Fun November Events Near Fayetteville

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November means prepping for Thanksgiving, football, and enjoying the autumn weather while it lasts. It’s also a great time of year in Fayetteville to get out and enjoy a range of events. Here are some November events near Fayetteville that you should add to your calendar.

A Dickens Holiday

Take a step back into Victorian times in Downtown Fayetteville during the 20th annual A Dickens Holiday. From 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm on November 29th, you can catch a horse-drawn carriage past merchant windows adorned with Victorian decorations, enjoy holiday delicacies like gingerbread and cider, and even take photos with Father Christmas. It’s a lovely family-friendly event that will give you a chance to get ahead of your holiday shopping while discovering more about Christmas Past.  

Fayetteville Turkey Trot

Before you dig into your delicious Thanksgiving feast, why not take a run? Take part in the Fayetteville Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 28th, at Segra Stadium. This event gives you the chance to run either a 5K or an untimed mile run, working off the calories you’re going to consume later in the day for a guilt-free celebration. There will be Overall and Age Group Awards, along with a Team and Individual Costume Contest.

Here at Bryan Honda, we want you to enjoy the seasonal festivities in complete safety, so make sure your car is ready for the changing weather. If it needs some attention, set up an appointment with our top-notch service department.

A Dickens Holiday was a Local Success

A Dickens Holiday

A Dickens Holiday

Charles Dickens composed what is perhaps the most famous holiday story of all time, A Christmas Carol, in 1843. Featuring characters such as Scrooge and Tiny Tim, the story has now become a holiday classic. Fayetteville recently hosted A Dickens Holiday event on Friday, November 23, featuring performers, foods, and crafts that went to benefit local charities.

At the event, according to the Arts Council, you could visit Annie’s Alehouse to experience a Victorian pub-like atmosphere with music, beer, wine, and cider. There was also the Gingerbread Community of Hope to benefit the Habitat for Humanity, while a team of artists worked with attendees to create Victorian headpieces.

If you didn’t have a chance to visit A Dickens Holiday this year, you can be sure that it will return next year. This year marked the nineteenth-annual celebration of the famous English author and his works, so next year will mark a momentous two decades of events.

Other events included Queen Victoria carriage rides, dance groups, a candlelight procession, and a special “Dickens After dark” event after 9 PM. You could come to finish the fun day with a hot cider and warm gingerbread while the Celtic group Barrowburn performed. In short, it was truly unforgettable.

If you missed A Dickens Holiday — bummer! Fortunately, there are plenty of other great events to attend in Fayetteville, such as Holiday Lights in the Garden. Learn more at Bryan Honda!