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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

December 2012

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every Sat. & Sun. 

The Flea Market 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.

Tuesdays At Dorton Arena lot Introducing the Flea Market - Every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds 

Lot south of Dorton Arena at Hillsborough Street
919-899-3532 (919-899-FLEA)


Raleigh Wine Dine & Brew Fest
Come to the Triangle's biggest and best Wine, Dine & Brew Fest featuring cuisine from local restaurants and wine & brew distributors offering product samples. Check back for event updates. Admission: $15 per person - ID required at door. Event Hours:
Friday from 5 - 10 pm and Sat from Noon - 10 pm.


Exposition Center


11/30-12/2 Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza
The 63rd Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza - over 125 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 $6.50 per day $7.50 weekend pass. Discount admission coupon available. Check our website for more details
Graham Building

336-924-8337 or


Scandinavian Christmas Fair
This event features Scandivanian favorites like homemade foods, unique crafts and entertainment. There will be cultural exhibits and children's activities. Come and enjoy a traditional Scandinavian Christmas, certain to get you in the spirit. Entertainment includes folk dancing, folk music, and the popular Lucia-procession. The food court will have Swedish meatballs, salmon and homemade breads. Event is sponsored by SWEA (Swedish Women's Association) and VASA (Swedish-American organization). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and children under 13 admitted free.

Holshouser Building

Participant/Exhibitor Info:
919- 846-3785



ASAC Academy Saddlebred Show
Horse show with classes for American Saddlebreds, Road Horses, Hackney ponies as well as some all breed classes. Emphasis on Academy, junior exhibitor and amateur riders. Affiliated with American Saddlebred Horse Association of the Carolinas (ASAC) Event is free spectator admission and begins at 10:00 am.


Hunt Horse Complex (Barn E Ring)
919-765-2559 or 919-563-5992


1-2 4th Annual Holiday Classic Open Horse Show
Statewide open horse show classes for youth and adult exhibitors in western, hunter and saddleseat divisions to benefit the NCSU Intercollegiate Western Riding Team and the North Central District 4-H Horse Program. Free spectator admission. Open to public beginning at 8 am - 10 pm daily.
Hunt Horse Complex


1-2 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. Door prizes every hour. 3:00 PM RAFFLE PRIZE DRAWING: LIONEL 6-31774 AEC RADIOACTIVE TRANSPORT SET Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. General admission is $6 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
2 X Evolution Cheerleading Competition
Cheerleading one-day regional event - Fun and instructional cheerleading competitions.
Dorton Arena Email:

*Wake Enterprises Holiday Party

Holshouser Building


4 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
5 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
6 *Sears Contracting Christmas Party
Holshouser Building 919-754-0750

Classic Car Auction
The Raleigh Classic - four private collections offering more than 250 vintage vehicles. Registered Bidder preview on Thursday, December 6 from 5 - 8 pm. Public may preview the cars on Friday, December 7 from 8 a.m. to 10 am. Auction time on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adult $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass.
Age 12 and Under $5 per day or $7 for a two-day pass. Free Admission to registered bidders.

Graham Building and Exposition Center




Bulls, Bells & Barrels - Bull Riding Event
Carousel Farms present "Bulls, Bells, & Barrels" championship bull riding - barrel racing - western and equestrian christmas shopping - entertainment for the whole family. Admission $10 General; $15 VIP; Age 5 and under free admission.

Doors open at 6 pm on Friday and Saturday for shopping - show starts at 7:30 pm.

Hunt Horse Complex

Jeff Mullen
919-796-8375 or 919-872-6898


*NC Pumper Group & Portable Toilet Group

Martin Building 252-249-1097

*Harles & Matta Wedding

Holshouser Building
10-14 *National Institute of Standards & Technology Weights & Measures Training
*Pre-Registration Required
Martin Building 919-733-3313
14-16 Sportscard and Sports Memorabilia 3-Day Show
Over 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage to new sportscards, memorabilia, NASCAR, etc. on over 225 tables! . Don't miss out on this great opportunity to talk with experts and take advantage of this valuable service!. Show Hours: Friday 2 - 7 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Admission: $5 daily; Weekend Pass $7. Free admission for Ages 15 and under. Check our website for discount admission coupon.
Scott Building 


15 Young Champions of America Raleigh Regional Showcase of the Stars Cheer Competition
"Showcase of the Stars" cheerleading competition Registration begins at 9 am - Event concludes at 7 pm. Spectator Admission is FREE. Classes in karate, cheer and dance are offered year-round to promote physical fitness, good sportsmanship, confidence and competitive spirit and competitions are held each session.

Dorton Arena



Capital City Gun Show
Buy - Sell - Trade event : guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and related merchandise. Event hours are: Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily admission is $8 ages 13 and up. Discount coupons available in local newspapers and on our weblink:.

Graham Building




16 *Bridgepointe Church Christmas Party
Martin Building  

First in Flight Cat Club 11th Annual "Meowing in the New Year" TICA Cat Show
3-Day TICA cat show: Friday 2 - 9 pm, Saturday 9am - 5 pm and Sunday 9 am - 4 pm ADMISSION: $5 Adults, $4 Senior Citizens and Students with ID, $3 Ages 2 - 12 years .
Come see up to 250 cats and kittens, both pedigree and household pets, in competition. Shop at our vendors for items for your and your feline friends. Find a cat or kitten to make yours forever. All cats entered in the show are available for viewing during all show hours.

Holshouser Building

Raleigh Indoor Holiday Classic
Hunter Jumper Horse Show - USEF "A" Rated - Wednesday thru Saturday - Daily show begins at 8 a.m. FREE SPECTATOR ADMISSION

Hunt Horse Complex

Joan Petty


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

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