Weekend Update: Feb. 3-5

The Southern Farm Show wraps up today at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

The Southern Farm Show, the largest agriculture exposition in the Carolinas and Virginia, wraps up today at the State Fairgrounds. More than 500 farm-equipment vendors, agricultural experts and commodity groups will be set up until 4 p.m. After the show, head over to the Hunt Horse Complex for the Southern National Draft Horse Pull at 6 p.m.

The Southern Farm Show took up most of the fairgrounds this week, but there are other events going on this weekend at the Hunt Horse Complex and Scott Building. On Saturday and Sunday, you can swing by the Hunt Horse Complex and watch the Double L Bar Cowboy Mounted Shooters competition. Competitions start Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.

Train enthusiasts should make plans to visit the Scott Building on Sunday for the Toy Train Sale and Swap Meet. The meet is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and more than 100 vendors are expected to be in attendance. Admission is $6 for adults and free for children under 13 if accompanied by a paying adult.

And, if farm equipment, trains or shooting competitions aren’t your fancy, you can always find something at the Raleigh Flea Market. The largest flea market in Raleigh features hundreds of vendors selling everything from antiques and furniture to books and barbecue sauce. The flea market is open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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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