Weekend Update: July 31-Aug. 2

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, the N.C. State Fairgrounds will be pretty busy. As usual, the Raleigh Flea Market will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. One of the largest flea market in the Southeast, the Raleigh Flea Market features items from more than 600 vendors.

At the Raleigh Flea Market you can find everything from bicycles to gourmet spices.

At the Raleigh Flea Market you can find everything from bicycles to gourmet spices.

You can also enjoy these special events:

Dixie Gun and Knife Classic, Aug. 1 and 2
Lovers of the outdoors will enjoy the Dixie Gun and Knife Classic in the Graham Building Saturday and Sunday. At this trade and sale show, visitors will find modern and collectible firearms, custom-made knives, hunting and finishing equipment, gun accessories and more. Hours are Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults and free for children under 12 accompanied by a paying adult. You can find a $1 discount admission coupon here.

Bead and Mercantile Show, Aug. 1 and 2
The Bead and Mercantile Show will take place on the other side of the fairgrounds in the Kerr Scott Building Saturday and Sunday. Attendees will find a great selection of beads from vendors from across the country and world, selling everything from handmade artisan glass beads to threads and cord. Workshops will also be offered. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. General admission of $6 is discounted to $3 when you register online. Children under 16 are admitted for free but must be accompanied by an adult.

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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