NC Fall Festival to make full return

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RAEFORD — The North Carolina Fall Festival is returning in all of its glory this year after the last couple of years saw a reduced event due to the pandemic.

The first event on the week-long festival schedule will be the Homecoming and Turkey Bowl game at Hoke County High School on Friday, October 7, as the Bucks host the Southern Lee High School Cavaliers for an exciting evening.

Following the Friday events, October 8-9 will see the 2nd annual Marvin Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament at Bayonet at Puppy Creek Golf Course take place. The two-day event is limited to the first 100 golfers and includes a $150 entry fee which includes cart and green fees, breakfast, lunch, beer, beverages, snacks, door prizes, and tournament prizes. There are cash prizes for the top golfers and a special prize of a Zero Turn Lawn Mower for a hole-in-one.

The festival schedule also includes an event special for seniors as Wednesday, October 12, will feature the Melissa Kaye Senior Day Bingo at the Wright Agricultural Building from 10 am to 2 pm. The event will be free to the first 100 seniors and will include lunch, snacks, drinks, and door prizes.

Perhaps one of the most anticipated returns will be the NC Fall Festival Parade which had been canceled the past couple of years. The parade kicks off Thursday, October 13, at 5:30 pm on Main Street.

And if the parade wasn’t enough to get you excited, the Turkey Dinner also makes its return and will be served Friday, October 14, at West Hoke Middle School from 5 pm to 7:30 pm.

Then on Saturday, October 15, the NC Fall Festival Street Fair will be on Main Street from 9 am to 4 pm with 16 food trucks, arts and crafts, commercial and informational vendors, two stages of entertainment, a cornhole tournament, and a Classic Car and Truck showcase.