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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

July 2018


Date Event
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Building Contact Info
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)

NCHJA Annual HunterJumper 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

6/30-7/1 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



*Family Campers & RV'ers Camping Club
This event activity is a private camping club and is not open to the public.

New Campground  

State 4-H Horse Show
Free admission to spectators - open to public..
Activities begin at 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Wednesday; 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Thursday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday. This 5-day 4-H State Championship Horse Show will featuring over 2600 entries in 123 classes highlighting youth / 4-H members ages 5-18 exhibiting their project animals and demonstrating a wide variety of riding disciplines, including: speed events, hunt seat, dressage, western, saddle seat and non-trotting classes.

Hunt Horse Complex 


Lori Stroud 919-515-5784


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

Rubber Stamp & Scrapbooking Show
SSAT Shows presents their Stamp Scrap Art Tour with vendors and classes offering rubber stamps, scrapbook and paper crafts training and supplies. As we begin our 12th year our goal remains to create Rubber Stamp Conventions with an atmosphere that is fun and exciting for everyone, both vendors and customers. We are committed to creating an experience that allows you to forget your troubles for a few days, while providing an event full of memories that you will always treasure and will want to return to. Children welcome with adult supervision. Saturday and Sunday general admission includes Make & Take experiences - some free and some with purchase of materials.
Make & Take Project Party Special Event:
Friday, July 6 from 7 - 10 p.m. pre-registration $35 (includes project materials and Sat/Sun admission). Click here: MAKE & TAKE REGISTRATION
General Public Show Hours: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ages 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by adult. Admission ages 13+ for Saturday and Sunday 2-day pass is $7 at the door or $6 in advance Click for advance tickets

Exposition Center
7 World Beer Festival Raleigh
The 13th annual World Beer Festival Raleigh is proud to again bring our event to the State Fairgrounds this year. With over 75 breweries participating from all parts of the country, this is the premier beer festival in the Triangle which no craft beer lover should miss. Attendees can sample from more than 250 beers in a variety of styles, along with a Food Truck Rodeo, Live Entertainment, Silent Disco and more! You can choose from either the 12-4 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. session. Buy you tickets now! General Admission $35, VIP $50, Designated Driver $25.
Click below for tickets and additional festival information:
Graham Building

click here for Beer in My Inbox


*Kalasa 1000 Celebration & Prayer ***CANCELLED***
A unique devotional vedic mass prayer to promote equality, universal peace and properity held on the occasion of the millennial birth celebration of Jagadguru Sri Ramanujacharya. Saturday 5-9 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Agenda This event is open to all. Prasadam (food) will be served. Free admission with registration. Click on weblink for additional information:

Dorton Arena Holshouser Building

NC Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Board Meeting

Martin Building



NC Pesticides Licensing Exams

Martin Building



NC Structural Pest Exams

Martin Building


12 *NC DOT Materials Test Concrete Field Performance Seminar
Scott Building


13-15 Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza
The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza - over 125 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 per day $8 weekend pass. Discount admission coupon available. Check our website for more details.
Exposition Center


14 14th Annual Children's Good News Spectacular
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Raleigh Area and several area sponsors are hosting a free area-wide event for children and families at our expanded location on the Fairgrounds.. Children can enjoy inflatible games and rides, popcorn, snow cones and Any avadrinks, and an illusion show blended with several gospel puppet presentations. FREE Admission.
Event Hours 10 am - 3 pm.
Graham Building 919-779-2825
14 Lightning Strikes VI - Pro-Am 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. Advaance Ticket Pries: General Admission $40, Floor Preferred Seating $50, Ringside $65, VIP Tables limited availability. Advance tickets available at outlets and online at ETIX Any available seats can be purchased at the door at $10 above advance price.
Click on our website for more info:
Scott Building 919-230-9583
17-18 *NC Soil & Water Commission
*Tuesday: Work Session 6 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday: Public Meeting 8 a.m. - 12 Noon
Martin Building 919-715-0697
18 *JoCo Plant Show
Showcase of premier plants grown in central North Carolina. Free admission. Private trade show for horticulture industry professionals only - open to landscapers, nurseries, garden centers, municipalities, wholesale nursery buyers. Plants grown by members of Johnston County Nursery Marketing Association will be on display 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Scott Building

Kids Exchange Consignment Sale
Like new clothes, toys and other children's items offered at discounted prices. Most items will be sold at about one third their original value. Register online to sell items! Free Admission!
Items marked 1/2 price Sun. 7/22
Wed. 7/18 - Work Exchange Sale 3 - 8 p.m.
Thurs.7/19 - Seller’s Sale 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri. 7/20 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.;
Sat. 7/21 - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Sun. 7/22 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Graham Building & Exposition Center
20 *NCDA Ag Science Center Meeting
Martin Building 919-707-3000

NCHJA " C" Indoors Horse Show
Hunter Jumper Horse Show -Friday through Sunday. Daily show begins at 8:00 a.m. These shows are hunter horse shows with most of the competitors being from North Carolina. NCHJA "C" Rated. Free spectator admission

Hunt Horse Complex

Joan Petty

23 *North Carolina 4-H Congress Candlelighting Ceremony
*Private 4-H Event
Dorton Arena 919-515-8480
24 *North Carolina 4-H Congress Hunger Relief Project
*Private 4-H Event
Dorton Arena 919-515-8480

*NC Bar Exams
July 2018 North Carolina Bar Examinations for law graduates

Graham and Exposition Building 919-848-4229

*Elon University Law School Law Graduate Reception
Private Event 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Martin Building  

*UNC Law School Law Graduate Reception

Scott Building  

*NCCU Law School Law Graduate Reception

Scott Building  

*Wake Forest Law School Law Alumni Lunch
Private Event 12 Noon - 1 p.m.

Scott Building  

*Campbell Law School Law Graduate Reception

Scott Building  
27-29 Sports Card, Memorabilia, & Comic Con
Over 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage to new sportscards, memorabilia and comics on over 225 tables! Featured autograph guests: UNC Tar Heel & 2005 National Champion Melvin Scott; Racing Legend & 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Rex White; Former MLB Pitcher & NC State Hall of Famer Mike Caldwell; 1974 World Series Champion Jim Holt; 3rd Overall Pick in 1970 MLB Draft Barry Foote. Show Hours: Friday 2 - 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $5 daily; Weekend Pass $7. Free admission for Ages 15 and under. Check our website for discount admission coupon.
Scott Building 


28-29 Raleigh Summer Dressage I & II Show
Dressage under saddle classes at all levels, Intro to Grand Prix both days, Sport Horse in-hand competition both days.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Spectator admission is free.
Hunt Horse Complex - Barn E Ring Event Info: Janine Malone
Participant Info:
31 * NC DOT Equipment Operators Safety Roadeo Training
Martin Building/ Midway 704-983-4400


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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