Weekend Update: Aug. 24-26

There are a lot of fun things happening at the fairgrounds this weekend. Check out our list below to find out more about the upcoming events.

Stop by the fairgrounds for the Raleigh Flea Market and other fun events.

Raleigh Flea Market
Hundreds of vendors, selling everything from clothes to cabinets, set up at the Raleigh Flea Market each week. It’s a great place to bring your family and explore. The flea market is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check out this awesome News & Observer photo gallery from last weekend about the cast of characters you’ll find at the market.

NCHJA ” C” Indoors Horse Show
Triangle Farms presents another hunter horse show at the Hunt Horse Complex.  These shows are NCHJA “C” rated shows and most of the competitors will be from North Carolina. Shows start at 8 a.m. Friday to Sunday. Admission is free for spectators.

8th Annual Children’s Good News Spectacular
Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater Raleigh Area will host a family-friendly event Saturday in the Graham Building. Children can enjoy inflatable games and rides, food and other entertainment. The event is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Body Mind Spirit Expo
The Scott Building will host a holistic living expo Saturday and Sunday. The show features health, wellness and metaphysical booths, as well as educational lectures. The Body Mind Spirit Expo is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission for both days is $12 for adults. Admission is free for children under 10.

That’s what’s going on this weekend. Remember, the N.C. State Fair is just seven weeks away. Admission, ride and concert tickets are now available online at www.ncstatefair.org. Buying in advance can save you a lot of money, especially if you love the carnival rides. For example, a sheet of 18 ride tickets is $18 at the fair, but you can get one for $10 if you buy in advance. Plus, if you spend just $40, you can earn a free admission ticket through the Early Bird Special.

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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