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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

July 2019


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Every Sat. & Sun. 

The Flea Market is open 9 a.m. to 5 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)

*Family Campers & RV'ers Camping Club
This event activity is a private camping club and is not open to the public.

New Campground  

Treasures of the Earth 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  (804) 642-2011 (757) 641-2124
6 American Dream Car N Truck Show
American Dream Car & Truck Show. Basics to Exotics. 3X NSP Sound Comp. Admission - $20 for ages 13 and Over; Ages 12 & Under admitted free with paying adult..
Vehicle Registration Begins at 11 a.m. Public Event Hours 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Graham Building 919-808-0343

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. Cash only. Saturday admission good for both days. Discount coupons available in local newspapers and on our weblink:.

Exposition Center



NC Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Board Meeting

Martin Building



NC Pesticides Licensing Exams

Martin Building



State 4-H Horse Show
Free admission to spectators - open to public..
Activities begin at 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday; 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday. This 5-day 4-H State Championship Horse Show will featuring over 2600 entries in 123 classes highlighting youth / 4-H members ages 5-18 exhibiting their project animals and demonstrating a wide variety of riding disciplines, including: speed events, hunt seat, dressage, western, saddle seat and non-trotting classes.

Hunt Horse Complex 


Lori Stroud 919-515-5784


NC Structural Pest Exams

Martin Building


11 *NC DOT Materials Test Concrete Field Performance Seminar
Scott Building



Rubber Stamp & Scrapbooking Show
SSAT Shows presents their Stamp Scrap Art Tour with vendors and classes offering rubber stamps, scrapbook and paper crafts training and supplies. As we begin our 12th year our goal remains to create Rubber Stamp Conventions with an atmosphere that is fun and exciting for everyone, both vendors and customers. We are committed to creating an experience that allows you to forget your troubles for a few days, while providing an event full of memories that you will always treasure and will want to return to. Children welcome with adult supervision. Saturday and Sunday general admission includes Make & Take experiences - some free and some with purchase of materials.
Make & Take Project Party Special Event:
Friday, July 6 from 7 - 10 p.m. pre-registration $35 (includes project materials and Sat/Sun admission). Click here: MAKE & TAKE REGISTRATION
General Public Show Hours: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ages 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by adult. Admission ages 13+ for Saturday and Sunday 2-day pass is $7 at the door or $6 in advance Click for advance tickets

Exposition Center
13 15th Annual Children's Good News Spectacular
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Raleigh Area and several area sponsors are hosting a free area-wide event for children and families at our expanded location on the Fairgrounds. Children can enjoy inflatible games and rides, popcorn, snow cones, soft drinks, and an illusion show blended with several gospel puppet presentations. FREE Admission.
Event Hours 10 am - 3 pm.
Graham Building 919-779-2825
13 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.
Meeting starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday - July 13 at the Forge in Heritage Circle.
Heritage Circle Forge
15-19 *iCanBike Camp by TDSN
*The iCanBike Program teaches riders to balance, pedal, steer, and take off on their own. Camp will be on Monday - July 15 through Friday - July 19 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pre-registeration required. Call for additional information.
Martin Building 984-200-1193
16-17 *NC Soil & Water Commission
*Tuesday: Work Session 6 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday: Public Meeting 8 a.m. - 12 Noon
Martin Building 919-707-3771

*Old North State Catering Private Event
* Private event - by invitation only.

Tobacco Pavilion  

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!
Wednesday 7/17: Work Exchangers Only: SUPERS @ 2pm / Work Exchangers @ 4pm / Recruiters @ 6pm
Thursday 7/18:  Sellers Only Private Sale:  9am – 3pm, free admission for Sellers & (1) Guest thru 8pm
Thursday 7/18:  5pm – 8pm: Open to the Public w/ $10 adult admission Thursday 7/18 from 5-8pm - Kids under 16 are admitted free. 
Friday 7/19:  Open to the Public 9am – 6pm FREE ADMISSION 
Saturday 7/20: Open to the Public 9am –3:30 pm (sales floor is cleared at 3:45 and shoppers sent to the check-out line)
Saturday 7/20:  Work Exchangers 1/2 price Sale:  4pm-8pm
Saturday 7/20:  Sellers 1/2 price Sale:  5pm – 8pm
Sunday 7/21: Open to the Public 9am – 5pm HALF PRICE DAY!

Graham Building & Exposition Center

NCHJA " C" Indoors Horse Show
Hunter Jumper Horse Show -Friday through Sunday. Daily show begins at 8:00 a.m. 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

22 *North Carolina 4-H Congress Candlelighting Ceremony
*Private 4-H Event
Dorton Arena 919-515-8480
23 *North Carolina 4-H Congress Hunger Relief Project
*Private 4-H Event
Scott Building 919-515-8480

NC Pesticides Licensing Exams

Martin Building


26-28 Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza
The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza - quality exhibitors from Florida to New England, featuring quality antiques and old collectibles. Event Hours: Friday 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm. Admission $7 per day $8 weekend pass. Discount admission coupon available. Check our website for more details.
Exposition Center


26-28 Sports Card, Memorabilia, & Comic Con
Over 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage to new sportscards, memorabilia and comics on over 225 tables! Featured autograph guests:TBA Show Hours: Friday 2 - 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $5 daily; Weekend Pass $7. Free admission for Ages 15 and under. Check our website for discount admission coupon.
Scott Building 



The Vapers Canivale
An Expo Like No Other! The Vapers Carnivale is a 2 day celebration of introducing adult smokers to harm reducing vaping products. One of the things that makes The Vapers Carnivale an "Expo Like No Other" is our commitment to funding the fight to keep harm-reducing vapor products a viable alternative for adult smokers. All attendance proceeds, as well as auctions and other fundraising efforts during the event are donated to fund our participating advocacy organizations. Adult Admission Only Event - Age will be verified before entry is allowed.General Admission: 2-day pass $10; Buyer Early Access: 2-day early access $20.

Graham Building
27-28 Raleigh Summer Dressage I & II Show
Dressage under saddle classes at all levels, Intro to Grand Prix both days, Sport Horse in-hand competition both days.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Spectator admission is free.
Hunt Horse Complex - Barn E Ring Event Info: Janine Malone
Participant Info:

*NC Bar Exams
July 2019 North Carolina Bar Examinations for law graduates

Exposition Center and Scott Building 919-848-4229

*Elon University Law School Law Graduate Reception
Private Event 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Martin Building  

*UNC Law School Law Graduate Reception

Graham Building  

*NCCU Law School Law Graduate Reception

Graham Building  

*Wake Forest Law School Law Alumni Lunch
Private Event 12 Noon - 1 p.m.

Graham Building  

*Campbell Law School Law Graduate Reception

Graham 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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