Weekend Update: July 15-17

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Circo Hermanos Vazquez

You can catch a horse show in the morning, antiques in the afternoon and a circus at night this weekend at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Not to be forgotten is the free Children’s Good News Spectacular on Saturday. Upcoming events include:

The Triangle Wide Horseman’s Association Open Horse Show is Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. daily in the Hunt Horse Complex. Admission is free. The event will feature Halter, Western, English and Saddle seat classes for all horse breeds.

The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza is Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Exposition Center. Admission is $7 per day and $8 for a weekend pass. Check www.antextofnc.com for admission coupons. This event will feature over 125 exhibitors selling antiques and collectibles like Victorian furniture, fine china and period clothing.

Circo Hermanos Vazquez is Friday at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Trinity/Blue Ridge Lot. Tickets start at $15 with discounts for seniors and free child admission with paid adult admission. This circus draws from the Hispanic heritage of its owners and performers and is known for its humorous skits as well as classic circus acts. Visit www.circovazquez.com for tickets.

The Raleigh Flea Market is Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. You’ll find antiques, clothing, and gifts offered by hundreds of dealers, craftsmen and booths.

The Children’s Good News Spectacular is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Graham Building. Admission is free. The event will feature inflatable games and rides, free carnival snacks, puppet shows and more.

The N.C. Quarter Horse Association Novice “No Bling” Show and Special Event is Saturday in the Barn E Ring of the Hunt Horse Complex. The BBHA Spring Fling Quarter Horse Show is Sunday in the Barn E Ring. Admission is free.



About Wildflower

I'm Wildflower (a.k.a Evie Fordham), and when the middle of October rolls around every year, you'll most likely find me strolling through the gardens, admiring the blue ribbon flowers, and sipping on lemonade at the State Fair. I'm having fun as a summer intern writing and researching about this North Carolina tradition!

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