Weekend Update: April 29 – May 1

Attention brides-to-be. Sunday is your day to come to the Jim Graham Building for the Southern Bridal Show and Expo. You can meet the more than 150 Triangle wedding experts on-site and enjoy wedding fashion previews. This show promises to be the ultimate one-stop shopping even with food, fun and fashion. Pre-register and purchase tickets on line to receive a discount. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 (cash only).

Other events this weekend:

Easter Bunny Quarter Horse Circuit Horse Show will be at the Hunt Horse Complex. Show begins daily at 8 a.m. Free spectator admission.

NC Strongest Man & Woman is Saturday in Dorton Arena. Come see more than 200 athletes compete in five strongman lift competitions for the state championship. This is a free spectator admission event. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Toy Train Sale and Swap Meet is in the Scott Building.  More than 100 vendors featuring Lionel, K-Line, MTH, Weaver, Atlas, American Flyer, Marklin Bachmann, Varney “N”, “HO”, “O”, “S” and “G” gauge trains, accessories, track, switches, hard-to-find parts and other toy-train-related items. Event features kids club activities, hands-on layouts and train races for children. Workshops and minor on-site repairs also available. The auction begins at 1 p.m. and a special raffle is at 3 p.m. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, free for children under age 13 accompanied by paying adult.

One Tribe Fest 2016 is in the Holshouser Building. This 2-day community event showcases local artisans and businesses, crafters, natural products, jewelry, holistic healers, intuitive readers, wellness coaches, as well as healing crystals, angelic art, live music, drum circle, food and more. Hours are Saturday, 9:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 9:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes five raffle tickets. Under age 12 admitted free.

The springtime temperatures will also make it the perfect weekend for strolling the Raleigh Flea Market. Find mom something one-of-a-kind at hundreds of vendors in the  Commercial and Education building and outside grounds. Flea market hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Spend some time at the Raleigh Flea Market. Open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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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