Weekend Update: January 6-8

Did you get a new boat for Christmas? No? Well, then buy yourself a New Year’s gift starting this Friday at 10 a.m. at the Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo in the Graham and Expo buildings! This show for the serious fisherman features more than 175 booths offering everything from the latest lures, custom rods, apparel, knives, product sample booths, seminars, electronics and more. The N.C. Bass Federation will host a kid’s zone where youth anglers can cast at targets to gain points. The “G Man” Gerald Swindle, 2011 Elite Tour Champion, will be on hand Saturday and Sunday. And you can…

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Weekend Update: December 30-January 1

This weekend at the fairgrounds kicks off with the Raleigh Indoor Holiday Classic at the Hunt Horse Complex. The event is hosted by Triangle Farms and will primarily feature the hunter jumper style. More than 250 cats representing a diversity of breeds will be shown at the 11th Annual “Meowing in the New Year” TICA Cat Show in the Holshouser Building. The event, which will be held Friday through Sunday, will also feature cats available for adoption and a variety of different vendors. In addition, more than 600 vendors from across the Tarheel state will showcase their goods throughout the…

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Weekend Update: December 16-18

A variety of vintage sports trading cards and sports memorabilia will be on display at the Sportscard and Sports Memorabilia 3-Day Show in the Scott Building. The event will feature nearly 100 merchants and will be open Friday through Sunday. In the Graham Building, a variety of vendors will be selling guns, knives, ammo and hunting supplies during the Capital City Gun Show. The show will be held Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, the Showcase of the Stars Cheer Competition will feature the best cheerleaders from schools across the region showcasing their skills and competing for the top prize. The event…

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Weekend Update: December 3-5

This weekend at the fairgrounds is another busy one. Whether you’re in the mood to shop or browse, explore a new craft or watch a competition, there’s something for everyone. First, visitors can check out three different shows: In the Graham Building and Exposition Center a Classic Car Auction will be held. More than 250 vintage cars will be on display Thursday and Friday. Homemade foods, unique crafts, live entertainment and cultural exhibits will be showcased at the Scandinavian Christmas Fair Friday in the Holshouser Building. The Train Collectors Association will present the Toy Train Sale and Swap Meet Saturday…

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Weekend Update: November 25-27

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the N.C. State Fair! We have lots to be thankful for this year, including all of our Deep Fried fans. If football isn’t your idea of fun, head over to the Hunt Horse Complex after finishing your Thanksgiving feast and watch the  Turkey Circuit Quarter Horse Show. Events on Thursday include jumping, trail riding, pole bending and barrel racing. The show starts at 3:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday. If you are looking for unique, handmade gifts for the holidays, the State Fairgrounds is the place to be this weekend with two craft shows. Starting…

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Weekend Update: November 18-20

The RMI Raleigh Benefit Hunter/Jumper Show is already underway at the Hunt Horse Complex. The event benefits the Hunt Seat Equestrian Club at N.C. State University and the U.S. Equine Rescue League, which cares for neglected or abused horses across the nation. Shows will continue through Sunday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Women’s Club of Raleigh will host its annual Antiques Show and Sale in the Scott Building. The show will feature vendors from across the East Coast selling period furniture, fine jewelry, silver, folk art and other antiques. There also will be a special lecture about pearls held Friday…

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Weekend Update: November 11-13

The Duke Children’s Hospital Benefit Hunter/Jumper Classic began Tuesday in the Hunt Horse Complex and continues through Sunday. The Classic benefits offers a behind-the-scenes look at how horses are cared for, trained and shown in addition to actual competitions. More than 125 vendors will be showcasing classic cars at the Carolina Collector Auto Fest. The event runs Friday through Sunday in the Dorton Arena, Graham Building and Exposition Center. The Carolina Coin and Stamp Show takes place in the Holshouser Building Saturday and Sunday. Dealers will be selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency, postcards and stamps.  Admission is free. Saturday…

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Weekend Update: September 23-25

Though the fair is still a few weeks away, this weekend the fairgrounds will be abuzz with activity. The weekend kicks off with the Southern Ideal Home Show in the Graham Building and Exposition Center Friday through Sunday. The Triangle’s biggest and best home and garden event and will be packed full with hundreds of experts providing advice on home projects and selling home and garden-related products. Three other events will feature shopping opportunities: The North State Toy & Hobby Show Saturday and Sunday collectible toys, sports cards & sports memorabilia in the Scott Building. Sunday a wide variety of…

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Weekend Update: September 2-4

This weekend, the fairgrounds is packed full of wonderful events. kicking off with the  Equestrian Exchange Consignment Sale which began Wednesday in the Holshouser Building. This event offers visitors the opportunity to buy and consign anything related to the equestrian sport. Four other events this weekend are also animal related: Starting Friday local kennel clubs will host all-breed dog shows, dog obedience competitions and rally trials as part of the Kennel Club Dog Shows in the Graham Building. The Carolina Reptile and Exotic Animal Show will feature vendors selling reptiles, birds and mammals, cages, food and supplies. Live animal shows and…

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Weekend Update: August 25-27

Friday through Sunday the Triangle Farms will host a NCHJA “C” Horse Show in the Hunt Horse Complex. The event will feature Hunter/Jumper style competition On Saturday, the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Raleigh will host its annual Children’s Good News Spectacular. The event will be held in the Graham Building and will feature inflatable games and rides, popcorn, snow cones, drinks, an illusion show and several gospel presentations. Last year’s event had more than 10,000 attendees and this year’s event promises to bring more spectacular growth. The Body Mind Spirit Expo will be held in the Scott Building on…

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