Weekend Update: June 22-24

More than 250 vintage vehicles will be up for auction this weekend at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Horsepower and horse shows are part of this weekend’s lineup at the fairgrounds. Read on for more information about three special events being held, and don’t forget to check out the weekly Raleigh Flea Market, open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Classic Car Auction
Classic cars will be on display and up for grabs in the Graham Building and Expo Center Friday and Saturday. More than 250 vintage vehicles from four private collections will be on the auction block. A public preview will be held Friday from 8 a.m to 10 a.m., and auctions will be held daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registered bidders are invited to participate in a private preview Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Adult admission is $10 per day, or $15 for a two-day pass. Admission for children under 13 is $5 per day, or $7 for a two-day pass. Admission is free for all registered bidders.

For more information and to become a registered bidder, go to  www.raleighclassic.com.

ECMHC Summer Classic
Miniature horses will perform Friday to Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. There will be classes for jumping, driving and obstacle events. Shows start daily at 8 a.m. and are hosted by the East Coast Miniature Horse Club. Admission is free for spectators.

NCAHA Open Summer Extravaganza
On Saturday and Sunday, the N.C. Arabian Horse Association will also host an event at the Hunt Horse Complex. The Arabian show is open to all breeds. Shows will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for spectators is free.

Independence Day is a few weeks away. Please remember, Raleigh’s July 4th celebration is moving this year. We’ve enjoyed hosting the event for several decades now, but the City of Raleigh has decided to hold the event downtown this year. The State Fairgrounds will be closed July 4. 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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