Weekend Update: April 27-29

The Temptations Review is coming to Dorton Arena this Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

You’ll find a lot to love at the fairgrounds this weekend, including the Southern Women’s Show, Knight Southeastern Doll & Bear Show,  horse shows and performances by The Temptations Review and The Embers, as well as hundreds of vendors at the Raleigh Flea Market. Read on for more information about these great events.

Southern Women’s Show
Enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Southern Women’s Show in the Graham Building and Expo Center this Friday through Sunday. Relax with spa treatments and makeovers; shop for clothes, jewelry and gifts; sample gourmet food and wine; and learn how to improve your lifestyle.The event is open Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $10 at the door; admission for children ages 6 to 12 is $5. Information on discounted admission tickets and a detailed schedule of events are available at www.southernshows.com/wra

Knight Southeastern Doll & Bear Show
If you collect dolls or bears, make sure to stop by the Knight Southeastern Doll & Bear Show in the Scott Building Saturday. Dealers from across the region will be selling dolls and bears of all types and styles, as well as doll furniture, accessories and related items. Doors are open 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children under 12. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform also will receive free admission.

Triangle Wide Horseman’s Association Show
The Triangle Wide Horseman’s Association is partnering with Four Beats for Pleasure to bring the May Days in April Horse Show to the Hunt Horse Complex Saturday and Sunday. This two-day open horse show will feature Western, hunt seat and saddle seat classes. Shows start daily at 8 a.m. The event also will include a versatility class Saturday night. Spectator admission is free.

The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards with Special Guest The Embers
The smooth sounds of Motown will fill Dorton Arena Sunday night for the 2012 Spring Oldies Music Show, a fundraiser to benefit the Raleigh Professional Firefighters Association. Come see musical performances by The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards and The Embers. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 5:30. Admission to the show is $26.

In addition to these amazing events, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:

May 5: North Carolina Persian Festival
May 9: Community Health Screening Day
May 12-13: Mid Atlantic Hound Association Dog Show
May 18-20: Got to Be NC Festival
May 23-26: Southern States Regional Morgan Horse Show

About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.

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