Weekend Roundup, Oct 13-15

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This weekend is full of events and most of them are completely free! Make sure you scroll through the events for each day to make sure you maximize all your opportunities for fall fun.


Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

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Friday

  • Lights of Halloween at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: The farm will offer a 30-minute hay ride with lighted displayed and a special light show at the end. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Cash only.
  • Shaggers’ Social at the VFW, 1500 Webb St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7-10p
    What: The Sanford Area Society of Shaggers (SASS) will hold their monthly social. The event will feature DJ Kitty Earles.
  • ‘The Cost of Living’ at the ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    8p
    What: The Cost of Living is a one-act play based on letters and interviews with 25 Anchorage, AK breast cancer survivors. Tickets are $25 each and all proceeds from the event will be shared between Central Carolina Hospital Auxiliary Cancer Care Fund and the Lee County Highway To Healing Fund.

Saturday

  • Chick-Fil-A 5K at Depot Park, downtown Sanford NC
    When: 7:30-9:30a
    What: The race will wind through downtown Sanford. Chick-Fil-A will have free breakfast in Depot Park as well as a DJ. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club. Registration is $35.
  • Mom-to-Mom Consignment Sale at St Luke UMC, 2916 Wicker St, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-12:30p
    What: Shop for all things baby and child from local moms. Admission is $1 per adult. The sale benefits the ministry of Sanford MOPS.
  • Nature Center Open at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-5p
    What: The newly built Nature Center will be open to the public every day in October from 8a to 5p. The building is now located up the hill from the old center.
  • Teddy Bear Brunch at the McSwain Center, 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 9-11:30a
    What: Children under age 5 are invited for a morning snack, storytelling, music, crafts, a teddy bear hunt, and more. Admission is free but donations are welcome. You must pre-register.
  • Goldston Old Fashion Day in Goldston NC
    When:
    9a-4p
    What: The annual festival will feature food, games, entertainment, music, vendors, and more.
  • Bike and Safety Day at Bray Park, 800 Alston Bridge Rd, Siler City NC
    When:
    10a-1p
    What: The Boy Scouts and the Town of Siler City invites youth to bring their bikes to the park for activities ranging from a bike maze to how to care for your pet. Many community partners, such as the Siler City Police Department, will also attend.
  • Oktoberfest at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 10a-4p
    What: Admission is $8 for ages 3+ and includes hayrides, cider demos, pumpkin chunkin’, story time with the Great Pumpkin, pumpkin pie eating contests, S’mores, pumpkin piñatas, samples, and more. You must pay for your pumpkin separately.
  • Big Foot Festival at Deep River Park, 3485 R Jordan Rd, Gulf NC
    When: 10a-8p
    What: Expert speakers, exhibits, vendors, food, contests, and more. Admission is $5 for ages 13+. Free admission for those with a military ID.
  • Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Gross Farms, 1606 Pickett Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-10p
    What: Enjoy picking pumpkins, exploring a corn maze, playing games, taking a hay ride, and more. Admission is $3. Attractions are priced separately. The B-Sides will provide live music starting at 3p.
  • Fall Festival at Coffee Barrel, 703D S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 1-3p
    What: The shop will have games, a cake walk, rock painting, door prizes, and free hot dogs.
  • Strut Your Mutt Fall Festival at Petco, 3070 S. Horner Blvd, Sanford NC
    When: 3-9p
    What: Meet animals available for adoption. You can also bring pets in costume for a costume contest. A professional photographer will be onsite for photos and there will be live music.
  • Hayride & Movie Night at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When: 5-9p
    What: Ride the “happy” hayride trail decorated with animated scenes and thousands of lights. They’ll also play a halloween movie. Every child dressed in costume will receive a treat bag and there will be a costume contest at 6:30p. Admission is $7 for ages 3+.
  • Lights of Halloween at Broken Plow Farm, 1851 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    6:30-9p
    What: The farm will offer a 30-minute hay ride with lighted displayed and a special light show at the end. Tickets are $9 for ages 2+. Cash only.
  • ‘The Cost of Living’ at the ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    8p
    What: The Cost of Living is a one-act play based on letters and interviews with 25 Anchorage, AK breast cancer survivors. Tickets are $25 each and all proceeds from the event will be shared between Central Carolina Hospital Auxiliary Cancer Care Fund and the Lee County Highway To Healing Fund.

Sunday

  • Nature Center Open at San Lee Park, 572 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When: 8a-5p
    What: The newly built Nature Center will be open to the public every day in October from 8a to 5p. The building is now located up the hill from the old center.
  • Oktoberfest at Millstone Creek Orchards, 506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd, Ramseur NC
    When:
    1-5p
    What: Admission is $8 for ages 3+ and includes hayrides, cider demos, pumpkin chunkin’, storytime with the Great Pumpkin, pumpkin pie eating contests, S’mores, pumpkin piñatas, samples, and more. You must pay for your pumpkin separately.
  • ‘The Cost of Living’ at the ArtStudio, 102 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: The Cost of Living is a one-act play based on letters and interviews with 25 Anchorage, AK breast cancer survivors. Tickets are $25 each and all proceeds from the event will be shared between Central Carolina Hospital Auxiliary Cancer Care Fund and the Lee County Highway To Healing Fund.

If you’d like an event or activity added to the Weekend Roundup, submit it by Thursdays to kelly@socialsanford.com.