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September 2020

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*************** THE RALEIGH FLEA MARKET IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The health and safety of our vendors and customers remains our highest priority, and we appreciate your understanding as we work with the State to be able to have a safe and successful reopening. When we have a reopen date, we will publish it on our facebook page and website.*************

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

919-839-4560 or click on our website for complete info:
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2 *NCCVM-PHP Picnic ********CANCELLED**********************
* Private Event - by Invitation Only.
Martin Building  
3-7 Kennel Club Tarheel Cluster Labor Day Dog Shows ******CANCELLED - NEXT SCHEDULED March 17-21, 2021**
AKC (American Kennel Club) registered dogs will compete each day for points leading to championships, as well as dog obedience trials for degrees and obedience championship points.  Championship all breed dog show, obedience and rally trials - a different Kennel Club hosts competitions each day. The schedule is: Thursday, Fayetteville Kennel Club; Friday, Alamance Kennel Club; Saturday, Durham Kennel Club; Sunday, Raleigh Kennel Club, and Monday, Cary Kennel Club. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for senior adults and children 7-11 years of age. Free admission with military ID and for children under 7 years of age. Special outdoor attraction each day: North American Dock Diving Dogs - bring your dog (and current health records) to participate. This is a free spectator attraction sponsored by AKC and located outside the South end of the Graham Building near Hillsborough Street.
Graham Building Dennis McKoy

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-9/1 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Large Volume Consignors 150+ items call for appointment. Pick-up unsold items Wednesday 9/9 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (this is a no shopping day).
Thursday 9/3 Volunteers Shop 12 Noon- 9 pm and Consignors (and 1 guest - passes required) shop 3 pm - 9 pm.; Also Volunteers may shop on Monday 9/7 from 10 am - 7 pm and Consignors (and 1 guest - passes required) from 10 am - 7 pm.
Special Premier Shopping Night Thursday September 3 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. 7 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


Kids Exchange Consignment Sale
RESCHEDULED from July 2020:
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!
Thursday 9/3: Work Exchangers Only: 9 am - 8 pm
Friday 9/4:  Sellers Only Private Sale:  9am – 3pm, free admission for Sellers & (1) Guest thru 8pm
Friday 9/4: 6pm – 9pm: Open to the Public w/ $10 adult admission - Kids under 16 are admitted free. 
Saturday 9/5: Open to the Public 9am – 6pm FREE ADMISSION on Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Sunday 9/6: Open to the Public 9am – 3:30 pm (sales floor is cleared at 3:45 and shoppers sent to the check-out line)
Sunday 9/6:  Work Exchangers 1/2 price Sale:  4pm-8pm
Sunday 9/6:  Sellers 1/2 price Sale:  5pm – 8pm
Monday 9/7: Open to the Public 9am – 5pm HALF PRICE DAY!

Graham Building

India Fest - A Cultural Arts Showcase ** RESCHEDULED FROM March 14-15 and FROM June 6-7


Due to coronavirus concerns, the Nuv Yug Cultural Organization has decided to postpone the 17th annual India Fest. The event originally scheduled for March 14 & 15 and rescheduled for June 6-7 will now be held during September 5-6, 2020 at the Exposition Center at the NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh.
All vendor and participant registrations will be automatically transferred to the new event dates. Full refund is being offered to those who wish to cancel due to date change. Vendors and participants may also choose to give a donation to Nuv Yug in lieu of a refund. The Nuv Yug Cultural Organization is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
For further details or questions, please contact Nuv Yug at (919) 228-9867 or via email or visit their website at [].  
Nuv Yug India Fest is organized with support in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.************************* EVENT RESCHEDULED TO September 5-6, 2020***************************

Discover Indian Cultural Arts via Dance, Music, Crafts, Cuisine, and Exhibition in a family friendly setting! Featuring Dance Dhamaaka - The Ultimate Blowout! Bring your family and friends! Event Hours: Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. With over 1,200 performers, we are now the largest such production in the United States! Raffles and door prizes throughout the event. FREE ADMISSION.
For more information email or check our website at:

Exposition Center 919-228-9867
4-6 Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
This show offers a vast array of precious and semi-precious gem stones, pearls, beads and beading supplies, minerals, crystals, gems, and finished jewelry in gold and silver including 14K, 18K and platinum fine jewelry, hand-crafted, custom designs, fashion jewelry, and sterling silver. Wirewrappers and jewelers on site.Various discounts offered by vendors. Admission: Adults $5 general admission $1 discount with website coupon or mailer - Under age 16 admitted free. Show hours: Friday: noon - 6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Monday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Scott Building  (804) 642-2011 (757) 641-2124

NC Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Board Meeting

Martin Building


9 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
10 *NC Structural Pest Control Licensing and Certification Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
11-13 Greek Festival **********CANCELLED******Next Scheduled: September 10-12, 2021*********************
37th Annual Greek Festival - Authentic Greek food - Homemade Greek pastries & marketplace - Live Greek music - Greek Dance Groups - & More...... Portions of the event proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.
COME JOIN US IN OUR LARGER FACILITY Event Hours: Friday 5 - 10 pm, Saturday 11 am - 10 pm, Sunday 11 am - 6 pm.... GENERAL ADMISSION: Adults - $4, Ages 13-18 and Senior Citizens - $3, Ages 12 and under admitted free. Visit our website at for more info or to purchase your admission ticket. Tickets are also available at the door.
Graham Building 919-781-4548
12 AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day ****CANCELLED**** NEXT SCHEDULED September 11, 2021*******
Public Free event for dog lovers and their dogs. Microchip clinic, Canine Good Citizen testing, dog sport demonstrations, My Dog Can Do That opportunity to try agility with your dog, vendors, games for kids, Meet The Breeds and more!
Event Hours 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free admission.
Holshouser Building 919-816-3749

Hanmadang Korean Cultural Festival
This cultural event aims to present both traditional and contemporary Korean culture to people in North Carolina. In the Korean Festival, people can enjoy K-Pop through performances of singing and dancing, experience Hanbok (traditonal Korean clothing), Hangul (Korean alphabet), and games, browsr craftworks, clothing, and painting, and taste K-food. Event Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday - September 12, 2020. Admission: $10-20. Click on our website for additional information:

Exposition Center 9843-291-1185
15-16 *NC Soil & Water Commission
*Tuesday: Work Session 6 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday: Public Meeting 8 a.m. - 12 Noon
Martin Building 919-707-3771
17 Nexsen Pruet Client Event
Private event - by invitation only.
Martin Building 919-653-7823
18-20 Southern Ideal Home Show - Fall Edition *******CANCELLED - Next Scheduled is Spring Edition April 9-11, 2021*****
The Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy information presentations from renowned local and international home professionals. Whether you're joining us at the NC State Fairgrounds with a specific project in mind or just looking for some inspiration, our local home professionals have you covered. With 250+ booths to explore and several unique feature displays to enjoy, this is a valuable event for all North Carolina homeowners.
Event Times:
Friday: 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
Admission: If you have purchased a ticket to attend the April 3-5, 2020 Spring Southern Ideal Home Show how or have a complimentary pass, your tickets/passes will be accepted at this event.
Admission passes are valid for entry any one day of the show (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday).
Adults (Online) $8
Adults (Box Office) $10   
Children Ages 12 & Under FREE
Senior Day: Friday, September 18th, Tickets for Seniors 60+ are available for $6 online and at the box office with valid ID.
Hero Day: Friday, September 18th, 2020. We invite Active & Retired Military personnel, Fire, Police and First Responders to attend the show free of charge. Simply present valid ID at the box office. For your service and sacrifice, we thank you!
Teacher Day: Sunday, September 20th, 2020. Teachers will receive complimentary admission to the show with valid faculty ID at the box office on Sunday. For your service to our community, we thank you!
Trade Day: Sunday, September 20th, 2020. Vocational students or Skilled Trade will receive complimentary admission to the show on Sunday. For your service to our community, we thank you!
Show Info:
Graham Building Exposition Center

Show Info: 919-334-0051

Exhibitor/Participant Registration:

19 NC Organizing Expo ********CANCELLED - Next Scheduled Spring 2021***********
*Event Hours: 12 Noon. - 4 p.m. daily. Click on our website for more information:
Martin Building
19-20 North State Toy & Hobby Show
Antique to modern and collectible toys, sportscards & sports memorabilia,including Barbie, diecast and plastic models, Star Wars, Hot Wheels, Hallmark ornaments, Yu-gi-oh, Lord of Rings, Sci-Fi toys, western toys, NASCAR, etc. Over 70 exhibitors buying, selling & trading! James Spence Authentications will be present both days! EVENT HOURS: Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is $5 daily - Weekend pass $7. Age 15 and Under admitted Free.
Scott Building 540-392-2884
19-20 DogGoneFast Flyball Club Flyball Tournament ***CANCELLED - Next Scheduled: January 23-24, 2021****
Flyball dog racing! Come out and watch the flyball dogs! Flyball is a fast-paced family-oriented dog sport that has become a hit on Animal Planet and ESPN's Great Outdoor Games. Dogs and people alike go wild over this relay race with 4 dogs per team. Each dog jumps 4 hurdles and steps on a spring loaded box, which shoots out a tennis ball. The dog catches the ball and runs back over the 4 hurdles. When the dog crosses the starting line the next dog goes. The first team to have all 4 dogs run without errors wins the heat. Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Spectators and leashed dogs are welcome to come and watch. Free admission.
Holshouser Building
20 *Y Guides Tribe Event: "Rise Against Hunger"********EVENT CANCELLED************
Private Event - Stop Hunger Now service event.
Dorton Arena 919-719-9622
9/20-10/7 IBMA Camping *****CANCELLED*******************************************************
WELCOME IBMA WOB 2020****CANCELLED - 2020 WILL BE VIRTUAL - next scheduled September 27-October 3, 2021
For tickets and information about the International Bluegrass Music Association and World of Bluegreaa 2020 click on:
GROUP RV/CAMPING RESERVATIONS FOR IBMA AVAILABLE between September 20 - October 7, 2020 for full service water, sewer, and electric RV access. Click here to email:
New Campground 919-839-4501
22 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

The Professional Firefighters and Paramedics of NC Presents Craig Campbell in Concert
Annual Fundraiser featuring ountry music superstar Craig Campbell. General Admission $30. Buy tickets on line now or beginning at 4 pm day of concert at Dorton Arena Box Office. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information:

Dorton Arena

In Raleigh/Wake County:


Special Olympics ***********CANCELLED*************************************
Over 125 athletes from 20 local programs (counties) across NC will compete for equestrian championship in dressage, showmanship and English and Western trails and equitation. Free spectator admission. Show times Friday: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hunt Horse Complex
Kelly Vaughn
26 TGA Navaratri Garba Dance
Annual Garba Dance presented by TGA - South Asian Indian Community
Triangle Gujarati Association of NC
Exposition Center  
26-27 North Carolina Championship 2020 ***CANCELLED - To be rescheduled in 2021*******
World Cube Association sanctioned state championship for North Carolina. Cubers from around North Carolina will compete for the title of North Carolina Champion 2020. Event Hours: Saturday, September 26 are 7:30 a.m. - 7:50 p.m. and Sunday September 27 from 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Registration fee is $50 per competitor. Spectators/parents can attend for free.
Holshouser Building cshields@worldcubeassociation.


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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