Weekend Update: Aug. 31-Sept. 3

How will you celebrate your Labor Day weekend? How about with a trip to the N.C. State Fairgrounds? From horse and dog shows to exotic animals and precious gems, we’ve got something for the entire family this weekend. Read on for more details. Equestrian Exchange Consignment Sale The Equestrian Exchange Tack Consignment Sale in the Holshouser Building offers the opportunity to buy and consign equestrian items, saddles and tack for all disciplines of riding. The event is open to the public Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free….

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Weekend Update: May 4-6

The mercury’s rising in Raleigh and so are the number of fun events happening this weekend at the fairgrounds. We’ve got cheer competitions, cultural events and activities for all types of collectors. Read on to see what’s happening this weekend at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Saturday, Dorton Arena will be full of high-flying kicks, handstands and lots of cheer at the Young Champions Cheer Regional Competition. The cheer competition for ages 4-14 will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spectator admission is free. The Iranian Culture Society of North Carolina will host the N.C. Persian Festival in the…

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Weekend Update: September 2-4

This weekend, the fairgrounds is packed full of wonderful events. kicking¬†off with the¬† Equestrian Exchange Consignment Sale which began Wednesday in the Holshouser Building. This event offers visitors the opportunity to buy and consign anything related to the equestrian sport. Four other events this weekend are also animal related: Starting Friday local kennel clubs will host all-breed dog shows, dog obedience competitions and rally trials as part of the Kennel Club Dog Shows in the Graham Building. The Carolina Reptile and Exotic Animal Show will feature vendors selling reptiles, birds and mammals, cages, food and supplies. Live animal shows and…

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