Weekend Update: Jan. 18-20

Piedmont Racing Expo & Auction takes place in the Exposition Center Friday and Saturday with a racing trade show and the area’s largest consignment auction of racing related parts, tools and equipment. The racing parts auction begins at 1 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. The rolling stock auction begins at 2 p.m. Saturday. Also on Saturday, the Fairgrounds Racer’s Reunion Autograph Session will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adult admission is $10 each day, ages 12 to 15 is $5 a day. Ladies and children under age 12 are admitted free. Show hours are Friday noon to 9 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

NCHJA “C” Indoor Hunter/Jumper Show takes place in the Hunt Horse Complex Friday through Sunday. The show begins daily at 8 a.m. and is free for spectators.

Young Champions Tri-State Cheer Showcase takes place in Dorton Arena on Saturday with cheerleading and hip-hop dance competitions. Hip-hop competitions start at 8:45 a.m. and cheer competitions start at 10:30 a.m. Spectator admission is free.

The Dixie Gun & Knife Classic will be held in the Graham Building on Saturday and Sunday, featuring modern and collectible firearms, custom made knives, hunting and fishing equipment, ammo, gun accessories, reloading supplies and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults and children under 12 are free with paying adult.

The Holshouser Building will host theĀ  Carolina Coin and Stamp Show Saturday and Sunday. Dealers will be buying and selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency, postcards and stamps. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

And the Raleigh Flea Market will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring a wide variety of items.

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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