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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

August 2016

Date Event
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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)
1 *The Annual NC Livestock/Forage/Crops Extension Agent Training
Martin Building 919-515-4005
2 *Ag Policy Planning Meeting
Martin Building 919-707-3000
3 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

Dixie Gun & Knife Classic
Buy, sell or trade. Modern and collectible firearms, custom made knives, hunting and fishing equipment, ammo, gun accessories, reloading supplies and much, much more....something for the whole family. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $9 for adults and children under 12 are free with paying adult. Visit our website for a $1 discount admission coupon.

Graham Building


6-7 Bead Mercantile Show
Visit our event for a great selection of beads and bead related items from vendors from across the country and world selling everything from hand-made artisan glass beads to direct imports such as beads (seed, pewter, semi-precious gemstones), findings, trheads/cord and everything else you need to make beaded jewelry. Workshops also available.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday.
General Admission of $6 is discounted to $3 with registration at door or online - children under 16 admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Martin Building 610-909-2674
6-7 Finally Farm Show Series
Hunter Jumper Horse Show - Finally Farm Horse Show Series. Free Spectator Admission. Show starts at 9 a.m. - 6:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Hunt Horse Complex
Lesley Jenks
Event Info: 919-280-8087
9 *Home Builders of Raleigh-Wake County Triangle New Home Expo
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This event is not open to the public.
Scott Building
10 *Johnson & Johnson Behind The Wheel - Safety Training
Private Training Event 8:30 am - 5 pm.
Scott Building /Trinity & Blue Ridge Lot


Double L Bar Cowboy Mounted Shooters ***CANCELLED*******
Friday 8/14 at 7PM and Saturday 8/16 at 7PM. Double L Bar Shooters is producing a (CMSA) Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association sanctioned event featuring riders dressed in period and contemporary western costumes. Riders ON HORSEBACK shoot balloons from their galloping horses in the main arena with six guns, rifles and shotguns using safety blanks. Combines shooting Skill with horsemanship against the clock. Don't miss this thriller! Each night starts at 6 p.m.. No spectator admission charge for this event.

Hunt Horse Complex

Dave Lohrey


UHC Youth Benefit Open Horse Show & NCAHA/UHC Sport Horse Dressage
Free Spectator Admission.
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.

Hunt Horse Complex

Renee Marshall
or Marie Taylor (804)314-5216

13-14 Southern Bridal Show and Expo
You will meet over 150 Triangle wedding experts who will inspire you! Also enjoy wedding fashion previews featuring the latest trends in bridal wear and tuxeda. Pre-register and purchase tickets on line to recieve a discount. The ultimate wedding one-stop shopping with fun, food and fashion previews every hour!
Event Hours: Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.and Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $10 per person at the door (cash only) - $8 advance purchase.Children age 12 and under admitted free. Click on our website for advance tickets and to register:
Jim Graham Building 919-873-1700



Raleigh Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event
Come explore this Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event ~ Where learning is fun and delicious. Presentations hourly from experts in allergic living. Free lectures and cooking demonstrations. Product samples all day. Kids Corner provided by Parents of Allergic Kids..Adults $10, Students/Seniors/Military $8. Children under 13 free admission.
Event Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Scott Building




Health and wellness Fair oriented to the health issues of the Hispanic community from the Triangle Area. Event features family entertainment with booths offering health, development and professional services. Free Admission to the Public.
Event Hours: 4 - 7 pm

Scott Building



The Commissioner’s Food Safety Conference
9 a.m.. - 12:30 p.m.
To register for the forum, visit
by Aug. 12. People with questions should contact Christina Waggett at
or 919-707-3008.

Exposition Center 919-707-3008
17 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
17 *Department of Public Instruction All-Agency Meeting
Scott Building 919-807-3478
18 *10 Year Celebration & Customer Appreciation Event
Martin Building/Grounds 800-669-2278
19-21 Carolina Fall Boat Show & Sale
Boat Inventory Reduction Sale showcasing 12 marine dealers and over 200 boats on display. Show Hours: Friday 10 am til 7 pm, Saturday 9 am til 6 pm and Sunday 10 am til 5 pm. Admission: Adults $7.00 Seniors and Military $6; Children ages 12 and under admitted free. Discount coupons available at:
Graham Building 336-855-0208

2016 NC Small Business & Community Expo
DJP Literary Group in partnership with Business Alliance of NC and the SE Raleigh Assembly, Inc. presents the 2016 NC Small Business & Community Expo. Showcasing small business exhibitors offering their products and services to the general public, the event also presents workshops & seminars specifically developed for entrepreneurs and small business, a KidsZone, Author's Nook, and a live entertainment Concert Series featuring guest performance by singer-songwriter R&B Artist Ahz Moses, and introducing Country Artist and local sensation Abby Stephens.
EVENT HOURS: Saturday 10 am - 6 pm.
FREE Public Admission.

Exposition Center Event Info: 919-331-1159 Exhibitor Info:919-37400315

20-21 The Original Coin & Currency Show
Show offers a variety of numismatic items including rare coins, precious metals, paper money, tokens, coin collecting books and supplies. Family event! Fun for all! Bring your coins and currency to be appraised or bought. There will be fun for everyone! Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Free Admission. Click on our website for more info:
Scott Building rarecoins@bellsouth,net
22 *NC DOT Roadside Environmental Unit Wildflower Program Retirement Recognition Event
This event is not open to the public.
L. R. Harrill Center 919-715-7000
23 *NCDA Food & Drug Division Employee Appreciation Event
This event is not open to the public.
Tobaco Pavilion 919-733-6801
24-25 Eastern Technical Associates Smoke School
8 am - 5 pm daily - Training to read visible emissions; Program offers a 6 month certification in EPA regulation Method-9 Visible Emissions Training and Certification.
Midway 919-878-3188

NCHJA " C" Indoors Horse Show
Triangle Farms NCHJA "C" 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. . Free spectator admission

Hunt Horse Complex

Joan Petty

26-28 North Carolina RV Dealers Association Fall RV Show & Sale
Promoted by NC RV Dealers Association, this show & sale offers the largest selection of new and used RVs under one roof. Looking for the best deal on a 2016 and newer RV, come on out to the NCRVDA’s Fall RV Sale August 26-28 2016. Event. Hours: Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Daily Admission: $10 for age 13 and older, children 12 and under are free. Special Rate Tickets: Seniors Day, Friday from 10am-5pm, over 55 years old get in for only $6; Family Night, Friday and Saturday after 5 pm, all Adult Tickets are only $5; and Military/Law Enforcement All Day Friday-$5 Only!!! (Additional discounts and coupons do not apply to special rate tickets.) Go to for advance purchase discount prices and coupons.
Graham Building, Exposition Center,
Dorton Arena
& Grounds
27-28 Body Mind Spirit Expo
The largest holistic living expo in the southeast - natural heatlh, personal growth and physics, over 100 wellness and metaphysical booths and 60 free lectures featuring natural and holistic health produces, intuitive redings, enlightened art, crystals, massage and chiropractic. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 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 coupon:
Scott Building 541-482-3722 Ext.1 or 2
31 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Exposition Center 919-733-6100

* indicates the event is not open to the public

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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