Weekend Update: Feb. 5-7

The Southern National Draft Horse Pull is Friday at the horse complex (photo from Southern National Draft Horse Pull Facebook page)

The Southern National Draft Horse Pull is Friday (photo from Facebook)

There’s still time to visit The Southern Farm Show, the largest agriculture exposition in the Carolinas and Virginia. A major expansion onto the midway of the N.C. State Fairgrounds means even more equipment, experts and ideas. Filling the N.C. State Fairgrounds, the show features more than 500 manufacturers with expert advice and the latest farm equipment, supplies and services. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is free.

Other events this weekend:

Southern National Draft Horse Pull – Friday
Giant Percheron and Belgian draft horses from across the nation compete for prize money at the Hunt Horse Complex. Pre-show entertainment includes horse-drawn equipment demonstrations, Cowboy Mounted Shooting and Coon Mule Jump. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 in advance (available at the Graham Building during the Southern Farm Show) or $12 at the door.

Raleigh Flea Market – Saturday and Sunday
Raleigh Flea Market will be selling antiques, furniture, collectibles and more in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Star City Games Regionals – Saturday and Sunday
Calling all gamers! East Coast Gaming is hosting a MTG (Magic: The Gathering) tournament this weekend in the Holshouser Building.  Admission is $40. Following is the schedule of events: On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. each day and closes at 9:50 a.m. Player meeting begins at 10 a.m. Pre-registration for this event available at: www.e-c-gaming.com

Triangle Area Polo Club Match – Saturday and Sunday
Join us at Hunt Horse Complex for an evening of polo! The Hilltopper Indoor Tailgate Charity Match will benefit Clark’s Promise for the homeless. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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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