Weekend Update: June 2-4

Whatever your collection, the fairgrounds might have it this weekend. Read below for events this weekend.

With bottles, military items, antiques and money, it’s an eclectic mix of collections at the fairgrounds this weekend. Rounding out these events is a high-energy Triangle Torch Arena Football game in Dorton Arena and the Junior Beef Roundup in the Graham Building.

This weekend’s events:

  • Come on out to the Raleigh Flea Market and check out the great finds and one-of-a-kind items located in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. Explore the hundreds of booths filled with antiques, clothes, handcrafted items, baked goods and more. Flea market hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Raleigh Money Expo is Friday through Sunday in the Exposition Center. This is the Raleigh Coin Club’s 43rd annual coin, currency and stamp show. Visitors can buy, sell and trade coins, paper money, stamps, gold, silver and more. Free educational seminars and exhibits are held all weekend. Event includes a special Kid’s Zone with games and free coin and stamp prizes. Visit more than 160 dealer tables offering U.S. and world collectibles. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Food donations for Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina will be accepted.
  • Capital Dressage Classic is Friday through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. This event is a recognized dressage equestrian competition and vendor fair. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for spectators is free.
  • Fans pose with Triangle Torch mascot, Fireball. Photo from Triangle Torch Facebook page.

    The Triangle Torch Arena Football is Saturday night in Dorton Arena. The Torch takes on the Greenville Dragons at 7:30, gates open at 6:30. Autographs are available after the game. Admission is $14 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 to 12. VIP Seats are $25 for children and adults.

  • Raleigh Bottle Club Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show is Saturday in the Martin Building. Come check out the displays with bottles for show and sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and admission is $3.
  • North Carolina Junior Beef Roundup is Saturday and Sunday in the Graham Building. This is a youth livestock show including steer and breed shows, showmanship competition, skill development, leadership development and family activities that involve cattle. The event is planned and run by a group of juniors from throughout North Carolina, their breed advisors, the Purebred Breeders Council, the N.C. Cattlemen’s Association and the N.C. State University 4-H and Youth Livestock Department. Event competition begins at 7:30 a.m.
  • Old North State Antique Gun & Military Collector Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Scott Building. Visitors will find antique guns, U.S. and foreign military arms and memorabilia exhibited from WWI, WWII, Civil war and other conflicts, bought, sold, and traded. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $1 for children ages 7 to 12 and free for children age 6 and under.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming shows this month and check online for a complete calendar of events.


About Funhouse

On the blog I go by Fun House (AKA Heather Overton). At the Fair you'll find me checking out the blue ribbon winners or hanging out in Heritage Circle. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite part of the Fair, but I can tell you one thing I hate - leaving it on the last day. I can't wait for opening day!

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