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Averasboro Battlefield Reenactments and Living History DemonstrationsAverasboro Battlefield Reenactments and Living History Demonstrations
Events take place in March and October. In March, reenactments are held in conjunction with the anniversary of the Battle of Averasboro that took place March 15-16, 1865. In October, the Battlefield Commission puts on a living history demonstration. Call (910) 891-5019 or visit Averasboro Battlefield Museum is located at 3300 NC Highway 82, Dunn, NC 28334-6571.

Angier Bike Fest
Held the first Saturday of June.  Motorcycles of all types on display.  Call (919) 693-2500 for more information, or email

Fourth of July CelebrationFourth of July Celebration

Held annually in Benson, the celebration includes entertainment, food, children's games and activities, exhibits, and fireworks. For more information, call (919) 894-3825.

Railtrail Run for CareNet

A 5k run/walk held annually in Apri.  This benefit race takes runners/walkers through scenic countryside from neighboring town of Dunn into downtown Erwin.  For more information email info@dunntourism, or call (910) 892-3282. 

Erwin Wilderness Challenge

1st Saturday in June - Triathlon.  Test your skills as you bike along country back roads, race down the Cape Fear River on your kayak, and run 3 miles to the finish line in downtown Erwin.  For information call (910) 897-7300 or email

Spivey's Corner National Hollerin' ContestNational Hollerin' Contest

Held in Spivey's Corner on the third Saturday in June, the contest features festive activities such as singing, dancing, games, arts and crafts, delicious food, and family entertainment. For more information, call (910) 567-2600 or visit

Benson Benson Singing GroveState Singing Convention

A non-denominational contest for gospel music groups and singers held in nearby Benson in the Singing Grove on the fourth Saturday and Sunday in June. For more information, call (919) 894-4040 or visit

Kellies Krew 5K Run

Held annually the last Saturday in August.  A benefit 5k run and 1 mile fun run through downtown Dunn, with all proceeds going to Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research.  To participate and for more information go to or call (910) 892-0027.

Crepe Myrtle CelebrationAngier Crepe Myrtle Celebration

This annual celebration, held the second weekend in September in nearby Angier, includes arts and crafts, food, entertainment, rides and fun for all ages. Call (919) 639-2500 for more information. The celebration is held at Depot Square (19 W. Depot Street), Angier NC.

Benson Mule DaysBenson Mule Days

Held in Benson the fourth weekend in September in honor of the noted beast of burden. Events include mule pulling contest, rodeos, parade, bluegrass music, clogging, and street dances. For more information, call (919) 894-3825 or visit

Erwin Denim DaysDenim Days

This celebration is held in nearby Erwin, "the former Denim Capital of the World," the first weekend in October. It includes arts and crafts, car show, street dance, military displays and parachute jump, road race, children's games, and loads of entertainment. For more information, call (910) 897-7300.

Annual Farmer's Day & Wagon TrainCoats Annual Farmer's Day & Wagon Train

Held the second weekend in October this annual festival held in Coats features arts and crafts, parade, street dance, pig cook-off, wagon train, and much more family entertainment. For more information, call (910) 897-6213.

The Dunn Shriners Car Show

Held in conjunction with the Touchstone Energy NC Cotton Festival the first Saturday in November.  Over 100 antique and custom cars compete for best in show and more.  For more information email or call (910) 892-3282.

Touchstone Energy Cotton FestivalTouchstone Energy North Carolina Cotton Festival

Held annually in Dunn the first Saturday in November. The festival's goal is to bring recognition to one of North Carolina's prime agricultural products "cotton," and through this process attract people to Dunn's downtown. There are more than 130 food and craft booth spaces available each year. Shopping opportunities throughout the festival as well as tours through an operating cotton gin. For more information, visit or call (910) 892-3282.

Sandhills Annual Antique Farm Show

Held the 3rd weekend in March at the Sandhills Antique Farm Club Park at 200 Alexander Drive, Lillington.  Features antique equipment, classic cars and trucks, crafts, food and more.  For more information visit their website at  



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