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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

August 2017

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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)
1 *North Carolina 4-H Congress Hunger Relief Project & Closing Ceremony
*Private 4-H Event
Scott Building 919-515-8480
1 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
2-3 * NC DOT Equipment Operators Safety Roadeo Training
Martin Building/ Midway 704-983-4400
4-6 Finally Farm Show Series - Summer Special Horse Show
The Summer Special Horse Show is a combined event with Finally Farm Horse Show Series and Johnston County Show Series. Free Spectator Admission. Both shows starts at 9 a.m. - 6:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Hunt Horse Complex

Lesley Jenks 919-280-8087
JOCO: 919-622-4365

5 *Draughon Family Reunion Martin Building

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.

Graham Building


6-7 *The Annual NC Livestock/Forage/Crops Extension Agent Training
Martin Building 919-515-4005
8 *Home Builders of Raleigh-Wake County Triangle New Home Expo
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This event is not open to the public.
Scott Building
9 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
12 *Myers-Greenleaf Wedding
Private - by invitation only.
Tobacco Pavilion  



Raleigh Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event
Come explore this Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event ~ Where learning is fun and delicious. Presentations hourly from experts in allergic living. Free lectures and cooking demonstrations. Product samples all day. Kids Corner provided by Parents of Allergic Kids..Adults $10, Students/Seniors/Military $8. Children under 13 free admission.
Event Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Scott Building


12-13 Southern Bridal Show and Expo
You will meet over 150 Triangle wedding experts who will inspire you! Also enjoy wedding fashion previews featuring the latest trends in bridal wear and tuxeda. Pre-register and purchase tickets on line to recieve a discount. The ultimate wedding one-stop shopping with fun, food and fashion previews every hour!
Event Hours: Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.and Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $10 per person at the door (cash only) - $8 advance purchase.Children age 12 and under admitted free. Click on our website for advance tickets and to register:
Jim Graham Building 919-873-1700
12-13 Bead Mercantile Show
Visit our event for a great selection of beads and bead related items from vendors from across the country and world selling everything from hand-made artisan glass beads to direct imports such as beads (seed, pewter, semi-precious gemstones), findings, trheads/cord and everything else you need to make beaded jewelry. Workshops also available.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday.
General Admission of $6 is discounted to $3 with registration at door or online - children under 16 admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Martin Building -610-909-2674

UHC Youth Day Horse Show
Free spectator admission

Hunt Horse Complex

Renee Marshall


The Commissioner’s Food Safety Conference
9 a.m.. - 12:30 p.m.
To register for the forum, visit
by Aug. 12. People with questions should contact Christina Waggett at
or 919-707-3008.

Exposition Center 919-707-3008
18-20 Carolina Fall Boat Show & Sale
Boat Inventory Reduction Sale showcasing 12 marine dealers and over 200 boats on display. Show Hours: Friday 10 am til 7 pm, Saturday 9 am til 6 pm and Sunday 10 am til 5 pm. Admission: Adults $7.00 Seniors and Military $6; Children ages 12 and under admitted free. Discount coupons available at:
Graham Building 336-855-0208
19-20 The Original Coin & Currency Show
Show offers a variety of numismatic items including rare coins, precious metals, paper money, tokens, coin collecting books and supplies. Family event! Fun for all! Bring your coins and currency to be appraised or bought. There will be fun for everyone! Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Free Admission. Click on our website for more info:
Martin Building rarecoins@bellsouth,net
23 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Scott Building 919-733-6100
23 *NC Board of Agriculture Meeting
Wednesday - 2 pm
Martin Building 919-707-3000
23-24 Eastern Technical Associates Smoke School
8 am - 5 pm 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
25-27 North Carolina RV Dealers Association Fall RV Show & Sale
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 2017 and newer RV, come on out to the NCRVDA’s Fall RV Sale August 25-27, 2017 Event. Hours: Friday and Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm. Daily Admission: $10 for age 13 and older, children 12 and under are free. Special Rate Tickets: Seniors Day, Friday from 10am-5pm, over 55 years old get in for only $6; Family Night, Friday and Saturday after 5 pm, all Adult Tickets are only $6; and Military/Law Enforcement All Day Friday only $6! (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
& Grounds

NCHJA " C" Indoors Horse Show
Triangle Farms NCHJA "C" 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. . Free spectator admission

Hunt Horse Complex

Joan Petty


Be Colorful With Jacqueline de Jonge
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Registration Required.

Martin Building


26-27 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 - $12 for adults and children under age 10 are admitted free. Visit the web site for a $1 discount coupon:
Scott Building 541-482-3722

Equestrian Exchange Consignment Sale
Equestrian Exchange Tack Consignment Sale is North Carolina's largest equine item consignment sale. It offers the opportunity to buy and sell any equestrian tack, saddles, show clothing, barn supplies, horsewaer and riding needs for all disciplines of riding. New bar code tagging system - refer to website for all details. Consignors earn 75% of all sold and shop before public. Anything related to the equestrian sport is represented at this sale. Barn supplies, show clothing and more! Encourage all non-profit horse progrms and equestrian camps to be involved in buying and selling horse items. Large items such as carts, wagons welcome.
Receiving dates: (Consignors drop off your items) Tuesday-August 29 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Large Volume Consignors 150+ items call for appointment. Pick-up unsold items Wednesday 8/30 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (this is a no shopping day).
Thursday 8/31 Volunteers Shop 12 Noon- 9 pm and Consignors (and 1 guest - passes required) shop 3 pm - 9 pm.; Also Volunteers may shop on Monday 9/4 from 10 am - 7 pm and Consignors (and 1 guest - passes required) from 10 am - 7 pm.
Special Premier Shopping Night Thursday August 31 from 5 - 9 p.m. with $10 (CASH ONLY) Admission.
FREE Admission on Friday thru Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday - Sept. 4 from 12 noon - 7 p.m. Some items marked half off on last day of sale. Please visit our website for additional event details.

Holshouser Building

336-362-6248 Event Info
336-697-1097 Consignor/Vendors

* indicates the event is not open to the public

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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