Weekend Update: Dec. 11-13


Shoes and apparel for the whole family at the Adidas Warehouse Clearance sale.

It’s a weekend of great deals at the Fairgrounds.

Adidas Warehouse Clearance Sale starts Thursday and runs through Sunday in the Expo Center. This is a warehouse clearance event and features huge savings on Adidas apparel, footwear and accessories. The sale promises the best prices of the year. Hours are Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 1o a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Wake County Public Library Festival of Reading and Book Sale is Thursday through Sunday in the Graham Building. This is the Wake County Library’s annual book sale. All books are in good condition. Some are pulled out of circulation, and others come from donations if library locations already have duplicate copies. Plenty of bestsellers are up for grabs, as well as cookbooks, textbooks and books on history and religion. Cash, checks and all major credit cards accepted. Admission is free and hours and prices are listed below:
Thursday 5 to 9 p.m.
Hardbound books $5; Paperbacks and Children’s materials $1
Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Hardbound books $4; Paperbacks and Children’s materials $1
Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Hardbound books $2; Paperbacks and Children’s materials $1
Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bag of books $2; Box of books $5
(Customers can bring wagons/carts)

Carousel Farms presents “Bulls, Bells, & Barrels” event Friday and Saturday at the Hunt Horse Complex. This popular event features championship bull riding, barrel racing, Western and equestrian Christmas shopping and entertainment for the whole family. General Admission is $12; VIP admission, $17; ages 5 and under are admitted free. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7:30.

More than 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage to new sportscards, memorabilia and more on 225 tables at the Sportscard and Sports Memorabilia Show in the Scott Building.  Featured autograph guest Denny Mclain, former Major League Baseball world champion, will be signing autographs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Huggins & Scott Auction House will be in attendance taking consignments for future auctions. Show Hours: Friday, 2 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is $5 daily or purchase a weekend pass for $7. Free admission for ages 15 and under. Check their website for discount admission coupon.

The North Carolina City of Oaks Beach Classic presented by EPIC Cheerleading is Saturday in Dorton Arena. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and features cheerleaders and dancers of all ages competing to win their age divisions and be named grand champion of this U.S. Finals event. Admission is $15 for ages 13 to 64; $9 for ages 6 to 12, over 65 and those with a military ID, children ages five and under are admitted free.

Celebrating it’s 45th year at the fairgrounds is the Raleigh Flea Market, one of the largest flea markets in the state. The market features hundreds of vendors in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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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