Weekend Update: Feb. 26-28

BiGTimeWrestlingThis weekend at the fairgrounds is bound to be a knock out.

Dorton Arena will host wrestling and boxing this week. Big Time Wrestling takes over Dorton Arena on Friday and features Omega championship wrestling. The event includes steel cage matches, heavyweight championship and a lifetime achievement award will be presented to The Boogie Woogie Man, Jimmy Valiant. Meet and greet is 6 to 8 p.m. Bell time is 8 p.m. General admission is $15. Ringside and floor seating available for $25 to $50.

Nowhere to Run Boxing is Saturday and features Dewayne Beamon, Main Event North Carolina’s number 1 boxer. Doors open at 7 p.m. Ringside seats are $40, floor seats are $20 and arena seats are $10. Advance tickets can be purchased online.

Other events this weekend:

Raleigh Indoors Winter Classic ‘A’ Hunter Jumper Show – Thursday through Sunday
This USEF National ‘A’ Rated hunter jumper show takes place at the Hunt Horse Complex. Shows are daily at 8 a.m. and spectator admission is free.

Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza – Friday through Sunday
This antique show features more than 125 exhibitors, from Florida to New England, selling quality antiques and old collectibles in the Exposition Center. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 per day or $8 for a weekend pass. Ages 12 and under are admitted free.

The Body Mind Spirit Expo – Saturday and Sunday
This is a holistic living expo featuring health, wellness and metaphysical booths and lectures, intuitive readings, enlightened art, crystals, massage and chiropractic. Body Mind Spirit Expo is the largest health and wellness expo in the U.S. Come explore over 100 exhibitor booths and 70 free lectures in the Scott Building. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend Admission is $10 and covers both days. Children under age 10 are admitted free. Visit the web site for a $1 discount coupon.

Capital City Gun Show – Saturday and Sunday
This is a buy – sell -trade event for guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and anything related to shooting sports. Event hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Graham Building. Daily admission is $10 for ages 12 and up. Saturday admission good for both days. Discount coupons available in local newspapers and online.
Graham Building

Raleigh Flea Market – Saturday and Sunday.
Come check out hundreds of vendors selling antiques, furniture, collectibles and more in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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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