Annual Events Hosted in Downtown Fuquay-Varina

Town Haunted Trail: Full Fright

October 19th, 2019: Family Trail 5:00-6:00pm, Full Fright, 7:00-9:00pm

Join us for a terrifying walk in the dark through the woods with unexpected surprises around every turn!

The full fright trail is not recommended for children under the age of 10. Children between the ages of 10-12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Candidate Forum

October 23rd, 2019 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Moderated Candidate Town Hall, hosted by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee.

Candidates will be provided questions in advance, to allow them all to respond, which will be followed by questions submitted by community members.

Trick or Treat in Downtown

October 25th, 2019 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Trick or Treat in Downtown is a Free annual Halloween event sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association and participating Downtown Businesses.

Held from 2-5pm, families are invited to dress-up their ghosts and goblins and visit the merchants that display the sign, “Trick or Treat Here!”


BBQ, Blues and Brews

November 9th, 2019 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

This is a fundraising event for Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association and features things people love about North Carolina: BBQ, Blues, and Craft Beer! Guests are encouraged to sample delicious BBQ, savor a unique selection of locally brewed beer and enjoy live music. Join the fun at the old Stephens Hardware Building- 405 East Broad Street.

BBQ, Blues & Brews is laid back, fun and profitable event for winners as they compete for bragging rights and Prize Money. Do you have BBQ worth bragging about? Submit request to enter your team to


Shop Small Saturday

November 30th

Shop at Your Favorite Places and Support Your Community Year Round.


Town Tree Lighting

December 5th, 2019 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM

In addition to the tree lighting and performances by local choral groups, there will be an ice-skating rink and other holiday fun including visits with Santa. Sponsored by the Town of Fuquay-Varina, this event is free.


Downtown Sleigh Ride

December 5th, 2019 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Fuquay-Varina Downtown will host a ticketed Sleigh Ride on Thursday, December 5th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm during the Town Christmas Tree Lighting. Tickets are distributed to Sponsors & Friends of Downtown. Remaining tickets are available to the public at a ticket sale the night before the Sleigh Ride. The sleigh ride will be located at TR Ashworth’s Station (120 S. Main Street) in the historic Fuquay District.


Chamber Christmas Parade & After Party

December 8th, 2019 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM

The annual Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade is held on the first Sunday of December every year at 3:00 pm in the Historic Downtown Fuquay District. The event brings out town residents and the streets are lined with children and families cheering as their favorite entries pass by. Join us for the After Party following the parade on Depot Street!


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