Weekend Update: July 10-12

After a fairly quiet Fourth of July weekend, the activity at the fairgrounds picks up this weekend with events for everyone, ranging from horse enthusiasts to crafters. The State 4-H Horse Show will be at the Hunt Horse Complex through Sunday. This five-day horse show features over 2,600 entries in 123 classes, highlighting 4-H members ages 5 to 18. Competitors will exhibit their project animals and demonstrate a wide variety of riding disciplines, including games, dressage, saddle seat and Western. Admission is free for spectators. Other events include: Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show, July 10-12 Those who missed Frank Cox…

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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 19-21

Vintage car lovers will be in heaven this weekend as the Raleigh Classic Car Auction brings flair, flash and horsepower to the N.C. State fairgrounds. The auction showcases four private collections offering more than 250 vintage vehicles including classic brands such as Chevrolet and Ford, and rare brands such as Duesenberg. The auction will take place in the Graham Building and Exposition Center. The cars are available for preview Friday, June 19, from 8 to 10 a.m., and auction times are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adult admission is $10 per day or $15 for a…

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Weekend Update: June 12-14

Quarter horses are taking over the Hunt Horse Complex for the 2015 Tarheel Triple Classic. Come see riders from across North Carolina compete in Western pleasure, trail and other categories. The classic, which will continue through June 20, combines three shows into one 10-day long event — the NCQYA Show, NCQHA Jamboree and Little Futurity. Competitions start daily at 8 a.m. and all shows are free to spectators. Other events this weekend: Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show; June 12-14 Calling all jewelry lovers in search of a little more bling. Frank Cox Productions presents the 2015 Gem, Jewelry & Bead…

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Weekend Update: July 18-20

It’s a busy weekend at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza will take place in the Graham Building through Sunday. This event features over 125 exhibitors from up and dowm the East Coast showing quality antiques and old collectibles. Hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6.50 per day or $7.50 for a weekend pass. Raleigh Coin Club’s 38th annual coin and paper money show comes to the Exposition Center this weekend. This three-day event with more than 200 dealer tables is…

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Weekend Update: July 11-13

The State 4-H Horse Show will be at the Hunt Horse Complex through Sunday. This championship horse show features more than 2,600 entries in 123 classes, highlighting 4-H members exhibiting their project animals and demonstrating their riding and management skills. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free. Friday thru Sunday, the Gem and Jewelry Show will be in the Scott Building. Dealers will offer a variety of gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and beads for show and sale. Rare minerals, giant shark teeth and fossils also will be on display. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission…

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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: June 20-22

This weekend, the fairgrounds will travel back in time with a classic car auction and antique toy collectibles shows. The Raleigh Classic is hosting a Classic Car Auction Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be four private collections with more than 250 vintage vehicles for auction. Visitors can preview the cars Friday morning from 8-10 a.m. before the bidding begins. Admission for adults is $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass. Admission for children aged 12 and under is $5 per day or $7 for both days. The auctions will take place in…

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Weekend Update: June 13-15 Father’s Day edition

The Tar Heel Triple Classic Quarter Horse Show comes to the Hunt Horse Complex this weekend. This American Quarter Horse Show runs through June 22, with show times starting at 8 a.m. Fence classes begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and continue June 19-20. The Little Futurity will be held June 16 and 17, beginning at 8 a.m. The All Novice Show will be held on June 22. All events are free for spectators. The 2014 Eastern Regional Angus Show will take place in the Graham Building. This event includes the Junior Angus Show and showmanship contests. Hours are…

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Weekend Update: May 23-25

The fairgrounds are a little quieter than normal this weekend with it being a holiday weekend, but the weather is forecast to be near perfect (low 80s and sunny) to enjoy a beautiful day at the Raleigh Flea Market or to take in one of the other events. The market features hundreds of dealers, craftsmen and booths and is held in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. Other events this weekend: The Southern States Regional Morgan Horse Show takes place this weekend at the Hunt Horse Complex. This is the 42nd year of the event and more than…

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