Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina

Community Events Newsletter

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF FALL & HALLOWEEN-RELATED EVENTS

Halloween Sundae Social 
Fri., Oct. 31, 2-3 pm
Hosted by Fuquay-Varina Parks & Recreation
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

Free Magic Show with Michael Creech 
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
Saturday, November 1, 1:00-2:00 pm
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.
 
Murder Mystery Theater
Sponsored in part by Town of Fuquay-Varina
Friday, November 7 & Saturday, November 8
Tickets are $25.00.  Visit www.StarsTheaterAndArt.com to get tickets. 
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. 
 
Family Fun Day with Trish Miller
Sponsored by: Town of Fuquay-Varina
Saturday, November 8, 2:00-4:00 pm
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.  
 

HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES

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!
 
Frozen Family Fun Day! 
Sponsored by: Town of Fuquay-Varina
Saturday, December 6, 2:00-4:00 pm
Centennial Square, 102 N. Main Street
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
 
NEW! Holiday Craft Showcase 
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
Saturday, December 13, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
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 .
 
Miracle on 34th Street
Sponsored in part by Town of Fuquay-Varina
December 12, 13, 19 & 20
Tickets are $5.00.  Visit www.StarsTheaterAndArt.com to get tickets. 
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.

 

Annual Holiday Food Drive
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Fire Department
November 1-December 15
Help feed the hungry! Donate to the Fuquay-Varina Fire Fighters Annual Food Drive! Learn how!

 

PUBLIC MEETINGS IN NOVEMBER

Date

Meeting

Where

Mon., Nov. 3, 7 pm

Town Board

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

Mon., Nov. 17, 7 pm

Parks & Rec Advisory Board

Community Ctr, 820 S. Main St.

Mon., Nov. 17, 7 pm

Planning Board Meeting

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

Wed., Nov, 19, 6:30 pm

Cultural Arts Center Study Committee

Admin Offices, 405 Spring Avenue

Tues., Nov. 18, 7 pm

Town Board of Commissioners

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

 

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY


Tour the Scarecrows in Downtown!

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!

Fuquay-Varina Museum Tours
Sponsored by:  Friends of the Museum
Wednesday, 10 am – 4 pm
131 Fuquay Avenue
The museums are a true treasure!  If you haven’t visited, make a point to visit them this summer!  www.fuquay-varina-museums.org
 
Fuquay-Varina Library
133 S. Fuquay Avenue
M-F open 10 am – 9 pm, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Visit your Fuquay-Varina Library!  Learn more about programming for the month!

Arts Programming in Fuquay-Varina
Learn about concerts, performances and more by clicking here!