Sanford, North Carolina

Upcoming Events in Sanford North Carolina


4 - 5 The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace - 35+ of NC's best quilting and yarn vendors under one roof. Shop 'til you drop. You will find fabrics, books, sewing machines, long arm machines, buttons, yarn, mixed media and much more at our show. Free parking and food available on site. Spend a day shopping for all your creative supplies.

Address: Dennis Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St. , Sanford, North Carolina
Ph: 704-376-2531 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $5.00


20 Spring Militia Muster - Demonstrations will include artillery and musket firings, pottery making, weaving, period medical/doctor, butter churning, music, and dancing. Try your hand at quill pen writing, 18th century toys and games, and cotton ginning. Help plant the sites herb and vegetable garden, and plant something to take home and raise yourself. 11 am - 3 pm. House in the Horseshoe, north of Carthage. (910)947-2051.

Address: 324 Alston House Rd. , Sanford, North Carolina
Ph: (910)947-2051 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Admission is free, and open to the public.


3 - 4 Revolutionary War Battle Reenactment at House in the Horseshoe - Relive the Revolutionary War skirmish that left bullet holes throughout the home of Whig Colonel Phillip Alston. Encampment of soldiers and families, artillery and small arms demonstrations, craft demonstrations. Concessions available or bring your own picnic.
Saturday, 9:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday, 9:30 - 3 pm

Address: 288 Alston House Rd. , Sanford, North Carolina
Ph: (910)947-2051 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free Admission; Parking $5


18 - 19 Hearts and Hands ECA Quilt Show - Over 100 Quilts, Vendor Booths, Raffle Baskets, Door Prizes, Boutique with Handmade Items, Antique Quilt Display, Demonstrations, “Quiltmobile”, Lunch Available on Site and much, much more.
Quilt Show Presented by the Hearts and Hands ECA Quilters’ Guild
Approximately 40 miles SW of Raleigh
Hours: Friday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Address: Dennis Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash Street , Sanford, North Carolina
Ph: 919-499-0766 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $6, under 12 free


30 Christmas Candlelighting and Open House - Hours: 10AM-4PM. The house will be decorated for the season in festive 19th century style, with music, artillery demonstrations and refreshments.

Address: 324 Alston House Rd. , Sanford, North Carolina
Ph: (910)947-2051 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Tobacco Road Golf Club

Mike Strantz, the number one golf course architect in 1998, has invaded the Sandhills with his latest masterpiece: Tobacco Road. This is a course of such uncommon beauty and imagination that it will feed your soul and challenge your game like no other course in the Carolinas. 18 holes, par 71.

Sanford, NC Golf Courses

Carolina Lakes Golf Course

Rolling terrain of tree-lined fairways and fast, undulating greens. The golf course is challenging from all tees, while giving the player an opportunity to have their career-best round.Back (6400 yards, 69.9 rating, 118 slope); Middle (6011 yards, 68.4 rating, 115 slope); Forward (5010 yards, 67.5

Sanford, NC Golf Courses

House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site

Circa-1772 house was the scene of a Whig/Tory conflict during the American Revolution, and some of the bullet holes are still visible. Also the home of four-term North Carolina governor and prominent statesman Benjamin Williams from 1798 to 1814.

Sanford, NC Historic Sites

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