Weekend Update: July 8-10

RK prepper survival show


The State Fairgrounds will be home to everything from gemstones and scrapbooking supplies to horses and survival gear this weekend. Check out the variety of upcoming events:

The State 4-H Horse Show is Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for this event located in the Hunt Horse Complex. 4-H members from ages 5 to 18 will compete in speed, dressage and Western.

The Gem & Jewelry Show will be held Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Scott Building. Admission is free. The event is put on by Frank Cox Productions, with dealers selling items from crystal jewelry to giant shark’s teeth.

The Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Show is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Exposition Center. Tickets cover both days and are $6 online or $7 at the door. A special Make & Take Project Party Session will be held Friday from 7-10 p.m. Tickets for Friday are $35 each and can be purchased online at www.stampscraparttour.com.

The RK Prepper Show is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Graham Building. This event features vendors selling survival gear such as food preservation supplies, gardening tools and outdoors equipment. Adult admission is $12, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under. For discounted admission, go to www.rkpreppershows.com.

The Raleigh Flea Market is Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Commercial and Education building and surrounding grounds. Come explore hundreds of booths filled with antiques, clothes and handcrafted goods this weekend.



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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