Weekend Update: July 1-3

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  Slithering, scaly pets will fill the Scott Building for the Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Scott Building. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older, $5 for children 5 to 12, and free for children 4 and under. Two-day passes are $15. Snakes, iguanas, lizards and all the items needed to care for them will be on sale. Live animal presentations and seminars will be offered hourly. Other events this weekend include: The Capital City Gun Show is Saturday from 9…

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Weekend Update: June 24-26

Discover the Dinosaurs in the Expo Center

Visitors to the State Fairgrounds can travel back to prehistoric times via the Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit on Friday from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Graham Building. This event will feature a life-like interactive dinosaur exhibit as well as a Dino Dig, face painting and Dino Mini-Golf. To purchase tickets, visit www.discoverthedinosaurs.com. Other events this weekend include: The Raleigh Money Expo is Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Exposition Center. Admission…

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Weekend Update: June 17-19

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The State Fairgrounds will be filled with classic cars, toys and miscellaneous treasures this weekend. Upcoming events include: The Raleigh Classic Car Auction is Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Graham Building and the Exposition Center. Adult admission is $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass; admission for children 12 and under is $5 per day or $7 for a two-day pass. Over 250 vintage vehicles from four private collections will be for sale. The North State Toy and Hobby Show is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10…

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Weekend Update: June 10-12

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Another fun-filled weekend is shaping up at the State Fairgrounds. Check out the following events: The Tarheel Triple Classic Quarter Horse Show is Friday through Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. daily in the Hunt Horse Complex. Admission is free to this event sponsored by the North Carolina Quarter Horse Association. The Raleigh Flea Market runs Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Commercial and Education building and surrounding grounds. Come explore hundreds of booths filled with antiques, clothes and handcrafted goods this weekend. The Gem & Jewelry Show is Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to…

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Weekend Update: June 3-5

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The fairgrounds will host a variety of events this weekend. Come find a new furry friend, examine antique bottles, or watch a youth cattle show at the following events: The Capital Dressage Classic is Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for this nationally recognized equestrian competition, which will feature a vendor fair. Event is located in the Hunt Horse Complex. The N.C. Junior Beef Roundup is Saturday and Sunday with competitions beginning at 7:30 a.m. North Carolina’s youth will show off both their skills and their…

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Meet the new Deep Fried intern — Wildflower

I’m Evie Fordham, but you can call me Wildflower. Since I was able to hold a pencil, I’ve loved to write. In elementary school, I stuck handmade “neighborhood newspapers” in my neighbors’ mailboxes. In middle school, I thought I had made it big when I started writing for my church newsletter. And through high school, my desire to go to college and major in journalism never wavered. My college path led me out of state to Patrick Henry College in northern Virginia, near Washington, D.C. I love the D.C. area, but I sure do miss North Carolina (and its sweet…

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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

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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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