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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

August 2020

Date Event
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Building Contact Info
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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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. Cash Only at door. Admission is $9 for adults and children under 12 are free with paying adult. Visit our website for a $1 discount admission coupon. NOTICE: A limited number of advance tickets were offered online for this show and those are sold out. Ticket admission at the door Cash Only.

Graham Building


1-2 Finally Farm Show Series - Summer Special Horse Show
The Summer Special Horse Show is a combined event with Finally Farm Horse Show Series and Johnston County Show Series. Free Spectator Admission. Both shows starts at 9 a.m. - 6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Hunt Horse Complex

Lesley Jenks 919-280-8087
JOCO: 919-622-4365


Trianglewide Horseman's Association TWHA Show
TWHA open horse show event featuring Hatler, Western, English and Saddle seat classes for all horse breeds. Activities begin at 9:00 am daily. Free spectator admission. - open to public. Go to our web site for more details and class lisadvant.

Hunt Horse Complex  Kim Moser
5 *NC Pesticides R/T School
Graham Building Hall of Fame Room 919-733-6100
5 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
6 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

UHC Youth Day Open Horse Show
Youth Benefit Horse Show preented by United Horsemen of the Carolinas. Show begins at 10 a.m. daily.

Hunt Horse Complex

Nancy Barbee


Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Repticon Raleigh is a two-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!

Hours Saturday:
Block 1: 9-11 a.m.
Block 2: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Block 3: 2-4 p.m.

Hours Sunday:
Block 1: 9-11 a.m.
Block 2: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Block 3: 2-4 p.m.

Admission: Adults - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free / Online Ticket Sales Only

Exposition Center
18 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

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


Body Mind Spirit Expo
Holistic living expo - health, wellness and metaphysical booths - Natural Health * Personal Growth * Psychics
Body Mind Spirit Expo is the largest health and wellness expo in the U.S. Come explore over 150 exhibitor booths at our new expanded location. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend Admission covers both days - $15 for adults and children under age 10 are admitted free. Visit the web site for a $1 discount coupon:

Exposition Center 541-482-3722
25 *NC Pesticides Board Meeting
Martin Building 919-733-6100
26 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
26-27 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.

Lower Midway

29 Raleigh Fall Bird Fair
Exotic Bird Show - Raleigh Bird Fair - Educational opportunity - shop for pet birds and their needs. Everything needed for a pet bird cave will be available. Vendors offering food, supplies, cages, birds, information, education, fellowship and make contacts with other bird enthusiasts. Event Hours: 9 am - 4 pm. Admission $2 (Ages 11 & under and 65 & older admitted free.)
Holshouser Building
828-443-0434 day
828-439-8477 night

NCDCTA Labor of Love Dressage Horse Show I & II
Recognized dressage equestrian competition - dressage through FEI - vendor fair
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday & Saturday and Sunday. This is a FREE spectator admission event.

Hunt Horse Complex

SaLori Kaminski

29-30 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

NC Structural Pesticides Exam Review

Martin 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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