Weekend Update: August 10-12

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes a baby in a baby carriage. No matter what stage of life you are in, there’s something for you this weekend at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Love, marriage or children? We've got you covered this weekend at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Whether it’s puppy love or the real deal, there’s nothing quite like spending time strolling through the Raleigh Flea Market with your special someone. You can spend a few minutes or a few hours browsing the vendor booths. The market is open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you’re preparing for a stroll down the aisle in the near future, then you need to stop by the Southern Bridal Show and Expo in the Graham Building. More than 150 Triangle wedding experts will be on hand to offer advice and prepare you for your big day. The expo is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door (cash only), or $8 in advance.

The Scott Building is the place to be this weekend for parents and children of all ages. The Children’s Spring Clothing and Baby Equipment Sale will be held Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event, sponsored by Triangle Mothers of Twins & Triplets, will have a large selection of used clothing, toys, games and equipment. Members can take advantage of an additional preview night Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, the Scott Building will host the Toy Train Sale and Swap Meet. More than 100 vendors will have an assortment of trains, accessories, tracks, switches and more. There also will be an auction and special raffle. The doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children under 13 with a paying adult.

So there you go. It’s a weekend of love, marriage and babies at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Don’t forget, tickets are now on sale for the 2012 N.C. State Fair, Oct. 11-21. Buy in advance and save on gate, ride and concert tickets. You can purchase tickets now at www.ncstatefair.org.






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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