Weekend Update: June 19-21

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Bidders will find more than 250 rare and classic automobiles in mint condition at the Raleigh Classic Car Auction.

Vintage car lovers will be in heaven this weekend as the Raleigh Classic Car Auction brings flair, flash and horsepower to the N.C. State fairgrounds.

The auction showcases four private collections offering more than 250 vintage vehicles including classic brands such as Chevrolet and Ford, and rare brands such as Duesenberg. The auction will take place in the Graham Building and Exposition Center. The cars are available for preview Friday, June 19, from 8 to 10 a.m., and auction times are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adult admission is $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass. Admission for children ages 12 and under is $5 per day or $7 for a two-day pass. Admission for registered bidders is free.

Other events held at the fairgrounds this weekend include:

North State Toy & Hobby Show, June 20 and 21
Inside Pitch Promotions is hosting a toy and hobby show, held in the Scott Building June 20 and 21. More than 70 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading antique and modern collectible toys. Customers will find everything from diecast and plastic models, to Hot Wheels and Star Wars toys. Event hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 daily, while a weekend pass is $7. Children 15 and under are admitted free.

Raleigh Flea Market, June 20 and 21
Calling all procrastinators. It may be a little late to order something online for Father’s Day, but you can still find great gift ideas at the Raleigh Flea Market. The market is open for business at the fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. With offerings from more than 600 vendors for sale, the opportunities to find a unique gift for dad are endless.

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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