Weekend Roundup, Oct 20-22

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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

  • Nature’s Seedlings at Raven Rock, 3009 Raven Rock Rd, Lillington NC
    When:
    10a
    What: Children will learn about trees and the benefits they provide. After, attendees will help rangers plant two Longleaf Pine trees behind the Visitor Center.
  • Quilt Show at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-5p
    What: Presented by the Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters’ Guild, the quilt show will feature more than 100 quilts, as well as vendors, raffles, door prizes, handmade items, and more. Admission is $6. Children under age 12 are admitted free.
  • ‘Clue’ at the Temple Theater, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p and 7:30p
    What: See the iconic whodunnit musical for $27/adult or $15/student/senior citizen. The audience will get involved in solving the crime!
  • 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.
  • Family Movie at Aberdeen Town Lake, 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen NC
    When:
    7:15p
    What: Aberdeen Parks & Rec will show Lego Batman. There is no cost to attend. Concessions will be available for purchase.
  • Fiesta Friday at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S. Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    9p-1a
    What: Wear glow gear or Halloween costumes for a special Friday night dance party complete with black lights.

Saturday

  • 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.
  • Family Fun Day at Spring Lane Assembly of God, 1715 Spring Lane, Sanford NC
    When: 9a-1p
    What: The church will have bouncy houses and a slide, a petting zoo, face painting, games, hot dogs, cotton candy, and snow cones. The event is free.
  • Miltia Muster at The House in the Horseshoe, 288 Alston House Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    9a-4p
    What: Learn about backcountry militias and their roles during the American Revolution. You can watch units practice their drills and visit the encampments. Activities will include musket firings/drills, house tours, demonstrations, and games. Curbside Cravin’s Food Truck will be on site all day.
  • Pumpkin Painting at The Painted Petal, 1112 Hawkins Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-3p
    What: Stop by the studio to paint pumpkins. There’s no charge if you bring your own pumpkin to paint. All ages are welcome.
  • Quilt Show at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a-4p
    What: Presented by the Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters’ Guild, the quilt show will feature more than 100 quilts, as well as vendors, raffles, door prizes, handmade items, and more. Admission is $6. Children under age 12 are admitted free.
  • 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.
  • 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. Faith Bardill will provide live music starting at 4p.
  • Oktoberfest Benefit at Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-2p
    What: Get a plate with a brat, sauerkraut, potatoes, a roll, a drink, and a homemade dessert for $8. You can choose a hot dog, chips, and a drink for $5. The Hill Family Band will entertain with bluegrass and Gospel music during the noon hour. The event will benefit the CUOC, Family Promise, and the Helping Hands Clinic.
  • Fall-O-Ween at Aberdeen Lake Park, 301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen NC
    When:
    11a-2p
    What: Aberdeen Parks & Rec will offer carnival games, inflatables, face painting, a climbing wall, and more. The event is for children ages 15 and under. Admission is $5 per child. Children under age 2 are admitted free.
  • 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.
  • ‘Clue’ at the Temple Theater, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    7:30p
    What: See the iconic whodunnit musical for $27/adult or $15/student/senior citizen. The audience will get involved in solving the crime!

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.
  • Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Gross Farms, 1606 Pickett Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-6p
    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 2p.
  • 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.
  • ‘Clue’ at the Temple Theater, 120 Carthage St, Sanford NC
    When:
    2p
    What: See the iconic whodunnit musical for $27/adult or $15/student/senior citizen. The audience will get involved in solving the crime!

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