Block Avenue businesses plan Holiday ‘Bizarre’ for Sunday, Dec. 4

Remember when the Block Street Business Association threw the first ever Block Street Block Party, and almost everyone in town had one of the most fun days they’d ever had in Fayetteville?

Well, the folks behind that party are planning a Holiday Bizarre (spelling intentional) on Sunday, Dec. 4, in hopes of recreating some of the magic they made back in the spring – holiday style.

The event will take place on Block Avenue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Several businesses on the street are planning holiday-themed activities including self-serve outdoor marshmallow toasting, a visit from the Grinch, a scavenger hunt for a $250 cash prize, and a record-your-own-carols booth.

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The event also coincides with the annual Block Street Art Sale at the Goodfolk house. Plus, the Lightbulb Club will be hosting a “Magical Damage Carnival,” which is a second installment of an art/music show that recently took place at Hammontree’s.

Several stores will be taking drop-offs and donations for local charities, and the whole event is intended as a reminder about the impact of spending your dollars locally during the holidays.

“Block Street Bizarre is an incredible way to remind people that it’s not only possible, but seriously fun, to do all your holiday shopping locally,” said Hannah Withers, co-owner of Little Bread Company and president of Block Street Business Association. “Last year I did 100 percent of my holiday shopping from local, independent retailers with 80 percent of it happening just within a four-block radius of the bakery.”

A full list of activities planned is available at, and you could also RSVP on Facebook.

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