5 Reasons to Visit Fayetteville in the Spring

It's that time of year we all start to get cabin fever, and Fayetteville starts blooming! Colorful flowers will make their debut, restaurant patios will start getting full on the downtown streets, and cheers will be heard from Segra Stadium as the Woodpeckers start their new season! Here are a few things to do in Fayetteville this spring. 


Outdoor Dining: Pair your unique experience in Fayetteville with the flavors, sights, and sounds that make our community special. 


Haymount Truck Stop, Fayetteville's first food truck court and bar, has curated a family and pet-friendly outdoor courtyard with local food trucks serving diverse flavors and foods. Try one of their elevated cocktails while competing in trivia, where you can win prizes from local shops. 


Try one of their elevated cocktails while trying to win weekly trivia where you can win prizes from local shops.


Roll up at any time, to taste Sanders Southern Seafood, Some Tings Cookin, Wild Sunflower Pizza, GR Fil-Am Grill, Baja Dogs, or R Burger. 




Experience: We've been cooped inside all winter, it's time to get outside and have some dirty fun in one of Cumberland County's treasures, Sweet Valley Ranch.


Take an electric-powered ATV for a spin on their Hills and Thrills ATV Adventure Tour--made even better as the foliage and flowers begin to flourish again.


If you’re not the daring type, you don’t need to worry, as outdoor experiences are abundant in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. Soak up the natural beauty of the Carolinas! Take a stroll through the 77 acres of Cape Fear Botanical Garden where you can see the azaleas and dogwoods springing into bloom. 

Haymount Truck Stop
Sweet Valley Ranch ATV Tour Fun
Family Fun at Segra Stadium
Food Truck Treat at Dirtbag Ales


Sporting Events: Batter up sports fans! Cheering on your favorite sports team can be a year-round event, but in spring, this means baseball, collegiate spring, and arena sports. 


Our local minor league baseball team, the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, kick off their fifth season 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.


Can't get enough of spring sports? There's plenty of softball to go around. Cheer on collegiate softball games by supporting Fayetteville State University and Fayetteville Technical Community College athletics. Watch the Broncos compete on the diamond at Lamon Street Park or make weekend plans to root for the Trojans at J.P. Riddle Stadium. 





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 kick off in spring.


The latest addition to the list is Pate's Farmers Market, located at 6411 Raeford Road. They offer a nursery during the season, fresh meats cut to order, delicious country food served in a hot bar daily, and more items weekly. 


The Dirtbag Ales Farmers Market is a whole vibe. Where else can you enjoy a beer and yoga class every Sunday? Align your inner chakras and then have a locally handcrafted beer--one breath, one sip, one happy patron.  


Art & Museums: Rain, rain, go away! Even on those rainy days in Fayetteville, you can pack your day 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