Party venue

Business Spotlight: Carolina Fun Factory is a place for fun and celebration – news – the Fayetteville Observer


The venue has a barn and other rental attractions that can be used for parties, small weddings, reunions, and other events.

How did this business get started? Carolina Fun Factory is located on a farm in Moore County. It is owned by Beverly Padgett and her husband, Scott. “We started as Moore Equine Events in 2012. In the beginning, we just did pony rides at parties,” she said. The name was changed to Carolina Fun Factory in January 2018.

“Our primary focus is the entertainment and provision of high quality party rentals,” she said.

The 22-acre farm features a party barn, many party rental attractions, and a petting zoo with horses, ponies, a mini cow named “Clarabell”, a mini donkey, rabbits, goats, sheep, flat bellied pigs, alpaca and two “unicorns. People can rent space on the farm for parties, or” we can bring the party to them, “she said.

Why did you choose this company? Padgett said she previously worked as a 9-1-1 dispatcher and her husband is a fire and rescue captain. She grew up in Fayetteville but moved to Moore County 22 years ago. Five years ago, they bought a farm there. “We love animals. My husband grew up on a farm and was raised with horses and other animals, and I had my first pony when I was 3, ”she said.

What are the main features and attractions? There is a barn which can accommodate 40 people and is used for private rentals. One of the more recent rentals is a giant inflatable movie screen. They also have bounce houses.

Other rental attractions include water slides, games, a 24 foot climbing wall, petting zoo, pony rides, animal shows, miniature golf, a trackless train, and a photo booth.

Parties can be personalized or customers can rent packages that include items for corporate events, school functions, church picnics, reunions, festivals, small weddings, birthdays and discounts of diplomas. “We can also provide tents, tables and chairs for events,” she said.

How has the business grown or changed? “We were originally known for our ponies,” she said. “When we started we were doing pony rides for parties and school events under the name Moore Equine Events. Over time, we’ve added more attractions and changed our name to Carolina Fun Factory, which better reflects our growing business.

How is your business unique? “The exclusivity of being a private farm allows for a different and more relaxed kind of experience,” she said. “It’s more user-friendly and comfortable.

How has the economy affected businesses? “Business gets better every year,” she said. “We are growing and have added a line of party supplies to our offering. We have a large number of loyal customers and references.

What is your busiest time? “We are busier in the spring and fall, especially in April and October,” she said. “Weekends are usually very busy. “

What are your most popular attractions? She said pony rides are popular, as are the two “unicorns” named Diamond and Frosty.

They also have a unicorn bounce house which is one of the only 3D unicorn bounce houses in North Carolina, she said. “We also offer the highest water slide. It’s called the Tropical Fiesta waterslide, and it’s two stories tall.

What is your motto, or vision, for the future of the business? She said their motto is, “We bring fun. “

“We also promote the adage that ‘a safe time is a good time’,” she said.

She said they would like to add mechanical rides, like a swing and a Ferris wheel.

What’s the best part about owning this business? “My favorite thing about the business is the people,” she said. “I like to watch people have fun. It is gratifying to have an impact on the happiness of a child or a family, and to know that what I do helps create fond memories for them.

What is the most difficult? “Because it’s our business, and because we love to do it, we think about other people’s special events all the time,” she said. “Sometimes it’s hard to turn it off and we forget to celebrate our own special moments.”

Is there anything else you want people to know? She said they make sure events are safe, well planned and well executed. The business and attractions are state-inspected and insured, she said.

This month, the company will be at the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival. He will also be at the Spring Spree in downtown Aberdeen on April 20. For more information, visit carolinafunfactory.com or call 910-986-4774. They are also on Facebook, she said.

Alison minard


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