Weekend Update: July 10-12

After a fairly quiet Fourth of July weekend, the activity at the fairgrounds picks up this weekend with events for everyone, ranging from horse enthusiasts to crafters.


The State 4-H Horse Show will be at the Hunt Horse Complex through Sunday. This five-day horse show features over 2,600 entries in 123 classes, highlighting 4-H members ages 5 to 18. Competitors will exhibit their project animals and demonstrate a wide variety of riding disciplines, including games, dressage, saddle seat and Western. Admission is free for spectators.

Other events include:

Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show, July 10-12
Those who missed Frank Cox Productions’ 2015 Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show back in June have a second chance. This weekend numerous dealers will return to the Scott Building, offering a variety of gems, jewelry, crystals, rare minerals and beads. Giant shark teeth and fossils will also be on display. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission is free.

Rubber Stamp & Scrapbooking Show, July 10-12
Stamp Scrap Art Tour will hold its Rubber Stamp & Scrapbooking Show in the Exposition Center Friday through Sunday. Vendors will offer rubber stamps, scrapbook and paper crafts. There will also be classes during the event. Those interested in the Make-N-Take Special Event, Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. can pre-register for $35 here. The show is open to the general public Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A two-day general admission pass is $7 at the door.

RK Prepper Show, July 11 and 12
Survival and preparedness gear will be for sale at the Raleigh RK Prepper Show Saturday and Sunday in the Graham Building. Seminars will also be held daily by survival and preparedness experts. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. VIP admission is available online and is $15 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. General admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free. A $2 discount on general admission is available here.

Raleigh Flea Market, June 27 and 28
It looks like it will be a warm and rain-free weekend – perfect for perusing the Raleigh Flea Market. Hundreds of dealers, craftsmen and booths will have everything from unique collectibles, home decor, and household and handmade items for sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

About Super Shot

My name is Sarah Crump, however, in reference to all things “Deep Fried” I’ll be going by Super Shot —my all-time favorite N.C. State Fair ride. I’ve always been an adrenaline junkie and, for me, nothing could be more magical than enjoying the crisp autumn air and the sights, sounds and smells of the fair for the few seconds before the drop tower’s heart-stopping fall. I’ve attended the fair every year since before I can remember, so trust me when I say it’s a must-attend event. I am beyond excited to be the State Fair public relations intern this summer and I hope to get you all just as excited for all things fair-related through my posts.

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