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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

July 2011

Date Event
* indicates the event is not open to the public
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. Commercial & Education Bldgs. & outside grounds  919-899-3532 (919-899-FLEA)
6/29-7/1-3 NCHJA Annual HunterJumper Show
Free spectator admission. Event starts each day at 8 am. Saturday - June 30 is Pet A Pony Day. Pet real ponies, watch show jumping and watch a blacksmith at work - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 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
7/2-8 *Boy Scouts of America
Cub Scout Day Camp II
L.R. Harrill Center 919-872-4884

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
1-4 *National Camper Travelers Hiram's Tarheels Club Grounds Camping  

July 4th Celebration RAIN DATE JULY 5 * FIREWORKS 9 PM *

Presented by The City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with the NC State Fair.
Free Admission! Free Parking! Gates open at 5 pm. Activities at No Charge 5:30 - 9 pm! Fireworks at 9:45pm. Food vendors available. Come on out Monday - July 4!

In the event of inclement weather, all indoor activities will remain as scheduled "rain or shine" and all outdoor activities will be cancelled. The fireworks display will be rescheduled for Tuesday, July 5 - rain date time changed to 9PM

This year’s activities are provided by Raleigh Parks and Recreation beginning at 5:30 pm and ending at 9:00 pm. Activities include sports challenges, American flags, craft activities, jumbo games, mini-golf, obstacle courses, and mountain bike course.

Enjoy live music from various entertainers.
5:30-6:00 John Vettel
6:15-6:45 Katie & Aaron
7:00-7:30 AB da Best & Rizio
7:45-8:15 Triangle Taiko Drummers
8:30-9:00 Nick Driver Band
9:15-9:45 Graffiti Monkeys
Schedule times are approximate and may change.

You can't miss the Raleigh Police & Fire displays.

The “Got to be NC Watermelon Cutting” provided by NC Watermelon Association will begin at 5:30 pm at the July 4th Celebration and continue while supplies last.

The grand scale fireworks show at 9:45 pm.. Food vendors will be on-site.

Accessible parking and general public parking is available in Gate 4 & Gates 9. Free parking in Fairgrounds lots near Gate 9 Trinity Road and Gate 4 Youth Center Road. Handicap parking access through Gate 9 on Trinity Road.

Pets are not allowed inside the event area. No alcohol and no coolers allowed.

No admission charged for spectators. See links and event listings above for expanded information.

Graham Building,
Dorton Arena,
Exposition Center
Event Information: 919-831-6854

Commerical Vendors: 919-839-4580
6 *NCSU 4-H Horse Communications Contest
NC State 4-H Horse Communications Contests - public speaking and individual and team demonstration state championship contest. Participants must qualify at a North Carolina 4-H district event in June. Free to the public. Spectators welcome. Competition: 9 am - 2 pm
Scott - Upper Level

919-515-7871 or 515-5784

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

State 4-H Horse Show
Free admission to spectators - open to public..
Activities begin at 3 pm - 10 pm on Wednesday; 8 am - 10 pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This 5-day 4-H State Championship Horse Show will featuring over 2600 entries in 123 classes highlighting youth / 4-H members exhibiting their project animals and demonstrating their riding and management skills.

Hunt Horse Complex 


Bob Mowrey
7 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
8-10 Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza
The 60th 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
Graham Building

336-924-8337 or


NC Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Board Meeting

Martin Building



Kids Exchange Consignment Sale
Like new clothes, toys and other children's items offered at discounted prices. Most items will be sold at about one third their original value. Register online to sell items!
Free Admission!
Items marked 1/2 price Sun. 7/17
Wed. 7/13 - Work Exchange Sale 3 - 8 pm.
Thurs.7/14 - Seller’s Sale 9 am - 8 pm
OPEN TO PUBLIC: Fri. 7/15 - 9 am - 6 pm; Sat. 7/16 - 9 am - 5 pm; Sun. 7/17 - 10 am - 5 pm

Graham Building & Exposition Center

Raleigh Coin Club & Stamp Show
Raleigh Coin Club's 36th annual coin and paper money show - biggest numismatic show in NC HAS EXPANDED TO A 3-DAY PUBLIC EVENT- Buy, sell, trade coins, paper money, stamps, tokens, medals and more. Educational exhibits. More than 120 dealer tables - dealer appraisals available.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Admission is FREE.

Scott Building  919-247-1982
15-17 NBHA Barrel Racing - NC State Finals
Hunt Horse Complex Mark Vaughn
16 *Vick Family Reunion L. R. Harrill Center  
20 *North Carolina 4-H Congress Ceremony

Dorton Arena
21 *NC Sustainable Local Food Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday: 1 - 4 pm
Martin Building 919-733-7887
23 Pate-Dawson Produce Delivery Site
Upper Bunn 1-888-889-7940
23 *New Bethel Christian Church Family & Friends Day - A private event - by invitation only. L.R.Harrill Center   
23-24 Bead Mercantile Show
Visit our event for a great selection of beads and bead related items from vendors all over the US. Workshops also available. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission $3.
Scott Building 423-620-1792

*NC Bar Exams

Graham Building 919-828-4886

*Elon University Law School Law Graduate Student Reception

Martin Building  

*Appalachian Law School Law Graduate Student Reception

L. R. Harrill Center  

*Charlotte Law School Law Graduate Student Reception

Scott Building - Main NE  

*UNC Law School Law Graduate Student Reception

Scott Building - Main West  

*NCCU Law School Law Graduate Student Reception

Scott Building - Main SE  

*Wake Forest Law School Law Graduate Student Reception

Scott Building - Mezzanine West  

*Campbell Law School Law Graduate Student Reception

Scott Building -Main Center  
28 *NC Propane Gas 2011 Bobtail Roadeo

S. Dorton Lot
Expo Lobby
29-31 Sportscard and Sports Memorabilia 3-Day Show
Over 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage to new sportscards, memorabilia, NASCAR, etc. on over 225 tables! Show Hours: Friday 2 - 7 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Admission: $5 daily; Weekend Pass $7. Free admission for Ages 15 and under. Check our website for discount admission coupon.
Scott Building  540-593-3736
30 *Boyd Family Reunion
A private event - by invitation only.
L.R.Harrill Center   

NCHJA " C" Indoors Horse Show
Hunter Jumper Horse Show -Friday through Sunday. Daily show begins at 8:00 am. These shows are hunter horse shows with most of the competitors being from North Carolina. NCHJA "C" Rated. Free spectator admission

Hunt Horse Complex

Joan Petty

30-31 Raleigh Summer Dressage I & II Show
Dressage classes Introductory - Grand Prix levels. Dressage sport horse breeding In-hand classes.
Hours: 8:00 am -5:00 pm. Spectator admission is Free.
Hunt Horse Complex - Barn E Ring Janine Malone



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