Weekend Update: May 27-29

Spend some time at the Raleigh Flea Market. Open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A weekend full of fun awaits visitors to the State Fairgrounds this Friday through Sunday. Check out the following events: The final two days of the Southern States Regional Morgan Horse Show are Friday and Saturday, with free admission for the public. The event features over 200 Morgan horses coming from across the nation to compete. This show also offers carriage classes and vendors selling horse-themed gifts. Hours in the Main Arena are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Hours in the outside open rings are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday for dressage, and…

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Weekend Update: May 20-22


It’s a celebration of food and agriculture at the ninth annual Got to Be N.C. Festival.  Come enjoy a mix of food, fun, music, carnival rides, tractors and more. Gate admission is free. Highlights include: Homegrown Fare, sponsored by Lowes Foods, will be in the Exposition Center. Nearly 100 North Carolina companies will be sampling and selling their products. 8th annual Masonic Carolina Pig Jig BBQ Cook-off will be Saturday beside the Expo Center. Enjoy barbecue from 40 Masonic Lodges. Tickets are $15 for ages 12 and over, $5 for ages 7-11, and free for ages 6 and under. Barbecue…

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Casey’s top reason’s to head out the the Got to be NC Festival


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The official start of the 2016 N.C. State Fair is still 148 days away, but this weekend you can catch a fair vibe at the Got to Be NC Festival. Last year Casey Cardinal made his debut, check out what he’s looking forward to at this year’s festival. The Got to Be NC Festival opens Friday and runs through Sunday. Gate admission and parking is free. 1. Casey’s Big Ticket weekend: Check out the ticket booth near the waterfall to purchase $5 tickets to the N.C. State Fair. This is the absolute lowest price they are available for adult admission….

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Weekend Update: May 13-15

Dorton Arena will hosts several area graduations this weekend

Dorton Arena will be where all the action is this weekend with boxing on Friday night and kickboxing on Saturday. Other shows at the fairgrounds this weekend include the Mid-Atlantic Hound Association Dog Show, The Original Coin & Currency Show and the Raleigh Flea Market. Event details are listed below. “Title Wave” Professional Boxing is Friday night in Dorton Arena, featuring North Carolina’s No. 1 boxer, Dewayne Beamon, who is currently ranked eighth in the nation. Box office opens at 7 p.m. and doors open at 8 p.m. Ringside seats are sold out, but floor seats are $45 and arena seats are…

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Weekend Update: May 6-8

Fans pose with Triangle Torch mascot, Fireball. Photo from Triangle Torch Facebook page.

Haven’t check out the Triangle’s newest professional indoor football team? This Sunday is your chance as the Triangle Torch returns to Dorton Arena to take on the Philly Yellow Jackets. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the game starts at 4 p.m. Box seats are $18 for adults and $13 for chidren. General admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children. Season tickets are also available. Other events this weekend: ReefSMART is Saturday in the Holshouser Building. This expo is put on by the nonprofit Sustainable Reef and consists of vendors offering goods and services throughout the day, raffles and a fragging demonstration….

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Weekend Update: April 29 – May 1

Spend some time at the Raleigh Flea Market. Open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Attention brides-to-be. Sunday is your day to come to the Jim Graham Building for the Southern Bridal Show and Expo. You can meet the more than 150 Triangle wedding experts on-site and enjoy wedding fashion previews. This show promises to be the ultimate one-stop shopping even with food, fun and fashion. Pre-register and purchase tickets on line to receive a discount. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 (cash only). Other events this weekend: Easter Bunny Quarter Horse Circuit Horse Show will be at the Hunt Horse Complex. Show begins daily at 8 a.m. Free spectator admission. NC Strongest Man &…

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Weekend Update: April 22-24

The Southern Women’s Show returns to the Graham Building and Exposition Center this weekend. The show invites you to spend the day doing the things you love. Relax with spa treatments and makeovers, shop for clothes, jewelry and gifts, enjoy gourmet food and wine, discover travel ideas, get health screenings, or enjoy cooking classes, or a fashion show. Hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for ages 6 to 12. Advance tickets available online for $10 or $8 at…

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Weekend Update: April 15-17

Goodguys 2nd Annual North Carolina Nationals is this weekend. (Photo from www.good-guys.com)

Goodguys takes over the fairgrounds this weekend for their second annual North Carolina Nationals Giant Automotive Festival. Explore more than 1,500 candy-colored and chrome-plated 1972 & older hot rods, customs, muscle cars, tricked out trucks and classics on display. Make sure to grab a seat in the stands or put your vehicle and driving skills to the test and experience the pavement-pounding Goodguys AutoCross timed racing competition. Shop more than 100 vendor booths and check out the huge swap meet and the AutoTrader classics car corral. Other events include live music, kids zone, model car show and Saturday night demolition…

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Weekend Update: April 8 – 10

Get a few ideas on sprucing up indoors and outdoors this weekend at the Southern Ideal Home Show (photo from of Southern Shows facebook page)

The popular Southern Ideal Home Show – Spring Edition returns this weekend to the Graham Building and Exposition Center. The show features hundreds of building, remodeling, kitchen and bath, landscaping, outdoor living and interior design companies. This three-day event provides homeowners with opportunities to shop, compare and seek advice from professionals and see the latest in home improvement trends. The show is convenient, one-stop shopping, and has set the standard as the “must-see” home and garden event of the year. Event hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to…

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Weekend Update: April 1-3

The  11th annual World of Beer Festival is coming to the State Fairgrounds on Saturday. Get your tickets today! (Photo from World of Beer Facebook page)

The Fairgrounds is excited that the 11th annual Wold Beer Festival will be in the Exposition Center and surrounding grounds this Saturday. More than 75 breweries will participate from all parts of the country. Attendees can sample from more than 250 beers in a variety of styles, along with a food truck rodeo, live entertainment, silent disco and more. Choose from two session times: noon to 4 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the door. Other events: J.Crew Warehouse Sale will be Friday through Sunday in the Holshouser Building.  Merchandise includes clothes and accessories from J.Crew, Madewell…

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