Weekend Update: June 2-3

Come Rock ‘n Ride in Raleigh

Cyclists at all levels can turn their pedal power into an opportunity to give back to the community at the Rock ‘n Ride Raleigh event. This eight-hour cycling event with food, beer, live music and more, benefits the Tammy Lynn Center, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities in the Triangle. Children on three-wheeled bikes are also invited to participate in the Kids Fun Ride. Spectator admission is free and rider registration is $25 per person ($30 on the day of the event). There is no cost to form a team.

Also, be sure to check out other events this weekend at the Fairgrounds:

The Flea Market is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings, the Shoppes at Dorton and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths. www.raleighfleamarket.net

Carolina Challenge Cheer Competition
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the fourth Carolina Challenge Cheer Competition, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 2, in Dorton Arena. Spectator admission tickets are available at the door.

The Raleigh Bottle Club Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show 
The Raleigh Bottle Club Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show will be held June 2 in the Martin Building. Event hours are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is $3.

The Capital Dressage Classic
The Capital Dressage Classic event includes a recognized dressage equestrian competition, dressage through FEI and a vendor fair. The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, in the Hunt Horse Complex. Spectator admission is free.

The North Carolina Junior Beef Roundup
The North Carolina Junior Beef Roundup includes steer and breed shows, a showmanship competition, skill development, leadership development, and family activities that involve cattle. Organizers include a group of juniors from throughout North Carolina, their breed advisers, the Purebred Breeders Council, the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association and the NCSU 4-H and Youth Livestock Department. The event competition begins Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. in the Graham Building.

Old North State Antique Gun & Military Collector Show
Antique guns, U.S. and foreign military arms and memorabilia will be exhibited, bought, sold and traded at the Old North State Antique Gun & Military Collector Show. This includes items from the Civil War, WWI, WWII,  and other conflicts. Hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Scott Building. Admission is $8 for adults, $1 for children 7 -12 and free for children age 6 and under.


About Turkey Leg

Hi, I go by Turkey Leg (AKA Jessica)! I love the fair and I love turkey legs. Surprise! This is my first year attending the NC State Fair as a staff member and I'm super excited!

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