N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

November 2009

Date Event
* indicates the event is not open to the public
Building Contact Info
Every Sat. & Sun.
The Flea Market reopens on Saturday, Nov. 7 and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths. The Flea Market will be open Friday, Nov. 27 to accommodate holiday shoppers! www.TheRaleighMarket.com Commercial & Education Bldgs.
outside grounds 
919-899-3532 (919-899-FLEA)
10/30-11/1 Triangle Farms NCHJA "C" Indoors Horse Show
Hunter Jumper Horse Show -Friday through Sunday. Daily show begins at 8:00 am. These shows are hunter horse shows with most of the competitors being from North Carolina. NCHJA "C" Rated. Free admission
Hunt Horse Complex Becca Mispel
3 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
3-8 Duke Children's Hospital Benefit Hunter Horse Show
Hunter Jumper Horse Show - Daily show Tuesday through Sunday begins at 8:00 am with FREE ADMISSION during the day. Admission is charged for Saturday night Grand Prix at 7:30 pm. The 26th annual Duke Children's Benefit Horse Show, features six days of competition by horses and their riders from the United States and Canada. In addition to competition, the show offers all ages a behind-the-scenes look at how horses are cared for, trained and shown. Youngsters can see the horses in their stalls in the tents and five permanent barns on the complex grounds. The show also features equestrian collectibles and unique gifts from around the country as well as a silent auction open for bidding Tuesday through Saturday night. In addition to vendors for shopping, don't miss family fun night 5:30 - 6:30 pm with a stick race at 6:45 pm Friday night (bring your own stick horse).
Hunt Horse Complex

Becca Mispel

Vendors: http://www.trianglefarms.com/pdf/Vendor
4 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

*NCDA Food Distribution Walk-Across-the-Carolinas

Dorton Arena 919-575-4490
5 Alzheimer's Association - Eastern NC Chapter "Candlelight Reflections"
Candlight Reflections, in honor of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver's Month, is a ceremony that will raise awareness of dementia, remembering those we have lost as well as those currently living with this disease and to honor caregivers. Event will be 6:30 - 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 5.  Admission is free.  www.alznc.org
Dorton Arena Waterfall



5 *ACT Inc. - ASE Exams Dorton Arena 800-553-6244
5 Ducks Unlimited Banquet
NCSU Chapter annual banquet. Fundraiser event includes dinner, annual membership, raffles, live band, and information on the conservation of North America's wetlands and wildlife. Doors open 5:30 pm Event Hours: 6:30 -11:30 pm. To learn more about how you can make a difference call 1-800-45-Ducks.
Scott Building

Tickets & Event Information:

Trent Nelson 336-442-2680


NC DENR - Air Quality Division

Lower Midway


6-7 Capital Area Handbell Festival
For the 21st consecutive year, 300-400 handbell ringers from several States come together for two days of ringing and learning under a nationally-known handbell clinician. The festival is produced and run by The Raleigh Ringers. The 300-400 ringers will present a final concert at 4:00 pm on Saturday that is free and open to the public.
Scott Building 919-847-7574

Junior Woman's Club Fall Furniture Consignment Sale
Volunteer/Consignor Preview - Thurs 11/5: 5:30 - 8:30 pm PUBLIC SALE DATES:
Fri-Sat 11/6-7: 9 am - 6 pm & Sun 11/8: 11 am - 4 pm
For more information visit: www.jwcraleigh.org

Holshouser Building


consign@jwcraleigh.org 919-271-6100

7-8 Neuse River Trains - 25th Annual Train & Railroadiana Show & Sale
Model railroad show and sale sponsored by Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club, a non-profit educational organization chartered to promote the hobby of model railroading. Several operating layouts on display with many vendors selling train related merchandise. Great fun for kids of ALL ages! Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $6 for age 10 and older - free admission to age 9 and under when accompanied by adult. $1 discount coupon available with Club Flyer or New & Observer coupon. Call or email George Lasley, 919-834-5531, for more information. www.nrvshow.org
Exposition Center 919-834-5531(7-9PM please)

NCStructural Pest Control & Pesticides Board Meeting

Martin Building


11-15 Raleigh Benefit Hunter/Jumper Show
RMI Raleigh Benefit Hunter Jumper Show

Wed – Sun 8 am - 6:00 pm. Admission is free.

Sat Night Grand Prix 7PM - Free

Hunter-Jumper competition Grand Prix show jumping.
Hunt Horse Complex John Rush
12 *ACT Inc. - ASE Exams Dorton Arena 800-553-6244
12 *US Tobacco Co-Op Meeting
Holshouser Building 919-821-4560
13 *Red Sword Guild American Cancer Society Ball
The Raleigh Roundup, a fundraiser event sponsored by NC Pork Association. www.cancer.org
Scott Building 919-834-8463
13-15 Carolina Collector Auto Fest
Rain or Shine, this event will include a swap meet with more than 125 vendors, car corral for buying and selling and Car/Truck shows. (Sat - 1900-1972 vehicles; Sun - 1973-present) Auto related items only!   Friday, 12 noon - 8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8, under 10 free. Seniors admitted for $5 on Friday only. Click on our web link for email contact and more information.
Dorton Arena/ Graham Building/ Exposition Center 336-972-4362 or 919-215-3351
14 *ACT Inc. - ASE Exams Dorton Arena 800-553-6244
14 *Church of Good Shepherd Oyster Roast L.R. Harrill Center 919-831-2002

NCSU Horse Judging Clinic
Adult Programs offered by the NC Cooperative Extension Service - Extension Horse Husbandry presents a 2-day horse judging clinic with training on horse judging and presenting oral reasons. Registration is required. Daily Event hours: 7:30 am - 5 pm. Visit our website for additional information: www.cals.ncsu.edu/an_science/extension/horse/hhmain.htm

Martin Building


14-15 Coin & Stamp Show
Coins, postcards and stamps (U.S., foreign, ancient, gold & silver) will be available. Dealers will be 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. 
Holshouser Building D.H. Hendrick
17 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet
Free admission by reservation only. Fund Raiser Banquet starts at 6:00 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m.
Scott Building 919-848-4646

*NCDA Marketing Division Meeting “Building Your Brand: Selling to Food Service & Retail”

Martin Building 919-733-7887
18 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
18 *NC 2009 State Agency Wellness Fair
Event open to State of NC employees ONLY from 9 am - 3:00 pm offering a wide variety of wellness, safety and health information. Free Admission.
Graham Building

Info: Mike Chapman 919-807-4824

Exhibitor Registration: Jeannie Bailey 919-715-2324

19 *Home Builders of Raleigh-Wake County Battle of the Builders V
This event is not open to the public.
Dorton Arena 919-233-3033
20 2009 Celebrate Saint Saviour's
Martin Building 919-833-6400
21 Your Own Consignment Sale
Consignment sale of desigern and non-designer women and children's fashions - Hours: 10 am - 5 pm
Martin Building



20-22 Woman's Club of Raleigh Antiques Show and Sale
Antique dealers from Maine to Florida will be showcasing period furniture, fine & estate jewelry, silver, crystal, glass, fine botanical prints, majolica, English porcelain and American folk art, plus more for sale. Special Lecture - Friday at 2pm: " The Story of Tea & Porcelain " and tell the us the history of High Tea. The lecture for the Nov. 2009 Antique Show will be presented by Sheila Lund. Sheila was born and raised in England,is a member of the WC and is a docent at the N.C. Museum of Art.
Admission is $7 for a three day pass. 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.
Scott Building (919) 782-5599
20-22 Raleigh Invitational Saddlebred Show CANCELLED
Free spectator admission event featuring Saddlebred, Morgan and Roadsters. www.RaleighInvitational.com
Hunt Horse Complex  Joyce Wilson
919-365-5149 JShowBizz@aol.com
21 Carolina Roller Derby - Bout 6
Carolina Rollergirls brings back the fierce competition of flat-track roller derby in their 2009 series.
Doors open at 5:00 pm, First Half begins 6:00 pm, First Period Intermission 6:25 pm, Second Period begins 6:40 pm, Second Period Intermission 7:05 pm, Third Period begins 7:20 pm. Game ends 7:45 pm. Bout Day Admission: $14 Adults, $8 with College ID, $7 children (age 5 and under - 2 per adult admitted free). Advance admission $10 Adults, $5 children - Click for advance ticket and season ticket info:
Dorton Arena eviled@carolinarollergirls.com

Dixie Gun & Knife Classic
Buy, sell or trade. Modern and collectible firearms, custom made knives, shooting and hunting supplies and accessories ....too much to list...something for the whole family. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults and children under 12 are free with paying adult. Visit our website for a $1 discount admission coupon.  www.dixiegunandknifeshow.com

Graham Building

FAX: 910-842-5336



Ultimate Spirit Cheer Dance Invitational Showdown Competition
Cheer dance competition - medal placement in all events; program banner and most spirited-BEST FANS banner will also be awarded. Spectator Admission is $10 www.UltimateSpirit.net

Dorton Arena

Info - Toll Free 1-866-532-9367

Participant/Exhibitors Call 252-347-3800

23 Amran Shrine Circus
Amran Shriners present the Royal Hanneford Circus
Show Times: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10
Hunt Horse Complex 919-848-7972
26-29 Turkey Circuit Quarter Horse Show
Hunt Horse Complex  Margaret Byrd
27-29 A Christmas Carousel Holiday Festival
A complete holiday experience for the entire family. Featuring live holiday music, Santa, and cooking demonstrations. Original artwork and crafts, Christmas decorations, prints, pottery, candle making, jewelry and more will be for sale by artisans from North Carolina and other states. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $7.00 adults, $6 seniors and $4.00 children 6-12. $1.00 off adult / senior admission coupons are available at http://www.christmascarousel.com/pages/coupon.htm
Graham Building 336-855-0208
27-29 Carolina Designer Craftsmen Fine Crafts Show
The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Fine Crafts Show is held every Thanksgiving  weekend. Hours are Friday 6 to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 11 am - 5 pm. Admission is $7 daily admission; children under 12 are admitted free. NC Museum of Art or Nasher Museum members discounted admission with NCMA or Nasher member card $4 daily admission.
Exposition Center



Cat Show
Tarheel Triangle Cat Fanciers' Cat Show all-breed championship and household pet show.
Saturday November 28 - One-day Cat Show. Event Hours 9 am - 4 pm. Admission: Adults $5.00, Seniors (Age 50+) & Students (Age 6-18) $4.00. Admission price discounted $1 with coupon. Children under 6 admitted free.

Holshouser Building

Info: 919-924-2591 lshimer308@yahoo.com or
919-413-5892 zoecoon@yahoo.com

919-661-0675 ttcfclub@gmail.com

28 Toy Train Sale and Swap Meet
Over 100 vendors featuring Lionel, K-Line, MTH, American Flyer, "N", "HO", "O", "S". and "G" gauge trains, accessories, track, switches and hard to find parts. Hands-on layouts and train races for the children. Minor on-site repairs. Auction at 1 p.m. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. General admission is $5 for adults ($1 off coupon in News & Observer or Event Flyer), free for children under age 13 accompanied by paying adult.
Scott Building 919-847-5393

EID UL-ADHA Prayer Meeting
Salat-ul-Eid will be on at 8 a.m.

Dorton Arena

30 *Ford's Produce Annual Awards Dinner
Martin Building 919-833-7559



N.C. State Fair, G. Kent Yelverton, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079