Cultural Events

Cultural activities are coordinated by the Anson County Arts Council, and the Anson County Writers' Club. Local activities include:

People Fest, sponsored by the Town of Wadesboro, is held annually in October in the downtown area. Food, crafts, entertainment, children's activities, kiddie tractor pull, pet show and petting zoo are offered during the day. The fest is capped off by an 8 p.m. concert at Shelton Ball Field and a fireworks display at 10 p.m.

The Ansonville Homecoming Celebration centers around the fire department and rescue squad's annual barbecue (chicken, pork, and beef). Crafts entertainment and a parade highlight the daylong celebration each November.

The Anson County Historical Society is a source for genealogy information, and maintains the historic Boggan-Hammond House and the Alexander Little Wing. The society recently moved into new quarters in the Craig Building, 206 E. Wade St., Wadesboro; telephone 704-694-6694.

The Anson County Arts Council sponsors an in-school program which brings the arts and music to the classroom. The arts council sponsors grants to organizations and school teachers to enhance the cultural awareness in the community.

The Burnsville Learning and Recreation Center administers to local youths, who learn through special projects and heritage exploration.

Cultural centers and activities within driving distance of Anson County include:

  • Andrew Jackson Memorial Museum
  • Union County Arts Council
  • Union County Players
  • Wingate College Theater
  • Wingate College Fine Arts & Cultural Events
  • Jesse Helms Center Foundation
  • Richmond County Players
  • Richmond County Arts Council
  • Charlotte Art League
  • Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
  • Charlotte Community Concert Association
  • Charlotte Choral Society
  • Waxhaw's "Listen and Remember" drama
  • The Light Factory
  • Christa Faut Gallery
  • Elizabeth Sweets Art & Antique Gallery
  • Rachelle's Gallery
  • Carolina Pro Musica
  • CPCC Summer Theater
  • Charlotte City Ballet
  • Charlotte Music Club
  • Charlotte Repertory Theater
  • Charlotte Shakespeare Company
  • Children's Theater Charlotte
  • North Carolina Performing Arts Center
  • Omimeo Mime Theater
  • Mint Museum of Art
  • Discovery Place
  • The Nature Museum
  • Spirit Square Center for the Arts
  • Afro-American Cultural Center
  • Town Creek Indian Mound
  • Reed's Gold Mine
  • North Carolina Zoo
  • Rankin Museum of American Heritage
  • Uwharrie National Forest
  • Seagrove Potteries
  • Richard Petty Museum
  • Boone's Cave State park
  • National Railroad Museum

Sports-wise, the area offers:

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • North Carolina Motor Speedway
  • Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
  • Charlotte Panthers (NFL)
  • Charlotte Knights (AAA baseball)
  • Charlotte Checkers (hockey)

Data compiled and prepared by:
Anson Community College Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda
Students in Free Enterprise Committee: Sherri L. Carpenter, Betty Hildreth, Jarvis Pegeuse
Source: The Anson County Chamber of Commerce