Weekend Update: August 2-4

With over 30 tractor trailer loads of merchandise, there's a surprise around every corner at the TROSA Mega Yard Sale!

The Dixie Gun & Knife Classic will be held in the Graham Building this weekend. Exhibitors will show modern and collectible firearms, custom-made knives, hunting and fishing equipment, ammunition, gun accessories and reloading supplies. Admission is $8 for adults, and free for children 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult. Visit the show’s website for a $1 discount admission coupon. Event hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Come see a great selection of beads and bead-related items from vendors across the country at the Bead Mercantile Show in the Scott Building. Exhibitors will be selling handmade glass beads, pewter and seed beads, semiprecious gemstones, cord and other items needed to make beaded jewelry. Workshops are available; see website for more information. Event hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. General admission of $6 is discounted to $3 with registration at door or online; children ages 16 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

The Johnston County Horse Show Series will run Saturday and Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. The shows will feature open, dressage and hunter jumper competitions. Admission is free, and shows run 9 a.m.-6 p.m. both days.

In addition to the Raleigh Flea Market, you can stop by the TROSA Yard Sale in the Expo Center for a good deal. The yard sale benefits Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers. The show will run 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; admission is free.  All proceeds directly support more than 400 men and women who are striving to achieve and maintain their recovery from substance abuse at TROSA, a nonprofit organization based in Durham. Have a few minutes to spare? Watch this amazing video”>, which offers a glimpse into TROSA’s mission and the lives of the men and women TROSA serves.

TROSA is an innovative, multi-year residential program that enables substance abusers to be productive, recovering individuals by providing comprehensive treatment, work-based vocational training, education, and continuing care.

About Jane Deere

My name is Rebecca, but around here, you can call me Jane Deere. My love for the State Fair and all that it brings - John Deere tractors, the barbecue sundae and Midway lights at night - is what landed me here. After interning in 2013, I'm back with the Deep Fried crew to enjoy the fair for a few days.

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