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N.C. State Fair Division

February 2017

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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 *23rd Annual Double Gold Star Grower Workshop/Meeting
Free admission with Registration - Tickets will be mailed to attendees to secure their seating - Private Event. 10 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Training and recognition meeting for NC Double Gold Star Growers that provide migrant housing.
Martin Building

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


Wake County Agribusiness Breakfast

Hunt Horse Complex

800-849-0248 or 919-250-1068
email for info

1-3 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


2017 NC Ag Development Forum
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is hosting two events aimed at farmers and agribusinesses on Feb. 4 in the Holshouser Building at the State Fairgrounds.
The 12th annual Agricultural Development Forum will focus on N.C. farm families’ preparation for the future and innovative solutions to hunger and food insecurity. It will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Following a short lunch break, the department will host an information session about State, Federal, and private programs that provide energy market opportunities for agricultural producers. In addition, Ray Starling, Chief of Staff for Sen. Thom Tillis, will provide a Federal legislative update followed by a panel discussion about agricultural's important role in emergency response, and Commissioner Troxler will deliver his annual State of Agriculture address. Admission to both events is free and lunch will be provided, but registration is requested by Jan. 31. Register online at Individuals with questions may contact Christina Waggett at 919-707-3008. Both events are being held in conjunction with the Southern Farm Show.

Holshouser Building



FFA Truck Driving Contest

Hunt Horse Complex

Belinda Niedwick

2 *23rd Annual Gold Star Grower Workshop/Meeting
Free admission with Registration - Tickets will be mailed to attendees to secure their seating - Private Event. 10 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Traing and recognition meeting for NC Gold Star Growers that provide migrant housing.
Martin Building

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

3 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 a.m.

Holshouser Building 1-800-849-0248
3 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, and Coon Mule Jump. Doors open at 5 p.m. - Event begins at 6:00 p.m. Admission: $10 advance purchase (available at the Graham Building during the Southern Farm Show on February 1 through February 3) or $12 at the door.
Hunt Horse Complex Calvin Davis
4 Triangle Area Polo Club Match
Join us at Hunt Horse Complex for an evening of polo! The Hilltopper Indoor Tailgate Charity Match will benefit Clark's Promise for the homeless.
Hours: 4 - 7 pm on Saturday.
Triangle Area Polo Club Match
Hunt Horse Complex
David Brooks
7 *NC Growers Association Annual Meeting
Private Industry Meeting.
Holshouser Building 910-245-2969
7 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
8 *NC Pesticide Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100


Big Time Wrestling - STING
Big Time Wrestling presents wrestling at its best! Doors open: 6 p.m. Bell time: 8 p.m. Advance Admission Tickets: $75 VIP, $50 Golden Ringside rows 3-4, Floor Seating Rows 5-8, Arena Seating $20. Any available seats on Feb. 10 will be sold at the Dorton North Box Office beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Feb.10. Check our website for more details.
Dorton Arena


10-11 Carousel Farms American Bullriders Finals
Carousel Farms presents American Bullriders Finals, Bullriding and Barrell Racing Finals. Doors open at 6 p.m. Event starts at 7:30 p.m. 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


Kids Exchange Consignment Sale -
Click on our website for more details. Free Admission - most items 1/2 price on Sunday.
Wed. Feb. 8: Work Exchange Only Sale 3 - 8 p.m (Supers: 3pm and Work Exchange at 5pm).
Thurs. Feb. 9: Seller’s Only Sale 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Open to the public:
Friday 2/10    9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 2/11 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun. 2/12: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Graham Building:
Exposition Center: Feb.10-11
10-12 Sports Card, Memorabilia, & Comic Con
Over 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage to new sportscards, memorabilia and comics on over 225 tables! Featured autograph guests Phil Ford, Koren Robinson, Lenny Rosenbluth, Rudy May, and Howard Stevens. Show Hours: Friday 2 - 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $5 daily; Weekend Pass $7. Free admission for Ages 15 and under. Check our website for discount admission coupon.
Scott Building 



"Battlefield" Professional Boxing
Stop Running Promotions and Cynation presents "Battlefield" boxing event featuring Main Event North Carolina's Number 1 Boxer - Dewayne Beamon versus Christian Esquivel for IBF-USBA Championship Title.
Arena Doors Open 6:30 p.m
Advance Tickets:
Ringside Seats $75 (Limited Availability)
Floor Seats: $50
Arena Seats: $20
Advance Tickets on Line at: or

Dorton Box Office Opens 6 p.m on Feb. 11:
Floor Seats: $65
Arena Seats: $35

Dorton Arena
919-827-2941 or 919-394-6103

Industrial Hemp Commission Meeting
The purpose for the meeting will be to establish an agricultural pilot program for the cultivation of industrial hemp in the State. Meeting time is 2 p.m.

Martin Building


14-15 *NC DOT Pavement Marking Seminar - PMCT2017
Private CertificationTraining Event:7a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hunt Horse Complex
15 *NC Board of Agriculture Meeting
Tuesday - 2 pm
Martin Building 919-707-3000

Wake County New Vehicle Dealer Association presents the 30th 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 ), Sheriff & 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 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday. Admission: $10 Adults* 13 to 60; $7 Over 60; $5 Ages 6-12; Free admission for Under Age 6. Click on our web link for additional information.

Graham Building,
Exposition Center,
Dorton Arena
17 Triangle Delta Waterfowl 6th Annual Banquet
Raleigh Chapter annual banquet. Support the "2013 Governor's Conservation Organization of the Year" by joining us to "secure the future of waterfowl and waterfowl hunting." 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 - email or call 919-538-7874. To learn more about how you can make a difference visit our website at
Scott Building

Tickets & Event Information:

919-971-1316 Lee Monsees


Share to Care Gala
Transitions Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center annual fundraiser gala. Event Hours: 7 - 11:30 p.m.

Scott Building


TICA Time Cat Show
TICA cat show: 14 rings! (12 Allbreed and 2 Specialty rings) Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Regular Admission - Age 7 and up: $5
Discount Admission - Age 7 and up: $4 with one can of cat or dog food (donations to animal shelter) Age 6 and Under admitted free.
Click on our link for more information:

Holshouser Building

Double L Bar Cowboy Mounted Shooters
Saturday and Sunday - each day beginning at 9 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. 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! Saturday & Sunday Safety Meeting 8:45 a.m. - Shot starts at 9 a/m/ with Stages 1 - 4 - Rifle & Shotgun match following the 3rd stage. No spectator admission charge for this event.

Hunt Horse Complex


Dave Lohrey
919-671-7699 or 540-570-8785

21-22 *NC Bar Exams
Scott Building

*Charlotte Law School Law Graduate Student Reception

Martin Building  
22-23 Eastern Technical Associates Smoke School
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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

* NCDA Farmer-Buyer Meetings
Private Event by Invitation 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Holshouser Building


23 *NC Pesticide Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100



Raleigh Indoors Winter II Classic ‘A’
Hunter Jumper Horse Show - Daily show begins at 8 a.m. Free spectator admission.

Hunt Horse Complex Joan Petty 919-669-9877
24-26 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 2017 RV, come on out to the NCRVDA’s Spring RV Sale Event. Hours: Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily Admission: $10 for age 13 and older, children 12 and under are free. Special Rate Tickets: Seniors Day, Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., over 55 years old get in for only $5; Family Night, Friday and Saturday after 5 p.m., 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, Dorton Arena,



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

Holshouser Building 919-271-8983
24-25 Eastern Technical Associates Smoke School
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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
25-26 Body Mind Spirit Expo
Holistic living expo - health, wellness and metaphysical booths and lectures featuring natural and holistic health produces, intuitive readings, 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, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend Admission covers both days - $12 for adults and children under age 10 are admitted free. Visit the web site for a $1 discount coupon:
Scott Building 541-482-3722

*Wake County Republican Precinct Meeting
Doors will open at 5:00PM, Meeting will begin at 7:00PM Free to all Registered Republicans in Wake County, NC. Keynote Speaker. REGISTER HERE: Please check our web link for additional information:

Scott Building
28-3/1 *NC DOT Pavement Marking Seminar - PMCT2017
Private CertificationTraining Event
Hunt Horse Complex Ramona Atchley 919-773-2800


N.C. State Fair, G. Kent Yelverton, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079

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