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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

June 2014

Date Event
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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.

TADA -Tuesdays At Dorton Arena lot Introducing the Flea Market - Every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds 

Lot south of Dorton Arena at Hillsborough Street
919-899-3532 (919-899-FLEA)
5/30-6/1 North Carolina Junior Beef Roundup
Youth Livestock Show including steer and breed shows, showmanship competition, skill development, leadership development, and family activities that involve cattle. The North Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up is planned and run by a group of juniors from throughout North Carolina, their breed advisors, the Purebred Breeders Council, the North Carolina Cattlemen's Association and the NCSU 4-H and Youth Livestock Department. Event competition begins Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 am.

Graham Building

Event Information:

Participant Registration:
Brent Jennings

5/30-6/1 Old North State Antique Gun & Military Collector Show
Antique guns, U.S. and foreign military arms and memorabilia exhibited, bought, sold, and traded - WWI, WWII, Civil War, Vietnam, and other conflicts. Also includes relics, books, uniforms and insignias. Free appraisals. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $1 for children 6 -12 and free for children age 6 and under.
Scott Building Richard Shields
5/30-6/1 Capital Dressage Classic
Recognized dressage equestrian competition - vendor fair
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm on Friday & Saturday and 8 am - 3 pm on Sunday . This is a FREE spectator admission event.
Hunt Horse Complex

Olga Wagner

4 *NC Structural Pest Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
6 Welcome Home Ceremony for WWII Veterans
Operation Omaha/USO of NC organized Welcome Home Ceremony for the return of 100 WWII Veterans from their visit to the National D-day Memorial for the 70th anniversary of the battle. Anticipated return arrival time is 6 pm. General Public WELCOME to join in this welcome home acknowledgement ceremony.
Dorton Arena
6-8 Gem & Jewelry Show
Dealers will offer a variety of gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and beads for show and sale. Rare minerals, giant sharks teeth, and fossils will be on display. Hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.
Scott Building  941-954-0202
7-8 NCAHA Open Summer Extravaganza
NCAHA open breed horse show and NCAHA 1-day Sport Horse & 1-day Dressage Show. Free spectator admission. Event Times: Saturday and Sunday 8 am - 6 pm.

Hunt Horse Complex 919-906-3510
Rory Meacham

Raleigh Bottle Club Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show
Displays with bottles for show and sale. Event Hours 9 am - 3 pm. Admission is $3.

Martin Building 919-801-8151 or 919-781-6339
7 Maker Faire: North Carolina
Expanding to a larger facility, the Maker Faire: NC celebrates things people create themselves - from electronic gizmos to "slow made" foods and homemade clothes. At the Maker Faire: NC you will find equal parts craft fair, science fair, and world's fair rolled into one. Our goal is to resuscitate the spirit of American creativity and innovation. Admission: $10 for Adults and $5 Ages 6-18. Free admission for ages 5 and under. .For more information about participation and activities, please visit our website at
Exposition Center
7 *Becerra Wedding Celebration
Harrill Center  

Southeast Regional Junior Hereford Show
Youth Livestock Show representing Juniors from seven states who will show and compete in other Hereford cattle events. Sponsored by the North Carolina Polled Hereford Association and Junior Association.

Graham Building

Event Information:

Myron McCoy

8 Church Service
Church of God - A Worldwide Association worship service.
Martin Building
11 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
12-21 Tarheel Triple Classic Quarter Horse Show
Hunt Horse Complex Judy Sullivan

2014 Eastern Regional Angus Show
This event includes the Junior Angus Show and Showmanship Contests. FREE ADMISSION. Event Hours: June 13: 1:00 - 6:00 pm, June 14: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, June 15 9:00 am - 12:00 noon.

Graham Building 816-383-5100
16-17 Little Futurity
Show starts daily at 8 am. Free Spectator Admission.
Hunt Horse Complex Larry Little


*NC DOT Division 5 Roadeo
Martin Building 919-477-2814

20 World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations to honor the courage, strength and determination of women, men, and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and voilence. Come join local resettlement partners in recognizing the walk and contributions of refugees from 10 am to 3 pm on June 14! Resource booths, film screening, and free food available. For more information about participation and activities, please visit our website at
Martin Building 919-861-2872

Classic Car Auction
The Raleigh Classic - four private collections offering more than 250 vintage vehicles.
You may preview the cars on Friday, June 20 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. *Special Preview to registered bidders only - Thursday 5 - 8 pm. Click on our link for more information.

Graham Building and Exposition Center



21-22 North State Toy & Hobby Show
Antique to modern collectible toys, including diecast and plastic models, Star Wars, Hot Wheels, Yu-gi-oh, Lord of Rings, Sci-Fi toys, western toys, and other collectibles. Over 70 exhibitors buying, selling & trading! EVENT HOURS: Saturday 9 am - 4 pm and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm Admission is $5 daily - Weekend pass $7. Age 15 and Under admitted Free.
Scott Building 540-392-2884
23 *North Carolina 4-H Congress Ceremony
*Private 4-H Event

Dorton Arena
25 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
25-29 NCHJA Annual HunterJumper Show
NCHJA AA Horse Show starts each day at 8 am. Free spectator admission.
Thursday - June 26
from 9 am - 3 pm is Pet A Pony Day. Pet real ponies, learn about horse health and horse care, watch show jumping events similar to those in which the U.S. Equestrian Show Jumping Admission is free - Sponsored by the North Carolina Hunter Jumper Assoc. Annual Horse Show, in conjunction with the NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine .
Hunt Horse Complex 919-538-4781

Pet A Pony Day Info:
Barbara Bays 919-676-8293 or

Capital City Gun Show
Buy - Sell - Trade event : guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and related merchandise. Event hours are: Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily admission is $10 ages 13 and up. Discount coupons available in local newspapers and on our weblink:.

Graham Building






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