Community Events Newsletter


*Please note:  Per Town ordinance, pets of any kind are not allowed at events hosted by the Town of Fuquay-Varina.

Coffee with a Cop   
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Police
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 3-5 pm
Sheetz, 1885 N. Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 
Join the men and women of the FVPD for our next Coffee with a Cop event. No agenda - just conversations. Have a cup of coffee with us and ask questions or just have a general conversation to get to know the officers that work within the Town of Fuquay-Varina.

Kick-off Concert for Celebrate Fuquay-Varina
Featuring Chairman of the Board
Thursday, October 4, 6:30-9:30 pm
Varina Business District, 500 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC

The Chairman of the Board opens the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival this year!  For over 30 years, the Chairman of the Board has been delighting audiences with hits such as Give Me Just A Little More Time, Pay to the Piper, Finders Keepers, Chairman of the Board, and Everything's Tuesday.  Don’t miss one of Soul Music’s all-time great groups! 

Pets and coolers are not allowed in the event area.  Bring chairs or blankets for this outdoor concert.

Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival   
Sponsored by: Town of Fuquay-Varina
Saturday, October 6, 10 am – 4 pm
Fuquay Business District    

A dash more festive... live entertainment, craft beer, food, the downtown chili-cook-off, art vendors, a free kids zone and YOU!  Sponsorships are available! Get detailed information about the festival at

Learn how to enter the Downtown Chili Cook-off which is held during the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival and is sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization.  Tastings are $10.00 per/20 tastings   

Fire Department Open House and Blood Drive
Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week
Sponsored by the F-V Fire Department
Saturday, October 13, 10 am – 3 pm
Station #1, 301 S. Fuquay Avenue, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Visit Station #1 and learn about fire prevention and safety planning and have FUN!  Sparky the Fire Dog and Pluggie the Fire Hydrant will visit.  See fire prevention and equipment displays and witness great demonstrations! Hand-on experience for young ones!  Free.

FVFD will host a Blood Drive from 10 am- 3 pm.  Sign up to give blood!  Donors will get a $10 Chick-fil-A gift cards.  

1st Annual Whole Hog & Pork Shoulder Cook-off
Sponsored by: American Legion Post 116
Saturday, October 20, 12 – 8 pm
American Legion Post 116, 6400 Johnson Pond Rd., Fuquay-Varina, NC 

Judging starts at 9 am with sales starting at 12 pm with plates for $10 per plate.  This event is sanctioned by the NC Pork Council and winners will have the chance to cook at state championship. Otis Campbell Band will play beginning at 2 pm.  

Haunted Trail
Saturday, October 20, 5 pm is Family Fright, Full Fright 7-9 pm
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
Carroll Howard Johnson Park  

Parking:  There is no parking at Carroll Howard but you can park your car at South Park and ride a shuttle!  
Family Fright, appropriate for families with younger children, will be from 5-6 pm. Full Fright, which will be scarier, will take place from 7-9 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. The Haunted Trail is free, but please note there will be scary stuff, so enter at your own risk! This is an outdoor activity with low lighting so remember to wear appropriate shoes, preferably tennis shoes and dress for the weather.

Trick or Treat Downtown  
Friday, October 26, 2-5 pm
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association
Downtown Fuquay-Varina

Trick or Treat in Downtown Fuquay-Varina is a FREE annual Halloween event sponsored by FVDA and the merchants along the Fuquay, Link and Varina Retail Districts.  Parents are invited to dress-up their ghosts and goblins, grab a bag and visit the merchants that display the sign, “Trick or Treat Here!”

Follow Me To Fuquay-Varina Concert Series 
Featuring The Embers
Sponsored by: Town of Fuquay-Varina
Thursday, November 1, 6:30-9:30 pm
Centennial Square, 102 N. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 
Due to weather conditions from Hurricane Michael, the Embers concert (originally scheduled for Oct. 11) has been rescheduled to Nov. 1.  Join us for the last concert in the fall series featuring the iconic Embers!  Local food and beer vendors will be on site.  There will be a free kids zone featuring Mimi the Clown and inflatables.  

BBQ, Blues & Brews   
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Assn.
Saturday, November 17, 1-5 pm
405 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC   

This event 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. $10.00 per 10 tasting tickets - available for purchase the day of event. The BBQ always sells out before the end of the day, so come early if you want to sample the best BBQ around!  This event was previously scheduled in Sept, but moved due to Hurricane Florence.  

BBQ, Blues & Brews is laid back, fun and a profitable event for winners as they compete for bragging rights and prize money. Got BBQ worth bragging about? Enter your cook team!

Other Community Events

The Town of Fuquay-Varina has submitted a request to Wake County to expand its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) by 22,049 acres.  Learn more about the proposed ETJ Expansion at a series of Community Information Meetings planned to help residents learn about the proposed ETJ Expansion. 
   10:00 am – 3:00 pm Special Guest: Devin Harrelson “American Ninja Warrior”
   10:00 am – 3:00 pm Special Guest: Devin Harrelson “American Ninja Warrior”
   10:00 am – 3:00 pm Special Guest: Devin Harrelson “American Ninja Warrior”

Public Meetings

Date Meeting Place
Mon., Oct. 1, 7 PM Town Board Meeting Town Hall
Mon., Oct. 8, 7 PM Board of Adjustment Town Hall
Mon., Oct. 15, 7 PM Planning Board Meeting Town Hall
Tues., Oct. 16, 7 PM Town Board Meeting Town Hall

Around Town

Fuquay-Varina Museum Tours
Sponsored by: Friends of the Museum

Monday, 10 am - 1 pm and Wednesday, 10 am – 4 pm
131 Fuquay Avenue
The museums are a true treasure! If you haven’t visited, make a point to visit them!

Fuquay-Varina Library
133 S. Fuquay Avenue
M-TH open 9 am – 9 pm, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm, Sun: 1-5 pm

Now open 7 days a week!  Learn more about programming for the month.

Fuquay-Varina Arts Council Programming

Learn about concerts, performances.