Weekend Update: Jan. 24-26

The Girls World Expo will be held Sunday, Jan. 26 in the Exposition Center (photo courtesy girlsworldexpo.com)

Need plans this weekend? Here’s a look at the fantastic line up of events at the Fairgrounds:

The popular Kids Exchange Consignment Sale is returning to the Graham Building and Exposition Center this weekend, featuring more than 3 acres of gently used clothes, toys, accessories, furniture, bedding, books, videos and more. The sale is open to the public on Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and most items offered for half price on Sunday. The sale will be in the Graham Building only on Sunday, Jan. 26.

The Girls World Expo will be held Sunday in the Exposition Center. This is the first year this nationwide event has been held in Raleigh. The free expo is for girls ages 11 to 18 and features seminars, workshops, entertainment, demonstrations and a shopping marketplace. Hours are noon – 5 p.m.

The TET Festival (Vietnamese New Year Celebration) will be held on Saturday in the Scott Building. This cultural celebration will feature food, vendors, martial arts demonstrations and children’s dancing. Hours are 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and admission is $5. An evening concert will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. admission is $40 and includes admission to the festival. For more information, email henryln@gmail.com.

DogGoneFast Flyball Club Flyball Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Holshouser Building. Flyball is a fast-paced family-oriented dog sport that has become a hit on Animal Planet and ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spectators and leashed dogs are welcome to come and watch. Admission is free.

The Raleigh Winter Indoor Hunter Jumper Show will be at the Hunt Horse Complex starting Thursday until Sunday. The show starts at 8 a.m. daily and spectator admission is free.

The North Carolina All-School Cheer and Dance Championship and “Champions of the East” All-Star Cheer and Dance Competition will be Saturday in Dorton Arena. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the competition begins at 9 a.m. The event features cheerleaders and dancers of all ages competing to win their age divisions and grand champion. Admission is $15 for ages four and up.

Come and enjoy plenty of free parking and of course, don’t forget that the Raleigh Flea Market takes place each Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.




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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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