5 Reasons to Visit Fayetteville in the Spring

It’s that time of year we have all been waiting for—when colorful flowers start making their debut, when the days get longer, when the sun shines, and the temperature starts warming up.

The time that we all start to get spring fever, and Fayetteville starts blooming! The patios start getting full on the downtown streets for dinner, and on the weekends, the sounds start being heard from Segra Stadium as everyone cheers on the Woodpeckers. And we can’t forget all the events that start popping up around Cumberland County.

Planning a fun day or a weekend trip to Fayetteville this spring? We have you covered with a few of our favorite things to do in Fayetteville this spring.

Outdoor Dining: Whether you’re looking for a full meal experience or just stopping in for a snack and a beer at one of the local breweries, the options are abundant around Cumberland County for outdoor dining. Downtown Fayetteville sidewalks are perfect for al fresco dining. Blue Moon Café and Pierro’s are tasty options for lunch and dinner, but don’t rule out Bright Light Brewing Company for a local craft beer. They always have an assortment of food trucks rolling in to serve up something tasty.


Experience: Cumberland County will come alive with outdoor experiences this spring and ZipQuest is definitely at the top of the list. Even though this Fayetteville experience is open year-round, once the foliage starts turning green and the flowers start blooming, the views become exceptionally breathtaking. On the property is a massive waterfall that can be viewed from the zip-lines and treetop adventure park. 


They also have facilities and play areas that are perfect for small gatherings and business meetingsIf you’re not the daring type, you don’t need to worry, as there is an abundance of outdoor experiences in Fayetteville and Cumberland County that is perfect for you. Maybe it's a walk around Carver Creek's State Park or a round of golf at a local course. Click here to find what is right for you.

Haymount Truck Stop
Family Fun at Segra Stadium

Sporting Events: Cheering on your favorite sports team can be a year-round event, but in spring, this means baseball and arena football. Our local minor league baseball team, the Woodpeckers, kick off their schedule in April this year. Their home, Segra Stadium, is in downtown Fayetteville which makes it easy to park and grab dinner before the game on a great patio.


But don’t brush off a rainy day in the sports spectrum cause Fayetteville is home to the American Indoor Football team, the Carolina Predators. Cumberland County is always hosting sporting events, so check out our calendar of events!


Farmers Markets: A classic farmer’s market screams spring has arrived. Fayetteville is lucky enough to have a variety of markets to choose from around town that kicks off in spring. The newest addition to the list is Sandhills Farmers Market, located at Sweet Valley Ranch, with over 40 vendors. It’s the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month beginning May 7th.  


The City Market at the Museum is located Downtown, which is a perfect way to start a day, followed up by lunch and shopping. The Dirtbag Ales Farmers Market is a whole experience. You can enjoy being outdoors with the entire family (fur babies included) while shopping for local produce, listening to live music, food truck treats, and of course, a locally brewed craft beer.

Art & Museums: Rain, rain, go away! Even on those rainy days in Fayetteville, you can find yourself with a day filled with activities. From museums—such as the U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum (ASOM), which provides an indoor, self-guided FREE tour—to the Arts Council—which is home to rotating exhibitions—the fun never stops because of mother nature.


Stop in at the Fayetteville History Museum and chat with one of the Visitor Information Counselors. They can point you in the direction of an abundance of indoor activities!

Free Tours of ASOM