Weekend Update: June 28 – July 1

Lizards and snakes and turtles, oh my! The Repticon Reptile & Exotic Animal Show is coming to the Scott Building at the Fairgrounds June 30 and July 1. Repticon is a reptile and exotic animal convention that showcases vendors from around the country offering live animals, animal supplies and related merchandise. Live animals, presentations and educational seminars are presented throughout the show.┬áHours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.┬áVIP admission for 9 a.m. Saturday is $12. General admission for ages 13 and older is $10, admission for ages 5 through 12 is $5…

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Weekend Update: Jan. 14-16

The snow has melted and this weekend promises to be busy one at the fairgrounds. Come out and enjoy the mild weather at the Raleigh Flea Market, one of the largest in the Southeast, or one of the events listed below. 95th North State Toy & Hobby Show is Friday and Saturday in Dorton Arena. This event was originally scheduled for last weekend in the Scott Building but was postponed due to the winter weather conditions. Antique to modern collectible toys, including diecast and plastic models, Star Wars, Hot Wheels, Yu-gi-oh, Lord of Rings, Sci-Fi toys, Western toys and other…

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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: 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: 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: Nov. 22-24

Variety and excitement abound at the N.C. State Fairgrounds this weekend as the buildings and grounds host events such as the Dixie Gun and Knife Classic, the Southern Horse Festival, the Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Show and the Carolina Roller Derby. Also, those wanting to skip the mall and look for more unique holiday gift offerings will find the Raleigh Flea Market open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information about this weekend’s events follows: The Southern Horse Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. Events include the Miss Southern Horse…

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