Weekend Update: Nov. 14-16

November 13, 2014 By: Funhouse Category: Fairgrounds Events

The Raleigh Flea Market has indoor exhibit space in the Commercial and Education buildings.

Bundle up and come on out to celebrate the brisk fall weather this weekend at the State Fairgrounds. Events include the Carolina Collector Auto Fest, Business and Opportunities Expo and the Carolina Coin and Stamp Show.

Also this weekend keep the holiday shopping list in mind and browse for one-of-a-kind antiques and collectibles at the Raleigh Flea Market. More than 100 vendors are set up in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Information about this weekend’s events:

Carolina Coin and Stamp Show will be held in the Holshouser Building. Coins, postcards and stamps, currency (U.S., foreign, ancient, gold & silver) will be available. Dealers will be buying and selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday. Admission is free.

Business Alliance of NC – Business Opportunities Expo is co-hosted by the Southeast Raleigh Assembly, the WeCare Partnership and the Business Alliance of NC and will be held in the Scott Building.  Activities include shopping, health and wellness fair and career fair. Educational workshops will also be offered. Wayne Anderson, a local magician/entertainer will be there entertaining from 1 to 3 p.m. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Carolina Collector Auto Fest is a three-day event held in Dorton Arena, Graham Building and grounds. The event includes a swap meet with more than 125 vendors, car corral for buying and selling and car/truck shows. Saturday’s show is for pre-1973 vehicles; Sunday is an open car show including all makes, models, years, imports and rat rods. Hours are Friday, 10 am to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 on Friday for ages 11 and up and no coupons or discounts will be accepted. Saturday and Sunday admission is $10, under 10 free; visit the website for a $2 discount coupon.

Classic cars will be on display this weekend in Dorton Arena

Weekend Update: March 7-9

March 07, 2014 By: Funhouse Category: Fairgrounds Events, Uncategorized

The Carolina Collector Auto Fest will feature hundreds of classic cars.

This weekend Carolina Collector Auto Fest celebrates it’s 27th year at the fairgrounds. This event is Friday through Sunday in Dorton Arena, Graham Building and on the grounds and features a swap meet with more than 125 vendors, a car corral for buying and selling, and car and truck shows. Saturday’s car show features cars from 1900 to 1973 and Sunday’s car show features all makes, models and years as well as imports and motorcycles. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, with kids under 10 admitted free. There is a $5 admission for seniors and military on Friday only.

Other events this weekend:

  • The 66th Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza runs Friday through Sunday in the Exposition Center. Event features more than 125 exhibitors, from Florida to New England, featuring quality antiques and old collectibles. Event hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6.50 per day or $7.50 for a weekend pass.
  • NCHJA “C’ Indoors Show is this Friday through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. Daily show begins at 8 a.m. and spectator admission is free.
  • A Bead Mercantile Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Scott Building. Event offers a great selection of beads and bead-related items from across the country and world including hand-made artisan glass beads and imports such as seed, pewter and semi-precious gemstone beads, findings, threads, cords and more. Workshops are also available. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 and children under 16 admitted free with paying adult. Online or at the door registration are available and discounts admission to $3.
  • Carolina Coin and Stamp Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Holshouser Building. Show features U.S., foreign, ancient, gold and silver coins, postcards and stamps. Dealers will be buying and selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
  • The Raleigh Flea Market will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with hundreds of vendors offering a variety of goods and services in the Commercial and Education buildings and on the outside grounds.

The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza is this weekend in the Scott Building. (photo courtesy www.antextofnc.com/)

 

Weekend Update: Nov. 15-17

November 14, 2013 By: Funhouse Category: Fairgrounds Events

Cars, coins and culture will be plentiful this weekend as the Fairgrounds hosts the Carolina Collector Auto Fest, the Carolina Coin and Stamp Show and the African Festival. Information on this weekend’s shows is listed below:

  • Carolina Collector Auto Fest will be held in Dorton Arena, the Graham Building and on the outside grounds. This event runs Friday through Sunday and features a swap meet with more than 125 vendors, a car corral for buying or selling, and car and truck shows.  Saturday’s car show features pre-1973 vehicles and Sunday’s car show is open to all makes, models and years.  Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adult admission is $10 and children under 10 are free. Click on the website, www.carolinacollectorautofest.com for a $2 discount coupon
  • The Carolina Coin and Stamp show will be held in the Holshouser Building featuring coins, postcards and stamps. Dealers will be buying and selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
  • The African Festival will be held in the Scott Building and aims to educate about each of the 62 African countries through food, music and demonstrations  Hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Admission is free.  For more information visit www.africaariseandshine.us.

Bargain shoppers and those looking for unique holiday deals will also find the Flea Market open both Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jump for the Children Horse Show and more this weekend

November 08, 2012 By: Bearded Lady Category: N.C. State Fairgrounds

Horse shows and horsepower are part of the weekend lineup at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, Nov. 9-11.

This weekend, you can enjoy some of the best horse jumping on the East Coast and support the Duke Children’s Hospital at the Jump for the Children Horse Show at the Hunt Horse Complex. The horse show, which runs through Sunday, offers U.S. Equestrian Federation AA-rated hunter and jumper competitions each day. Free shows start daily at 8 a.m.

Saturday, come out for the Duke Children’s Hospital Grand Prix, part of the Jump for the Children event. The show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 6:30. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children under 10. Go to www.trianglefarms.com for more information.

The Carolina Collector Auto Fest is also coming to the fairgrounds this weekend. More than 125 vendors will be on hand in Dorton Arena, the Graham Building and Expo Center with all your classic-car needs. The event also includes a classic car show and swap meet. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children under 10.

On Friday, the Carolina Collector Auto Fest and the American Diabetes Association of Raleigh will host Elvis tribute artist Keith Henderson for a concert in Dorton Arena. The concert starts at 8 p.m., but the box office opens at 5:30. Tickets start at $8.

Collectors of smaller items will enjoy the Carolina Coin and Stamp Show in the Holshouser Building Saturday and Sunday. Coins, postcards and stamps will be available. The show is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Finally, don’t forget to check out the Raleigh Flea Market. More than a hundred vendors will be selling everything from furniture to fudge. You never know what you’ll find at the largest flea market in the Triangle. The market is open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Weekend Update: March 9-11

March 09, 2012 By: Bearded Lady Category: N.C. State Fairgrounds

From classic cars to ancient currency, there is something for every collector this weekend at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

The fairgrounds will be full of vintage, classic and antique collectibles this weekend with everything from classic cars to ancient coins. If you like your belongings to have a little history, then make sure you stop by for one of these wonderful events:

The Carolina Collector Auto Fest will cover the south side of the fairgrounds, including Dorton Arena, Graham Building and Expo Center. The car show will feature vehicles from 1900 to today. The event starts today at 10 a.m. and runs through 6 p.m. It will open again Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $10 daily and free for children under 10. Go to www.CarolinaCollectorAutoFest.com for more details and a coupon for discounted tickets.

The Scott Building will host the annual Woman’s Club of Raleigh Spring Antiques Show and Sale today through Sunday. Period furniture, fine and estate jewelry, silver, crystal and more will be available during the three-day event. There also will be a free lecture on caring for linens Friday at 2 p.m. The event will be open Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 and includes admission all three days.

Saturday and Sunday, coin and stamp collectors will gather for the Coin and Stamp Show. This is a great opportunity to view and buy coins, postcards and stamps from around the world. Admission is free and doors are open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to these events, you also can find a variety of collectible treasures at the Raleigh Flea Market. Hundreds of vendors will be selling their goods Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. And, if that’s not enough, there’s also a Hunter Jumper show at the Hunt Horse Complex today through Sunday. Shows begin daily at 8 a.m. and the event is free for spectators. You can find more information about those competitions at www.TriangleFarms.com.

That’s it for this weekend, but be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

March 13: Persian New Year Celebration
March 16-18: 23rd Annual N.C. RV & Camping Show
March 21-25: Kennel Club Dog Show
March 23-24: Children’s Spring Clothing and Baby Equipment Sale
March 24-25: India Fest – A Cultural Arts Showcase
March 29-April 1: Wake County Library Book Sale
April 5-7: 2012 FIRST NC Robotics Regional Tournament

Weekend Update: November 11-13

November 11, 2011 By: Tilt-A-Whirl Category: N.C. State Fairgrounds

The Duke Children’s Hospital Benefit Hunter/Jumper Classic began Tuesday in the Hunt Horse Complex and continues through Sunday. The Classic benefits offers a behind-the-scenes look at how horses are cared for, trained and shown in addition to actual competitions.

The Carolina Collector Auto Fest will feature hundreds of classic cars.

More than 125 vendors will be showcasing classic cars at the Carolina Collector Auto Fest. The event runs Friday through Sunday in the Dorton Arena, Graham Building and Exposition Center.

The Carolina Coin and Stamp Show takes place in the Holshouser Building Saturday and Sunday. Dealers will be selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency, postcards and stamps.  Admission is free.

Saturday and Sunday the N.C. Cooperative Extension will present a Horse Judging Clinic at the Hunt Horse Complex. The event will train participants on horse judging and presenting oral reasons.

The Raleigh Flea Market will be open as usual on Saturday and Sunday with vendors across the fairgrounds selling a variety of locally-made products and antiques.

Weekend Update: March 11-13

March 11, 2011 By: Bearded Lady Category: Uncategorized

Some people just visit the North Carolina Fairgrounds in October. However, true Fair-fanatics know that if you visit the fairgrounds only once a year, you are missing out on hundreds of events that take place November through September. As we gear up for the 2011 State Fair, a brief seven months away, we’ll be highlighting some of the weekend activities at the Fair. Hopefully, they will inspire some of you to come out and enjoy the fairgrounds year round.

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This weekend, the fairgrounds will host the Carolina Collector Auto Fest, Woman’s Club of Raleigh Antiques Show and Sale, NCHJA “C” Indoors Hunter Jumper Horse Show, Coin and Stamp Show and the Raleigh Flea Market. You can find more information about each event on the N.C. State Fairgrounds event calendar. Are you planning on going to the fairgrounds this week? What events are you most excited about?

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