Weekend Update: Feb. 10 -12

Dewayne Beamon fights for the title Saturday in Dorton Arena. (photo courtesy dewaynebeamon.com)

This weekend promises to be a knock-out when it comes to the weather and to Dorton Arena entertainment. On Friday night, Big Time Wrestling returns with WWE Hall of Famer “The Icon” Sting.  Doors open at 6 p.m. and bell time is 8 p.m. Tickets range from $20 for arena seating to $75 for VIP seats. Tickets will be sold at the Dorton Arena Box Office beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Check the website to purchase advance tickets and for more details.

On Saturday night,  boxing takes center stage with the main event featuring DeWayne Beamon vs Christian Esquivel. This is the first IBF/USBA Championship Title Fight in North Carolina for their weight division. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available online at dewaynebeamon.com or ETIX.com. The Dorton Arena Box Office opens at 6 p.m on Saturday. Floor seats are $65 and arena seats are $35.

Other events:

Carousel Farms American Bullriders Finals are Friday and Saturday at the Hunt Horse Complex featuring American Bullriders Finals, Bullriding and Barrel Racing Finals. Doors open at 6 p.m. Event starts at 7:30 p.m. each night. Admission is $17 for reserved seating, $12 for general admission and kids 5 and under are free. For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone, call 919-872-6898.

The Kids Exchange Consignment Sale is Friday through Sunday in the Exposition Center and Graham Building. Admission is free and most items will be half price on Sunday. Hours for the sale: Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, the sale will just be in the Graham Building.

The Kids Exchange Consignment Sale is Friday through Sunday.

Sports Card, Memorabilia & Comic Con is Friday through Sunday in the Scott Building. More than 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage to new sports cards, memorabilia and comics on over 225 tables. Featured autograph guests are Phil Ford, Koren Robinson, Lenny Rosenbluth, Rudy May and Howard Stevens. Show 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. Check the website for a discount admission coupon.

It is also going to be a beautiful weekend for the Raleigh Flea Market. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Commercial and Education buildings and surrounding grounds. Come explore the hundreds of booths filled with antiques, clothes and handcrafted goods this weekend.


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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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