Weekend Update: Auto fest, autocross and more

Take a spin in your dream car at the Supercar Autocross Ride & Drive Experience this weekend

It’s a full house at the fairgrounds. Come on out and browse:

The Carolina Collector Auto Fest takes over Dorton Arena, the Graham Building and the grounds between the buildings this weekend. This event is celebrating its 32nd year and will include a swap meet with more than 100 vendors and an indoor and outdoor car corral for buying and selling. Friday and Saturday will have car and truck shows for 1900-1989 vehicle years. On Sunday, the inaugural XTREME Car & Truck Showdown will be held in the Graham Building. Come see the baddest, coolest, tallest, most customized, wildest cars and trucks around for model years 1990-2017. Show hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military and students, $5 for ages 11-15 and under age 10 are admitted free.

The Supercar Autocross Ride and Drive Experience is Saturday and Sunday in the Blue Ridge and Trinity Road lots. The event will offer a 60-minute group Ferrari and Lamborghini Agility Experience that will teach car enthusiasts how to drive an exotic sports car. Admission to participate in the Ferrari and Lamborghini Agility Experience is $99, and admission for family and friends to watch is free.

The Capital City Gun Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Graham Building. This is a buy, sell, trade event for guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and anything related to shooting sports. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 12 and up. Saturday admission good for both days. Discount coupons available in local newspapers and online at www.cegunshows.com.

The Chatlee Boat Show will be this weekend in the Scott Building

The Chatleee Boat Show and Sale will be in the Scott Building featuring a large selection of saltwater, skiffs, ski and deck boats. This show boasts a boat for every budget. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Triangle Farms Spring Indoor III NCHJA “C” Indoors Show starts Friday and runs through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. Daily shows begin at 8 a.m. Admission for spectators is free.

The Carolina Coin and Stamp Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Holshouser Building. Coins, postcards, stamps and availability of currency will be available. Dealers will be buying and selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Finally, come check out the Raleigh Flea Market, with hundreds of vendors in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. This market features something for everyone including military surplus, metal signs, outdoor items, antiques, collectibles, food, coins, used books, kitchenware, pet supplies, clothing boutiques and even a coffee shop.

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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