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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

June 2019

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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, the Shoppes at Dorton and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths.

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds 
919-899-3532 (919-899-FLEA)
2-3 Capital Dressage Classic
Recognized dressage equestrian competition - dressage through FEI - vendor fair
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday & Saturday and Sunday. This is a FREE spectator admission event.
Hunt Horse Complex

Sandy Donovan


Raleigh Bottle Club Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show
Displays with bottles for show and sale. Event Hours 9 am - 2:30 p.m. Admission is $3.

Martin Building 919-801-8151 or 919-781-6339
1-2 Capital Dressage Classic
Recognized dressage equestrian competition - dressage through FEI - vendor fair
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday & Saturday and Sunday. This is a FREE spectator admission event.
Hunt Horse Complex

Sandy Donovan

1-2 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 a.m.
Graham Building

Event Information:

Participant Registration:
Brent Jennings

1-2 Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Repticon Raleigh is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!
Hours are 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (VIP Entry at 9:00 a.m.) on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday(No VIP Early Entry) . General admission Ages 13 and over is $10; Ages 5 - 12 admission $5, Ages 4 and under admitted free. Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets. Special two-day general admission $15. Early Admission VIP tickets also available. Click on our website for more info:
Exposition Center
1-2 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, and other conflict bought, sold and traded. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $1 for children 7 -12 and free for children age 6 and under.
Scott Building Richard Shields

Eidul Fitr Salah Prayer Meeting
Salah-ul-Eid will be on at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Doors open one hour before each service.

Exposition Center

4 *NC Structural Pest Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
5 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
6 *NC Board of Agriculture Meeting
Thursday - 2 p.m.
Graham Building
Hall of Fame Room

Raleigh Money Expo™
Raleigh Coin Club’s 45th annual coin, currency and stamp show – the biggest money show in the Carolinas!  Buy, sell and trade coins, paper money, stamps plus gold, silver and more.  Free educational seminars on Friday and Saturday, plus educational exhibits all weekend!  Special “Kid’s Zone” with games and free coin and stamp prizes.  More than 160 dealer tables offering US and World collectibles.  Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Admission is FREE. Food donations for Western Wake Crisis Ministry accepted.
Visit for more event information.

Exposition Center
7-9 Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
This show offers a vast array of precious and semi-precious gem stones, pearls, beads and beading supplies, minerals, crystals, gems, and finished jewelry in gold and silver including 14K, 18K and platinum fine jewelry, hand-crafted, custom designs, fashion jewelry, and sterling silver. Special collection of rare fossils. Wire wrappers and jewelers on site. Various discounts offered by vendors. Admission: Adults $5 general admission $1 discount with website coupon or mailer - Under age 16 admitted free. Show hours:
Friday: noon - 6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Scott Building  (757) 641-2124
7-9 Everything Equine Extravaganza
Expo - Dan James, Trail Challenge, Equus Film Festival, Clinics and Demonstrations.
Hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission: Single Day Adult $30, Child $15 or
3 Day Pass: Adult $50, Child $25
Hunt Horse Complex


8 Philippines Fiesta Pinoy
Presented by the Philippines-American Association - Potluck Dinner - educational outreach event. Join us for a celebration of Philippine Independence, Philippine culture, and Philippine food! It's fun for the whole family with games, prizes, raffles, and giveaways. This is a potluck lunch event, so please bring a covered dish plus two cups of seam rice and a 2-liter drink. Event Hours: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Free Admission.
Holshouser Building
9 *Annual Retreat & Church Service
Church of God - A Worldwide Association worship service. This annual retreat is a private leadership education and training event.
Martin Building


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

13 *Home Builders of Raleigh-Wake County Triangle Battle of the Builders
This event is not open to the public.
Scott Building
13 *Wake Radiology UNC Rex Healthcare Employee Day
Private Event - By Invitation Only
Tobacco Pavilion/Public House 919-788-7909

Tarheel Triple Classic Quarter Horse Show
An AQHA Show for registered quarter horses. Classes offered are Western Pleasure, Trail, Walk Jog, Horsemanship, Reining, Ranch Riding, and Western Riding and on Saturday only is Barrels.. Halter, Showmanship, English Walk Trot, Hunter Under Saddle, and Equitation are also included June 14-16. Start time 8 am. NCQHA Jamboree June 13-16. All events free spectator admission.

Hunt Horse Complex Registration/Participation
Event Info: 919-894-2973 Susan Daniels
15 *Realtor Client Appreciation Event
Private Event - By Invitation Only
Tobacco Pavilion  

The Man Expo III
North Carolina's epic men's event - the Triangle's largest Man Cave - everything a man wants and needs under one roof! Offering the latest in electronics, automotive, travel, gaming, fitness and health, grooming, gadgets, Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m and Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Special VIP Session Man Cave Experience (includes admission to Man Expo) $40 available while they last for Saturday or Sunday. Admission $13 at the door - Ages 13+ , $6 for children 6-12 years of age, and $11 for Military/Veterans/Seniors. Family friendly event~ Advance Tickets on sale -click below!

Graham Building

Info: 919-882-3733
Exhibitors and sponsors:
15-16 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! AUTOGRAPH GUESTS: TBA. 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
19 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
20-22 2019 American Jump Rope National Championship***EVENT Cancelled at this Venue
Scott Building  

*NC DOT State Roadeo
This event activity is a private event.

21 *Minority Farmers & Landowners Tour Lunch
Private Event - By Invitation Only
Tobacco Pavilion  

Classic Car Auction
The Raleigh Classic is proud to offer over 300 of the most desirable and collectible vintage automobiles nationwide. Special Preview for registered bidders only - Thursday June 20th  5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Public may preview the cars on Friday, June 21st from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Auction time on Friday and Saturday is 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Cost of Admission: Adults $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass Children age 12 and under $5 per day or $7 for a two-day pass. (Free Admission to registered bidders - includes free breakfast & lunch). Click on our link for more information.

Graham Building and Exposition Center




*Goldleaf Good Sam's Camping Club
This event activity is a private camping club and is not open to the public.

New Campground  

*Wilson 60th Birthday Gathering
This event is not open to the public. Private event recognizing DeJuana Wilson.

Martin Building  

Capital City National Truck & Tractor Pull
Gates open at 5 p.m. - showtime 7 p.m.
Admission: $15 Ages 13 and over; $10 Ages 6-12; Free admission for Ages 5 and under.
Concessions are located at the Grandstand - No coolers allowed.
Featuring Heavy Super Stock, Four Wheel Drive, Light Pro Stock, Modified, Super Farm, Two Wheel Drive, Modified Mini, Hot Farm, and Light Four Wheel Drive. This event is sanctioned by the National Tractor Pullers Association and the United Tractor Pullers of North Carolina, and participants earn points to the National Championship to be held at the State Fairgrounds in October. CLICK HERE TO BUY ADVANCE TICKETS NOW

Rand Grandstand

22-23 NCAHA Open Summer Extravaganza
NCAHA open breed horse show 1-day and NCAHA 1-day Arabian Sport Horse & Dressage Show. Free spectator admission. Event Times: Saturday and Sunday 8 am - 6 pm.
Hunt Horse Complex 919-906-3510
Rory Meacham

NCHJA Annual Hunter/Jumper Show
NCHJA AA Horse Show starts each day at 8 am with special classes held Friday and Saturday evenings. Free spectator admission throughout the show.

Hunt Horse Complex 919-538-4781

27 *Commissioner's FPICFAC Meeting
Food Processing Innovation Center Fully Advisory Committee Meeting - Noon - 4 p.m.
Martin Building 919-707-3018
28 *NCSU Resource Conservation Awards Workshop Luncheon & Program
This high school workshop is designed to cultivate interested young students to pursue conservation careers, practice good conservation measures, and become staunch advocates of conservation. Event Hours 10:45 am - 2 pm
Exposition Center 919-515-8177
29 Southern Slime Smash
North Carolina's FIRST Slime Convention is coming --
The SOUTHERN SLIME SMASH at the NC STATE FAIRGROUNDS - Scott Building on Saturday June 29!
Paid admission ticket required for entry. Every Child Must be accompanied by an adult.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday.  
GOLD PASS: $50.00
DIAMOND PASS: $70.00 VIP Admission to Slime Star Party 6 - 8 p.m.
Click here for tickets ETIX or find us on Facebook SouthernSlimeSmash
Scott Building



N.C. State Fair, G. Kent Yelverton, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079

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