Weekend Update: Feb. 14-16

Bounce back from a few days at home by coming out to what will be a busy weekend at the Fairgrounds.  Events include car shows, bull riding, drag bingo and toy and train show.  As always, the Raleigh Flea Market takes place each weekend in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Events this weekend North Carolina International Auto Expo will be in the Graham Building, Exposition Center and Dorton Arena on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Wake County New Vehicle Dealer Association will have new production models and concept cars with…

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Weekend Update: Jan. 24-26

Need plans this weekend? Here’s a look at the fantastic line up of events at the Fairgrounds: The popular Kids Exchange Consignment Sale is returning to the Graham Building and Exposition Center this weekend, featuring more than 3 acres of gently used clothes, toys, accessories, furniture, bedding, books, videos and more. The sale is open to the public on Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and most items offered for half price on Sunday. The sale will be in the Graham Building only on…

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Weekend Update: Jan. 10-12

This weekend at the Fairgrounds the 24th annual Bass and Saltwater Fishing Expo takes over the Graham Building and Expo Center. This event, touted as the “Fishing Event of the Year” by organizers, features fresh water, saltwater, kayaking, offshore and inshore fishing items. If fishing runs in your blood this is the one-stop shop for everything you need. Seminars presented by Bass University feature special guests Mike Iaconelli, Pete Gluszek and others. Show hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7…

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Weekend Update: Jan. 3-5

Are you a bride-to-be, cat lover, or in search of a new hot tub? If so, the N.C. State Fairgrounds has you covered this weekend. The Spa and Swim Show will be Friday through Sunday in the Exposition Center. According to organizers, hundred of hot tubs, swim spas and everything needed to create a backyard oasis will be available, and shoppers can expect discounts from 40 to 80 percent off suggested retail. Hours are Friday, noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.  The First in Flight Cat…

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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: Dec. 13-15

This weekend at the fairgrounds the popular Bulls, Bells and Barrels show will take place in the Hunt Horse Complex on Friday and Saturday. This event features championship bull riding and barrel racing. Western and equestrian-themed Christmas items will also be available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10, VIP admission is $15, and children ages 5 and under get in free. More information is available at www.carouselfarmsraleigh.com. Other events this weekend: Sports Card and Sports Memorabilia Show More than 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage and new…

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Weekend Update: Dec. 6-8

Events this weekend at the Fairgrounds include the Classic Car Auction, Toy  Train Sale and Swap Meet, and the Scandinavian Christmas Fair. Raleigh Classic Car Auction If you’re hoping to surprise your loved one with a car this Christmas, you may want to attend the Classic Car Auction Friday and Saturday. More than 250 vintage vehicles will be on display and up for auction in the Graham and Expo buildings. Auctions start Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. A public preview will take place Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Admission is $10 per day for adults or $15…

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Weekend Update: Nov. 29 – Dec. 1

With the holiday shopping season under way, don’t forget to visit the N.C. State Fairgrounds to check things off your list. Read on for more details about the events happening this weekend. A Christmas Carousel Holiday Festival It’s a complete holiday experience for the entire family in the Graham Building Friday to Sunday. The event will feature live holiday music, Santa and cooking demonstrations, as well as original artwork and crafts. Join in the fun Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors…

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Weekend Update: April 26-28

The Southern Women’s Show takes over the Graham and Expo buildings Friday through Sunday, featuring vendors offering spa treatments and makeovers, clothes, jewelry and gifts, gourmet food and wine, travel ideas, beauty tips, health screenings, cooking classes, fashion shows and more. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door for adults or $5 for children ages 6 to 12.  A $5 return ticket can be purchased at the show office and used with original ticket stub for return visit to the…

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Weekend Update: Dec. 7-9

Things are starting to wind down at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, but we still have some exciting events planned for this weekend. The popular Raleigh Flea Market will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. With more than 100 vendors, it’s a great opportunity to take care of the stocking stuffers and other holiday shopping you still need to do. Read on to learn more about the other events planned for this weekend: Classic Car Auction If you’re hoping to surprise your loved one with a car this Christmas, you may want to attend the Classic…

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