September 2007

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 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Flea Market will close Sunday, Sept. 23, in preparation of the annual State Fair and reopen on Saturday, Nov. 3. Commercial & Education Bldgs. & outside grounds  919-829-3533
8/30- 9/3 Kennel Club Dog Shows
AKC (American Kennel Club) registered dogs will compete each day for points leading to championships, as well as dog obedience trials for degrees and obedience championship points.  All breed dog judging, obedience and rally trials - a different Kennel Club hosts competitions each day. The schedule is: Thursday, Cary Kennel Club; Friday, Alamance Kennel Club; Saturday, Durham Kennel Club; Sunday, Salisbury Kennel Club, and Monday, Raleigh Kennel Club. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission for Monday is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for senior adults and children 7-11 years of age.
Graham Building Patricia Babuin
8/31- 9/3 Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
Show includes loose gems, pearls, beads and fossils, minerals, crystals and stone carvings, antique, classic, American Indian and contemporary jewelry (14-carat gold and sterling silver). Jewelers and wire wrappers available for designing and setting stones, remounts or repairs. Admission: Adults $4 - under 16 admitted free. Show hours: Friday: noon - 7, Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Monday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Scott Building 

(804) 746-7663

8/31- 9/3 Equestrian Exchange Consignment Sale
Equestrian Exchange Consignment Sale offers the opportunity to buy and consign unwanted horse-related items, saddles and tack, show atttire and barn supplies. Items accepted from and offered to all disciplines of riding and all levels of riding. Closeouts from tack stores, items from barn closings and openings, all disciplines equipment for showing and training, trail riding, driving and much more. Everything related to the equestrian sport is encouraged for consignment (Consignors must be pre-registered).

Receiving date (drop off your items) is Thursday 8/30: 9 am - 5 pm Pick-up unsold items Tuesday 9/4:10 am - 1pm

OPEN TO PUBLIC - Admission is FREE.
Hours are Friday thru Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday - Sept. 3 from 10 am - 5 p.m.

Holshouser Building 336-697-1097
1 *Byrd-McNeill Family Reunion L.R. Harrill Center 919-772-4612
1 N.C. State CALS Alumni and Friends Tailgate Party
Activities include live bluegrass band, hands-on exhibits related to agriculture and the life sciences, childrens area and a magician. Displays from college departments, related organizations and student clubs. An auction will be held to benefit student scholoarships. All you can eat buffet with shrimp, fish, chicken and barbecue. Time of tailgate is determined by kickoff time - check back 10 days before the event. Admission is $14 for adults, $7 for ages 3 to 10 and free for 2 and under.
Dorton Arena (919) 515-6212
1-2 NCDCTA Labor of Love Dressage Show
Dressage competition - daily 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Spectator admission is Free.
Hunt Horse Complex 919-269-7307 Gen. Info
919-828-9478 Participants
3 NCDCTA Sport Horse Breeding Show
Dressage sport horse in hand and rider saddle classes. Classes start at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Spectator admission is Free.
Hunt Horse Complex 919-269-7307 Gen. Info
919-828-9478 Participants
1-2 The Carolina Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
National breeders and manufacturers seling reptiles, birds and mammals along with cages, food and supplies. Live animal shows with Animal Planet/National Geographic's Roark Ferguson and Noah's Landing's Dora Turner. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is $8 Ages 5 and under admitted free.
Exposition Center
2 *Shiloh Deliverance Family Day L.R. Harrill Center 919-773-3738
3 Dressage Breed Show
Hunt Horse Complex Janine Malone
4 *NC Structural Pest Licensing Martin Building 919-733-6100
5 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
7-9 A Carolina Christmas Show
Holiday and Christmas shopping for the entire family! Over 200 exhibitors, Broadway ticket giveaways to My Fair Lady, holiday items, handcrafted items, live trees decorated, plus table, mantle and door decorating for the latest design and techniques, and Santa’s Elves!

Show Hours:
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 10 a.m. - 5 pm Sunday
$6.50 adults (Senior Citizens $5.50) Under 12: Admitted Free
Jim Graham Building 828-758-0877
1-800- 232-4936 NC only
Come see our camping extravaganza! Expo premiers fall product at discount prices, in-depth information about RVing in a variety of workshops, and exciting raffle prizes. All ticket proceeds will go directly to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Admission is 5 cans of food or minimum $5 donation to Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (Ages 6 and under admitted free). Event Hours are: Friday and Saturday 10 am - 8 pm and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm.
Exposition Center 877-760-1348
8 Masonic BBQ Cook-Off Competition Fundraiser
2nd annual Masonic Carolina Pig-Jig BBQ Cook-off. Masonic BBQ teams from around the State compete to win Trophies, Ribbons, but MOST importantly - Braggin Rights and the title of NC State Masonic BBQ Grand Champion. This event will benefit the Raleigh Rescue Mission, and two orphanages - The Masonic Home for Children & The Central Children's Home, both located in Oxford. Event Hours: 8 am - 8 p.m.
Gate 10 - Blue Ridge Road
8-9 La Fiesta del Pueblo
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, El Pueblo presents the largest Latin American festival in the Carolinas. Designed to provide an opportunity for cultural interchanges, event activities include two food courts with more than 30 vendors offering cuisine from Latin America; Employment, Health, & Education Fairs in Spanish and English; 3 stages featuring continuous music performances; a dance stage; cultural exhibits and Nindandia's Children's Carnival with special guests Remi the Puerto Rican clown, Harry the Dragon, and Ronald McDonald. This community outreach and education event includes the opportunity to register to vote. Hours are Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult.
Holshouser Building
Heritage Circle
Harrill Youth Center
8-9 Gourd Festival
Promoted by the country's oldest gourd society, the 66th Annual North Carolina Gourd Society Arts & Crafts Festival presents exhibitors, vendors and education about gourds with 63 competitive categories from growing to crafting to amazing artwork using gourds. This event features 40 arts and craft and gourd vendor displays offering sales of gourds, gourd craft and gourd art and has a kids' table as well as many gourd-u-cation stations and displays of historic and cultural use of gourds. Hours: Sat 9 am- 5 pm and Sun 10 am - 4 pm. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors. Children under 12 admitted free.
Scott Building 919-557-5946
8-9 NCAHA Summer Extravaganza North Carolina Arabian Horse Association, TWHA Extravaganza Open House Show. Daily start time 9:00 a.m. Free spectator admission.
Hunt Horse Complex Rory Meacham
8-9 Carolina Fall Driving Show
Hunt Horse Complex- Barn E Ring Dede Bushneck
11 NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Board Meeting
Martin Building 919-733-6100
11 *IIDA-Carolinas Chapter Traveling Trade Show
Private trade show for International Interior Design Association Carolinas Chapter highlighting interior products, flooring, wallcovering, paints, ceilings, furniture and more.
Scott Building 336-420-5753
14 Meredith College Sizzlin September Concert
Event will be at DORTON ARENA featuring Greyson Hill and AUGUSTANA. Doors open at 7pm - tickets on sale at Meredith through 5pm on Friday and at Dorton Arena lobby beginning at 6 pm on Friday - Sept. 14.
Dorton Arena 919-760-8338
14-16 Grecian Festival
Authentic greek food - Pastries - Marketplace - Live music - Dancing - Cooking demonstrations - Christian faith presentations. Join us at our new expanded location in the Exposition Center.
Event Hours: Friday 5 - 10 pm, Saturday 11 am - 10 pm, Sunday 11 am - 8 pm.... ADMISSION: Adults - $2, Ages 13-18 and Senior Citizens - $1, Ages 12 and under admitted free. Visit our website at for a free admission ticket.
Exposition Center 919-781-4548
15 Carolina Roller Derby - Bout 6
Carolina Rollergirls brings back the fierce competition of flat-track roller derby in their 2007 series.
Doors open at 5:00 pm, First Half begins 6:00 pm, First Period Intermission 6:25 pm, Second Period begins 6:40 pm, Second Period Intermission 7:05 pm, Third Period begins 7:20 pm. Game ends 7:45 pm. Bout Day Admission: $14 Adults, $8 with College ID, $7 children (age 5 and under - 2 per adult admitted free). Advance admission $10 Adults, $5 children - Click for advance ticket and season ticket
Dorton Arena
15 *Rex Healthcare Internal Audience Event
This is a private by invitation only event.
Graham Building 919-784-4469 or 919-784-4477
15 AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Fun and educational activities for all dog lovers, including the ever popular "Meet the Breeds" (over 50 different AKC breeds), free Canine Good Citizen Tests (CGC), agility, rally, obedience, and flyball demonstrations, as well as fun activities for all participants. AKC Companion Animal Recovery will offer $20 microchipping. Dog-related vendors, free games, contests and giveaways - free goodie bags to the first 500 attendees.
Event Hours 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free admission
Holshouser Building 919-816-3650
15 Central North Carolina Pagan Pride Day
Click on our website for more information.
L.R. Harrill Center 336-841-7449
15-16 64th North State Toy & Hobby Show
Antique to modern and collectible toys, sportscards & sports memorabilia,including Barbie, diecast and plastic models, Star Wars, Hot Wheels, Hallmark ornaments, Yu-gi-oh, Lord of Rings, Sci-Fi toys, western toys, NASCAR, etc. Guest appaearance: Larry LeGrande of the former baseball Negro League. Over 70 exhibitors buying, selling & trading! EVENT HOURS: Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission is $5 daily - Weekend pass $7. Age 15 and Under admitted Free.
Scott Building 919-553-4285
15-16 Appaloosa Show
Free Spectator Admission. Classes start at 8 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday.
Hunt Horse Complex Mitch Petway
Cindy Hinnant

16 Mexican Independence Day Celebration
Event Hours: 1 - 9 p.m.
Admission: $20 adults - age 12 and under admitted free.
Rand Grandstand  910-527-5898
16 *Builders Mutual Company Picnic L.R. Harrill Center  
19 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
19-22 NC State Championship Horse Show
50th annual N.C. Champsionship Horse Show - a Charity event sponsored by The Raleigh Host Lions Club.
Hunt Horse Complex Bill Whitley
21-23 Southern Ideal Home Show - Fall Edition
The Triangle's biggest and best home and garden event features three buildings filled with hundreds of exhibitors to answer questions, help with your next building or remodeling project, decorating or landscaping your home. Enjoy shopping, comparing prices, talking to experts and finding resources for any home or garden project. Hours are Friday, noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults (age 15 and over) and free for children 15 and under. Senior Day on Friday only, seniors ages 55 and older receive admission for $7. Discount coupon for regular admission available at Home Depot or click on our website.
Graham Building Exposition Center
D orton Arena


22 N.C. State CALS Reunion
L. R. Harrill Center (919) 515-3248
22-23 Old North State Antique Gun & Military Collector Show
Antique guns and U.S. and foreign military memorabilia of WWI, WWII, Civil War and other wars are bought, sold and traded. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $1 for children 6 -12 and free for children under 6.
Scott Building Richard Shields
22-23 RTP Club Flyball Tournament 
Flyball is a fast-paced family-oriented dog sport that has become a hit on Animal Planet and ESPN's Great Outdoor Games. Dogs and people alike go wild over this relay race with 4 dogs per team. Each dog jumps 4 hurdles and steps on a spring loaded box, which shoots out a tennis ball. The dog catches the ball and runs back over the 4 hurdles. When the dog crosses the starting line the next dog goes. The first team to have all 4 dogs run without errors wins the heat. Sat 9 am - 5pm and Sunday 9 am - 2 pm FREE ADMISSION
Holshouser Building 919-787-8048
23 *Wake County Democratic Rally & Family Picnic L.R. Harrill Center 919-828-5656
27 North Carolina State Games Satelite Parking Lower Bunn Field  
27-30 NCQHA Futurity
2006 Futurity Horse Show - estimated $90,000 to be awarded in money & prizes. Circuit awards for each class: Open, Amateur, 13 & under and 14-18 all arounds. Move-in is at 8 a.m. on September 21.
Hunt Horse Complex Becky Poe