Fairmont has active programs to suit any enthusiast. Fairmont has several parks including the Fairmont Community Park which provides a walking trail, playground for the kids, a pavilion for concerts and two picnic shelters. Other parks provide a place for kids to play baseball and softball.
Fairmont Community Park
Fairmont Memorial Park
Fairmont Golf Club is an 18 hole championship course that is a challenge for any golfer. The golf course is located on Highway 130 Bypass. For more information, call 910-628-9931.
For the sportsmen, the waterways of the nearby Lumber River offer fishing and canoeing. For more information call the Lumber River State Park at 910-628-4564.
The Fairmont Border Belt Museum is located in the historic train depot downtown. It is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 to 3:00 For more information, call Lib Haywood at 910-740-8645. The museum has displays on tobacco, cotton, the railroad and other industries.
The Hector McLean Public Library is a branch of the Robeson County Public Library system and is open:
Monday: 1 pm - 6 pm
Tuesday: 1 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 6 pm
Thursday: 1pm - 6 pm
Friday: 1 pm - 6 pm
On the third Saturday of October, the town holds the Fairmont Farmers Festival. This fun event consists of a beauty pageant, parade, music, food, and arts and crafts vendors. Around 10,000 people attend the event every year!
Holiday on Main is held the first Friday in December with a Twilight Christmas Parade, followed by the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree in the Fairmont Community Park.