Graham Building offers several ways to learn about ag

Many people head to the Graham Building to see the cows, but that’s not the only attraction in the building. If you look to the side of the show rings, you’ll notice the Moovie Theater, a 15-foot LED screen highlighting farms and farming practices from across the state. If you need a break, take a seat on one of the wooden benches and enjoy the videos. It’s a 3-hour loop, so if you really need a rest. You can even charge your phone while you’re sitting there. This corner of the building is sponsored by the barnyard – the N.C….

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Meet the Superintendent: Don Edwards

Every year at the State Fair, there are hundreds of different competitions to enter. Each category of competitions is managed by its own superintendent who oversees the show schedules, volunteers, and operations. This year the poultry show will have a new superintendent, Don Edwards, but he is hardly new to the event. Edwards has been working with the show for 25 years, helping to set up the competitions and get youth more involved. “This year is the first time I have the title of superintendent,” Edwards said. “This may be my first year as superintendent, but I have years of…

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Weekend Update: July 22-24

  Parents seeking to outfit their ever-growing children are in luck because the popular Kids Exchange Consignment Sale is this weekend in the Graham Building and the Exposition Center. Sale hours are Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, and most of the clothes, toys and other items are a third of their original price. Register to sell items at www.kidsexchange.net. All items are marked half-price on Sunday. Other events include: The Artisan and Craftsman Benefit Expo is Saturday from 10 a.m….

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Weekend Update: July 15-17

You can catch a horse show in the morning, antiques in the afternoon and a circus at night this weekend at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Not to be forgotten is the free Children’s Good News Spectacular on Saturday. Upcoming events include: The Triangle Wide Horseman’s Association Open Horse Show is Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. daily in the Hunt Horse Complex. Admission is free. The event will feature Halter, Western, English and Saddle seat classes for all horse breeds. The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza is Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m….

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Weekend Update: July 8-10

  The State Fairgrounds will be home to everything from gemstones and scrapbooking supplies to horses and survival gear this weekend. Check out the variety of upcoming events: The State 4-H Horse Show is Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for this event located in the Hunt Horse Complex. 4-H members from ages 5 to 18 will compete in speed, dressage and Western. The Gem & Jewelry Show will be held Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in…

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Weekend Update: June 24-26

Discover the Dinosaurs in the Expo Center

Visitors to the State Fairgrounds can travel back to prehistoric times via the Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit on Friday from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Graham Building. This event will feature a life-like interactive dinosaur exhibit as well as a Dino Dig, face painting and Dino Mini-Golf. To purchase tickets, visit www.discoverthedinosaurs.com. Other events this weekend include: The Raleigh Money Expo is Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Exposition Center. Admission…

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Weekend Update: June 17-19

The State Fairgrounds will be filled with classic cars, toys and miscellaneous treasures this weekend. Upcoming events include: The Raleigh Classic Car Auction is Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Graham Building and the Exposition Center. Adult admission is $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass; admission for children 12 and under is $5 per day or $7 for a two-day pass. Over 250 vintage vehicles from four private collections will be for sale. The North State Toy and Hobby Show is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10…

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