Things To Do In Sanford

Four Hours of Personal Training or One or Two Months of CrossFit Classes at Phalanx CrossFit (Up to 66% Off)

Phalanx CrossFit

Sanford

$100 $40

Certified trainers lead students of all athletic experience levels through high-intensity routines of functional exercises

$34 for a Brewery Gift Basket from Aviator Brewing Company ($63 Value)

Aviator Brewing Company

Fuquay-Varina

$63 $34

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Gift beer-lovers with six-packs, seasonal brews, pint glasses, and a brewery tour to learn each step of the beer-making process

$23 for an All-Day Paintball Outing with Equipment, Air, and 200 Paintballs at Black River Paintball ($44.95 Value)

Black River Paintball

Multiple Locations

$44.95 $23

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All-day admission for games of speedball, woods play, and simulated urban warfare on more than 85 acres of wooded terrain

$29 for a Brewery Gift Basket at White Rabbit Brewing Company ($56 Value)

White Rabbit Brewing Company

Angier

$56 $29

Baskets come stocked with specialty glasses, a poster, two beer flights, stickers, and a growler of beer

$32 for One Round of 50 Sporting Clays, a Cart Rental, and a Shotgun Rental at ($60 Value)

Drake Landing

Fuquay-Varina

$60 $32

Fifth-generation farm helmed by lifelong hunter unfolds across 2-mi. sporting-clays course that shooters traverse on motorized cart

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for One or Four at Keith Hills Golf Club (Up to 59% Off)

Keith Hills Golf Club

Buies Creek

$45 $22

Golfers saddle up in a golf cart and choose two of the 9-hole sides at a 27-hole golf facility perched on the banks of the Cape Fear River

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Built in 1925, the Temple Theatre first served as a vaudeville venue, later becoming a host for road shows, burlesque, and movies. However, the theatre closed in 1965, and would be subjected to disrepair, vandalism, and skeleton xylophone recitals for more than 15 years. A 1981 restoration project returned the theatre to its former glory. Today, seated under the gilded chandelier and wooden trim, theatergoers lose themselves in the thoughtful dramas enacted upon the stage.

114 Carthage St
Sanford,
NC
US

As a medic in the war in Afghanistan, owner Aaron Murray became known as 91 Whiskey. After suffering health complications when his vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade, he was honorably discharged from the army with a Purple Heart. Upon getting home, he missed the camaraderie found in the army, but not necessarily the danger of war. In paintball he discovered a similar sense of brotherhood that provided a safe and carefree means of team spirit found through tactical planning while looking out for one another. Teams find that bond while trekking the woodsball field’s 3 acres of hills and ravines, or the tight quarters of the 100’x200’ speedball field. In the coming months, Aaron plans to open four more fields, expanding the playing field and number of gaming styles.

3444 Plain View Church Rd
Angier,
NC
US

The Adams family has farmed the land of Adams Vineyards for eight generations. Years ago, though, they replaced the leafy tobacco plants they'd grown for decades with fruit trees and twining muscadine grapevines. Quincy Adams uses blueberries, peaches, apples, pears, and blackberries to make wine. Visitors can pair sips of those varietals with hors d'oeuvres such as Boar's Head cheese or chocolates handcrafted by Quincy's mother, Joyce. At the end of each summer, the family hosts a Grape Stomp Festival, where guests of all ages can participate in the timeless juicing method.

3390 John Adams Rd
Willow Spring,
NC
US

The Ninja Challenge pushes past mere human obstacles with a race that tests athleticism, stamina, and the ninja spirit. Competitors will need to complete a 5K race with more than 15 obstacles—leaping over rooftops, running across a swamp bridge, throwing ninja stars, and defeating an enemy ambush. Awards will be handed out for first-place finishers, best costume, and best ninja costume, and runners who beat the Super Ninja will earn a spot in the hall of fame. Participants also receive a Ninja Challenge T-shirt and headband, a race bib, and a free-beer-ticket wristband.

496 Lafayette Rd.
Fuquay Varina,
NC
US

Olive walls flank White Rabbit Brewing Company's taproom, a simple space with a polished wooden bar and a tabletop supported by kegs instead of traditional human legs. On Friday and Saturday evenings, bartenders pour pints and four-ounce samples of the brewery's ales and lagers, which borrow their titles and labels from Alice in Wonderland characters. There's the Double Trouble Belgian Dubbel, a malty, medium-bodied brew, and the Cheshire's Pumpkin Ale, a spiced, light-bodied brew with an "almost cidery" mouthfeel, according to the brewers.

219 Fish Drive
Angier,
NC
US

For one day, gallons of mud and six waves of screaming, laughing runners fill the scenic grounds of Willow Oaks Plantation in Eden, North Carolina?to give it their all at the Mud and Music Mayhem race on August 16th. This obstacle race pits runners against more than 30 natural and manmade challenges ranging from climbing walls and mud pits to just a pile of stuff that needs leaping over. A post-race party lets everyone celebrate their victories with food, beer, live music, and inflatables.

432 Willow Oaks Dr.
Fuquay Varina,
NC
US