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N.C. State Fair Division

February 2019

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every Sat. & Sun.  The Flea Market is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. SPECIAL WINTER HOURS every Saturday and Sunday. 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 
919-899-FLEA (919-899-3532)
1/30-2/1 Southern Farm Show
The largest agriculture exposition in the Carolinas and Virginia. A major expansion onto the midway of the NC State Fairgrounds means even more equipment, experts and ideas. Filling the NC State Fairgrounds, the show features over 500 manufacturers with expert advice on the latest farm equipment, supplies and services. Events include the FFA tractor and truck driving competitions, the annual meeting of the Tobacco Growers Association of NC, and the Southern National Draft Horse Pull (see separate listings below). Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. Free admission

Dorton Arena,
Graham Building,
Scott Building,
Exposition Center,
Hunt Horse Complex, Grounds

1-800-849-0248 or 704-376-6594

1 NC Excellence in Agriculture Benefit Breakfast
Breakfast with Commissioner Steve Troxler in support of the Tobacco Farm Life Musuem 8 a.m. An annual fundraising event for the Tobacco Farm Life Musuem.
Holshouser Building



Tobacco Growers Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Meeting begins at 10 a.m.

Holshouser Building 1-800-849-0248
1 Southern National Draft Horse Pull
Giant Percheron and Belgian Draft Horses from across the nation compete for prize money. Pre-show entertainment includes horse-drawn equipment demonstrations and Coon Mule Jump. Doors open at 5 p.m. Event begins at 6 p.m. Admission: $10 advance purchase (available at the Graham Building during the Southern Farm Show on January 30 through February 1) or $12 at the door. www.southernnationaldrafthorsepull
Hunt Horse Complex

Calvin Davis

2 Triangle Area Polo Club Match
Join us at Hunt Horse Complex for an evening of polo! The Hilltopper Indoor Tailgate Charity Match will benefit Clark's Promise for the homeless.
Hours: 4 - 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Triangle Area Polo Club Match
Hunt Horse Complex 919-949-0351
David Brooks
5 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
5 *NC Growers Association Annual Meeting
Private Industry Meeting.
Holshouser Building 910-245-2969

*NC Pesticide Licensing Exams

Martin Building 919-733-6100

I Am Empreus Professional Boxing Invitational
An electrifying night of professional boxing! Doors open 6 p.m., Bell 7 p.m.
Early Bird Ticket Sales - Save $10-50 per ticket. Available until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17. Regular Ticket Admission Prices start Friday, Jan. 18 until sold out:


General Ticket Special – General Admission: $30* General Ticket Special - Group GA: $28*

General Ticket Special - Floor&Box Seats: $50 General Ticket Special - Group Box Seats: $48

General Ticket Special – Ringside: $80
General Ticket Special – Group Ringside: $78

General Ticket Special - VIP: $125 * 
General Ticket Special - Group VIP: $123 - *For Reserve Seating see chart on ticket link

Dorton Arena 844-663-3677
8-9 Carousel Farms American Bullriders Finals
Carousel Farms presents American Bullriders Finals, Bullriding and Barrell Racing Finals. Doors open at 6 p.m. Event starts at 7:30 p.m. each night. Admission: $18 VIP reserved seating and $12 general admission - kids 5 and under admitted free. Ticket Sales & Information 919-872-6898.
Hunt Horse Complex

Info: Jeff Mullens 919-796-8375
Tickets: 919-872-6898


Kids Exchange Consignment Sale
Click on our website for more details.NEW HOURS! Free Admission - most items 1/2 price on Sunday.
Wed. Feb. 6: Work Exchange Only Sale 3 - 8 p.m (Supers: 3pm and Work Exchange at 5pm).
Thurs. Feb. 7: Seller’s Only Sale 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Open to the public:
Friday 2/8:    9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 2/9: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sun. 2/10: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Graham Building:
Exposition Center: Feb.8-9


Friday 12 noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Scott Building


9 *Leo & Maria Wedding Holshouser Building  

Vietnamese Tết Festival (New Year Celebration)
The Vietnamese American Association of Raleigh presents its annual cultural celebration featuring traditional foods, martial arts demonstrations and musical performances. Please come and join us to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year. It is a fun, family event to learn about Vietnam and ring in the year of the Pig. 

Event Hours:
Day Festival: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m
Night Festival & Concert 5:30 p.m -11:00 p.m

Day Time Festival Admission ONLY: $10 (Children age 7-12 and Seniors over 70: $5)
Children 6 and under admitted free.

All Day Festival or Night Time Festival & Concert: $25
(Children age 7-12 and Seniors over 70: $15)
Children 6 and under admitted free.
Check out our website for updates & details:

Dorton Arena

*Industrial Hemp Commission Meeting *CANCELLED*
The purpose for the meeting will be to establish an agricultural pilot program for the cultivation of industrial hemp in the State. Meeting time is 9 - 11 a.m.

Martin Building



North Carolina International Auto Expo
Wake County New Vehicle Dealer Association presents the 32nd annual NC International Auto Expo. More than 160,000 sq. ft. New production models and concept cars with car, truck and sports utility vehicle manufacturers on display. Fall in love with your car all over again at the Classic Car Display in Dorton Arena on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the NC International Auto Expo. Other special attractions: (see our web link for details ), Sheriff & Highway Patrol Cars, Race Car Display - come out and see the latest Expo! Concept and production models and event attractions are subject to change without notice.

Event hours are 12 noon. to 9 p.m on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (Classics end at 3 pm) on Sunday. Admission: $12 Adults* 13 to 60; $9 Over 60 and military; Students Free Admission with ID, Ages 12 & under Free admission when accompanied by a paying adult. Click on our web link for additional information.

Graham Building,
Exposition Center,
Dorton Arena
15 Triangle Delta Waterfowl 8th Annual Banquet
Raleigh Chapter Annual Banquet. Support the 2013 Governor's Conservation Organization of the Year by joining us to secure the future of waterfowl and waterfowl hunting. 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 p.m. Event Hours: 6:30 -10:30 p.m. Reservations required - email or call 919-538-7874. To learn more about how you can make a difference visit our website at
Scott Building

Tickets & Event Information:
Lee Monsees 919-971-1316



NCHJA ‘C’ Indoors
Hunter Jumper Horse Show - Daily show begins at 8 a.m. Free spectator admission.

Hunt Horse Complex Joan Petty 919-556-7321
16 *70th Birthday Party
Private Event - By Invitation Only
Martin Building  

TICA Time Cat Show
14 rings! (12 All-breed and 2 Specialty rings) Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Regular Admission - Age 7 and up: $5
Discount Admission - Age 7 and up: $4 with one can of cat or dog food (donations to animal shelter) Age 6 and Under admitted free.
For more information:

Holshouser Building
20 *NC Pesticide Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
20 *Commissioner's FPICFAC Meeting
Food Processing Innovation Center Fully Advisory Committee Meeting
Graham - Sales Arena Meeting Room 919-707-3018

*BRCA Meeting
Blue Ridge Corridor Alliance Monthly Meeting

Martin Building 919-800-0135



Raleigh Indoors Winter II Classic ‘A’
Hunter Jumper Horse Show - Daily show begins at 8 a.m. Free spectator admission.

Hunt Horse Complex Joan Petty 919-556-7321
22-24 North Carolina Dealers Association Spring RV Show
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 2019 RV, come on out to the NCRVDA’s Spring RV Sale Event. Hours: Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily Admission: $10 for age 13 and older, children 12 and under are free. Special Rate Tickets: Family Night on Friday and Saturday after 5 p.m. all Adult Tickets are only $7; Seniors (Age 60 and older) and Military/First Responders (Active & Retired with ID) All Day Friday $7 Only!!! and Saturday or Sunday $9. (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,


*India Fest Performer Audition
Click on our website or email for more information.

Holshouser Building 919-271-8983
23-24 Body Mind Spirit Expo
Holistic living expo: health, wellness and metaphysical booths and lectures featuring natural and holistic health produces, intuitive readings, enlightened art, crystals, massage and chiropractic. Body Mind Spirit Expo is the largest health and wellness expo in the U.S. Come explore over 100 exhibitor booths and 70 free lectures. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend Admission covers both days - $13 (includes $1 facility fee) for adults and children; under age 10 are admitted free. Visit the web site for a $1 discount coupon:
Scott Building 541-482-3722
26-27 *NC Bar Exams
Scott Building

*Elon Law School Law Graduate Student Reception

Martin Building  
26-27 *NC DOT Pavement Marking Seminar - PMCT2019
Private Certification Training Event: 7a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hunt Horse Complex
27-28 Eastern Technical Associates Smoke School
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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


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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