Weekend Update: Feb. 22-24


Discover the Dinosaurs in the Expo Center

Discover the Dinosaurs in the Expo Center

Families can walk through prehistoric times at the Discover the Dinosaurs event Friday through Sunday in the  Exposition Center. This interactive exhibit takes adventurers through life-sized recreations of dinosaurs, plus the Dino Dig, Dino Theater, Gem & Fossil Panning, Dino Mini-Golf, face painting, rides and inflatables. The event is open Friday until 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets range from $12-$20.

The Carolina Rollergirls are back for a new season on their home track with a double header against Richmond’s River City Rollergirls Saturday in Dorton Arena. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. At 3 p.m., the Carolina Bootleggers face the Uncivil Warriors. At 5 p.m., the Carolina All-Stars take on Poe’s Punishers. All seats are general admission. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults; $10 for students, seniors 65+ and military with ID; and $5 for children 6 and under.

Holistic living is the focus of the Body Mind Spirit Expo in the Scott Building Saturday and Sunday, featuring health, wellness and metaphysical booths and lectures. Explore more than 100 exhibitor booths and 70 free lectures. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 10 and up and is good for both days. Visit the expo website for a discount coupon.

The Graham Building will host the Capital City Gun Show on Saturday and Sunday. The event is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily admission is $8 for adults ages 13 and up. Discount coupons available in local newspapers and on the show’s website. [NOTE: New restrictions are in place for gun shows at the fairgrounds. Read about the restrictions here.]

Double L Bar Cowboy Mounted Shooters will compete Saturday and Sunday in the Hunt Horse Complex.

And don’t forget about the Raleigh Flea Market, which will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with hundreds of vendors selling a wide variety of goods and services.

About Firecracker

Firecracker (aka Jen Kendrick) Appears as a guest blogger with a special 22-year history with the State Fair. She now works with the N.C. Pork Council, but she still lends a hand in the press office when she can. Thanks, Firecracker!

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