Weekend Update: April 18-20

The circus is in town this weekend at the fairgrounds. Come visit the biggest circus held under a tent.

Enjoy the long Easter weekend with a family trip to the Cole Brother Circus at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Cole Brothers Circus claims to be the “World’s Largest Circus Under The Big Top!” This circus has all of the traditional circus elements, including tigers, elephants, comedy dogs, clowns, showgirls, acrobats, high wire acts, the Globe of Death and the human cannonball. Look for the big top outside of Gate 10 at the corner of Trinity and Blue Ridge roads. Show times are Thursday and Friday, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Admission is $21 for adults and $16 for children in general admission, $25 for adults and $20 for children in rows 6 to 14, or $27 for adults and $22 for children in the first five rows. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. each day.

Other events this weekend:

The Raleigh Flea Market is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, featuring hundreds of dealers, craftsmen and booths. Check out this recent article in The New & Observer about “Top Hat Jack,” a vendor at the Raleigh Flea Market.

The 42nd Annual Raleigh Hamfest will be Saturday in the Graham Building. This is a huge electronic flea market for new & used amateur radio and electronic equipment. Amateur Radio License examinations start at 9 a.m. Other events include forums, construction projects and a youth lounge. Show hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $8.

The Sportscard and Sports Memorabilia Show is Saturday in the Scott Building. Nearly 75 exhibitors will be selling sportscards and collectibles on 160 tables at the show. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults and children ages 15 and under are admitted free.

Calvary Chapel Cary will hold an Easter Services Sunday in Dorton Arena. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. and the worship service begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at noon. Everyone is invited to attend. Admission is free. Childcare is available from 6 weeks old through 4 years old. The service will be signed for the deaf and interpreted in Spanish.

Enjoy Easter Sunday service in Dorton Arena starting at 10 a.m. (photo courtesy of Calvary Chapel in Cary)

Annual Holiday Classic Open Horse Show is Saturday and Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. Show proceeds will benefit the Equestrian Western Club at NCSU and the North Central District 4-H Program.

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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