This weekend, the fairgrounds is packed full of wonderful events. kicking off with the Equestrian Exchange Consignment Sale which began Wednesday in the Holshouser Building. This event offers visitors the opportunity to buy and consign anything related to the equestrian sport. Four other events this weekend are also animal related:
- Starting Friday local kennel clubs will host all-breed dog shows, dog obedience competitions and rally trials as part of the Kennel Club Dog Shows in the Graham Building.
- The Carolina Reptile and Exotic Animal Show will feature vendors selling reptiles, birds and mammals, cages, food and supplies. Live animal shows and seminars on animal breeding and care will also be part of the event in Expo Center.
- Saturday and Sunday CDI Raleigh will host the NCDCTA Labor of Love Horse Show, featuring dressage competitions.
- CDI Raleigh will also host the NCDCTA Sport Horse Breeding Show Monday at the Hunt Horse Complex. The dressage event will feature horses shown both in-hand and under saddle.
The Treasurers of Earth Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show will be in the Scott Building Friday through Monday. Vendors will be selling 14-carat gold and sterling silver jewelry, loose gems, pearls, beads, minerals, crystals and fossils. Jewelers will also be available on site to design, remount or repair jewelry.
The Carolina Rollergirls will host the Tai Chi-tahs, Atlanta Rumble B’s and Atlanta All-Stars Saturday in a double-header edition of the Carolina Roller Derby in Dorton Arena. Doors open 2:30 p.m. and the first game will start at 3 p.m. The second game will start at 5:30 p.m.
More than 600 vendors will be selling their wares at the weekly Raleigh Flea Market. The market is open Saturday and Sunday on the fairgrounds.