Weekend Update: June 23-25

This is a big weekend for horse and car lovers at the fairgrounds. Here’s a list of upcoming events: The Classic Car Auction is Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Graham Building and the Exposition Center. The event will feature four private collections offering over 250 vintage vehicles. The public has the option to preview the cars Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. before the auction begins. Adult admission is $10 per day, or $15 for a weekend pass. Admission for ages 12 and under is $5 per day or $7 for a weekend pass….

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Weekend Update: June 16-18

From tiny house hunting to collectible toy shopping, this weekend at the fairgrounds has a little something for everyone. Here’s what’s going on: The Great American Tiny House Show is Friday and Saturday in the Graham Building. The expo will display different types of houses, such as container homes, modular homes and other portable structures. It will also feature exhibits with building equipment and accessories, real estate brokers, recreational items and travel destinations. The event is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is $10. The Man Expo is every man-cave owner’s dream. The event will offer the…

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Weekend Update: June 9-11

Between jewelry shows and the weekly flea market, this weekend’s events at the fairgrounds will give you the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to some new bling. Here’s what’s coming up: The Gem and Jewelry Show offers up a variety of gems, including bead collections, crystals and minerals from vendors across the country. Dealers will also showcase some rare items, such as giant shark’s teeth and fossils. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Scott Building on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and admission is free. Every Saturday and Sunday, visitors will find an array of clothing,…

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Meet Pumpkin, the newest Deep Fried intern

My name is Charlotte Spence, but around here I’m more commonly known as Pumpkin. I’m a rising junior at UNC-Chapel Hill (go Heels!) studying journalism, political science and Spanish. It was no surprise that I decided to become a Tar Heel. My dad, mom and sister all bled Carolina blue before me, and when I was a little girl wearing my cheerleading uniform at football games and shaking my pompoms, I knew I could never root for another team again. At first, I was terrified to go to a school as big as UNC. But it didn’t take me long…

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Weekend Update: June 2-4

With bottles, military items, antiques and money, it’s an eclectic mix of collections at the fairgrounds this weekend. Rounding out these events is a high-energy Triangle Torch Arena Football game in Dorton Arena and the Junior Beef Roundup in the Graham Building. This weekend’s events: Come on out to the Raleigh Flea Market and check out the great finds and one-of-a-kind items located in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. Explore the hundreds of booths filled with antiques, clothes, handcrafted items, baked goods and more. Flea market hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Raleigh Money Expo…

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NC State Fair youth scholarship recipients honored at Got to Be NC Festival

Following is a guest post from Marisa Linton. Marisa grew up showing and raising livestock, and currently lives on her family’s small farm in Mount Olive. She has shown animals at the N.C. State Fair for the past 14 years and is a past youth livestock scholarship recipient. She is an N.C. State University graduate, agricultural photographer and blogger. Youth who show livestock at the N.C. State Fair are a hardworking, responsible and dedicated group. They stay busy working with their animals and taking care of them. While these youth are focused on their livestock and showing, they are also…

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Weekend Update: May 26-28

Hanging around home this Memorial Day weekend? Come on out to the Raleigh Flea Market and check out the great finds and one-of-a-kind items located in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. Come explore the hundreds of booths filled with antiques, clothes, handcrafted items, baked goods and, even a coffee shop in the Education Building. The Raleigh Flea Market is included in USA Today’s 10 Best List for Raleigh shopping areas. Check out our other events below: Southern States Regional Morgan Horse Show runs through Saturday at the Hunt Horse Complex. This is the 44th year of the…

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Weekend Update: The Got to Be NC Festival celebrates 10 years!

It’s a celebration of food and agriculture at the 10th 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 presented by Lowes Foods, in the Exposition Center. Nearly 100 North Carolina companies will be sampling and selling their products. Admission is $3 for ages 12 or older, but visitors can show their Lowes Foods loyalty card and receive two free admissions at the door. 9th Annual Masonic Carolina Pig Jig BBQ Cook-off will be Saturday beside the Exposition Center. Enjoy barbecue from…

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Weekend Update: May 12-14

Saturday could be the perfect girl’s day out at the fairgrounds. The Raleigh Spring Lula Palooza is in the Exposition Center. More than 30 LuLaRoe consultants will have more than 13,000 items including skirts, dresses, shirts, leggings and more. Sizes range from XXS to 3XL. The event features multiple dressing rooms and a central check out location. Admission is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. While at the fairgrounds check out the antiques and one-of-a-kind gifts for moms or yourself at the Raleigh Flea Market. The market is open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m….

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Weekend Update: May 5-7

Calling all bookworms! The popular Wake County Public Library Festival of Reading and Book Sale is this weekend in the Exposition Center. Books are copies that have been pulled from circulation or come from donations. All books are in good condition. Plenty of bestsellers are up for grabs, as well as cookbooks, textbooks and books on history and religion. Cash, checks and all major credit cards accepted. Admission is free.Customers can bring wagons and carts to assist with their purchases. Daily door prizes are given. Hours and Prices: Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m. & Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m….

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