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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

June 2018

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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)

Carolina Challenge Cheer Competition
Cheer and dance competition. Doors open 8:30 a.m. - competition begins at 9 a.m. Spectator Admission tickets available at the door.

Dorton Arena

Raleigh Bottle Club Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show
Displays with bottles for show and sale. Event Hours 9 am - 2:30 p.m. Admission is $3.

Martin Building 919-801-8151 or 919-781-6339
2 The Fallen Outdoors East Coast Banquet Exposition

Robert Brewer

2-3 Capital Dressage Classic
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

Sandy Donovan

2-3 North Carolina Junior Beef Roundup
Youth Livestock Show including steer and breed shows, showmanship competition, skill development, leadership development, and family activities that involve cattle. The North Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up is planned and run by a group of juniors from throughout North Carolina, their breed advisors, the Purebred Breeders Council, the North Carolina Cattlemen's Association and the NCSU 4-H and Youth Livestock Department. Event competition begins Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
Graham Building

Event Information:

Participant Registration:
Brent Jennings

2-3 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
3 Rock 'n Ride Raleigh
Tammy Lynn Center, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities in the Triangle community, is excited to bring back its annual bike fundraising event reimagined and redefined! Rock 'n Ride Raleigh is a 8-hour cycling event with food, beer, live music and more! Whether you set a goal to complete one lap or 50, this event is for riders of all skill levels. During the 8-hour celebration, you may hop on the course at any time and call it at a day at your leisure. Rock 'n Ride Raleigh isn't just for bikers, it's for spectators, too! While riders make their laps around the Midway, friends and family are invited to bring tailgate chairs and tents to spend the day enjoying the live entertainment, food trucks and beer garden - while cheering on our bikers and teams! Children on three-wheeled bikes are also invited to participate in the Kids Fun Ride, taking place throughout the day. No spectator admission fee.
Rider registration is only $25 per person ($30 day of) - there is no cost to form a team. Registration includes access to the course during the event, professional chip tracking of laps, and a participant swag bag. Children under the age of 14 can register for just $10. Children on tricycles and with training wheels can participate in the Kids Fun Ride at no
Martin Building and Midway infield - Enter Gate 9 from Trinity Road via Blue Ridge Road
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5 *NC Structural Pest Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
5 *Commissioner's Employee Update
Meeting starts at 11::00 a.m. on Tuesday
Exposition Center 919-707-3000
5-6 *NC OSC: 2018 OSC Tax Compliance Summit
This event is related to CPE and Foreign National Tax Compliance. Registration Required. Summit starts at 8::00 a.m. on Tuesday and concludes 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.,gov
Scott Building
6 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

*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


8 *CALS/CVM Meeting
Martin Building 919-515-7857

Raleigh Money Expo™
Raleigh Coin Club’s 45th annual coin, currency and stamp show – the biggest money show in the Carolinas!  Buy, sell and trade coins, paper money, stamps plus gold, silver and more.  Free educational seminars on Friday and Saturday, plus educational exhibits all weekend!  Special “Kid’s Zone” with games and free coin and stamp prizes.  More than 160 dealer tables offering US and World collectibles.  Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Admission is FREE. Food donations for Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina accepted.
Visit for more event information.

Exposition Center
8-10 Gem & Jewelry Show
Dealers will offer a variety of gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and beads for show and sale. Rare minerals, giant sharks teeth, and fossils will be on display. Hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.
Scott Building  941-954-0202
9-10 Pinto Horse Association
Show being at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. This is a FREE spectator admission event.
Hunt Horse Complex

Ronnie Pope

9-10 United Horseman of the Carolinas
Program starts at 9 am on Saturday and Sunday. This is a FREE spectator admission event.
Hunt Horse Complex

Michelle Pope
Nancy Barbee

12 *NC Structural Pests & Pesticides Board Meeting
Martin Building 919-733-6100
14 *Home Builders of Raleigh-Wake County Triangle Battle of the Builders
This event is not open to the public.
Scott Building
14 Hot Rod Power Tour Registration
Registration ONLY - ENTER from Gate 9 Trinity Road. Click on link below for venue location details.
Martin Building

Tarheel Triple Classic Quarter Horse Show
An AQHA Show for registered quarter horses. Classes offered are Western Pleasure, Trail, Walk Jog, Horsemanship, Reining, Ranch Riding, and Western Riding and on Saturday only is Barrels.. Halter, Showmanship, English Walk Trot, Hunter Under Saddle, and Equitation are also included June 15-17. Start time 8 am. NCQHA Jamboree June 14-17. All events free spectator admission. to Man Expo

Hunt Horse Complex Registration/Participation
Event Info: 919-894-2973 Susan Daniels

Great American Tiny House Show
Productions by Design/AMP Expos the latest in tiny house living with Tiny Homes, Container Homes, Modular Homes and Portable Structures. Additional exhibits will include building equipment, tools, supplies, real estate brokers, accessories, travel destinations and recreational products. Event Hours: Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission at the door $15 - Ages 13+ and $10 for Military/Veterans/Seniors.
Click on our link for more information.

Exposition Center




The Man Expo II
North Carolina's epic men's event - the Triangle's largest Man Cave - everything a man wants and needs under one roof! Offering the latest in electronics, automotive, travel, gaming, fitness and health, grooming, gadgets, Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m and Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Special VIP Session experience (includes admission to Man Expo) $35 available while they last for Saturday or Sunday. Admission $12 at the door - Ages 13+ and $10 for Military/Veterans/Seniors. Family friendly event~ Advance Tickets on sale -click below!

Graham Building

Info: 919-882-3733
Exhibitors and sponsors:
16-17 96th North State Toy & Hobby Show
Antique to modern collectible toys, including diecast and plastic models, Star Wars, Hot Wheels, Yu-gi-oh, Lord of Rings, Sci-Fi toys, western toys, and other collectibles. Over 70 exhibitors buying, selling & trading! AUTOGRAPH GUESTS: TBA. EVENT HOURS: Saturday 9 am - 4 pm and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Admission is $5 daily - Weekend pass $7. Age 15 and Under admitted Free.
Scott Building 540-392-2884
16 *Family Graduation Celebration
This event is not open to the public. Private family event.

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

*NCDPS Retirement Recognition
This event is not open to the public. Private event recognizing Dale Aiken..

Martin Building  

Classic Car Auction
The Raleigh Classic is proud to offer over 300 of the most desirable and collectible vintage automobiles nationwide. Special Preview for registered bidders only - Thursday June 21st  5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Public may preview the cars on Friday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Auction time on Friday and Saturday is 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Cost of Admission: Adults $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass Children age 12 and under $5 per day or $7 for a two-day pass. (Free Admission to registered bidders - includes free breakfast & lunch). Click on our link for more information.

Graham Building and Exposition Center




*Goldleaf Good Sam's Camping Club
This event activity is a private camping club and is not open to the public.

New Campground  

Official Strongman Games - North America Regionals
Train Strongman presents the Official Strongman Games-North American Regionals.  Public Welcome! Weigh-ins 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday. Competition begins Saturday. For more information:

Scott Building

Lynn Morehouse (919) 389-2270

StrongMan Games Entry
23-24 NCAHA Open Summer Extravaganza
NCAHA open breed horse show 1-day and NCAHA 1-day Arabian Sport Horse & Dressage Show. Free spectator admission. Event Times: Saturday and Sunday 8 am - 6 pm.
Hunt Horse Complex 919-906-3510
Rory Meacham


Festival Latino

PNC Promotions Presenta: Gran Festival y Jaripeo 

Puertas Abren A Las 12

Rand Grandstand-NC State Fairgrounds * Terrenos de la Feria de Raleigh                           
1025 Blue Ridge Rd-Raleigh, NC 27607  * Presale/Preventa $50
Domingo 24 de Junio * June 24, 2018 * Mediodia hasta las 10 pm * Noon – 10 PM

Rand Grandstand 919-394-8618


*NC DOT Division 5 Roadeo
Martin Building/ Midway 919-477-2814


NCHJA Annual Hunter/Jumper Show
NCHJA AA Horse Show starts each day at 8 am with special classes held Friday and Saturday evenings. Free spectator admission throughout the show.

Hunt Horse Complex 919-538-4781


Capital City National Truck & Tractor Pull
Gates open at 5 p.m. - showtime 7 p.m. NO Advance Ticket Sales.
Admission: $15 Ages 13 and over; $10 Ages 6-12; Free admission for Ages 5 and under.
Concessions are located at the Grandstand - No coolers allowed.
Featuring Heavy Super Stock, Four Wheel Drive, Light Pro Stock, Modified, Super Farm, Two Wheel Drive, Modified Mini, and Light Four Wheel Drive. This event is sanctioned by the National Tractor Pullers Association and the United Tractor Pullers of North Carolina, and participants earn points to the National Championship to be held at the State Fairgrounds in October.

Rand Grandstand


*White Street Brewing Company Block Party
This is a Private Event by invitation only.

Tobacco Pavilion

30-7/1 Repticon Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Repticon is a reptile and exotic animal convention showcasing vendors from around the country offering live animals, animal supplies and related merchandise. Live animals presentations and educational seminars are presented throughout the show hours.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.  VIP Admission (Sat. 9 am): $12. General admission Ages 13 and over is $10; Ages 5 - 12 admission $5, Ages 4 and under admitted free. Special two-day general admission $15. Click on our website for more info:
Scott Building

Capital City Gun Show
Buy - Sell - Trade event : guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and anything related to shooting sports. Event hours are: Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily admission is $10 ages 12 and up. Cash only. Saturday admission good for both days. Discount coupons available in local newspapers and on our weblink:.

Exposition Center




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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