Fort Bragg Weekend Picks

Derby Day & Unlimited Carnival Rides (Fort Bragg Weekend Picks: May 3-5)

This weekend you could enjoy unlimited carnival rides at the Fort Bragg Fair, attend the first ever movie on the field at Dirtbag Ales, or even get “down and derby” at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s fundraising event, Derby Day. These are our picks for this weekend at Fort Bragg!

All Weekend

Fort Bragg Fair

This annual event takes place every spring and boasts unlimited carnival rides and live entertainment, all included in the admissions price. What a steal! Parking is free and the event is open to the public with easy access off of Bragg Boulevard.

Bonus: on Mother’s Day, moms get in free when accompanied by a paying child.

Entertainment Schedule:
May 2nd: Cookie Monster visit
•    5:30 pm – 8 pm
Monday-Friday: Cowboy Circus
•    6:30 pm
•    8:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday: Cowboy Circus
•    3:00 pm
•    5:00 pm
•    7:00 pm
Bands Playing @ the Fair:
•    2 May @  1730 and 1930: Corey Lutchen
•    3 May @ 1730 and 1930: Mango Band
•    4 May @ 1530, 1730, and 1930: The Fifth
•    5 May @ 1530, 1730, and 1930: Island Time Band
•    9 May @ 1730 and 1930: Steel Country Express
•    10 May @ 1730 and 1930: Chip Perry
•    11 May @ 1530, 1730, and 1930: Phaze Band
•    12 May @ 1730 and 1930: Rivermist

For more information, follow this link to view the Fort Bragg event page.

Cost: $7-$19
When: Begins May 1st & goes through the 15th. Weekdays 5pm-11pm, weekends 1pm-11pm.
Where: Fort Bragg Fairgrounds, Howell St & Bragg Blvd, Fort Bragg, NC
Click here to visit the Facebook event.


Friday May 3

Movie Night with Dirtbag Ales

Dirtbag Ales hosts their first movie in the field. Bring the whole family out to watch The Goonies! There will be beer, popcorn and food trucks. You could munch on some delicious R Burger, Rome N’ Round, and Kona Ice while you cozy up under the stars. Bring a blanket and chairs for the lawn and enjoy this outdoor, family friendly event.

Cost: $5 for adults, kids are FREE
When: 8pm-11pm
Where: 5435 Corporation Dr, Hope Mills
Click here to visit the event page.


Saturday May 4

Derby Day

The Cape Fear Botanical Garden is sure to deliver with this fundraising event. Party with a purpose! The Kentucky Derby inspired social event mixes fun with flair where you will get “down and derby!” Expect fantastic derby fashion, food and entertainment.

This 21 and older event requires an RSVP. Please call the garden gift shop at 910-486-0221, or fill out the reservation form linked here.

Your ticket includes:
• Southern Cuisine
• Mint Juleps, Beer, Wine & Sweet Tea
• Live entertainment
• Derby hat contest
• Dapper Dan contest
• Lawn Games
• Live Stream of the 145th Kentucky Derby Horse Race.

You will also be entered in a raffle for extravagant prizes!

Cost: $100 per ticket
When: 5pm-9pm
Where: 536 N. Eastern Blvd, Fayetteville, NC
Click here to visit the event page.


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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