Weekend Update: June 15-17

Make your way to the N.C. State Fairgrounds this weekend.

We’ve got a lot of great events this weekend, including a celebration of homemade crafts and gizmos and educational demonstrations from local refugees. Plus, don’t miss the final weekend of the Tarheel Triple Classic at the Hunt Horse Complex. See below for more details about this weekend’s events.

Maker Faire: North Carolina
Maker Faire: North Carolina celebrates things people create themselves – from electronic gizmos to homemade clothes. Organizers describe the event as “equal parts craft fair, science fair and world’s fair rolled into one.” The event will be held in the Scott Building Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-18 and free for children under 6.

World Refugee Day
The fairgrounds will also host a World Refugee Day celebration, including a free entertainment stage and educational vendors in the Martin Building. Several state and local organizations will honor Triangle refugees and their contributions to the community with live music, speakers and dance. The event is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Capital City Gun Show
The Capital City Gun Show will be in the Graham Building Saturday and Sunday. Guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and related merchandise will be available for purchase, sell and trade. The show is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8. Discount coupons are available online here.

On a final note, Raleigh’s July 4th celebration is moving this year. The annual event, hosted by the City of Raleigh, will not be held at the fairgrounds. The State Fairgrounds will be closed. For more information, click on the link below to visit the City of Raleigh website.

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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