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February 2015

Date Event
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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. Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds 
919-899-FLEA (919-899-3532)
1/30,31 - 2/1 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 autograophy guests TBA. James Spence Authentication will be authenticating autographs and accepting raw cards for submission to Beckett for grading. 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 


1/30,31 - 2/1 Carolina Piedmont Dog Agility
Dog agility competitions. Free spectator admissions. Event Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8 am thru approx. 4 pm
Hunt Horse Complex

Greg Fontaine 828-275-8010

4 *21st Annual Gold Star Grower Workshop/Luncheon
Free admission with Registration - Private Event
Recognition luncheon for NC Growers providing migrant housing. 7 am - 3 pm
Martin Building

Information: 919-807-2925
Registration: 919-807-2923


Wake County Agribusiness Breakfast

Hunt Horse Complex

email for info

4-6 Southern Farm Show
The largest agriculture exposition in the Carolinas and Virginia. A major expansion onto the midway of the NC State Fairgrounds means even more equipment, experts and ideas. Filling the NC State Fairgrounds, the show features over 500 manufacturers with expert advice and the latest farm equipment, supplies and services. Events include the FFA tractor and truck driving competitions, the annual meeting of the Tobacco Growers Association of NC, and the Southern National Draft Horse Pull (see separate listings below). Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. Free admission

Dorton Arena,
Graham Building,
Scott Building,
Exposition Center,
Hunt Horse Complex , Grounds

1-800-849-0248 or 704-376-6594
email for info


2015 NC Ag Development Forum
The economic and policy outlook for North Carolina agriculture will be featured at the ninth annual Ag Development Forum on Feb. 5 at the State Fairgrounds. The forum will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Holshouser Building, in conjunction with the Southern Farm Show. Admission is free and lunch will be provided. Registration is requested by Jan. 31. To register, log on to Individuals with questions may contact Chrissy Waggett at 919-707-3008.

Holshouser Building



FFA Truck Driving Contest

Hunt Horse Complex

Belinda Niedwick


North Carolina Pork Council Conference

Martin Building


6 NC Excellence in Agriculture Benefit Breakfast
Breakfast with Commissioner Steve Troxler in support of the Tobacco Farm Life Musuem 8 a.m. An annual fundraising event for the Tobacco Farm Life Musuem.
Holshouser Building



Tobacco Growers Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Meeting begins at 10 am

Holshouser Building 1-800-849-0248
6 Southern National Draft Horse Pull
Giant percheron and belgian draft horses from across the nation compete for prize money. Pre-show entertainment includes horse-drawn equipment demonstrations, Cowboy Mounted Shooting and Coon Mule Jump. Doors open at 5 pm - Event begins at 6:00 pm. .Admission: $8 advance purchase (available at the Graham Building during the Southern Farm Show on February 4 through February 6) or $10 at the door.
Hunt Horse Complex Calvin Davis

North Carolina Soybean Producers Association Forum
Guest speaker will be bringing an up-to-minute analysis of the day's market action and trends. Event Hours: 8 am - 12 Noon. Free Admission. Please contact the NC Soybean Association for additional information.

Martin Building

Info: 919-839-5700
Registration: 919-219-4528 or 919-414-6381

7-8 TENTATIVE - Triangle Area Polo Club Match
Join us at Hunt Horse Complex for an evening of polo!
Hours: 8 - 10 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Triangle Area Polo Club Match
Hunt Horse Complex
David Brooks
10 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
12 *GM Dealer Kick-off Breakfast   Scott Building 678-240-9745

Wake County New Vehicle Dealer Association presents the 28th annual international auto expo. More than 160,000 SF show - new production models and concept cars with car, truck and sports utility vehicle manufacturers on display. Fall in love with your car all over again at the Classic Car Display in Dorton Arena on Saturday and Sunday at the NC International Auto Expo. Other special attractions: (see our web link for details ), Sherrif & Highway Patrol Cars, Race Car Display - come out and see the latest Expo! Concept and production models and event attractions are subject to change without notice.

Event hours are 12 noon. to 9 p.m on Thursday, 10 am to 9 pm on Friday, 9 am to 9 pm on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday. Admission: $6 Adults* 13 to 60; $5 Over 60; $4 Ages 6-12; Free admission for Under Age 6. Click on our web link for additional information.

Graham Building,
Exposition Center,
Dorton Arena
13-14 Carousel Farms American Bullriders Finals
Carousel Farms presents American Bullriders Finals, Bullriding and Barrell Racing Finals. Doors open at 6 pm. Event starts at 7:30 pm each night. Admission: $17 VIP reserved seating and $12 general admission - kids 5 and under admitted free. Ticket Sales & Information 919-872-6898.
Hunt Horse Complex

Info: Jeff Mullens 919-796-8375

Tickets: 919-872-6898

14-15 30th Annual Carolina Aquarium Workshop & Auction
Raleigh Aquariun Society presents the 2015 annual Carolina Aquariun Workshop and Auction. Offering workshops throughout the day on Saturday and and auction on Sunday with a wide variety of fish, plants, and hardware items - often rare and difficult to find (plus some old collectibles) . Doors open at 8:30 am. Check our website for more details about workshops. Auction registration on Sunday from 9 - 11 am. Auction begins at 11 am on Sunday.
Martin Building

15 TET Festival (Vietnamese New Year Celebration)
Vietnamese cultural celebration featuring cultural foods, vendors martial arts demonstrations and children's cultural dancing.

Event Hours: 9 am - 2 pm Day Festival $5 Admission
Evening Concert: Doors Re-open 6:30 pm, Concert 7 - 11pm Admission $35 Advance or $40 at the Door - includes admission to Day Festival.
Scott Building
18 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
20-22 North Carolina Dealers Assocation Spring RV Sale
Promoted by NC RV Dealers Association, this show & sale offers the largest selection of new and used RVs under one roof. Looking for the best deal on a 2015 RV, come on out to the NCRVDA’s Spring RV Sale February 20-22. Event. Hours: Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Daily Admission: $9 for age 13 and older, children 12 and under are free. Special Rate Tickets: Seniors Day, Friday from 10am-4pm, over 55 years old get in for only $6; Family Night, Friday and Saturday after 5pm, all Adult Tickets are only $5; and Military/Law Enforcement All Day Friday-$5 Only!!! (Additional discounts and coupons do not apply to special rate tickets.)
Go to for advance purchase discount prices and coupons.

Graham Building, Exposition Center,




Triangle Farms NCHJA "C" Indoors Show
Hunter Jumper Horse Show - Daily show begins at 8 a.m. Free spectator admission.
Hunt Horse Complex Joan Petty 919-669-9877

*India Fest Performer Audition
Click on our website or email for more information.

Holshouser Building 919-271-8983
21-22 Body Mind Spirit Expo
Holistic living expo - heatlh, wellness and metaphysical booths and lectures featuring natural and holistic health produces, intuitive redings, enlightened art, crystals, massage and chiropractic. Body Mind Spirit Expo is the largest health and wellness expo in the U.S. Come explore over 100 exhibitor booths and 70 free lectures. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend Admission covers both days - $10 for adults and children under age 10 are admitted free. Visit the web site for a $1 discount coupon:
Scott Building 541-482-3722
24-25 *NC Bar Exams
Scott Building & Dorton Arena

*Charlotte Law School Law Graduate Student Reception

Martin Building  
24-25 NC DOT Pavement Marking Seminar
Hunt Horse Complex Peggy Seymore
25-26 Eastern Technical Associates Smoke School
8 am - 5 pm daily - Training to read visible emissions; Program offers a 6 month certification in EPA regulation Method-9 Visible Emissions Training and Certification.
Midway 919-878-3188

Double L Bar Cowboy Mounted Shooters
Friday at 7PM Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 7PM. Double L Bar Shooters is producing a (CMSA) Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association sanctioned event featuring riders dressed in period and contemporary western costumes. Riders ON HORSEBACK shoot balloons from their galloping horses in the main arena with six guns, rifles and shotguns using safety blanks. Combines shooting Skill with horsemanship against the clock. Don't miss this thriller! Friday and Saturday Safety Meeting 6:45PM - Shot starts at 7PM with Stages 1 - 4 - Rifle & Shotgun match following the 3rd stage. No spectator admission charge for this event.

Hunt Horse Complex

Mike Lubell



Dixie Deer Classic
Deer Hunters Convention. This is the 35th annual event designed to offer the latest in hunting equipment from more than 200 vendors. Seminars, displays, trophy scoring, and archery competition. Special Guests TBA. Hours are Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for age 13 and older (get your hand stamped for return admission good all 3 days), children 12 and under are admitted free. SPECIAL ADMISSION ticket for Friday Only: All Youth age 13 to 18, Seniors 65 and over, Military, and Women can purchase their admission ticket for $5. Youth Seminars will be held at the Holshouser Building, North Carolina BowHunters Association banquet will be Saturday evening and the NC State Championship Turkey Calling Contest will be held in the Dixie Deer Classic on Saturday.

Dorton Arena,
Graham Building,
Exposition Center,
Grounds, Scott Building, Holshouser Building


28 *Dixie Deer Classic Exhibitor Party Holshouser Building 919-782-5333
28 Broughton Ducks Unlimited Banquet
Broughton 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 - 10 pm. To learn more about how you can make a difference call 1-800-45-Ducks.
Martin Building

Tickets & Event Information:




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