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November 2017

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Every Sat. & Sun. 

The Flea Market reopens on Saturday, Nov. 4 and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings, the Shoppes at Dorton and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths. The Flea Market will be open regular hours on Thanksgiving weekend, but will NOT be open Friday, Nov. 24.
www.raleighfleamarket.net

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds 

919-899-3532 (919-899-FLEA)
2 NCSU 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. Reservations Required. To learn more about how you can make a difference call 1-800-45-Ducks.
www.ducks.org
Scott Building

Tickets & Event Information:

Drew Clapp 336-669-1788
amclapp@ncsu.edu
Zach Pegram 252-425-1913
zrpegram@ncsu.edu

2 Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc. "Candlelight Reflections"
This is a State-wide event. The candle lighting ceremony remembers those we have lost and honors families and friends taking on the role of caregiver and/or living with Alzheimer's Disease or other dementia. Join us in honor of National and North Carolina Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and Family Caregiver Month. Event will begin at 6:30 pm with the ceremony at 7 pm on Thursday, November 2.  Admission is free.  www.alznc.org CandlelightReflections_Flyer_2017
Waterfall at Dorton Arena

919-832-3732

khall@alznc.org

3-4 Capital Area Handbell Festival
This festival will include 30OVER 300 handbell ringers from several States who will join together for two days of ringing and learning under a nationally-known handbell clinician. The festival is produced and run by The Raleigh Ringers - registration fee is required for festival participants. Friday hours are 6 - 10 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The final concert at 4 p.m. is open to the public and FREE admission.Canned goods are also being collected for Food Bank of Central Eastern North Carolina.
www.rr.org
Scott Building 919-847-7574
rringer@rr.org
3-5 Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza
The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza - qualtiy exhibitors from Florida to New England, featuring quality antiques and old collectibles! Event Hours: Friday 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm. Admission:  $7.00 Daily or $8.00 Weekend (3-day pass). Discount admission coupon available. Check our website for more details. www.antextofnc.com
Exposition Center

336-924-8337 or
336-924-4359
adclodpromo@triad.rr.com

3-5

 

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 spectator admission
www.trianglefarms.com
Hunt Horse Complex Joan Petty
919-669-9877
HorseShows@trianglefarms.com
4 *American Sewing Guild
*ASG Annual meeting & fashion show - Knit Fabric Challenge
www.ASGRaleigh.org
Martin Building events@ASGRaleigh.org
4-5 Neuse River Trains - 32nd 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! Come see us in our expanded building beside the Exposition Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $8 covers BOTH days for age 12 and older - free admission to age 11 and under when accompanied by adult. $1 discount coupon available with Club Flyer or New & Observer coupon, or click on our website. Call or email George Lasley, 919-834-5531, for more information. www.nrvclub.net
Graham Building 919-834-5531(7-9 PM please)
glasley@bellsouth.net
4-5 NC Gourd Arts & Craft Festival
The 76th Annual North Carolina Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival features a variety of growing, crafting, and artistic competitive categories as well as gourd crafting workshops and vendors of gourd crafts, dried gourds, seeds, books, t-shirts and gourd crafting supplies. The Festival also features a display of historical gourds and a free gourd crafting table for kids. Event Hours: Sat from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $2 age 16 and older. Free admission for under age 16, NC Gourd Society members and workshop students. students.www.ncgourdsociety.org
Holshouser Building 919-696-0744
paul.a.buescher@gmail.com
5 *500th Anniversary Celebration of Protestant Reformation

www.jordanchurchnc.org
Dorton Arena pastor@jordanlutheranchurchnc.org
7 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
13 NC Pipeline Mock Strike
NC811 is a non-profit organization that recieves locate information and transmits information to utilitites to amrk underground lines for free. This training will set up a mock pipeline strike. www.nc811.org
Scott Building & Rand Grandstand Infield
annrushing@nc811.org
7-12 'Jump for the Children Duke I Horse Show....benefiting Duke Children's Hospital
Watch Olympic style show jumping at the 'JUMP FOR THE CHILDREN' HORSE SHOW, benefiting Duke Children's Hospital in Durham, NC. The horse show offers U.S. Equestrian Federation "AA" rated hunter and show jumping competition each day. Show Highlights:
Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake,
Friday, Nov. 10 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) International Hunter Derby sponsored by Dr. Betsee Parker and Huntland
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. $30,000 Duke Children's Hospital Grand Prix

Daily show Tuesday through Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. with FREE ADMISSION except for Saturday night. Admission for the Duke Children's Hospital Grand Prix is $10 person. Children under 10 admitted free. Box office opens at 5:00 p.m. Visit www.jumpforthechildren.org for more information on tickets, daily schedules and more.
Hunt Horse Complex

Joan McNair Petty
919-669-9877
HorseShows@trianglefarms.com

8 *NCDA March Across Carolinas
www.ncagr.gov/fooddist/index.htm
Exposition Center 919-575-4490
8 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
9 Raleigh Ducks Unlimited Banquet
Raleigh Chapter annual banquetcelebratign our 50th Anniversary. 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 -10:30 pm. Reservations required. To learn more about how you can make a difference call 1-800-45-Ducks.
www.ducks.org
Scott Building

Tickets & Event Information:
Email: Wil Spears

10-11 Vintage Fan Fair
Stroll through our marketplace and delight in the inspiration. Event Hours: Friday 12 Noon - 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission Day of Show: $8.50. Earlybird Ticket $7. All vets - FREE ADMISSION. Click on our website for more information: www.thevintagelifestyleexperience.com
Holshouser Building 984-500-7733
info@VintageFanFair.com
10-12

Carolina Collector Auto Fest & XTREME Car Truck Showdown

Rain or Shine, celebrating its 31st year, this event will include a swap meet with more than 100 vendors, Indoor & Outdoor Car Corral for buying and selling, and Car/Truck shows Friday thru Saturday, November 10th-11th, for 1900-1989 vehicles; Find us on Facebook for latest info.
Show Hours: Friday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

On Sunday join us for the inaugural XREME Car & Truck Showdown. Come see the Baddest, Coolest, Tallest, Most Customized, Wildest Cars & Trucks around. 1990-2017 Models. Vendor Setup is 7am-9am, Car Show Registration 9am-12noon, Awards at 4pm. Like us on Facebook!
Admission each day: $10 Adults, Sr/Military/Student-$8, Jrs ages 11-15 $5, under age10 free admission. Websites: www.carolinacollectorautofest.com or www.xtremecartruckshowdown.com

Dorton Arena/ Graham Building/ Grounds 336-972-4362 or 919-215-3351
11 Raleigh Holiday Lula Palooza
Over 30 LuLaRoe consultants in one shopping extravaganza....
with over 13,000 pieces of beautiful skirts, dresses, shirts, leggings and more....ranging in sizes XXS - 3XL ....multiple dressing rooms and one central check-out for your shopping convenience. Free Admission. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
www.facebo ok.com/RaleighHolidayLuLaPalooza
Exposition Center

expotrunksale@gmail.com

11 Baby Paloosa
Our event draws mothers, families and children seeking items that are focused on natural parenting and living such as cloth diapering, babywearing, breastfeeding, natural birth, birth options, activities for children, services for expectant mothers, products for mothers, activities for families, healthy food choices, and more!
www.gotobabypaloosa.com
Scott Building EMAIL US
14 NC Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Board Meeting
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building

919-733-6100

14-15 *NC Soil & Water Commission
*Tuesday: Work Session 6 - 10 pm
Wednesday: Public Meeting 8 am - 12 Noon

www.ncagr.com/SWC
Martin Building 919-715-0697
15-19 'Jump for the Children Duke II Horse Show....benefiting Duke Children's Hospital
Watch Olympic style show jumping at the 'JUMP FOR THE CHILDREN' HORSE SHOW, benefiting Duke Children's Hospital in Durham, NC. The horse show offers U.S. Equestrian Federation "AA" rated hunter and show jumping competition each day. Show Highlights:
Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake,
Friday, Nov. 17 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) International Hunter Derby sponsored by Dr. Betsee Parker and Huntland
Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. $30,000 Duke Children's Hospital Grand Prix

Daily show Tuesday through Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. with FREE ADMISSION except for Saturday night. Admission for the Duke Children's Hospital Grand Prix is $10 person. Children under 10 admitted free. Box office opens at 5:00 p.m. Visit www.jumpforthechildren.org for more information on tickets, daily schedules and more.
Hunt Horse Complex

Joan McNair Petty
919-669-9877
HorseShows@trianglefarms.com

16 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet
Free admission by reservation only. FCA Fund Raiser Banquet - NEW Expanded LOCATION - keynote speaker starts at 6:15 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m.
www.trianglefca.org
Exposition Center 919-848-4646
trifca@nc.rr.com
16 *Lindsay Precast Customer Appreciation Event - PDH SymposiumPrivate Event - Free Admission by invitation.
www.LindsayPrecast.com
Martin Building/Grounds 919-494-7600 or 800-669-2278
mblind@lindsayprecast.com
18

All Day Cheerleading Invitational
Cheerleading competition - All-Star, Recreational and School Teams.
Spectator Admission:
$10 (Ages 10 and under admitted Free) Click on our website for additional information and registration forms:
www.AllDayCheerleading.com

Dorton Arena 704-785-0508
Andrew@AllDayCheerleading.com
18-19 Carolina Coin and Stamp Show 
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. 
Holshouser Building  Dot Hendrick
919-828-9450
18-19

Dixie Gun & Knife Classic
Buy, sell or trade. Modern and collectible firearms, custom made knives, hunting and fishing equipment, ammo, gun accessories, reloading supplies and much, much more....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 $9 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

dixieguns@aol.com
919-781-1287

 

18-19 Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Repticon Raleigh is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!
Hours: Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am) and Sunday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm (No VIP Early Entry)
Admission: Ages 13 and up - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free Admission. Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets
www.repticon.com
Scott Building repticonevents@repticon.biz
863-268-4273
21 *NC DOT Rail Division Awards Luncheon
www.ncbytrain.org
Martin Building 919-707-4715
24-26 A Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market
The complete holiday experience for the entire family. Featuring personal gifts, crafts, jewelry, art, pottery, holiday foods - it's the perfect stop to start & finish your holliday shopping. Admission is good all three days so plan on spending the weekend.  Event hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission: Adults - $8, Seniors (60+) and Military w/ ID - $7, Child (6-12) - $4.Visit our website for additional information. www.Christmascarousel.com
Graham Building 336-855-0208
tlambert@christmascarousel.com
25

Turkey Circuit Quarter Horse Show
Event starts 8 a.m. - Free Spectator Admission.
http://easternqhnc.com

Hunt Horse Complex

NC Horse Council Office
919-410-9859

Margaret Byrd

28 *NC FFA Dairy Evaluation
Dairy Cattle Evaluation Career
Development Event provides a competitive event for agricultural education students. The
event emphasizes skills in dairy cattle evaluation, selection, and dairy herd management. www.ncffa.org
Hunt Horse Complex Email:
rjdavis@ncsu.edu
919-515-4206

 

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



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