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December 2014

Date Event
* indicates the event is not open to the public
Building Contact Info
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.

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds 

919-899-3532 (919-899-FLEA)
2 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
3 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
3 Express Clydesdales
Express Employment Professionals of Raleigh/Durham is hosting the Express Clydesdales for a public event benefiting Children's Miracle Network & Duke Children's Hospital. The rare black and white Express Cludesdales travel across North America as Expressgoodwill ambassadors to help raise money to benefit various charities.Come and enjoy wagon rides and an opportunity to meet & have your phtot taken with the world-renouned Express Clydesdales! Time: 2 - 4 pm Wednesday - December 3, 2014. Attendance is Free. Stagecoach rides ($10 Adults/$5 Children) & photographs available. All money will go to CMN to directly benefit Duke Children's Hospital.
Hunt Horse Complex
3 *Triangle SHRM Holiday Meeting
Private Event by invitation
Hunt Horse Complex
4 *Sears Contracting Christmas Party
Holshouser Building 919-754-0750

*Insight Pest Solutions Company Christmas Party
Private Company Christmas Party by invitation: 3-10 pm.

Martin Building 919-439-2159 x 1000 or 2001

Classic Car Auction
The Raleigh Classic - four private collections offering more than 250 vintage vehicles. Registered Bidder preview on Thursday, December 5 from 5 - 8 pm. Public may preview the cars on Friday, December 6 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



6 City of Oaks Beach Blast Cheer & Dance Competition
Dorton Arena

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

6-7 6th 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



Toy Train Sale and Swap Meet
Over 100 vendors featuring Lionel, K-Line, MTH, Weaver, Atlas, American Flyer, Bachmann, Varney "N", "HO", "O", "S". and "G" gauge trains, accessories, track, switches and hard to find parts, and other toy train related items. Kids Club activities, hands-on layouts and train races for the children. Workshops and minor on-site repairs. Auction at 1 p.m. Special Raffle at 3 p.m. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturday and Sunday. 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

Event Info:919-847-5393

Exhibitor Info:252-756-7842


*Wake Enterprises Holiday Party
Private Event - 2-4 pm by invitation only.

Holshouser Building




Posada Navideña 2014
A hispanic holiday celebration with international bands performing and booths offering health professional services as well as traditional Christmas related items. Free Admission
Event Hours: 3 - 7 pm

Dorton Arena


8 Advanced Agricultural Labor Training: Train the Trainer
*Registration Required
Martin Building  

*Trane Acceleration Now Tour
Private Industry Event - by invitation only.

Martin Building/Lower New Midway



Wake County Library Book Sale
This is Wake County Library's annual book sale. The books are in good condition. Some are pulled out of circulation, and others come from donations if library locations already have duplicate copies. Prices Plenty of bestsellers are up for grabs, as well as cookbooks, textbooks and books on history and religion. Cash, checks and all major credit cards accepted.
Free admission. Hours and Prices:
Thursday 5 - 9 pm - Hardbound books $5.00; Paperbacks and Children's materials $1.00
Friday 9 am - 9 pm - Hardbound books $4.00; Paperbacks and Children's materials $1.00
Saturday 9 am - 9 pm - Hardbound books $2.00; Paperbacks and Children's materials $1.00
Sunday 9 am - 6 pm - Bag of books $2.00; Box of books $5.00 (Customers can bring wagons/carts)

Graham Building

*Wake Health Services Year End Celebration

Martin Building 919-250-2923


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 $12 General; $17 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

12-14 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! Featured autograph guest Denny Mclain, former major league baseball world champion, will be signing autographs Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm. Huggins & Scott Auction House will be in attendance taking consignments for future auctions. Show Hours: Friday 2 - 7 pm, Saturday 9 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 



*NC Pumper Group & Portable Toilet Group
Continuing education for septage management firms and portable sanitation firms. Includes mandatory industry training - Registration and certification $100.00 per person. Seminar is 7 am - 5 pm.

Martin Building 252-671-1559

Carolina Piedmont Dog Agility Competition

Hunt Horse Complex Andy Hartman 919-345-7714
19 *Triton Sitework Development Christmas Luncheon
 Private Employee event.
Martin Building 919-836-0220
19 *Fred Smith Company Year-End Event
 Private Employee event.
Scott Building
20 Last Minute Christmas Shopping Expo
Shop for your last minute Christmas gifts with us! FREE General Admission: Event hours: 10 am - 4:30 pm
Holshouser Building



Winter Jam 2014
K97.5 the Triangle's Hip-Hop & R&B presents Winter Jam 2014 featuring CASH OUT, RAE SREMMURD, TEYANA TAYLOR. DEJ LOAD, SNOOTIE WILD. Doors open at 2 pm. Event 3 - 6 pm. Admission is $25.00 ADVANCE or $35 Day of Event. Tickets available at Dorton Arena beginning at 10 am Saturday at Dorton Arena Ticket Booth - North side of building near the Waterfall. Tickets can be purchased in advance at K97.5WinterJamEVENTBRITE For more information please visit http:/ or call (919) 848-9736.

Dorton Arena 919-848-9736

Capital City Gun Show
Buy - Sell - Trade event : guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and anything related to shoorting sports. Event hours are: Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily admission is $10 ages 12 and up.Saturday admission good for both days. Discount coupons available in local newspapers and on our weblink:.

Graham Building




Fiesta Navideña / Community Outreach Event
Community Outreach Event offering family information, children's toys as well as health and other professional services. Free Admission
Event Hours: 12 Noon - 4 pm

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, 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