While you enjoy reconnecting with family during your 2015 reunion, don’t forget to consider your options for next year. Greater Fayetteville, NC makes a great spot for  your 2016 reunion.  “Fayetteville and Cumberland County provides plenty of unique attributes, perfect for reunion attendees,” says John Meroski, Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) President and CEO.  “Plus, our tourism department will work with you to make event planning a snap.”

Here are a few reasons family reunions choose greater Fayetteville:

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  •  Lots of natural spaces for your event. Many of the region’s parks offer large picnic pavilions. Local parks have fun amenities such as an 18-hole disc golf course, nature trails, boat rentals, sports fields and of course, playgrounds.   Spring Lake is home to Carvers Creek State Park, which offers plenty of space for groups and is home to Long Valley Farm, the winter estate of John Stillman Rockefeller.
  • Many sites provide an opportunity to commemorate a family’s past, present and future.   The vast majority of these historic sites are free.   Eighteen Cultural Heritage Trails with themes such as African-American Heritage and Paths, Plank Roads, and Trains package the historic sites for ease of planning
  • Your family can explore the contributions of our military heroes from the Revolutionary War to today. Consider a group visit to the Airborne & Special Operations Museum and NC Veterans Park in downtown Fayetteville.  Travel the Patriots Past & Present Cultural Heritage Trail for a full list of sites that explore the community’s military past and present.
  • Greater Fayetteville offers an array of special events throughout the month – many free of charge.  Of particular interest to groups is the Sandhills Farmers Market.   Held every Saturday (June-September) in Spring Lake,   this is Cumberland County’s only farmers market that links history and culture with some of the areas highest quality fruits, vegetables, and specialty food items. Kids days, taste testings and special events are held throughout the season. At the market, you’ll learn about the heritage of Cumberland County’s farmers. For more information and a complete calendar of events.

With nearly 6,000 hotel rooms at more than 55 hotel properties and a range of meeting space options – all budgets and needs are covered. Contact Shannon Deaton, Fayetteville’s Tourism Sales Manager at 910-483-5311 or submit your Request for Proposal online.