Dress the kiddies (ages 6 months-7 years) up and bring them to the Community Center to make a sundae and dance. Free.
Trick or Treat in Downtown Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Downtown Friday, October 31, 2:00-5:00 pm Downtown Fuquay and Varina Districts Parents are invited to dress-up their ghosts and goblins, grab a bag and visit the merchants that display the sign, “Trick or Treat Here!” www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com
Trunk or Treat Friday, October 31, 6:00-8:30 pm Rawls Baptist Church, (corner of US 401 and Rawls Church Rd.) Join us for a night of free fun, food, and candy! Children and parents are invited to "harvest" candy from various decked out trucks. We will be serving free hot dogs, chips, and drinks. There will be a chili contest at 6:30pm for those who wish to try some of the finest chili this side of town! Visit www.rawlsbaptistchurch.com for more information! 919-268-5766
Day in Downtown Festival Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce Saturday, November 1, 10 am – 4 pm Downtown Fuquay District-Main Street The 12th annual Day in Downtown Festival, organized by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, November 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm in the historic downtown Fuquay. The event includes live dance and music demonstrations, a juried arts and crafts fair, a beer and wine festival, and a food truck rodeo. Enjoy the Downtown Chili Cook-off sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown on Depot Street. For more info: www.fuquay-varina.com
Buckle your seat belts and get ready for a wild ride of magic and mystery with plenty of laughs along the way. Michael Creech will present one of the most unique and exciting shows on the East Coast. Along with comedy, audience participation, and time tested routines, adults and kids alike are sure to be entertained. So join us to witness what local and national audiences have enjoyed for more than 27 years, the MAGIC of Michael Creech! Free.
A fun evening to enjoy a show and dinner, all while the audience gets to play “detective”! The actors will greet you at the door and you will immediately become a part of the show – perhaps as the guest at a wedding, or an audience member at a game show or perhaps a vacationer on the next Love Boat! You are welcome to sit back and enjoy the show or take on a role.
Designed for families with young children, Family Fun Day with Trish Miller and the Friendly Folk Band. We'll have crafts and music, games and fun for the whole family to celebrate the Colors of Fall! It’s free!
Tee-Off For the Troops Golf Tournament Tuesday, November 11 Sponsored by: Military Missions in Action Bentwinds Country Club The Tee-Off for the Troops Golf Classic, held in recognition of Veterans Day, has a twofold goal—to recognize and honor our veterans, and to raise funds that enable Military Missions in Action (MMIA) to complete its projects and programs that support veterans with disabilities as well as active-duty veterans.
In just five years, tournament participation has grown from 118 players to 300 players, and has become Bentwinds Country Club’s premiere tournament. Find out how to participate!
Fuquay-Varina Arts Council Art Reception
Friday, November 21, 7:00-8:00 pm
Sponsored by: Town of Fuquay-Varina and Fuquay-Varina Arts Council
The Gallery Around Town art reception is a celebration of the artists who are exhibiting this quarter in the shops, restaurants, galleries and public places throughout Fuquay-Varina. The reception facilitates a connection between local artists who wish to display and sell their work and local businesses that wish to promote and support the artist. Through this relationship we are able to inspire and enhance our community through the arts. It's free and open to the public! For more information, please visit www. FVartscouncil.org.
Christmas Tree Lighting & Sleigh Rides
Sponsored by: Town of Fuquay-Varina and Downtown Fuquay-Varina
Thursday, December 4, 6:00-8:00 pm
Downtown Fuquay District
Visit with Santa and listen to holiday favorites sung by local schools and choral groups. Downtown will become a winter wonderland of twinkling lights and Christmas trees! Free hot chocolate. Festivities are located in the large municipal lot at the corner of E. Vance Street and S. Main Street.
While at the Town’s Christmas Tree Lighting, visit the free sleigh rides organized by the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association. These beautiful horse-drawn sleigh rides start at T.R. Ashworth’s gas station at 120 S. Main Street from 6-8 pm. Make sure to be in line by 7:30 pm because rides end at 8 pm sharp!
Spend the afternoon with the characters from Frozen, Anna and Elsa! Dress like your favorite characters and register early at the Community Center to be entered in a chance to win fun Frozen prizes! The two Disney Princesses will do a meet and greet and Olaf will delight us with a sing-a-long. Frozen themed balloon art and face painting by Mimi the Clown and a visit from Santa too! Don’t miss this great event! Free! Register online
Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
Sunday, December 7, 3:00 pm
Downtown Fuquay District
Ring in the season with this traditional parade that promises floats, bands and, of course, Santa! For more info: www.fuquay-varina.com
Students of all ages are asked to come show off their creations and crafts they have completed at the Community Center with their friends and family at our first ever Holiday Craft Showcase. Students need to bring in their work to set-up by noon on Saturday. We will have music, hot chocolate, and other holiday goodies to snack on. Free. For more information, email .
Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and enjoy this heartwarming holiday story with family and friends. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.
Here’s a fun activity to get you in the fall spirit! Stroll downtown Fuquay-Varina to see the scarecrows artfully created by our wonderful business owners and help determine the people’s choice by voting for your favorite! Vote by placing a quarter in the jar next to the scarecrow you love. You can vote more than once!
The proceeds from this seasonal sensation will be split between FVDA and the FV Food Pantry. FVDA will utilize the revenue to help fund the plants that adorn our downtown planters. The FV Food Pantry will utilize the revenue to stock their shelves in order to assist those in need of a hot cooked meal.
Winners will be announced at the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Chili Cook-off held on Saturday, November 1 on Depot Street. Scarecrows on display through November 4th.
Download a guide to the scarecrows right here! Have fun! There are 37 to view in our beautiful downtown!