feature here.

This two day event kicks off the 2019 season and will have the market, food trucks, music, and more! Local vendors, honey, milk, and other favorites flock to the Dirtbag Ales family friendly (and furry family friendly) farmers market. Bring everyone, including the dog for a day of shopping, eating, and strawberry beer.

Cost: No cover charge
When: Saturday & Sunday from 10am-3pm
Where: 5435 Corporation Dr
Click here to visit the Facebook event.


Saturday April 27

Hogs and Rags Spring Rally

The 14th annual rally is the largest motorcycle and car rally in North Carolina. All proceeds support local charities, including The American Cancer Society, the Special Forces Charitable Trust and Kidsville News Literacy and Education Foundation. The ride has become a Fayetteville tradition for motorcyclists and car enthusiasts alike and is a sanctioned event of the Dogwood Festival.

Volunteers at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum help kick off the event with coffee and donuts. The line up will be escorted the entire trip to Myrtle Beach, SC by a police escort. Breakfast will be served at Rock’n-A-Ranch and the ride ends at Wild Wings Cafe. One ticket admits one rider, breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt.

Cost: $50
When: 7:30am-3:30pm
Where: 100 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC
Click here to visit the Facebook event.


Lion King Movie Night at Deep Creek Outfitters

Bring your blankets and chairs for this movie by the river this weekend. The original Lion King will be on the big screen! Deep Creek Outfitters will be selling popcorn, ice cream and drinks, and the Deep Creek Grill can satisfy any food cravings prior to the film! Bring the whole family out for great food and a great film down by the Cape Fear River. Come a little early for the best seat locations.

Cost: FREE
When: 7pm-10pm
Where: 1122 Person St, Fayetteville, NC
Click here to view the event.


Let us know what you get up to this weekend, or if you’re going to an event you think we should know about! If you enjoyed this post, please give it a like and don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already. We’ll see you next week!

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