Weekend Update: Feb. 6-8

You still have time to check out the Southern Farm Show before the tractors leave the building.

Things will be mostly quiet this weekend at the fairgrounds while the Southern Farm Show moves out of all the building and grounds. The 39th-annual show, which features more than 500 manufacturers with expert advice and the latest farm equipment, supplies and services, ends Friday at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The grand finale of the Southern Farm Show is the Southern National Draft Horse Pull in the Hunt Horse Complex Friday night. Giant Percheron and Belgian draft horses from across the nation will compete for prize money. Pre-show entertainment includes horse-drawn equipment demonstrations, cowboy mounted shooting and a coon mule jump. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 6. Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

The Heart For a Heart Valentines Vendor Show will be Saturday in the Martin Building. Shop for last minute Valentine’s gifts at a variety of small business vendors. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Also on Saturday, The Hilltopper Indoor Tailgate Charity match, presented by theĀ  Triangle Area Polo Club will be at the Hunt Horse Complex. The match will benefit Clark’s Promise for the homeless. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are $1,500 per table, includes 12 tickets.

And rain or shine, the Raleigh Flea Market 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 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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