Weekend Update: Jan. 8-10

The fishing event of the year is this weekend in the Graham Building and Exposition Center.

The fishing event of the year is this weekend in the Graham Building and Exposition Center.

It may only be January, but the Bass & Salt Water Fishing Expo in the Exposition Center and Graham Building this weekend will be the fishing event of the year. Whether you’re looking to restock the tackle box, find out how to fish the hottest lure on the market, buy the boat to put you on the water or simply come connect with other fishing enthusiasts, the Fishing Expo is for you. More than 150 vendors will feature items ranging from lead weights to salt water fishing boats. Admission is good all three days. Show hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 60 and over, $5 for junior anglers ages 6-12. Ages 5 and under admitted free. Visit the website for advance tickets and more info.

Other events this weekend:

Carolina Piedmont Dog Agility will be at the Hunt Horse Complex. Hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Spectator admission is free.

North Carolina Rally with Senator Marco Rubio will be Saturday in the Holshouser Building. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the event begins at 4:30. Parking will be available on site. Attendees are advised to enter from Trinity Road at Gate 9. Free admission tickets available at door until building meets capacity and in advance at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-carolina-rally-with-marco-rubio-tickets-20256771549

Champions in Motion 2016 Regional Cheer Competition is Saturday in Dorton Arena. The competition is for ages 4 to 14 and will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Spectator admission is free.

92nd North State Toy & Hobby Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Scott Building. Items for sale include antique to modern collectible toys, die-cast and plastic models, Star Wars, Hot Wheels, Yu-gi-oh, Lord of Rings, sci-fi toys, Western toys, and other collectibles. More than 70 exhibitors buying, selling and trading. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 daily and a weekend pass is available for $7. Ages 15 and under will be admitted free.

As usual, the 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.

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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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