The Main Event of Fayetteville Grand Opening


Leila Nojouki

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Main Event to Open Its First Location in North Carolina on August 9
Grand Opening Weekend Activities Include Free Laser Tag for a Year, Sundae Challenge, and more

Fayetteville, North Carolina (July xx, 2023)— Main Event, a destination for vibrant, fun-filled entertainment experiences, will open its first North Carolina location on Wednesday, August 9, and holding exciting grand opening activities from Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13. The premier entertainment and restaurant destination at 580 Cross Creek Mall brings over 38,000 square feet of food and interactive games, perfect for friends, families, and large and small events.

Main Event Fayetteville’s grand opening weekend festivities begin on Friday, August 11, with contests and events for the community to enjoy.

  • Friday, August 11: To kick off the celebration, the first 200 guests in line will win one year of free laser tag at Main Event Fayetteville. Doors Open at 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 12: KELLY TO PROVIDE DETAILS
  • Sunday, August 13: To conclude the celebration, guests can participate in Big Super Fun Sundae Challenge, awarding a free sundae to any family who can finish the entire sundae in 5 minutes. Doors Open at 12:00 p.m.

Main Event Fayetteville has endless entertainment and activities, including laser tag, video games, virtual reality, and 18 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, with unique technology and VIP seating. Four lanes will also be private and VIP, which can be booked in advance. The location also features Main Event's signature in-center dining experience, Family Kitchen, designed for guests to create lasting memories while indulging in its handcrafted, flavorful American-classic dishes with a twist.

“We are thrilled to introduce Main Event to North Carolina,” says General Manager Derrick Shane. “We’re excited to become Fayetteville’s go-to entertainment destination for all ages. We’re also looking forward to providing the community a place for family and friends to come together and enjoy our state-of-the-art bowling, laser tag, arcade games, and signature shareable dishes from Family Kitchen.”

Main Event's Family Kitchen offers delicious and flavorful options for every taste and lifestyle. The robust menu includes fan favorites like the Cheesy Lava Burger, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Mason Jar Cheesecake, and shareable group options called Family Feasts. The drink selection offers an assortment of handcrafted mocktails, including their take on the classic Shirly Temple and the Cotton Candy Shirley.

In addition to their entertainment offerings, Main Event offers hassle-free birthday parties that are epic for kids and, most importantly, easy and efficient for parents. Parents have their dedicated host for birthday parties and can choose from multiple packages featuring various activities for all ages, seven days a week. Main Event and Party City have also partnered to offer tailored Party City Packs with made-to-order Birthday Balloon Bouquets and Party Kit add-on options for all birthday celebrations.

In addition to hosting birthday parties, Main Event Fayetteville will offer fully equipped private meeting spaces with the latest audio-visual technology, full-service catering, free Wi-Fi, and additional essentials to accommodate any social or corporate occasion, big or small. Main Event also offers full venue rental options.

During the Grand Opening festivities, the center will open at noon from August 11 – August 13.
Regular hours of operation will be Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to midnight, Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to midnight. For more information or to book an event, visit

About Main Event Entertainment
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Coppell, Texas, Main Event Entertainment, Inc. operates 58 centers in 19 states nationwide. It offers state-of-the-art bowling, laser tag, hundreds of arcade games, virtual reality, and its in-center restaurant Family Kitchen, making it the perfect place for families to connect and make memories. Main Event is owned and operated by Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc., which now offers guests premier entertainment and dining experiences through two distinct brands: Dave & Buster's and Main Event. Dave & Buster's has 156 stores in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada and offers guests the opportunity to "Eat, Drink, Play and Watch," all in one location. Each store offers a full menu of entrées and appetizers, a complete selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and an extensive assortment of entertainment attractions centered around playing games and watching live sports and other televised events. For more information about each brand, visit and

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