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Chamber Organizes Merchant Village for WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest

Join us Memorial Day Weekend 2016 for the Merchant Village that will take place as part of the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest right here in Fuquay-Varina! The Chamber of Commerce is excited to be a part of this new event in our community, and encourages business owners and managers in every walk of life to find a way to leverage this event over the coming months as we prepare for the 70,000+ visitors that will travel to Fuquay-Varina over the three days of activities.

The Chamber of Commerce will be organizing a “Merchant Village” that will be open for business throughout the festival. Only 100 booth spaces will be available, and we are already accepting applications for those spaces. Any business owner or artisan who has a product to sell can be a participant in the Merchant Village. This is NOT a business expo – participants must have a product to sell to the public.

The cost for the three-day event is $450, and vendors are encouraged to use tents with side flaps for securing inventory during the hours that the festival is closed. For more information about becoming a vendor in the MERCHANT VILLAGE, please go to

The WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest will be an admission-free event dedicated to remembering our fallen military service men and women and honoring our veterans through a celebration of freedom.

When the balloons aren’t flying, you’re invited to enjoy a wide variety of North Carolina-based foods along with NC State Fair inspired foods, as well (40+ different food lines and vendors are planned), take in live local and regional musicians, field games for all ages, the Merchant Village, and more.​

Many VOLUNTEERS will be needed for this event. If you can volunteer in any capacity, please go to and sign up through the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest’s official website.

For more information about the Chamber’s Merchant Village and any other Chamber activities associated with the balloon festival, please contact the Chamber directly at (919) 552-4947 or

O’ Holy Night at Camp Agapé

Bring your friends, your family, your youth group to Camp Agapé for a special live presentation of the Christmas story on December 18th and 19, 2015. Follow along illuminated trails as Mary and Joseph make their way to Bethlehem. Get a glimpse of the angels as they proclaim the birth of Jesus to the shepherds. And finally, worship at the manger under the stars at Camp Agapé’s Lakeside Chapel. This will be a “Holy Night” filled with Christmas carols, Christmas lights, and the Christmas story. It all begins at our Woodlands Center with light food and fellowship.

Friday December 18th:

  1. 1st show: 6:30 p.m. appetizers 7:15 p.m. worship
  2. 2nd show: 7:45 p.m. appetizers 8:30 p.m. worship

Saturday December 19th:

  1. 1st show: FULL
  2. 2nd show: 7:45 p.m. appetizers 8:30 p.m. worship

$12.00 per person, $45.00 family* maximum

*Family maximums apply to immediate family members. Age 5 and under are free (but we still need to know they are attending). Call in your registration at 919.552.9421 or send us your payment along with a completed registration (see our website for a registration form and we’ll send you a confirmation letter along with directions to Camp Agapé. Must be able to navigate uneven surfaces in low light situations.

Registration deadline is December 1.

Evangelist Craig Stone

Craig Stone is a recognized evangelist, gospel singer, TV host and author who’s known nationally for his dynamic preaching and deliverance ministry. Craig has been in ministry for over 30 years. He a preacher and serves under the leadership of Jentezen Franklin.

Craig StoneHe will be signing his latest book “Forgiving the Unforgivable”. His father grandmother and great-grandmother were killed at the same tie in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver that was found not guilty.

Everyone is invited to join us Sunday, Nov 22, 11:00 am at Evangel Church 201 Meadow Drive Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Windsor Point Fall Festival

Join us for Face Painting Trick or Treat Games Crafts Photo Booth Prizes Music Costume Contest Haunted House Fortune Teller Party


Wednesday October 28, 2015


1221 Broad St,
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

Fuquay Masonic Lodge Award Scholarships


On July 21 Fuquay Lodge No 258 presented Megan Tarpey with a $1,000 check as the winner of the annual scholarship award. She will be attending Meredith College this fall.

Also awarded that evening was a 2nd Scholarship to Brandon Mendez in the amount of $500 to help with in 2nd year at the University of North Carolina. Brandon was the winner of the $1,000 scholarship in 2014.

Both of the recipients, friends and family dined with Fuquay Masons. The scholarship is given each year to a senior from Fuquay-Varina High School.

Applications are available from the high school guidance office or directly from Fuquay Lodge, PO Box 132, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.

Pictured is Megan Tarpey, Brandon Mendez and Tim Allen, Past Master & member of the Scholarship Committee who presented the award to each recipient.