Weekend Update: Dec. 7-9

Wouldn't you like to find this under your Christmas tree?

Things are starting to wind down at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, but we still have some exciting events planned for this weekend. The popular Raleigh Flea Market will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. With more than 100 vendors, it’s a great opportunity to take care of the stocking stuffers and other holiday shopping you still need to do. Read on to learn more about the other events planned for this weekend:

Classic Car Auction
If you’re hoping to surprise your loved one with a car this Christmas, you may want to attend the Classic Car Auction Friday and Saturday. More than 250 vintage vehicles will be on display and up for auction in the Graham and Expo buildings.  Auctions start Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. A public preview will take place Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Admission is $10 per day for adults or $15 for a two-day pass. Admission for children under 13 is $5 per day or $7 for both days.

Bulls, Bells & Barrels
Carousel Farms presents this championship bull riding event. There will be barrel racing, Christmas shopping and family friendly activities such as pony rides and a mechanical bull. Shows start Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children under 6.


Upcoming Events
Go ahead and mark your calendar for these great events happening at the fairgrounds in the coming weeks.

Dec. 14-16: Sportscard and Sports Memorabilia Show

Dec. 15: Young Champions of America Cheer Competition

Dec. 15-16: Capital City Gun Show

Dec. 28-30: “Meowing in the New Year” Cat Show

Dec. 28-31: Raleigh Indoor Holiday Classic Horse Show


About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.

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