Calendar of Events

 

 

We have a variety of events throughout the year, ranging from festivals, cultural events, indoor and outdoor shows, and other types of functions designed to appeal to a wide audience.

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Date Event Location
7/22 Kayak Catch Clinic
Lumber River State Park is offering a Guided Kayak CATCH Trip down the Lumber River. We will be meeting at the Princess Ann Access Area, at 9:00 am. All participants must be able to swim. Program will take approximately 4 hrs, come out and go fishing on the Lumber River. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, a snack, and any other necessary items. For more information or to make reservations, as space is limited, please contact Ranger Brantley Bowen, at 910-628-4564. Due to limited space, preregistration is required.
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Lumber River State Park, 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum NC 28369
Time: 9:00 AM
7/22 Sunset Canoe Trip
Lumber River State Park is offering a Guided Sunset Evening Canoe Trip down the Lumber River. We will be meeting at the Princess Ann Access, at 6:00 pm. All participants must be able to swim. Program will take approximately 2 hrs. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, a snack, and any other necessary items. For more information or to make reservations, as space is limited, please contact Ranger John Privette, at 910-628-4564. Due to limited space, preregistration is required
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Lumber River State Park, 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum NC 28369
Time: 6:00 PM
7/23 Nature Hike
Lumber River State Park is offering a Nature Hike. We will be meeting at Princess Ann Access Area, at 8:30 am. All participants need to dress for the weather and wear good foot wear. This program will give visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty of the river. Bring snacks, bottled water, sunscreen, and any other items needed for the Nature Hike. For more information, please contact Brantley Bowen, at 910-628-4564
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Lumber River State Park, 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum NC 28369
Time: 8:30 AM
7/23 Night Hike
Lumber River State Park is offering a Night Nature Hike. We will be meeting at Princess Ann Access Area, at 8:30 pm. All participants need to dress for the weather and wear good foot wear. This program will give visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty of the river. Bring snacks, bottled water, sunscreen, and any other items needed for the Nature Hike. For more information, please contact John Privette, at 910-628-4564
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Lumber River State Park, 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum NC 28369
Time: 8:30 PM
7/25 Movie Night
Lumber River State Park is offering a viewing of the BBC’s “Planet Earth”. The viewing will be located at the Princess Ann Access Area, at 7:30 pm. Bring the family, popcorn, drinks, and bug spray. Come and enjoy an installment of the renowned series. For more information please contact Ranger John Privette, at 910-628-4564.
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Lumber River State Park, 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum NC 28369
Time: 7:30 PM
7/26 CRUISE IN
Antique cars, trucks, tractors, Hot Rods and motorcycles are invited to participate. Vendors and music will be present. Event sponsored by the Rediscover Downtown Lumberton organization. For more information call 910-671-3876
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Downtown Lumberton Plaza
Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7/26 Canoe Trip
Lumber River State Park is offering a Guided Canoe Trip down the Lumber River. We will be meeting at the Chalk Banks Access Area, at 10:30 am. All participants must be able to swim. Program will take approximately 2 hrs. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, a snack, and any other necessary items. For more information or to make reservations, as space is limited, please contact Ranger Eric Siratt, at 910-628-4564. Due to limited space, preregistration is required.
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Lumber River State Park, 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum NC 28369
Time: 10:30 AM
7/26 The Boys and Girls Club of Lumberton 12th Annual Duck Race
Each duck is $25 and the first place winner will receive $2000 if present, $1000 if absent. The Carolina Breakers will perform at noon. For more information, call 910-738-8474.
Stephen's Park in Lumberton
Time: 11 AM
7/26 The Aussie 5K
Sponsored by Outback of Lumberton. Tickets Available at Outback until July 25th or you can register at the event. Registration Fee: $10. If you can't participate but would like to help, donations are welcome. Proceeds benefit Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance.
Meet behind the Robeson County Courthouse, Downtown Lumberton
Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM
7/27 Canoe Trip
Lumber River State Park is offering a Guided Canoe Trip down the Lumber River. We will be meeting at the Chalk Banks Access Area, at 1:30 pm. All participants must be able to swim. Program will take approximately 2 hrs. Bring sunscreen, drinking water, a snack, and any other necessary items. For more information or to make reservations, as space is limited, please contact Ranger Eric Siratt, at 910-628-4564. Due to limited space, preregistration is required.
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Lumber River State Park, 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum NC 28369
Time: 1:30 PM
7/31 “BEST OF THE YEAR!” SUMMER FILM SERIES
"American Hustle," 2013, R, 138 minutes. This fictionalization of the "Abscam" scandal of the early 1980s follows con man Irving Rosenfeld and his lover, Sydney Prosser, as they help an eccentric FBI agent expose corruption among several members of Congress in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Presented and sponsored by the Carolina Civic Center, most of these recent films were nominated for Academy awards and have not previously screened in Lumberton. Our recently renovated 1928 historic theater setting with 25- by 13-foot big screen and Bose sound system is a clean, high-quality experience. Add fresh popcorn and sodas and you have a wonderful night out. This series screens 7pm on Thursdays except July 17 Hobbits double feature (4pm and 7pm). Admission is $5 general seating with concessions sold separately. For more information, call 910-738-4339.
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Carolina Civic Center - 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28359
Time: 7:00 pm
8/7 “BEST OF THE YEAR!” SUMMER FILM SERIES
"Philomena," 2013, PG-13, 95 minutes. Floundering BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith and aging Irishwoman Philomena Lee form an unlikely bond when they pair up to find the son Philomena was forced to give up for adoption 50 years ago. Starring: Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. Presented and sponsored by the Carolina Civic Center, most of these recent films were nominated for Academy awards and have not previously screened in Lumberton. Our recently renovated 1928 historic theater setting with 25- by 13-foot big screen and Bose sound system is a clean, high-quality experience. Add fresh popcorn and sodas and you have a wonderful night out. This series screens 7pm on Thursdays except July 17 Hobbits double feature (4pm and 7pm). Admission is $5 general seating with concessions sold separately. For more information, call 910-738-4339.
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Carolina Civic Center - 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28359
Time: 7:00 pm
8/14 “BEST OF THE YEAR!” SUMMER FILM SERIES
"Dallas Buyers Club," 2013, R, 117 minutes. Loosely based on true events, this drama follows Ron Woodroof, who refuses to accept he'll die in 30 days when he's diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. He extends his life and eventually helps many other AIDS patients by smuggling medications from abroad. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Griffin Dunne, Michael O'Neill, Dallas Roberts, Kevin Rankin. Presented and sponsored by the Carolina Civic Center, most of these recent films were nominated for Academy awards and have not previously screened in Lumberton. Our recently renovated 1928 historic theater setting with 25- by 13-foot big screen and Bose sound system is a clean, high-quality experience. Add fresh popcorn and sodas and you have a wonderful night out. This series screens 7pm on Thursdays except July 17 Hobbits double feature (4pm and 7pm). Admission is $5 general seating with concessions sold separately. For more information, call 910-738-4339.
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Carolina Civic Center - 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28359
Time: 7:00 pm
8/16 - 8/17 37th Annual All American Golf Tournament
Format: Two-man best ball (no handicap.) Limited to 90 teams, accepted in order received with full payment. Open to all golfing amateurs, 21 years of age or older, unless accompanied by adult. Awards: First three places in each flight win merchandise. Special prizes on the course (hole-in-one, etc.) Awards ceremony is Sunday @5:30pm. First place trophies presented to teams in each flight; tournament champion receives the Kiwanis Blue Blazer; Runner-up receives a trophy. Entry Fees: $200 per team. Entry fee includes green fees, cart fees, range balls, gifts & lunch on both days. Food: Each day golfers will be treated to breakfast by McDonalds & Burger King and lunch from Outback Steak-house & Candy Sue’s. Deadline: All golf entries, with full payment, must be received by August 13th. If you have any questions or concerns or you would like to register, contact: William Gentry @ 910-740-8853 or wgentry76@gmail.com
Pine Crest Country Club - Lumberton, NC
Time: Varies
8/21 “BEST OF THE YEAR!” SUMMER FILM SERIES
"20 Feet from Stardom," 2013, PG-13, 89 minutes. Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film takes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of backup vocalists, weaving together interviews with legendary singers with the voices that support them. Cast: Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, Claudia Lennear, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega. Presented and sponsored by the Carolina Civic Center, most of these recent films were nominated for Academy awards and have not previously screened in Lumberton. Our recently renovated 1928 historic theater setting with 25- by 13-foot big screen and Bose sound system is a clean, high-quality experience. Add fresh popcorn and sodas and you have a wonderful night out. This series screens 7pm on Thursdays except July 17 Hobbits double feature (4pm and 7pm). Admission is $5 general seating with concessions sold separately. For more information, call 910-738-4339.
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Carolina Civic Center - 315 North Chestnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28359
Time: 7:00 pm
8/23 2014 Tri-Warriors Youth Triathlon
Swim - Bike - Run. For boys and girls ages 6-15. Registration limited to first 300 kids. For more information and registration online, visit their website.
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UNCP Campus
Time:
8/23 CRUISE IN
Antique cars, trucks, tractors, Hot Rods and motorcycles are invited to participate. Vendors and music will be present. Event sponsored by the Rediscover Downtown Lumberton organization. For more information call 910-671-3876
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Downtown Lumberton Plaza
Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
9/12 - 9/14 COWBOY UP
This year’s festivities kick off on Friday night with a “Hot Heels Roping” event. This event will allow novice riders who want to give steer roping a try with a mechanical bull pulled by a gator. The mechanical bull looks and acts somewhat like a real steer without the risks or intimidation of a real cow. This is a great way for beginners and folks who want to give it a try to have an opportunity to gain some experience. On Saturday morning we begin our day with Barrel Racing. This event will feature a Pee Wee, Youth and Open Division with an added jackpot totaling $1,000! About 5:00 p.m. the Ranch Sorting will begin. Last year’s event featured 150 team sorting teams and this year’s event is shaping up to be just as exciting. This event will have a $500 added jackpot and has divisions for every level of competition. We have designated Sunday as our “Kids Day”. The day begins with Cowboy Church at 11:00 a.m. in the main arena. Church is followed by our “Special Needs Kids Rodeo”. A new event this year will allow 20 kids from the area a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete in a “rodeo”. We will divide the kids up into four groups of five. There are four competition points in the course of the rodeo. The first point will be an actual ride on a horse. The participant will be allowed to get on and be led around a ring to get the feel of a real horse. The second point will be “roping the bull” giving kids a chance to rope a dummy “bull” and a few lessons in “how to”. From there they move on to the “barrel racing”. This is done on stick horses over an obstacle course similar, but smaller than a traditional barrel race. The fourth and final point features an education series where we teach them the parts of a horse, some basic information and give them a coloring book. All participants in this event will be awarded a Cowboy hat and a Southern Horse Festival trophy buckle for their efforts. Following the “Special Needs Kids Rodeo” we will be hosting a “Kids Rodeo. This event will be similar in design to the “Special Needs” and the first 50 kids will receive a Cowboy hat! All participants in this event will receive a special ribbon achievement to show that everyone who tries is a true champion. Full Concessions. Admission is FREE! All profits from this show will be donated to the Southeastern Ag Center for Development through the NC Horse Council Foundation. For further information you may contact: Sue Gray, 919-854-1990 or suegray@mindspring.com or Rose Cushing, rose@carolinahoofbeats.com or 252-235-7645.
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Southeastern North Carolina Agricultural Events Center, 1027 Hwy. 74 East, Lumberton NC
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9/18 30th Anniversary Clifford Bullard Memorial Golf Tournament
Hosted by Robeson Community College Foundation and the Bullard Restaurant Group. All proceeds support the Robeson Community College Foundation, Inc. Shotgun start scheduled for 12:30pm. Registration 11:00am, Lunch 11:30am. Rain date: Sept. 25, 2014. Format: SuperBall (Captain's Choice). Four person teams: A, B, C and D players. Door prizes will be available to participants. Bring cash to participate for a chance to win $500. For more information on preregistration, pricing and sponsorship, contact Rebekah Lowry at 910-272-3235 or email relowry@robeson.edu
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Cliffwood Golf Course – 3811 Martin Luther King Drive, Lumberton, NC 28358
Time: See description
9/24 Take a Child Outside Nature Hike
Lumber River State Park is the place to be. Take a child on a Hike along the banks of the beautiful Lumber River. We will get a chance to see what kinds of birds and other wildlife that live along the river. This hike will cover at least six different habitats, from along the river’s edge, then onto Griffin’s Bluff and then to upland habitats at the top of the bluff. Learn about the cultural history of the Lumber River and about the town of Princess Ann. For more information call (910) 628-4564
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Lumber River State Park, 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum NC 28369
Time: 10:00 AM
9/27 CRUISE IN
Antique cars, trucks, tractors, Hot Rods and motorcycles are invited to participate. Vendors and music will be present. Event sponsored by the Rediscover Downtown Lumberton organization. For more information call 910-671-3876
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Downtown Lumberton Plaza
Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
9/27 National Public Lands Day
Lumber River State Park is performing a volunteer work project. We will be National Public Lands Day. We will be meeting at Chalk Banks Access Area. The event will begin at 10:00 am and tentatively end at 2:00 pm depending on weather and volunteer attendance. Volunteers will walk down a historic road, which General Sherman used during the American Civil War, and pick up trash debris in order to help preserve the natural beauty of this area. Volunteers are encouraged to take necessary precautions and wear proper hiking attire, bring plenty of water and bug spray. Also, a courtesy phone call to Ranger Rick Keenan at 910-628-4564 to inform the organizers of your attendance would be greatly appreciated. This project will be very enjoyable for both park staff and volunteers as participants will not only help make the park look even more beautiful but also be able to enjoy the park's natural and cultural resources in the process.
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Chalk Banks Access Area
Time: 10:00 AM
10/3 - 10/11 68th Robeson Regional Agricultural Fair
Robeson County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 41 South. From I-95 take exit 13 and travel east on Hwy. 74 to Hwy. 41. Turn left on Hwy. 41. Look for fairgrounds on left. Contact (910) 738-2126 for more information.
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Robeson County Fairgrounds - 3788 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Lumberton, NC 28358
Time: Various
10/9 RCHS Bark at the Moon
An open house cocktail reception to benefit the Robeson County Humane Society. All monies raised will be used for the maintenance and operation of the RCHS shelter facility, and the well-being and comfort of our furry friend residents. Enjoy wine/beer, Hors d’oeuvres, meeting other animal lovers, facility tours, kisses of thanks from puppies and kitties, and lots of fun. No cost to attend, but donations and supplies are requested and sponsorships are welcome! For more information, call 738-8282 or email rchsfriendsforlife@gmail.com.
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Robeson County Humane Society, 3180 W 5th St, Lumberton, North Carolina 28358
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10/18 2014 Robeson County Alzheimer's Walk for Memory
Contact Kimberly Branch for more information at 910-827-9530. Rain plan is Biggs Park Mall.
Wesley Pines Retirement Community in Lumberton
Time: 9AM until 11AM
10/24 - 10/26 LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING EXPO
All courses offered are free of charge to in-state law enforcement, fire, rescue, corrections, probation and parole and detention personnel. For a list of course offerings and their dates and times, and to register, please call the Training Coordinators at 910-272-3652 or email bwilkins@robeson.edu
Robeson Community College - 5160 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton NC 28360
Time: Varies
10/25 CRUISE IN
Antique cars, trucks, tractors, Hot Rods and motorcycles are invited to participate. Vendors and music will be present. Event sponsored by the Rediscover Downtown Lumberton organization. For more information call 910-671-3876
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Downtown Lumberton Plaza
Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11/6 An Evening with Jeanne Robertson
Jeanne Robertson is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking  to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success. Tickets are $35.00 and can be purchased at the website below. Call 910-734-5587 for more information.
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RCC
Time: 7:00 PM
11/22 Lumberton's Christmas Parade
Floats, bands, vendors, and of course, Santa Claus!! Contact the Lumberton Chamber of Commerce at 910-739-4750 for more information.
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Downtown Plaza to Biggs Park Mall
Time: 10:00 a.m.
12/5 ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY/MOVIE
Free to the public. Free horse and carriage rides and tractor hay rides, hot cocoa and cookies. Addition food will be available for purchase (vendors TBA) Free movie will begin at 7:30 pm. Movie TBA. Presented by the City of Lumberton and the Carolina Civic Center. For more information, call 910-671-3876.
Historic Downtown Lumberton on the Plaza
Time: 6:00 p.m.
12/7 - 12/9 29th Southeastern Hospice Festival of Trees
THEME: Here Comes Christmas. The Festival, which features exquisitely-decorated theme trees, also includes the Unique Boutique gift shop which offers fresh-baked goodies, specialty food, crafts and gift items, such as holiday ornaments, wreaths and centerpieces, for purchase. Admission $3.00 for adults,$2.00 Senior Citizens and $2.00 Children. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 910-671-5007.
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Osterneck Auditorium, 102 N. Chestnut Street. Lumberton
Time: December 7 1-5PM ; Dec. 8-9 9:30AM-5:30 PM
12/13 CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR
Holiday Tour of Homes. Reception at Robeson County History Museum with refreshments and artists exhibiting and selling. This year the Proctor building will be decorated to stage an 18th Century Christmas with full dress of the time. The Tour of Homes is a self-guided tour. Listing of homes may be found on website. NO ADMISSION. This is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and support the Robeson County History Museum. Tickets are now on sale now at Robeson County Library, Robeson County History Museum, Lumberton Visitors Bureau and Biggs Park Mall Office. Tickets may also be purchased online. Contact info@robesoncountyhistory.org for info or call 910-738-7979 for more information.
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Robeson County History Museum - 101 South Elm Street Lumberton, NC 28358
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2/28 4TH ANNUAL BOOK 'EM NORTH CAROLINA
This nationally recognized event brings in over 75 authors whom are expected to participate in book signings, talks and panel discussions. Headliners this year include Terry Irving, winner of four National Emmy Awards, multiple Peabody, DuPont and Telly Awards, and Terri Reid, the creator of the bestselling Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mysteries. Proceeds from the book sales will go to literacy campaigns and anti-crime measures in Robeson County.
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Robeson Community College, 5160 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton, NC 28360
Time: 9:30 am-4:00 pm
3/7 RUMBA ON THE LUMBER
Historic Downtown Lumberton. Southeastern Health 5K Run. THE BUD LIGHT NORTH of the BORDER CHILI TOWN FESTIVAL. Family Fun Day. Race entry fee is $20.00/30.00/40.00. At 1:00 PM there will be: The Ride Robeson Metric Century sponsored by Rhino Linings as well as The Robeson 20 Mile Bicycle Adventure sponsored by Cruzbike. Later that same afternoon at 3:30 PM will be The Family Fun 5K Bike Ride sponsored by the Bicycle Shop. Call 910-671-3876 for more information.
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Downtown Lumberton
Time: Various
3/9 TASTE OF ROBESON
A little taste of various Robeson County restaurants’ favorite menu items. Cost is adult $10, child 12 and under $5, child under 3 free. Presented by Robeson County Church and Community Center. Contact number 910-738-5204.
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Bill Sapp Recreation Center, 1100 North Cedar Street Lumberton, North Carolina 28358
Time: 5:00-8:00 P.M.
4/16 John P. Williamson Memorial Golf Tournament
Format: Captain’s Choice, 4 person teams. Arrange your own teams with A, B, C, D players (no more than 2 players with less than 6 handicap) or sign up individually. Cost: $300 per 4 player team or $75 per individual. $350 includes 4 player team & hole sponsorship. Entry Fee includes: Lunch, Cart/green fees, mulligans, red tees & range balls. Closest to the Pin & Longest Drive Prizes. For more information call: Dwight Gane (910) 738-6541 or email rchsfriendsforlife@gmail.com
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Pinecrest Country Club, 110 Nigel Rd., Lumberton, NC 28360
Time: Lunch at 11:30, shotgun start at 1:00 PM

 

   

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