Weekend Update: April 26-28

The Southern Women's Show features makeovers and more. (Photo courtesy the Southern Women's Show)

The Southern Women’s Show takes over the Graham and Expo buildings Friday through Sunday, featuring vendors offering spa treatments and makeovers, clothes, jewelry and gifts, gourmet food and wine, travel ideas, beauty tips, health screenings, cooking classes, fashion shows and more. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door for adults or $5 for children ages 6 to 12.  A $5 return ticket can be purchased at the show office and used with original ticket stub for return visit to the show.

On Friday night, Motown visits Dorton Arena to benefit the Raleigh Professional Firefighters Association. The Spinners will perform their classic hits, along with the East Coast Rythmn & Blues Band. Legendary DJ Steve Hardy will emcee this annual fundraiser. General admission is $26. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8.

The Knight Southeastern Doll & Bear Show will take place Saturday in the Scott Building. Dealers from five states will feature antique and modern dolls and bears of all types and styles, doll furniture, accessories and related items, artist bears, supplies and doll repair services. Show hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children under age 12 and Girl Scouts in uniform.

The Easter Bunny Quarter Horse Circuit Horse Show takes place through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. This American Quarter Horse show, features an exhibitors party and Queen’s Contest. Shows begin daily at 8 a.m. Free admission.

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

About Firecracker

Firecracker (aka Jen Kendrick) Appears as a guest blogger with a special 22-year history with the State Fair. She now works with the N.C. Pork Council, but she still lends a hand in the press office when she can. Thanks, Firecracker!

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