Weekend Update: Dec. 2-4

nestforlessGet The Nest for less!

It’s time to clear the shelves of the State Fair Nest souvenir shop just in time to save for everyone on your gift list. State Fair staff will be at the Raleigh Flea Market this weekend by the Administration Building on Saturday and Sunday with discounted State Fair merchandise, including t-shirts, pint glasses, hats and more. All 2016 logo merchandise will be 50 percent off and all other merchandise will be 25 percent off. Check out the album of available merchandise on Facebook.

The Fair will also offer special ticket packages, with a complimentary holiday card. Packages include:

  • One State Fair ornament plus two adult admission tickets to the 2017 N.C. State Fair: $30
  • One Casey Cardinal plus two adult admission tickets to the 2017 N.C. State Fair: $20
  • One State Fair t-shirt (red unisex “Fair Line” or gray women’s “Tattoo”) plus one adult admission ticket to the 2017 N.C. State Fair: $15.

2017 N.C. State Fair admission tickets are only valid October 12-22, 2017. There is a limit of 200 total tickets to be sold in this promotion.

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Other Events:

The Scandinavian Christmas Fair transports visitors back in time through an authentic celebration of holiday traditions found in Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, Norway and Denmark. This event is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Holshouser Building. Adult admission is $7, and children ages 12 and under are admitted free. The Christmas fair features cultural exhibits, homemade foods, children’s activities and the time-honored Lucia procession.

Other events this weekend include:

The Raleigh Classic Car Auction is Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Graham Building and the Exposition Center. Adult admission is $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass; admission for children 12 and under is $5 per day or $7 for a two-day pass. Admission is free to registered bidders. Over 250 vintage vehicles from four private collections will be for sale.

The Toy Train Sale and Swap Meet is Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Scott Building. Adult admission is $6, and children ages 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. This event will feature more than 100 vendors as well as workshops and minor on-site repairs. Go to www.se-tca.org for more information.

The Holiday Classic Open Horse Show is Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Hunt Horse Complex. Admission is free. This event offers western, hunter and saddleseat divisions.

The Raleigh Flea Market is Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Commercial and Education building and surrounding grounds. Come explore the hundreds of booths filled with antiques, clothes and handcrafted goods this weekend.

X-Evolution Cheerleading event is Sunday in Dorton Arena. More information, including competition times and admission is at http://cheerextreme.com/

About Wildflower

I'm Wildflower (a.k.a Evie Fordham), and when the middle of October rolls around every year, you'll most likely find me strolling through the gardens, admiring the blue ribbon flowers, and sipping on lemonade at the State Fair. I'm having fun as a summer intern writing and researching about this North Carolina tradition!

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