Weekend Update: Flea Market is open for holiday shopping

You’ll find hustle and bustle on the fairgrounds this weekend. There’s a lot going on you won’t want to miss. Don’t forget you have TWO more shopping weekends before Christmas to check out the one-of-a-kind items at The Raleigh Flea Market,  open Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come check out hundreds of vendors in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. Bring your out-of-town-guests to one of the largest flea markets in the South. This market features something for everyone including military surplus, metal signs, outdoor items, antiques, collectibles, food, coins, used books, kitchenware, pet supplies,…

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Weekend update: March 17-19

India Fest, with more than 1,200 performers, returns to the fairgrounds this Saturday and Sunday in an expanded location. Enjoy the largest Indian cultural celebration of it’s kind in the nation. Discover Indian cultural arts through dance, music, cuisine and traditional crafts in a bazaar-style atmosphere in the Exposition Center. Event hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 11  a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Raffles and door prizes will be held throughout the event.  Admission is $6 daily. Free admission offered Saturday after 7 p.m. and Sunday after 5 p.m. Other events: Raleigh Indoor Spring Classic “A” Show…

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Weekend Update: July 1-3

  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: Feb. 26-28

This weekend at the fairgrounds is bound to be a knock out. Dorton Arena will host wrestling and boxing this week. Big Time Wrestling takes over Dorton Arena on Friday and features Omega championship wrestling. The event includes steel cage matches, heavyweight championship and a lifetime achievement award will be presented to The Boogie Woogie Man, Jimmy Valiant. Meet and greet is 6 to 8 p.m. Bell time is 8 p.m. General admission is $15. Ringside and floor seating available for $25 to $50. Nowhere to Run Boxing is Saturday and features Dewayne Beamon, Main Event North Carolina’s number 1…

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Weekend Update: Dec. 17-20

  Hustle and bustle on out to the fairgrounds this weekend. There’s a lot going on you won’t want to miss. The N.C. State Wrestling Team hosts Old Dominion in the Holshouser Building at 7 p.m. Come check out Wolfpack wrestling at its best. The Carolina Piedmont Dog Agility competition will take place Friday through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. Judging starts at 8 a.m. daily. Watch as dogs of all breeds and their handlers compete for fastest times on obstacle courses with tunnels, weave poles, A-frames, see-saws and more. Last Minute Christmas Shopping Expo is Saturday in the Scott…

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Weekend Update: June 26-28

Scaly critters and creepy crawlers invade the fairgrounds this weekend as Repticon hosts its Reptile and Exotic Animal Show in the Scott Building Saturday and Sunday. The convention will feature vendors from across the country, offering live animals, animal supplies and other related merchandise. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Spectators can view live animal presentations and seminars throughout the day. VIP Hour/early admission (at 9 a.m.) is $12 and is only available for the Saturday show. General admission is $10 for adults (ages 13 and up), $5 for children ages…

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Weekend Update: June 27-29

The NCHJA Annual Hunter Jumper Show comes to the Hunt Horse Complex June 25-29. Shows start each day at 8 a.m., with special classes held Friday and Saturday evenings. Admission is free for spectators. The Capital City Gun Show will be held in the Graham Building on Saturday and Sunday. This buy, sell and trade event will feature guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and other related merchandise. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and up. For discount coupons, visit the Capital City Gun Show website….

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Weekend Update: Feb. 21-23

It looks like warmer weather in on tap for the Triangle area this weekend, so why not enjoy it at the fairgrounds? Dinosaurs, rollergirls and health enthusiasts will make up the eclectic mix of visitors. As usual, the Raleigh Flea Market will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with hundreds of vendors selling a wide variety of goods and services. Events this weekend: Discover the Dinosaurs: Families can walk through prehistoric times at the Discover the Dinosaurs event Friday through Sunday in the Exposition Center. This interactive exhibit takes adventurers through life-sized recreations of dinosaurs,…

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Weekend Update: Dec. 21-22 and Dec. 28-31

The calendar year is winding down, as is the usual flurry of activity at the fairgrounds. It’s a good weekend to pick up a last-minute gift at the Raleigh Flea Market. The Commercial and Education Building and outside grounds will showcase more than 600 vendors offering antiques, collectibles, handicrafts, furniture, homemade goodies, clothing, jewelry and more on Saturday and Sunday. The fairgrounds will also host the following events: Capital City Gun Show: Saturday, Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22, in the Graham Building. Guns, knives, hunting supplies and more will be available to buy, sell or trade. Admission is $10…

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Weekend Update: June 14-16

This weekend packs a punch at the fairgrounds in Raleigh; whatever your interests, there’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy. The Tarheel Triple Classic Quarter Horse Show will stretch from June 13-22, including this weekend in the Hunt Horse Complex. The Maker Faire: NC show will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Kerr Scott Building. This creative display of American innovation will feature all things homemade, from cookies to robots. Maker Faire: NC will be a cross between craft fair, science fair and world’s fair all mixed together for an afternoon of hands-on learning and fun. Admission…

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