Cultural Events


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

Local activities include:

  • 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 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 Street
    Wadesboro, NC 28170
    Phone: 704-694-6694.
  • 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 Burnsville Learning and Recreation Center administers to local youths, who learn through special projects and heritage exploration.
  • 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 following activities are offered at People Fest:
    • Children's Activities
    • Crafts
    • Entertainment
    • Food
    • Kiddie Tractor Pull
    • Pet Show
    • Petting Zoo

Activities Outside of Anson County

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

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

Sports Activities

  • Carolina Panthers - National Football League (NFL)
  • Charlotte Checkers (hockey)
  • Charlotte Hornets - National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Charlotte Knights (AAA baseball)
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • North Carolina Motor Speedway

Provided Content

Data compiled and prepared by:

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