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March 2015

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The Flea Market is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings, the Shoppes at Dorton and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths. www.TheRaleighMarket.com

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds 

919-899-3532 (919-899-FLEA)

2/27-28-3/1

 

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: Team from Dressed To Kill, Fred and Michele Eichler, Mike Stroff from Savage Outdoors, and Roger & Ayla from Antler Dog. 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 $12 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 Men, and all Women can purchase their admission ticket for $6. 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.
www.dixiedeerclassic.org

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

919-782-5333
admin@dixiedeerclassic.org

2/27-28-3/1

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.
http://www.doublelbarshooters.com

Hunt Horse Complex

Mike Lubell info@doubleLbarshooters.com
919-327-1355

1 *Adeira's Sweet 16 Party
Private Event - ?Invitation Required.
Martin Building  
3 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
4 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
5-8 *Coastal Tarheels - FMCA Camping Club
Private camping event..
Campgrounds  
6 *Garner Magnet High School Army ROTC Military Ball
7-11 pm.The Military Ball is an opportunity for JROTC cadets to participate in a formal social event and teaches the traditions and customs of the US Army.
Private Event by invitation only.
Martin Building 919-662-5605
6-8 Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza
The 66th 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 Clubwww.antextofnc.com
Exposition Center

336-924-8337 or
336-924-4359
adclodpromo@triad.rr.com

6-8 Discover The Dinosaurs
Discover the Dinosaurs provides a fun environment of learning and activity that explores the wonderment and mystery of our pre-historic past. Come see our larger, expanded shows! Once you enter through the stone arch, the adventure begins - full of smiles, amazement and fun as you walk through this dynamic interactive exhibit along with the Dino Dig, Dino Theater, Gem & Fossil Panning, Dino mini Golf, face painting, rides and inflatables. Friday Noon - 9 pm, Saturday 10 am - 8 pm, Sunday 10 am - 7 pm. Tickets will go on sale at the Graham Ticket Boooths 30 minutes before event opens. For advance ticket purchase and additional information, click the following link:
www.discoverthedinosaurs.com
Graham Building www.discoverthedinosaurs.com
customer1st@bluestarshows.com

6-8

 

Triangle Farms Spring Indoors II - NCHJA "C" Indoors Show
Hunter Jumper Horse Show - Daily show begins at 8 a.m. Free spectator admission.
www.trianglefarms.com
Hunt Horse Complex Joan Petty 919-669-9877
HorseShows@trianglefarms.com
7

Carolina Roller Derby
Carolina Rollergirls brings back the fierce competition of flat-track roller derby in their 2015 season with another Double-header event.

North Dorton Box Office opens 11 am GAME DAY! Doors open at 2:00 p.m. - Game 1 starts at 3:00 pm. Game 2 begins at 5:00 pm facing off with another league from across the United States! 2 games for one low price. Buy in advance for ticket discounts, or purchase on game day at the Dorton Arena Box Office. .All seats are general admission. A family friendly sporting event!
Bout Day Admission: $15 adults, $10 students, seniors 65+, and military with ID, $5 children (age 6 and under - 2 per adult admitted free). Advance admission $12 adults, $5 children - Special rates available for advance purchase for groups of 15 or more $10 - Click for advance ticket and season ticket info:
www.carolinarollergirls.com

Dorton Arena

sydneythompson@carolinarollergirls.com
347-300-8627

7

 

*NCAOAF Spring Managers Workshop
Annual North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs Spring Managers Workshop. Registration Required. Registration 9 am. Event: 9:30 am - 3 pm Click here for more information.
www.ncagfairs.org

Martin Building Click here for contact:
http://www.ncagfairs.org
7-8 Bead Mercantile Show
Visit our event for a great selection of beads and bead related items from vendors from across the country and world selling everything from hand-made artisan glass beads to direct imports such as beads (seed, pewter, semi-precious gemstones), findings, trheads/cord and everything else you need to make beaded jewelry. Workshops also available. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday.
General Admission of $6 is discounted to $3 with registration at door or online - children under 16 admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult.
www.beadmercantile.com
Scott Building 610-909-2674
beadmercantile@yahoo.com
7-8 Carolina Coin and Stamp Show 
Coins, postcards and stamps, currency (U.S., foreign, ancient, gold & silver) will be available. Dealers will be buying and selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. 
Holshouser Building  Dot Hendrick
919-828-9450
8 City of Oaks Beach Blast Cheer & Dance Competition
North Carolina high school cheer and dance competition. Doors open at noon am. Competition begins at 1 pm. and features Cheerleaders and Dancers of all ages competing to win their Age Divisions and Grand Champion.
www.TheEpicBrands.com
Dorton Arena
tara@theepicbrands.com
8 March Brides Bridal Show
A specialty show for the southern bride. Advance Admission: $5 At the door: $8 Event hours: 11 am - 5 pm
www.islandgirlcraftandvendorevent.com
Martin Building

910-973-6976
clubchrystal2010@yahoo.com

10 North Carolina CN New Product Food Show
*Industry trade show - pre-registration required.
Scott Building/ Martin Building mary.sitton@dpi.nc.gov
10-11

*NCDA USDA Animal Health Programs/Livestock Conference

Dorton Arena 919-733-7601

12-15

 

Raleigh Indoor Spring Classic - "A" Show
Hunter Jumper Horse Show - USEF A rated sponsored by Triangle Farms, Inc. Daily show begins at 8 a.m. Free spectator admission.
www.trianglefarms.com
Hunt Horse Complex Joan Petty 919-669-9877
HorseShows@trianglefarms.com
12-15

Student Career Days 2015
Attend the 39th annual PLANET Student Career Days and National Collegiate Landscape Competition, held at the NC State Fairgrounds. North Carolina State University is hosting 850+ students from the nation's top horticulture and landscape programs while they compete in over 28 team and individual competition.
Student Career Days is an annual three-day competitive event among students enrolled in horticulture programs from colleges and universities across the country. The students compete in events that are directly related to the skills necessary for a career in the landscape industry and attend a Career Fair to meet prospective industry employers and discuss employment opportunities.
Public spectators are welcome. cals.ncsu.edu/hort_sci/sdc

Exposition Center/ Scott Building/ Holshouser Building/Martin Building/Grounds wolfpackscd@ncsu.edu


13-15

Carolina Collector Auto Fest
Rain or Shine, celebrating its 28th year this event will include a swap meet with more than 125 vendors, car corral for buying and selling, and Car/Truck shows Sat - 1900-1979 vehicles; Sun -Open Car Show, All Makes, Models, Years, Domestic or Import. Show Hours:
Swap-n-Shop Friday, 10 am to 6 p.m (Adm $5)., Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ; Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission on Sat and on Sunday is $10, Sr/Military/Student-$8, Jrs ages11-15-$5, under age10 free. Click on our web link for Pre-Registration Form, email contact, and more information or follow us on FACEBOOK.
www.CarolinaCollectorAutoFest.com

Dorton Arena/ Graham Building/ Grounds 336-972-4362 or 919-215-3351
17 Persian New Year Celebration
Persian New Year starts on the 1st day of the Spring. Traditionally Persians celebrate the last Tuesday night of the year which is called Chaharshanbe-Souri or the Wednesday Feast. It is a prelude to Norooz, which marks the arrival of spring. The event is sponsored by the Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina. Free admission. Event hours 6 - 10 p.m.www.icsnc.org
L. R. Harrill Center 919-870-5670
NaziKite@yahoo.com
18 *NC Structural Pesticides Committee Meeting
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
18 *NC Ag Awareness Day Celebration
Community Ag Leaders visit the Legislature.
www.ncagr.com/
Scott Building 919-707-3012
18 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
18-21

Raleigh Spring Premier Benefit
Show features classes for American Saddlebred horses, Roadster horses and ponies, Hackney ponies, Morgan Division. Plus a full division for beginning riders who participate in the academy starting at 1 pm Saturday afternoon. Exhibitor party Friday night and morning hospitality each day of show. Event times are 10 am and 6 pm on Thursday and Friday; 9 am - 12:30 pm and 6 pm on Saturday. Free spectator admission. www.raleighspringpremier.com

Hunt Horse Complex 919-365-5149 Joyce Wilson
jshowbizz@aol.com
19 *John Deere Hardscapes 2015 Summit
Private "green industry" event - Advance registration required.
www.johndeerlandscapes.com

Martin Building
704-896-9969
kfennig@johndeerlandscapes.com
19-21

2015 FIRST Regional Tournament
- a high school varsity robotics competition featuring 54 teams from across the US. Every January, FIRST unveils the competition or “game” at an annual kick-off event that is simulcast to locations around the world. Teams receive a “kit” of common parts that are used to build the core systems of the robot, but they won’t find an instruction manual! Students work with hundreds of components, including engineering mainstays such as programmable radio controllers, motors, electrical circuitry and mechanical parts. Following the six-week design and build phase, teams enter one of 77 regional or district competitions

The season culminates with the FIRST Championship, a three-day event attended by more than 20,000 students, families and friends

Seeding matches are March 20 and 21 with elimination matches and finals beginning at 1 pm on March 21. Spectators are welcome from 9 am to 5 pm both March 20 and March 21 and admission is free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by Cisco, Credit Suisse, NCTA, Google, IBM, and Time Warner Cable. Additional event information:
www.usfirst.org and www.ncfirstrobotics.org

Dorton Arena Marie Hopper - Regional Director
ncfirstrobots@gmail.com
336-375-3861
19-22 Kennel Club Dog Show
Championship Purebred AKC event - registered dogs will compete each day in championship dog shows, obedience and rally trials.  A different Kennel Club hosts competitions each day. The schedule is:
Wednesday - Cary Kennel Club;
Thursday - Alamance Kennel Club;
Friday - Durham Kennel Club;
Saturday - Raleigh Kennel Club;
and Sunday - Fayetteville Kennel Club.  Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission on Saturday, Mar. 21 and Sunday Mar.22 is $5 for adults, $2 for kids 7-12 and Senior Citizens, Children under 7 admitted free.
http://www.raleighkennelclub.org/id1.html

www.raleighkennelclub.org www.carykennelclub.org
Graham Building
Dennis McCoy
919-362-9799
ralkc@aol.com
20-21 Children's Spring Clothing and Baby Equipment Sale
Gently Used. Greatly Reduced. If it's for infants thru school age, we've got it! Infant, Children's & Maternity clothing, toys for all ages, books, games, videos, bikes, bedding, shoes, equipment (strollers, swings, cribs, highchairs, carseats,etc.) and MUCH MORE! Join us for one of TMOTT's best events of the year! Sponsored by Triangle Mothers of Twins & Triplets. Friday is Members & Guests only 5 to 10 pm. Sale open to public Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free Admission to public sale. Cash only except for Credit Card purchases of $50 or more (Photo ID required). www.tmott.org
Scott Building sale@tmott.org.
919-MOM-7832 (919-666-7832)
20-22 Supercar Autocross Ride & Drive Experience
Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime driving experience in North Carolina! Our Ferrari and Lamborghini Agility Experience is a 60-minute group-based experience that provides education-based instruction on driving an exotic supercar, drive 3 laps around our autocross course in a Ferrari 360 Modena or Lamborghini Gallardo, and the opportunity to meet fellow supercar enthusiasts. At the end, you'll feel the responsiveness and distinction of these dragons and you'll develop a new bond between your new driving team-mates. Leave your caffeinated beverage at home - adrenaline comes free of charge!
Student driver registration required. Family and friends free admission.
www.motorsportlab.com
Blue Ridge & Trinity Road Lot hello@motorsportlab.com
617-383-7655
21

Irish Wolfhound Association of Mid-South Picnic
Event is open to all Irish Wolfhound owners or those wishing to meet the breed and are interested in brred education. www.iwams.org

L. R. Harrill Center 919-523-2583
Ierneiw@aol.com
21

VolksFest
All Volkswagen car show & swap meet at our expanded location!. VW enthusiasts come buy and sell vintage VW parts, sell or show off your vehicle. Event Hours: 10 am - 4 pm. General Admission $10 - children 12 and under admited free. www.kandlmotorsports.com

Exposition Center 919-616-2183 or 919-616-1039
info@kandlmotorsports.com
21

Aziz Engagement Party
Private Event - by invitation only.

Martin Building
21-22 Coastal Paws Cat Show
The Coastal Paws Cat Club presents the "Rally in Raleigh Cat Show" - CFA Allbreed cat show including household pet class judging and feline agility competition. Learn about the many feline breeds in our special educational breed ring. Vendors with cat toys, grooming products, pet supplies and more. Activities for children. Vote for your favorite cat. Show hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm Saturday & Sunday. Daily Admission: Adults $6, Seniors/Students $4, Children age 3-12 $3, free admission for children under 3 years of age.www.catshows.us
Holshouser Building

Info Call: 910-422-3510
odbishop@roadrunner.com

Exhibitors Call: 410-679-1873
meloncali@comcast.net

 

22 The Raleigh Professional Firefighters Association Fundraiser Concert - Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, with special guest, Briana Dean

Annual Fundraiser - General Admission $26. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Concert begins at 6:30 pm. For more information call or email.
www.rpffa.net

Dorton Arena 919-714-7944 or 704-874-0170
23-25 *NC ABC Commission Law Enforcement Training Martin Building 919-839-4508
24 Wake County Republican Convention
Doors open 5:30 Convention starts at 7 pm - Keynote Speakers:TBA
To pay ON-line for your Convention fees and get your VIP reception tickets (click here) www.wakegop.org
Scott Building republicandonna@yahoo.com
(919) 890-5374
24

NC FFA Livestock Judging Contest
Career development event - State FFA livestock evaluation and judging competition. Event hours: 8 am - 5 pm Free admission.
www.ncffa.org

Hunt Horse Complex 919-515-4206
25 *Fred Smith Company Kick-off
 Private Employee event.
www.FredSmithCompany.net
Scott Building adam.kingsley@fredsmithcompany.net
27-29 Precious Gem & Mineral Show
This show is sponsored by the Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club and includes 29 dealers. The Club Demonstration area includes club members faceting, cabbing, chainmaking, wirewraping, bead stringing and gem tree creating. Club members will also provide lectures about minerals. The Hospitality area sells grab bags with mineral specimens. Some could contain a faceted gem. Tickets for the geode raffle, door prizes and rock candy are in this area. Buy a rock at the Geode booth and be the first to see what is inside. The on-going Silent Auction has new items every hour. Dealers provide minerals, fossils, finished jewelry, gemstones, findings and beads for sale.
FREE admission.
Friday 3 to 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
www.tarheelclub.org
Scott Building 
919-779-6220
mchummel@mindspring.com

27-29

 

Triangle Farms Spring Indoor II - NCHJA "C" IndoorsShow
Hunter Jumper Horse Show - Daily show begins at 8 a.m. Free spectator admission.
www.trianglefarms.com
Hunt Horse Complex Joan Petty 919-669-9877
HorseShows@trianglefarms.com
27-29 The Spring Carousel Gift Market
With Easter, Mother's Day and Spring right around the corner, you don't want to miss this event featuring over 150 exhibitors, showcasing home decor, apparel, unique art and one-of-a-kind gifts! A complete shopping experience for the entire family. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday.Admission $6 Adults, $5 Seniors $1 Kids (age 6-12) Under 6 admitted free. www.springcarousel.com
Exposition Center 336-855-0208
tlambert@springcarousel.com
27-29 Supercar Autocross Ride & Drive Experience
Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime driving experience in North Carolina! Our Ferrari and Lamborghini Agility Experience is a 60-minute group-based experience that provides education-based instruction on driving an exotic supercar, drive 3 laps around our autocross course in a Ferrari 360 Modena or Lamborghini Gallardo, and the opportunity to meet fellow supercar enthusiasts. At the end, you'll feel the responsiveness and distinction of these dragons and you'll develop a new bond between your new driving team-mates. Leave your caffeinated beverage at home - adrenaline comes free of charge!
Student driver registration required. Family and friends free admission.
www.motorsportlab.com
Blue Ridge & Trinity Road Lot hello@motorsportlab.com
617-383-7655
27-29

* Gold Leaf Sams Motorhome Club

Camping - Grounds


28-29

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:. www.cegunshows.com

Graham Building

888-715-0606
540-953-0016
gunshows@usit.net

28-29

Atlantic Indoor Association Circuit Champion Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion
2015 Atlantic Indoor Association Circuit preliminary and finals color guard competition: Event competition of Color Guards and Percussions units from Mid-Atlantic states composed of 106 units from NC and VA..

Saturday: 8:00 am - 12 Noon: Preliminaries Admission: Adults $10, Children $5
Saturday 1:00 pm - 10:30 pm: Finals Admission: Adults $20, Children $5
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Private Rehearsals

Satellite Events: Saturday March 28
...Percussion Prelims & Finals
Wakefield High School:

Tickets are available for purchase at all sites.
www.atlanticindoor.org

Dorton Arena

 

919-810-5533 paul.orsett@atlanticindoor.org

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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