Weekend Update: June 1-3

The North Carolina Junior Beef Roundup is this weekend in the Graham Building.

It’s a weekend of beef, bottles, horses and collectibles at the State Fairgrounds. The showers are expected to pass this evening, and according to local meteorologists, the remainder of the weekend promises to be beautiful. So, come out and enjoy the Raleigh Flea Market and several special events, including:

North Carolina Junior Beef Roundup
Youth from across the state will compete in the North Carolina Junior Beef Roundup in the Graham Building Saturday and Sunday. The roundup includes steer and breed shows, a showmanship competition, skills and leadership development, and family activities. Competitions begin Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. Admission is free for spectators.

Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show
The Raleigh Bottle Club will host its annual bottle show at the Martin Building Saturday. Check out tables of antique  and collectible bottles, plus purchase bottles to take home. Doors open at 9 a.m. Admission is $3.  Event hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $3.

Capital Dressage Classic
The Capital Dressage Classic will be held at the Hunt Horse Complex Friday through Sunday. The event features dressage competitions and a vendor fair. Event hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free for spectators.

Live Estate Gun, Coin, & Toy Auction
Saturday, the Holshouser Building will host a live estate auction for collectors of of guns, coins and antique toys. There will be a large assortment of brands, models and custom pieces. An auction preview will start at 8 a.m., followed by the auction at 10. Admission is free. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted with identification. No personal weapons or ammo will be allowed.

Old North State Antique Gun & Military Collector Show
The Carolina Trader will take over the Scott Building for the Old North State Antique Gun & Military Collector Show. Antique guns, U.S. and foreign military arms and memorabilia will be on display and available for purchase and trade. The show also includes relics, books, uniforms and insignias. In addition, experts will be on hand to offer free appraisals. Show hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $1 for children 6 -12 and free for children under 6.

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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