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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

July 2020


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every Sat. & Sun. 



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

New Campground  
3-5 Carolina Fear Fest ********CANCELLED**********************Next Scheduled: May 28-30, 2021
Attention Horror Fans! The newest Con to hit the Carolinas, bringing the Horror genre closer to home. Featuring Celebrity Guest Appearances: John Kassir, Felissa Rose, Stephen Williams, Damein Leone, David Howard Thornton, Catherine Corcoran, Jordan Ladd, Ari Lehman, Sharon Symth Lentz, Dana Ashbrook, Rob Mello, Naomi Grossman, Veronica Carlson, Zach Galligan, and more, Film Fest and screenings, Vendors, Panel discussions, Q&A sessions and so much more! Learn, Shop and Explore: Special Effects Makeup. Horror Art, Movies, Literature, and Entertainment. Show off your cosplay, depth of your horror trivia knowledge and your bloody pride! This event is intended to be family-friendly but given the nature of some of the displayed content and general themes, parental discretion is advised. Carolina Fear Fest - celebrating all things HORROR! Coming to Raleigh, July 4th weekend 2020! Event Hours Friday is Early Access and Special Events for our ViPs and WPs. 10 am - 6 pm daily. Admission Options -Friday - VIP Package $100, Saturday Only Advance: $25 Age 13 Up, $20 Age 6-12. Sunday Only Advance :$20 Ages 13 Up, $15 Ages 6-12. Weekend Pass: $40 Advance or $50 at the Door Age 13 UP, $30 Advance or $40 at the door, A $15 return ticket for Sunday can be purchased either day on site with armband still in place.A $1 convenience fee will be charged. Click here for tickets: Carolina Fear Fest TICKETS For more info visit:
Graham Building 919-266-0906
4 *Navarro 25th Anniversary Celebration
Private Event - By invitation only.
Scott Building  

NC Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Board Meeting

Martin Building



NC Pesticides Licensing Exams

Martin Building



State 4-H Horse Show ****************************CANCELLED********************************
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

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



Stamp Scrap Art Tour - Rubber Stamp & Scrapbooking Show
Crossroads Ventures 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 10 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

NC Structural Pest Exams

Martin Building


14-15 *NC Soil & Water Commission
*Tuesday: Work Session 6 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday: Public Meeting 8 a.m. - 12 Noon
Martin Building 919-707-3771

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 7/15: Work Exchangers Only: SUPERS @ 2pm / Work Exchangers @ 4pm / Recruiters @ 6pm
Thursday 7/16:  Sellers Only Private Sale:  9am – 3pm, free admission for Sellers & (1) Guest thru 8pm
Thursday 7/16:  5pm – 8pm: Open to the Public w/ $10 adult admission Thursday 7/18 from 5-8pm - Kids under 16 are admitted free. 
Friday 7/17:  Open to the Public 9am – 6pm FREE ADMISSION 
Saturday 7/19: Open to the Public 9am –3:30 pm (sales floor is cleared at 3:45 and shoppers sent to the check-out line)
Saturday 7/19:  Work Exchangers 1/2 price Sale:  4pm-8pm
Saturday 7/19:  Sellers 1/2 price Sale:  5pm – 8pm
Sunday 7/20: Open to the Public 9am – 5pm HALF PRICE DAY!

Graham Building & Exposition Center

NCHJA Triangle Summer "C" Indoors I 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


2020 NC Japan Summer Festival ***CANCELLED forr 2020 *******
An authentic Japanese culture summer festival or "natsu matsuri" featuring delicious traditional street food and drink (including Japanese beer), interesting one-of-a-kind goods, and thrilling entertainment.  Enjoy live performances of Japanese pop music, taiko drumming, martial arts demos, a Japanese choir, traditional bon odori dancing, and a Japanese karaoke contest with prizes for the winners.  Includes a Community Market area with tables and booths where visitors can view and buy a wide variety of unique Japanese arts, crafts and other goods.  For more info, please visit

Exposition Center
19 Unleashed Mutt Spring Fling *****RESCHEDULED FROM: April 19, 2020******

Unleashed's 7th Annual K9 Spring Fling dog and cat fundraiser! A family-friendly fun Spring celebration full of good times for good causes. This event is focused on helping local area animal rescue groups. Many rescues will be there along with local vendors. and games. The most popular event is the largest Doggie Easter Egg Hunt around with thousands of eggs filled with special prizes! Donations for local rescue groups appreciated. Free admission for all - welcoming dogs and people of all ages!
Event hours: 11 am to 3 pm.
Holshouser Building, Heritage Circle & Tobacco Pavillion 919-521-0325
20 *North Carolina 4-H Congress Candlelighting Ceremony ********CANCELLED*****************
*Private 4-H Event
Dorton Arena 919-515-8480
21 *North Carolina 4-H Congress Hunger Relief Project ********CANCELLED**********************
*Private 4-H Event
Scott Building 919-515-8480

NC Pesticides Licensing Exams

Martin Building


24-26 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


24-26 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 


25-26 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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