Wake County Libraries Book Sale, Dixie Gun and Knife Classic and more this weekend

Books as far as the eye can see (well, almost) at the Wake County Book Sale.

Calling all bookworms! The popular Wake County Public Library Festival of Reading and Book Sale is this weekend in the Exposition Center. Books are copies that have been pulled from circulation or come from donations. All books are in good condition. Plenty of bestsellers are up for grabs, as well as cookbooks, textbooks and books on history and religion. Cash, checks and all major credit cards accepted. Admission is free.Customers can bring wagons and carts to assist with their purchases. Daily door prizes are given.
Hours and Prices:
Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (buy one/get one free on Friday): hardbound books $4; paperbacks and children’s books $2
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Buy one/get one free): hardbound books $2; paperbacks and children’s books, $1
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Box of books, $3. Boxes are provided while supplies last.

Neuse River Train’s SPRING into Trains Show is Saturday in the Scott Building. This is a model railroad show and sale sponsored by Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club, a nonprofit educational organization chartered to promote the hobby of model railroading. There will be several operating layouts on display with vendors selling train-related merchandise. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7 for ages 12 and older. Admission is free for 11 and under when accompanied by an adult. $1 discount coupon available with club flyer, The News & Observer coupon, or click on our website.

Dixie Gun & Knife Classic is Saturday and Sunday in the Graham Building. Buy, sell or trade modern and collectible firearms, custom-made knives, hunting and fishing equipment, ammo, gun accessories, reloading supplies and more. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults and children under 12 are free with paying adult. Visit the Dixie Gun and Knife Classic website for a $1 discount admission coupon.

One Tribe Fest 2017 is Saturday and Sunday in the Holshouser Building.  This event helps support North Carolina communities, businesses, healers and artists and promotes a place for all to unite, hear live music; to see, touch and purchase works of art, buy fair trade and natural products, receive insight from holistic healers, intuitive readers and wellness coaches. The event includes live music, exhibits, lectures, yoga, meditations, dance movement, group healing and kid’s interactive area with outdoor activities.
Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes five raffle tickets. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

The Original Coin & Currency Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Martin Building. The show offers a variety of numismatic items including rare coins, precious metals, paper money, tokens, coin collecting books and supplies. Bring your coins and currency to be appraised or to sell. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission.

The Spa and Swim Show will be Friday through Sunday in Dorton Arena.  The show features hot tubs, swim spas and everything needed to create a backyard oasis. Hours are Friday, noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

The Raleigh Flea Market is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Check out the Commercial and Education buildings and outdoors grounds for your next treasure.

About Funhouse

On the blog I go by Fun House (AKA Heather Overton). At the Fair you'll find me checking out the blue ribbon winners or hanging out in Heritage Circle. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite part of the Fair, but I can tell you one thing I hate - leaving it on the last day. I can't wait for opening day!

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