Mark your calendars because we are just under eight weeks away from the 2012 N.C. State Fair. If you haven’t already, you can purchase your gate admission, ride and concert tickets online at www.ncstatefair.org. By purchasing in advance, you’ll avoid lines at the fair, secure your favorite seat for concerts in Dorton Arena and can earn up to three free gate admission tickets with the Early Bird Special.
In the meantime, it’s going to be another great weekend at the fairgrounds. The big event this weekend is the Carolina Fall Boat Show and Sale in the Graham Building. If you’re in the market for a boat, drop by and take advantage of summer clearance prices from more than 25 dealers. The show is open Friday from noon to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children under 13.
And don’t forget about the Raleigh Flea Market. The market is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features more than 100 vendors. From rubber chickens to rubber bands, you never know what you’ll find.