Weekend Update: Feb. 5-7

There’s still time to visit The Southern Farm Show, the largest agriculture exposition in the Carolinas and Virginia. A major expansion onto the midway of the N.C. State Fairgrounds means even more equipment, experts and ideas. Filling the N.C. State Fairgrounds, the show features more than 500 manufacturers with expert advice and the latest farm equipment, supplies and services. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is free. Other events this weekend: Southern National Draft Horse Pull – Friday Giant Percheron and Belgian draft horses from across the nation compete for prize money at the…

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Weekend Update: Jan. 15-17

Check out what’s happening at the state fairgrounds this weekend: Piedmont Racing Expo & Auction will be Friday and Saturday in the Exposition Center. This is a racing trade show and the area’s largest consignment auction of racing-related parts, tools and equipment. Show hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Racing parts auction begins at noon on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. Rolling stock auction begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Fairgrounds Racer’s Reunion autograph session is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $10 each day and ages…

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Weekend Update: Jan. 8-10

It may only be January, but the Bass & Salt Water Fishing Expo in the Exposition Center and Graham Building this weekend will be the fishing event of the year. Whether you’re looking to restock the tackle box, find out how to fish the hottest lure on the market, buy the boat to put you on the water or simply come connect with other fishing enthusiasts, the Fishing Expo is for you. More than 150 vendors will feature items ranging from lead weights to salt water fishing boats. Admission is good all three days. Show hours are Friday, 10 a.m….

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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: Dec. 4-6

Events this weekend at the Fairgrounds include the Classic Car Auction, Toy Train Sale and Swap Meet and three Christmas festivals, including two international celebrations, where you can find distinctive food and crafts. Donald Trump for President Rally On Friday there will be a Donald Trump for President rally in Dorton Arena. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the rally starts at 7:30 p.m. Free admission tickets available at www.eventbrite.com. Raleigh Classic Car Auction A vintage vehicle might not fit under your Christmas tree but we think it would look great with a bow sitting in your driveway! Come check…

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Weekend Update: Nov. 20-22

It’s a full lineup of events – why not enjoy a beautiful fall weekend at the Fairgrounds and get an early start on your holiday shopping? Unique and one-of-a-kind gifts for even the hardest-to-shop-for person can be found at the Raleigh Flea Market. Hundreds of vendors will be available in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Have kids? Need toys? Check out the Christmas Toy Exchange by Kids Exchange this Saturday in the Holshouser Building. The Christmas Toy Sale will feature seasonal products such as gently used toys,…

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Weekend Update: Nov. 13-15

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 outside grounds. Celebrating it’s 28th year, this event features a car corral for buying and selling, and car and truck shows. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;  Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for the Swap-n-Shop on Friday, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military and students, $5 for ages 11 to 15, and free for 10 and under. Bring…

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Weekend Update: Sept. 11-13

Opa! It’s Greek Festival weekend at the Fairgrounds. That means if you are headed to the fairgrounds come hungry.  The festival will start at 5 p.m. Friday in the Graham building and include authentic Greek food, homemade Greek pastries, a marketplace and live Greek music and dancers. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for ages 13 to 19 and Senior Citizens, and ages 12 and under are free. Visit the website for a free admission ticket.  Hours are Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Other events this weekend:…

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Weekend Update: Aug. 7-9

Brides-to-be will find the fairgrounds the place to be on Saturday and Sunday as the Southern Bridal Show and Expo sets up in the Graham Building. Meet more than 150 Triangle-area wedding experts. Also enjoy wedding fashion previews featuring the latest trends in bridal wear. Event hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Children age 12 and under are admitted free. Pre-register and purchase tickets online to receive a $2 discount. The Hunt Horse Complex hosts several events this weekend: Summer Special NWHA Regional Championship Horse Show, Aug. 7 The National Walking Horse Association will…

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Weekend Update: July 24-26

Families in search of savings on kid’s items, can find them at the fairgrounds this weekend. The Kids Exchange Consignment Sale will be held in the Graham Building and Exposition Center through Sunday. Visitors will find new clothes, toys and other children’s items sold at discounted prices. Items are marked half price Sunday, July 26. Admission is free and open to the public. Hours are: Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other weekend events include: Sportscard and Sports Memorabilia Three-Day Show, July 24-26 Inside Pitch Promotions will present…

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