Weekend Update: June 14-16

This weekend packs a punch at the fairgrounds in Raleigh; whatever your interests, there’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy.

The Tarheel Triple Classic Quarter Horse Show will stretch from June 13-22, including this weekend in the Hunt Horse Complex.

The Maker Faire: NC show will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Kerr Scott Building. This creative display of American innovation will feature all things homemade, from cookies to robots. Maker Faire: NC will be a cross between craft fair, science fair and world’s fair all mixed together for an afternoon of hands-on learning and fun. Admission for the day is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-18, and free for children 5 and under.


SheekGeek at Maker Faire NC 2012

Photo of a woodworking exhibit at the Maker Faire: N.C. 2011.

Taking a broader scope to look at the world, celebrate World Refugee Day in the Martin Building from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday. World Refugee Day is a national event that will feature music, dance and cultural exhibits. Take time to learn about the 43.7 million refugees and displaced people around the world at this free event.

Saturday evening will feature BaJo La Gloria De Dios,  a free Hispanic Christian concert in Dorton Arena. Veronica Leal, Egleyda Belliard, Inmer Benitez and Jose Luis Reyes will be performing. The concert, which is presented by Radio Vision 540 AM, begins at 7 p.m., and doors will open at 6 p.m.

The Capital City Gun Show will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Graham Building. Attendees can buy, sell and trade guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and other related merchandise. Show hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for ages 13 and up; discount coupons are available on this weblink and in local newspapers.

About Jane Deere

My name is Rebecca, but around here, you can call me Jane Deere. My love for the State Fair and all that it brings - John Deere tractors, the barbecue sundae and Midway lights at night - is what landed me here. After interning in 2013, I'm back with the Deep Fried crew to enjoy the fair for a few days.

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