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November 2018

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Every Sat. & Sun. 

The Flea Market reopens on Saturday, Nov. 3 and 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. The Flea Market will be open regular hours on Thanksgiving weekend, but will NOT be open Friday, Nov. 23.
www.raleighfleamarket.net

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds 
919-899-3532 (919-899-FLEA)
1 Raleigh Ducks Unlimited Banquet
Raleigh Chapter annual banquetcelebratign our 51st Anniversary. Fundraiser event includes dinner, annual membership, raffles, live band, and information on the conservation of North America's wetlands and wildlife. Doors open 5:30 pm Event Hours: 6:30 -10:30 pm. Reservations required. To learn more about how you can make a difference call 1-800-45-Ducks.
www.ducks.org
Scott Building

Tickets & Event Information:
Email: Paul Warren

1-2 *Gregory Poole Equipment Company CSF Workshops
*Private event. www.GregoryPoole.com
Martin Building 919-890-4259
2-3

Capital Area Handbell Festival
This festival will include OVER 300 handbell ringers from several States who will join together for two days of ringing and learning under a nationally-known handbell clinician. The festival is produced and run by The Raleigh Ringers - registration fee is required for festival participants. Friday hours are 6 - 10 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The final concert at 4 p.m. is open to the public and FREE admission. Canned goods are also being collected for Food Bank of Central Eastern North Carolina www.rr.org

Scott Building 919-847-7574
rringer@rr.org
2-4 Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza
The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza - qualtiy 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:  $7.00 Daily or $8.00 Weekend (3-day pass). Discount admission coupon available. Check our website for more details. www.antextofnc.com
Exposition Center

336-924-8337 or
336-924-4359
adclodpromo@triad.rr.com

2-4

 

Triangle Farms NCHJA "C" Indoors Horse Show
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. NCHJA "C" Rated. Free spectator admission
www.trianglefarms.com
Hunt Horse Complex Joan Petty
919-669-9877
HorseShows@trianglefarms.com
3 Annual Family Congress
This annual family congress is a healing retreat for the faithful of the Diocese of Raleigh under the guidance of Bishop Luis R. Zarama. Featured speakers Fr. Claudio Olszanski and Deacon Fernando Marin. Activities 8 am - 5 p.m.
www.DioceseofRaleigh.org
Dorton Arena anastaciogonzales12@gmailcom
3 *American Sewing Guild
*ASG Annual meeting & fashion show - Knit Fabric Challenge
www.ASGRaleigh.org
Martin Building events@ASGRaleigh.org
3 *NC State Alumni Association Reunion
Private Event - By Invitation Only - Permit Required for access.
www.alumni.ncsu.edu
Heritage Circle/ Tobacco Pavilion/Public House  
3-4 Neuse River Trains - 34th Annual Train & Railroadiana Show & Sale
Model railroad show and sale sponsored by Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club, a non-profit educational organization chartered to promote the hobby of model railroading. Several operating layouts on display with many vendors selling train related merchandise. Great fun for kids of ALL ages! Come see us in our expanded building beside the Exposition Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $9 covers BOTH days for age 12 and older - free admission to age 11 and under when accompanied by adult. $1 discount coupon available with Club Flyer or New & Observer coupon, or click on our website. Call or email George Lasley, 919-834-5531, for more information. www.nrvclub.net
Graham Building 919-834-5531(7-9 PM please)
glasley@bellsouth.net
3-4 NC Gourd Arts & Craft Festival
The 77th Annual North Carolina Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival features a variety of growing, crafting, and artistic competitions as well as gourd crafting workshops and vendors of gourd crafts, dried gourds, seeds, books, t-shirts and gourd crafting supplies. The Festival also features a display of historical gourds and a free gourd crafting table for kids. Event Hours: Sat from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $2 age 16 and older. Free admission for under age 16 and NC Gourd Society members. www.ncgourdsociety.org
Holshouser Building 919-696-0744
paul.a.buescher@gmail.com
5 *NC DOT Rail Division Employee Service Recogition Event
www.ncdot.gov/division/rail
Martin Building 919-707-4715
6 *NC Structural Pest Control Licensing and Certification Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
7-11 'Jump for the Children Duke I Horse Show....benefiting Duke Children's Hospital
Watch Olympic style show jumping at the 'JUMP FOR THE CHILDREN' HORSE SHOW, benefiting Duke Children's Hospital in Durham, NC. The horse show offers U.S. Equestrian Federation "AA" rated hunter and show jumping competition each day. Show Highlights:
Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake,
Friday, Nov. 9 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) International Hunter Derby
Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. $50,000 Duke Children's Hospital Grand Prix

Daily show Wednesday through Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. with FREE ADMISSION except for Saturday night. Admission for the Duke Children's Hospital Grand Prix is $10 person. Children age 6 and under admitted free. Box office opens at 5:00 p.m. Visit www.jumpforthechildren.org for more information on tickets, daily schedules and more.
Hunt Horse Complex

Joan McNair Petty
919-556-7321
HorseShows@trianglefarms.com

7 *Wake Radiology 65th Anniversary Celebration
Private Event - By Invitation Only
www.wakerad.com
Tobacco Pavilion/Public House 919-788-7909
7 *NCDA March Across Carolinas
www.ncagr.gov/fooddist/index.htm

Exposition Center/
Graham Sales Arena

919-575-4490
7 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
9-11

Carolina Collector Auto Fest & XTREME Car Truck Showdown

Rain or Shine, celebrating its 32nd year, this event will include a swap meet with more than 100 vendors, Indoor & Outdoor Car Corral for buying and selling, and Car/Truck shows Friday thru Saturday, November 9-10th: 1979 and older vehicles. Find us on Facebook for latest info.
Show Hours: Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

On Sunday join us for the XTREME Car & Truck Showdown. Come see the Baddest, Coolest, Tallest, Most Customized, Wildest Cars & Trucks around. 1990-2018 Models. Vendor Setup is 7 a.m. - 9 a.m., Car Show Registration 9 a.m. - 12 noon, and Awards are at 4 p.m. Like us on Facebook!
Admission each day: $10 Adults, Sr/Military/Student w/ID-$8, Jr Ages 11-14-$5, age 10 and under free admission. No Spectator pets allowed. Websites: www.carolinacollectorautofest.com or www.xtremecartruckshowdown.com

Graham Building/ Grounds 336-972-4362 or 919-215-3351
10 Cheer Ltd Regional PreState - Triangle
Flat Mat Cheer - PreState Competitions. All-star teams will compete in the morning session with Spirit Xpress. Spectator Admission: $10 Adult, $5 Student/Military/Senior Citizens, Ages 4 and under admitted free.
Click on our website for more info: http://cheerltd.varsity.com
Dorton Arena 1-800-477-8868
10 Lightning Strikes VII - Kick Boxing
Triangle Kickboxing Promotions presents the premier amateur and professional Kickboxing event "Lightning Strikes". Doors Open 6 p.m. Action starts up at: 7 p.m. Advance Ticket Prices: General Admission $35, Floor Preferred Seating $45, Ringside $60, VIP Tables limited availability. Advance tickets available at outlets and online at ETIX.
Any available seats can be purchased at the door:
General Admission $50; Ringside $75.

Click on our website for more info: www.TriangleKickboxingPromotions.com
Scott Building 919-230-9583
info@trikicpro.com
10 Korean Cultural Festival Rescheduled Tickets purchased for 9/15 will be honored on 11/10/18** Refund requests for tickets purchased for 9/15/18 must be submitted online before 12 midnight on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
The Korean American Association holds the Korean Festival, a cultural event to present both traditional and contemporary Korean culture to people in North Carolina. At the Korean Festival, you can enjoy K-pop through performances of singing and dancing, experience Hanbok (traditional Korean clothing), Hangul (Korean alphabet), games, craft works, clothing, painting and Korean food! Event Hours 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Advance tickets $8 http://www.rkfest.com/buy.html Admission at the door $10 (Ages 13 and under admitted free.) www.RKFest.com
Exposition Center Operation@RaleighKorean.org
919-744-7923
10 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 - 5 pm. Admission $2 (Ages 12 & under and 65 & older admitted free.) www.smokymountaincagebirdsociety.com
Holshouser Building Mikejarrett@bellsouth.net
828-443-0434
11

MAPR Party With The Pugs
A family-friendly charity event to benefit Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue.Costume contest, raffle, silent auction, coloring table. Come out for an afternoon of fun and play with the pugs! 12 noon - 3 p.m. Check our website for updates. www.midatlanticpugrescue.org

Holshouser Building Renee Clark 919-495-5475
pugapplications@gmail.com
13-14 *NC Soil & Water Commission
*Tuesday: Work Session 6 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday: Public Meeting 8 a.m. - 12 Noon

www.ncagr.com/SWC
Graham - Sales Arena Meeting Room 919-707-3771
14-18

'Jump for the Children Duke II Horse Show....benefiting Duke Children's Hospital
Watch Olympic style show jumping at the 'JUMP FOR THE CHILDREN' HORSE SHOW, benefiting Duke Children's Hospital in Durham, NC. The horse show offers U.S. Equestrian Federation "AA" rated hunter and show jumping competition each day. Show Highlights:
Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) International Hunter Derby

Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake,
Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) International Hunter Derby
Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. $50,000 Duke Children's Hospital Grand Prix

Daily show Wednesday through Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. with FREE ADMISSION except for Saturday night. Admission for the Duke Children's Hospital Grand Prix is $10 person. Children age 6 and under admitted free. Box office opens at 5:00 p.m. Visit www.jumpforthechildren.org for more information on tickets, daily schedules and more.

Hunt Horse Complex

Joan McNair Petty
919-556-7321
HorseShows@trianglefarms.com

15 NCSU Ducks Unlimited Banquet
NCSU Chapter annual banquet. Fundraiser event includes dinner, annual membership, raffles, live band, and information on the conservation of North America's wetlands and wildlife. Doors open 5:30 pm Event Hours: 6:30 -11:30 pm. Reservations Required. To learn more about how you can make a difference call 1-800-45-Ducks.
www.ducks.org
Scott Building

Tickets & Event Information:

Andrew Williams
atwilli3@ncsu.edu
Drew Clapp
336-669-1788
amclapp@ncsu.edu
Zach Pegram 252-425-1913
zrpegram@ncsu.edu

15 Silverado Dealer Workshop
Private Event - By Invitation Only
 
Exposition Center

16

Big Time Wrestling
Big Time Wrestling returns to the legendary Dorton Arena with a 6 Man Tag Team Main Event and much more! Doors open: 6 p.m. Meet & Greet 6-8 p.m. Bell time: 8 p.m. Advance Admission Tickets: $75 VIP, $50 Golden Ringside rows 3-4, $30 Floor Seating Rows 5-8, Arena Seating $20. (Special Meet & Greet Combo Tickets also available plus featured wrestlers will also have tables offering purchase of autograph and/or photo. Any available seats on November 16 will be sold at the Dorton North Box Office beginning at 5:30 p.m. on November 16. Check our website for more details coming soon. www.BTWpro.com
Dorton Arena


info@big-timewrestling.com

17 TGA Member Appreciation New Year Celebration
Private Event * Diwali Dinner for TGA members only www.nctga.org
Exposition Center 919-889-2782 Jaynita Shah
finance@nctga.org
17-18

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.  www.dixiegunandknifeshow.com

Graham Building

dixieguns@aol.com
919-781-1287

 

17-18 Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Repticon Raleigh is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!
Hours: Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am) and Sunday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm (No VIP Early Entry)
Admission: Ages 13 and up - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free Admission. Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets
www.repticon.com
Scott Building repticonevents@repticon.biz
863-268-4273
17-18 Carolina Coin and Stamp Show 
Coins, postcards and stamps, currency (U.S., foreign, ancient, gold & silver) will be available. Dealers will be buying and selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. 
Holshouser Building  Dot Hendrick
919-828-9450
20 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet
Free admission by reservation only.
FCA Fund Raiser Banquet - Expanded LOCATION at the Fairgrounds - featuring keynote speaker Willie Robertson, "Duck Dynasty" CEO of Duck Commander. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. www.trianglefca.org
Exposition Center 919-848-4646
athompson@fca.org
trifca@nc.rr.com
20 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
23-25

The Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market…..Raleigh’s Premier Christmas Show!
For over 30 years the Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market has been a Thanksgiving tradition in Raleigh. Over 250 exhibitors showcasing original art, pottery, apparel, holiday décor, jewelry, foods, and many, many specialty items for that hard to find person on your gift list! We have lots of wonderful new exhibitors and many of your favorites returning this year!  Santa will be at the show all weekend to share that special moment with your child!  

Event hours are 9 am to 6 pm on Friday, 9 am to 6 pm  Saturday and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday.
Admission: Adults - $9, Seniors (60+) and Military w/ ID - $8, Child (6-12) - $5.
Tickets are good for all three days with a return pass available at the show exit!

For more information on the show please visit our website at www.christmascarousel.com or call 336-855-0208.

Avoid the ticket lines….purchase your online tickets here…
https://ncboatshowscom.ticketleap.com/christmas-carousel-gift-market

Graham Building 336-855-0208
tlambert@christmascarousel.com
24

*Quinceañera
Private Event - By Invitation Only

Holshouser Building  
27 *NC FFA Dairy Evaluation
Dairy Cattle Evaluation Career
Development Event provides a competitive event for agricultural education students. The
event emphasizes skills in dairy cattle evaluation, selection, and dairy herd management. www.ncffa.org
Hunt Horse Complex Email:
rjdavis@ncsu.edu
919-515-4206
27 *NC Board of Agriculture Meeting
Tuesday - 1:30 pm
www.ncagr.com
Martin Building 919-707-3000
27-28 *Research Stations Annual Superintendent and Administration Assistants Meeting
www.ncagr.com
Graham Building Meeting Rooms 919-707-3236
28 *African Swine Flue National Exercise Planning Committee Meeting
www.ncagr.com/vet
Martin Building 919-707-3251
29

2018 NC Crop Protection School
The 2018 NC Crop Protection School is offered through the Vegetable and Small Fruit Weed Science Program of NCSU Department of Horticultural Science and sponsored by NC Crop Protection Association. http://nccropprotection.org

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
https://cals.ncsu.edu/horticultural-science/research/areas/weed-science/

Graham Sales Arena Meeting Room 919-600-8651
11/30-12/02

Vintage Market Days of the Triangle
Vintage Market Days™ presents "Merry & Bright"--an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days® events offer a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions! Bringing the Vintage Experience to you! For information email us or visit our website at: http://vintagemarketdays.com/market/nc-triangle/index.php
For Discount Advance Ticket Offers BOGO, Single Day or Weekend Tickets: Click Here
Hours & On Site Admission:
Friday ($15) & Saturday ($10): 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday ($5): 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tickets are available all 3 days at the door.

Exposition Center

contact email: nctriangle@vintagemarketdays.com

 

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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