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 and $4 for children ages 6-12. Discount admission coupons are available on the festival’s website.
44th Annual Carolina Designer Craftsmen Fine Crafts Show
Find something special for the art lovers on your shopping list. N.C. crafters will have a variety of handmade items for sale, including pottery, wearable fiber, blown glass, jewelry, metalworks, woodworks, furniture and photography. Hours are Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 daily or $11 for a weekend pass. Admission is free for children under 12. Discounts and a complete lineup of artists are available on the show’s website.
The Turkey Circuit Quarter Horse Show will be at the Hunt Horse Complex Friday to Sunday. A Showmanship Clinic will be held at 8 a.m. on Friday and competition will start at 10 a.m.
Also check out the Raleigh Flea Market. It’s a great place to spend Small Business Saturday, with hundreds of small businesses represented. The flea market will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.