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June 2020

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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

919-839-4560 or click on our website for complete info:
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2 *NC Structural Pest Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
3 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

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

India Fest - A Cultural Arts Showcase ** RESCHEDULED FROM March 14-15


Due to coronavirus concerns, the Nuv Yug Cultural Organization has decided to postpone the 17th annual India Fest. The event originally scheduled for March 14 & 15 will now be held during June 6 & 7, 2020 at the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh.
All vendor and participant registrations will be automatically transferred to the new event dates. Full refund is being offered to those who wish to cancel due to date change. Vendors and participants may also choose to give a donation to Nuv Yug in lieu of a refund. The Nuv Yug Cultural Organization is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
For further details or questions, please contact Nuv Yug at (919) 228-9867 or via email or visit their website at [].  
Nuv Yug India Fest is organized with support in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.************************* EVENT RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 6-7, 2020***************************

Discover Indian Cultural Arts via Dance, Music, Crafts, Cuisine, and Exhibition in a family friendly setting! Featuring Dance Dhamaaka - The Ultimate Blowout! Bring your family and friends! Event Hours: Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. With over 1,200 performers, we are now the largest such production in the United States! Raffles and door prizes throughout the event. FREE ADMISSION.
For more information email or check our website at:

Graham Building 919-228-9867
6-7 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

Raleigh Money Expo™
Raleigh Coin Club’s 46th 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
5-7 Everything Equine Extravaganza
Expo - All-Girl Colt Competition, Ultimate Trail Challenge Buckle Series, World Class Clinics and Demonstrations.
Hours: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission: Single Day $15 or
3 Day Pass: $25
Hunt Horse Complex


9 NC ABANA Meeting & Workshop
North Carolina ABANA, an affiliate of Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North American is hosting a meeting designed to teach the craft of blacksmithing for those interested in acquiring the training and skill. Interested in learning the art? Send us an email or come out and meet with us. Meeting/workshop starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Forge in Heritage Circle.
Heritage Circle Forge


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

11 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

NCQHA Tarheel Summer Classic Horse Show
An AQHA Show for registered quarter horses. ck weblink for more information.. All events free spectator admission.

Hunt Horse Complex Registration/Participation
910-395-4306 Perry Davis
13 *Realtor Client Appreciation Event
Private Event - By Invitation Only
Tobacco Pavilion  

The Man Expo IV
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:

Capital City Gun Show
Buy - Sell - Trade event : guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and anything related to shooting 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; under 12 years of age admitted free when accompanied by parent. Cash only. Saturday admission good for both days. Discount coupons available in local newspapers and on our weblink:.

Exposition Center


13-14 Body Mind Spirit Expo ****MARCH SHOW RESCHEDULE DATE: June 13-14, 2020**

Holistic living expo - health, wellness, personal growth and metaphysical booths and lectures featuring natural and holistic health products, 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 exhibitor booths, 90 free lectures plus the Vincent Genna 2-hour workshop ($30 at event or $25 advance online), and 60 readers! Raleigh Natural Holistic Now Even Bigger! Explore Within! 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 advance admission purchase
Scott Building 541-482-3722

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


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

New Campground  

Southern Women's Show ****RESCHEDULED from April 17-19, 2020**

*******************************MESSAGE FROM SOuTHERN SHOWS:
This year's Southern Women’s Show has been rescheduled from the original April 17-19 dates, and will now be held June 19-21.  Tickets already purchased will be honored at the show.  See you then!


Shop, savor and share the fun at the 35th Annual Southern Women's Show! Find great shopping, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, trendy fashion shows and fun celebrity guests. Enjoy a dirls day out! Show is fully accessible and wheelchairs are available for rent in Exposition Lobby ($5 per day with photo ID). Hours are Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Regular admission is $13 at the door - Advance tickets $10 advance on line; group (10 or more: Advance Only) $8; child 6 - 12 admission $6. Free Admission for under Age 6. Click on our weblink for more information and advance online tickets. Tickets for 2nd day admission can be purchased for $1.00 during your initial visit (with your ticket stub) at the Show Office. Visit our website for other special offers and shwo details

Graham Building
Exposition Center

704-494-7560 or 800-849-0248
20-21 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
20-21 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

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


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 19th  5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Public may preview the cars on Friday, June 20th 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




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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