Weekend Update: April 17-19

Cruise into the N.C. State Fairgrounds this weekend for the Goodguys 1st North Carolina Nationals

Calling all car lovers. The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is bring its popular event to North Carolina with the Goodguy 1st North Carolina Nationals. This show welcomes all makes and models 1972 and older and all years of American-made or powered vehicles. This event will feature more than 1,500 vehicles, Goodguys AutoCross racing competition, vendor exhibits, swap meet and AutoTrader Classics Car Corral, live music, free kids entertainment, model car show, cruisin’ and more. Stay late on Saturday night for the demolition derby. Event hours are Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. The Demolition derby starts Saturday at 5 p.m. Admission is $17 for ages 13 and up, $6 for ages 7 to 12, and free for ages 6 and under.  Events take place in the Exposition Center, Dorton Arena, Scott Building, Rand Grandstand, Martin Building and grounds.

Other events this weekend:

The North Central Open Benefit show is Saturday and Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. Proceeds benefit the Equestrian Western Club at NCSU and North Central District 4-H Horse Program.

On Saturday, the N.C. State University Pre-Veterinary Medical Association will host a Rally for Boo Radley fundraiser to benefit the Boo Radley Foundation and raise money for canine brain cancer research. Event includes a micro-chip clinic, demonstrations by a local K-9 unit, flyball demonstrations, and an adopt-a-thon. DJ and luminary lighting at the end of the day, and walk for cancer survivors, and in memory of loved ones lost. Admission is free and hours are noon to 8 p.m. To attend the event enter through Gate 6 on Youth Center Road.

The Southern Bridal Show and Expo is Sunday in the Graham Building. Brides-to-be can meet more than 150 Triangle-area wedding experts and enjoy wedding fashion previews featuring the latest trends in bridal wear and tuxedos. Pre-register and purchase tickets online to receive a discount. Event hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 per person (cash only).

The Raleigh Flea Market is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, featuring hundreds of dealers, craftsmen and booths.





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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