Trick-or-treating seems to be out of the cards this year, which means that Halloween will certainly look a bit different. If you’re searching for a way to celebrate Halloween at home this year, don’t worry — we have some family-friendly ideas so you can join the spooky festivities while still staying socially distanced.
Halloween is a prime time to get your crafting on. There are a number of fun ideas that you could complete as a family, regardless of your kids’ ages. From creating monster puppets to making paper pumpkins — or even just carving them — t the options are endless. Just check out Pinterest for some of the best ideas out there.
Think up a scavenger hunt
Scavenger hunts can easily be done at home or out and about, making it an easy idea for socially distanced fun. Have the kids dress up in their costumes and give them a list of Halloween-themed items to look for, including pumpkins, black cats, ghosts, and witches.
Build a haunted blanket fort and watch movies
Stay out of the cold and cuddle up under a blanket fort this year, rather than heading out trick-or-treating. A blanket fort can easily be decorated with spooky items like cobwebs and plastic spiders. Build one as a family, fill it to the brim with pillows, and spend the night munching on candy while watching family-friendly Halloween movies. You can even sit around and tell spooky stories to really get into the mood.
From all of us at Bryan Honda, we want to wish you a safe, fun, and spooky Halloween! If you’re looking for a vehicle at a price that’s anything but scary, check out our extensive online inventory.
Halloween season is finally upon us, which means it’s time to scare up some fun. To make your Halloween as spooky as possible, we’ve created a list of the top three haunted attractions in North Carolina.
For the most frightening Halloween attraction in the state, you need to head to Lawndale to check out the Haunted Pyramids. This attraction has four large indoor haunted houses, all in one location, giving you plenty of opportunities to get your heart pumping. Step into The Asylum for a little bit of madness, or conquer the dark in the Monster Manor for a gothic thrill. Admission includes all four haunted houses and costs between $20 and $25, depending on the date.
Grissettown Haunted Trail
About two hours away from Fayetteville is the Grissettown Haunted Trail in Ocean Isle Beach. This tense self-guided tour winds through the woods, taking about 30 fear-filled minutes to complete. While it’s won numerous local awards for being so scary, it also benefits a great cause: the Grissettown Fire Department.
Insanitarium: Nightmare on Main Street
Located in Laurinburg, which is an hour from Fayetteville, is Insanitarium. This 14,000-square-foot haunted house will haunt your nightmares, giving you the scare you crave during the Halloween season. You can attend a free block party, catch live music, and eat delicious food before you head in for the fright of your life. Admission is $10 per person and is only open to children 12 and over.
Here at Bryan Honda, we want everyone to enjoy their spooky seasonal festivities is complete safety. If your vehicle is due for any routine maintenance, swing by our service department and let our qualified technicians get your car ready for all of these terrifying excursions.
The Fourth of July is just around the corner and we here at Bryan Honda, along with those in our community, are lucky to be located just 30 minutes away from one of the biggest celebrations in our area — the Fort Bragg Fourth of July celebration.
Every year, Fort Bragg puts on an incredible event that combines live music, military demonstrations, and fireworks to make it a night you won’t forget. Plus, this celebration gives you the opportunity to celebrate our independence alongside those that currently work to protect our freedom.
This celebration has managed to make a name for itself by offering patriotic celebrations and great live musical performances. In the past, performers have included The Kinleys, Josh Turner, the 82nd Airborne Division All American Band, the Charlie Daniels Band, and Trace Atkins.
Now, you can join in the celebration at this year’s celebration. The 2019 Fourth of July event will take place on Thursday, July 4th beginning at 3 p.m. at the Main Post Parade Field and is free and open to the public.
Take the time to enjoy some delicious food and beverage, while listening to the music of The Fifth and 3 Doors Down. You can even witness parachute free-fall demonstrations and the popular flag ceremony before finally celebrating our nation’s independence with a fireworks display.
At Bryan Honda, the Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration is one of our favorite annual events. Don’t miss it!
What better way can you think of to express your love and gratitude for the father or father figure in your life than a heaping plate of fresh crab? At the 2019 Fayetteville Father’s Day Crab Feast, you can get that very thing and share an experience that your dad will not soon forget.
The 2nd Annual Fayetteville Father’s Day Crab Feast emanates from the John D. Fuller, Sr. Recreational/Athletic Complex on June 15. The cost of admission is $32 for adults and $10 for children, and the return on investment is quite significant — you’ll be able to get all the fresh blue crab you can eat as well as a side of fish and chips. Pair that with the lively, festive atmosphere and plenty of chances to reminisce about days gone by, and you’ve got a recipe for a memorable Father’s Day.
You’ll have your choice of two times if you want to attend the Fayetteville Father’s Day Crab Feast: noon or 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at EventBrite. Once you’ve bought the tickets, all you need to bring is your dad and your appetites — and maybe a bib.
If you really want to drive home how much your dad means to you this Father’s Day, why not get him a new Honda? Bring him into Bryan Honda and we’ll help him drive away in the car, truck, or SUV of his dreams.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – have you thought
about where you’re going to take your loved one yet? Here are three romantic
places in Fayetteville you can bring your love to for a lovely night out.
Located on Hay Street is Antonella’s Italian Ristorante, which focuses on creating delicious Southern Italian-based dishes and giving you an exceptional dining experience. You can dine by candlelight with your loved one, while enjoying a beautiful bottle of wine to make this Valentine’s Day as romantic as you can.
Exposed brick walls, vintage hardwood floors, and a diverse wine list make Pierro’s Italian Bistro the perfect romantic night out with your loved one. Its rustic Italian menu ranges from pasta dishes and brick-oven pizzas to specialty entrees scrumptious desserts. With three locations across Fayetteville, you can find a Pierro’s close to you.
Circa 1800 offers a relaxed atmosphere for your next date night. It focuses on offering a farm-to-table experience, making sure to use products that come from Fayetteville and the surrounding areas. If you love trying new craft beers, then this is the place to check out thanks to its ever-changing draft beer list – all of which come from North Carolina breweries. For a laidback night out on the town with your sweetheart, Circa 1800 is the place to go.
Is there another romantic place you’d like us to know about at Bryan Honda? Tell us about it in the comments section below!
Looking for a fun holiday event for the whole family? Check out the Holiday Lights in the Garden. This local event is held at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden from November 30 to December 2, December 7 to 9, December 14 to 16, and December 19 to 23 each night from 5:30 PM to 9 PM. You can see fabulous lights, plants, and more.
According to the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, in addition to lights you can also follow the Polar Express-themed activities and decorations. The Cape Fear Botanical Gardens have grown since it was opened in 1989, becoming an important part of Fayetteville, NC. The Holiday Lights in the Garden is just one of the many holiday-themed events you’ll find.
The Holiday Lights in the Garden are synchronized to music that plays throughout the gardens, and you can also take a caroling hayride, sit with Santa, and roast S’mores over the fire pit.
Other than the lights, you can also visit the Garden to see the wreath-making workshop on November 28 from 6 PM to 8 PM. The materials and tools will be provided, and it’s perfect for teens and adults. There’s also Yoga (provided through the YMCA of Sandhills), which is hosted on November 28 from 6 PM to 7 PM.
Holiday Lights in the Garden is one of Bryan Honda’s favorite local events. Don’t miss it!
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.
America’s favorite holiday is almost here, so it’s time to decide how you plan on spending it. There’s no better way to celebrate our independence than alongside fellow Americans and community members, so throw on your red, white, and blue and celebrate July 4th around Fayetteville this year. Here are two local events we strongly recommend.
Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration: On the day that America celebrates its birthday and independence, there’s no better place to celebrate than at the nation’s largest military installation. The Fort Bragg Fourth of July Celebration includes live musical performances, including performances by the 82nd Airborne Division All American Rock Band, parachute demonstrations, a patriotic flag ceremony and playing of the national anthem, and a spectacular fireworks show. The event is free and takes place at the Main Post Parade Field, which is located in Fort Bragg’s historic district.
Hope Mills’ July 4th Celebration: Head to Hope Mills this July 4th to celebrate the holiday. The celebration begins with a patriotic parade in the morning, continues in the afternoon with the annual Party in the Park with live music, food, and games for the whole family, and ends with a breathtaking fireworks show that beings at 9:15pm.
If you need a ride to the nearest 4th of July festivities, look no further than Bryan Honda!
As a father, the greatest gift you can give to your children is to share the wisdom you’ve accumulated over the years. This Father’s Day, take the time to teach your kids about cars so they grow up to be smart, savvy drivers.
Basic car maintenance
Even before they start driving, every kid should learn some basic car maintenance. And who better to learn from than dad? Before driving lessons even start, make sure your child knows how to check fluid levels, properly inflate tires, replace filters and headlights, and change oil and tires. Also make sure your kids know exactly what the dashboard warning lights mean.
You can start teaching your children to recognize emergency vehicles from a very young age. Make sure your young children can identify ambulances, fire trucks, and police vehicles. Once kids get a bit older, you can start teaching them what to do in the events of a vehicle accident so they’re prepared for the worst when they start driving on their own.
Some basic money literacy is extremely important when it comes to cars. When your children approach driving age, make sure they understand how car insurance works, the costs associated with vehicle upkeep, and how to handle things like parking tickets and registration fees.
And when your kids become teenagers and finally turn 16, make sure to bring them to Bryan Honda to make sure they get a proper look at what the industry’s best cars are like!
Looking for the perfect gift for mom? Why not get her something for her car? There are a number of Mother’s Day gifts to consider buying, from accessories to something as simple as new tires. While it’s hard to repay your mother in every way, there are a few things you can do to make your mom feel like she’s appreciated.
According to Auto Nation Drive, accessories are a great idea for Mother’s Day. This includes OEM accessories like navigation systems, seat covers, roof racks, and floor mats. You can also consider brand memorabilia if your mom especially lover her car.
New tires and routine maintenance are also great ideas. We all forget to service our cars every 3,000 miles, and one way you can repay mom is by taking her car to the shop. New tires will provide traction and keep her safe, while routine service like an oil change will ensure that her car lass a long time.
You should also consider ding and dent repair. Depending on the size of the damage area, ding and dent repair can be an affordable way to show mom you care. You can start with the basics like removing scratches and dings from shopping carts and other things, though you can also repair more serious damage if price isn’t an issue.
If you need any help getting new car accessories or getting an oil change performed for your mother, just swing by Bryan Honda—we’ll be happy to help you give your mother the perfect Mother’s Day gift!