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February 2018

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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. www.raleighfleamarket.net Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds 
919-899-FLEA (919-899-3532)
1/31-2/2 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
www.southernfarmshow.com
 

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

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

1

2018 NC Ag Development Forum
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is hosting this event aimed at farmers and agribusinesses on Feb. 3 in the Holshouser Building at the State Fairgrounds.
The 13th 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.
Troxler will deliver his annual State of Agriculture address. Admission is free, but registration is requested by Jan. 30. Register online at www.ncagr.gov/agforum. Individuals with questions may contact Christina Waggett at 919-707-3008.

Holshouser Building

919-707-3008

1

FFA Truck Driving Contest

Hunt Horse Complex

Belinda Niedwick
919-515-4206

1 *24th 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.
www.ncdol.com
Martin Building

Information: 919-807-2925
Registration: 919-807-2923
martina.gonzales@labor.nc.gov

2 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.
www.tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org
Holshouser Building

919-707-3000
919-284-3431

2

Tobacco Growers Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Meeting begins at 10 a.m.

Holshouser Building 1-800-849-0248
dzimmerman@southernshows.com
2 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. www.southernnationaldrafthorsepull.com
Hunt Horse Complex Calvin Davis
919-717-0323

SouthernNationalDraftHorsePull@gmail.com
6 *NC Growers Association Annual Meeting
Private Industry Meeting.
Holshouser Building 910-245-2969
6 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
7 *NC Pesticide Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
9-10 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.
www.carouselfarmsraleigh.com
Hunt Horse Complex

Info: Jeff Mullens 919-796-8375

Tickets: 919-872-6898

9-11

Kids Exchange Consignment Sale -
Click on our website for more details. Free Admission - most items 1/2 price on Sunday.
Wed. Feb. 7: Work Exchange Only Sale 3 - 8 p.m (Supers: 3pm and Work Exchange at 5pm).
Thurs. Feb. 8: Seller’s Only Sale 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Open to the public:
FULL PRICE SALE DAYS:
Friday 2/9    9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 2/10 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FINAL DAY SALES WILL BE IN THE GRAHAM BUILDING ONLY.
Sun. 2/11: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
www.kidsexchange.net

Graham Building:
Feb.9-11
Exposition Center: Feb.10-11

amy@kidsexchange.net
9-11 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 TBA. 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. www.tidewatercardsandcollectibles.com
Scott Building 

804-704-4700
tidewatercardsandcollectibles@yahoo.com

10

TET Festival (Vietnamese New Year Celebration)
The Vietnamese American Association of Raleigh presents its annual cultural celebration featuring cultural foods, vendors martial arts demonstrations and traditional musical performances.

Event Hours: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission: $8 Ages 13 and older, $5 Children ages 7-12, Free admission for ages 6 and under. Check our website for updates. http://vietraleigh.org

Dorton Arena
Contact@VietRaleigh.org

919-578-3322
15-18

NORTH CAROLINA INTERNATIONAL AUTO EXPO
Wake County New Vehicle Dealer Association presents the 31st 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 www.ncautoexpo.com/eventFeatures.html ), 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. www.ncautoexpo.com

Graham Building,
Exposition Center,
Dorton Arena

info@ncautoexpo.com
16 Triangle Delta Waterfowl 7th 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 www.facebook.com/triangledelta.waterfowl
Scott Building

Tickets & Event Information:

919-971-1316 Lee Monsees
tdwtreasurer@gmail.com

17 Korea Fest 2018
Presented by the Global Korean Wave Federation - come and experience everything Korean...food, shopping, entertainment, K-Pop Dance Contest, Korean Singing Contest, Danaka Dan' s Rap Contest. Admission $10 Event Hours: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. www.nckoreafest.com
Scott Building
heoaks1@aol.com 919-210-2845
17-18

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: http://itsticatime.com/showinfo.html

Holshouser Building ElizWillet@aol.com
21-22 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.
www.smokeschool.com
Midway 919-878-3188
info@smokeschool.com
22 *NC Pesticide Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
23-25 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 2018 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 www.northcarolinarvda.com for advance purchase discount prices and coupons.

Graham Building, Exposition Center, Dorton Arena,
Grounds

800-478-2324
Email

24-25

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

Holshouser Building 919-271-8983
info@nuvyug.org
24-25 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: www.bmse.net/
Scott Building 541-482-3722
marcella@bmse.net
27-28 *NC Bar Exams
www.ncble.org
Scott Building
919-677-0561
TBA

*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: www.wakegop.org

Scott Building
919-872-0026

 

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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