Goodguys takes over the fairgrounds this weekend for their second annual North Carolina Nationals Giant Automotive Festival. Explore more than 1,500 candy-colored and chrome-plated 1972 & older hot rods, customs, muscle cars, tricked out trucks and classics on display. Make sure to grab a seat in the stands or put your vehicle and driving skills to the test and experience the pavement-pounding Goodguys AutoCross timed racing competition. Shop more than 100 vendor booths and check out the huge swap meet and the AutoTrader classics car corral. Other events include live music, kids zone, model car show and Saturday night demolition derby. Late model American-made or powered muscle cars, customs and trucks are welcome on Sunday for K & N Filters All American Sunday. Event hours are Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $17. Children ages 7 to 12 are admitted for $6. Ages 6 and under are free. Online discounts are available.
Raleigh Invitational Horse Show is at the Hunt Horse Complex. This is an American Saddle Bred and Morgan horse show, and a qualifier for the World Championship Horse Show. Free spectator admission to show competition. Sessions start at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The Raleigh Flea Market is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Peruse the Commercial and Education buildings and outdoors grounds in search of your next treasure.