Weekend Update: July 27-29

Horse shows and more this weekend at the N.C. State Fairgrounds

If you’ve never visited the Hunt Horse Complex, this is the weekend to do it. The complex will be the site of a hunter show and two dressage shows with free spectator admission for all events. The fairgrounds also will host a sports card and memorabilia show in the Scott Building and the Raleigh Flea Market in and around the Commercial and Education buildings. Read on for more details.

NCHJA Summer Indoors Horse Show
The N.C. Hunter Jumper Association Summer Indoors ‘C’ Horse Show will start Friday at the Hunt Horse Complex. The competition, organized by Triangle Farms, will feature hunter shows Friday to Sunday beginning daily at 8 a.m. Admission is free for spectators.

Raleigh Summer Dressage I & II Show
The other horse show is actually two shows in one. The Raleigh Summer Dressage I & II Show will feature dressage contests and dressage sport horse breeding classes. Dressage I classes will be held Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dressage II classes are Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for spectators both days.

Sportscard and Memorabilia Show
More than 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading sports cards and memorabilia in the Scott Building Friday to Sunday. The show is open Friday from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for a daily pass, or $7 for a weekend pass. Admission is free for children under 16.

The N.C. State Fair is less than 80 days away. Don’t forget to save money on gate, ride and concert tickets by buying early. Advance tickets go on sale Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. at www.ncstatefair.org.




About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.

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