Weekend Update: Dec. 13-15

This weekend at the fairgrounds the popular Bulls, Bells and Barrels show will take place in the Hunt Horse Complex on Friday and Saturday. This event features championship bull riding and barrel racing. Western and equestrian-themed Christmas items will also be available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10, VIP admission is $15, and children ages 5 and under get in free. More information is available at www.carouselfarmsraleigh.com.

Other events this weekend:

Sports Card and Sports Memorabilia Show

More than 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage and new sports cards, memorabilia, NASCAR items and more in the Scott Building. Featured autograph guests include Negro League players Pedro Sierra, Jim Robinson and Sam Allen. James Spence Authentication will be authenticating and accepting raw cards for submission to Beckett for grading. Hours are Friday, 2 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 daily or $7 for a weekend pass. Free admission for ages 15 and under. Discount admission coupons are available at www.insidepitchpromotions.com.

Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina presents Drag Bingo

This event is the annual fundraiser for the AASC and will be held Saturday in the Holshouser Building. It has helped raise more than $750,000 for people in the community living with HIV and advanced HIV. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $25 and tickets are available at the door. More information is available at www.aas-c.org.

The Raleigh Flea Market will also be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More than 600 vendors, offering everything from antiques and collectibles to handicrafts, furniture, homemade goodies, clothing and jewelry, will be on the grounds and in the Commercial and Education buildings.




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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