Please note that the directions below will vary depending on your start location. The North Carolina Watermelon Festival Committee would recommend that you review your starting location with other online maps such as MapQuest at www.mapquest.com. Furthermore, please note that these generalized directions may not be for going the shortest distance or the shortest amount of time.
From Columbia, South Carolina: Merge onto I-20 E via Exit 16 toward Florence, South Carolina. Merge onto I-95 N via Exit 141A on the left toward Fayetteville (crossing into North Carolina). Take NC 130 exit (Exit 2) toward NC-904 (Rowland/Fairmont). Turn Right onto NC 130 / NC 130 BYP E. Turn Right onto NC-904. Fair Bluff Baptist Church should be directly in front of you. Turn Left onto US-76/Main Street/NC 904. Follow US 76/Main Street till you see BB&T Bank on your left. Riverside Drive runs beside BB&T Bank around the back of the Main Street stores. You will probably have to find a place to park somewhere behind BB&T bank or on Main Street. Riverside Drive will be blocked off on Festival Day and vehicles will not be allowed to park there.
From Raleigh, North Carolina: Merge onto I-40 E. Merge onto I-95 S via Exit 328 A toward Benson/Fayetteville. Take the US-74 E exit (Exit 14) toward Maxton/Laurinburg. Follow US-74 E until you see Chadbourn/Tabor City Exit which will be Hwy. 410. Take Hwy. 410 - to US Hwy. 76 W. Follow US Hwy. 76 W to Fair Bluff. Go through the outer city limits of Fair Bluff until you reach see BB&T Bank on your right. (You will pass Fair Bluff Ford, Dollar General, Piggly Wiggly, Johnny's Drive In, Lovett's Plaza, Fair Bluff United Methodist Church - BB&T will be beside the Fair Bluff United Methodist Church). Riverside Drive runs beside BB&T Bank around the back of the Main Street stores. You will probably have to find a place to park somewhere behind BB&T bank or on Main Street. Riverside Drive will be blocked off on Festival Day and vehicles will not be allowed to park there.