Jump for the Children Horse Show and more this weekend

Horse shows and horsepower are part of the weekend lineup at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, Nov. 9-11.

This weekend, you can enjoy some of the best horse jumping on the East Coast and support the Duke Children’s Hospital at the Jump for the Children Horse Show at the Hunt Horse Complex. The horse show, which runs through Sunday, offers U.S. Equestrian Federation AA-rated hunter and jumper competitions each day. Free shows start daily at 8 a.m.

Saturday, come out for the Duke Children’s Hospital Grand Prix, part of the Jump for the Children event. The show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 6:30. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children under 10. Go to www.trianglefarms.com for more information.

The Carolina Collector Auto Fest is also coming to the fairgrounds this weekend. More than 125 vendors will be on hand in Dorton Arena, the Graham Building and Expo Center with all your classic-car needs. The event also includes a classic car show and swap meet. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children under 10.

On Friday, the Carolina Collector Auto Fest and the American Diabetes Association of Raleigh will host Elvis tribute artist Keith Henderson for a concert in Dorton Arena. The concert starts at 8 p.m., but the box office opens at 5:30. Tickets start at $8.

Collectors of smaller items will enjoy the Carolina Coin and Stamp Show in the Holshouser Building Saturday and Sunday. Coins, postcards and stamps will be available. The show is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Finally, don’t forget to check out the Raleigh Flea Market. More than a hundred vendors will be selling everything from furniture to fudge. You never know what you’ll find at the largest flea market in the Triangle. The market is open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.

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