Weekend Update: June 23-25

The fairgrounds will host dozens of vintage vehicles up for auction, like this 1974 Alpha GTV2000.

This is a big weekend for horse and car lovers at the fairgrounds. Here’s a list of upcoming events:

  • The Classic Car Auction is Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Graham Building and the Exposition Center. The event will feature four private collections offering over 250 vintage vehicles. The public has the option to preview the cars Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. before the auction begins. Adult admission is $10 per day, or $15 for a weekend pass. Admission for ages 12 and under is $5 per day or $7 for a weekend pass.
  • The North Carolina Arabian Horse Association Open Summer Extravaganza runs Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Hunt Horse Complex will host three shows over the course of the weekend. There will be an open show in the main ring on both Saturday and Sunday, a one-day sport horse show and a one-day dressage show in the outdoor rings. Admission is free for all spectators.

Rose Meister, one of the winners at the 2014 banquet, posing with her horse, Jackie.

  • The Raleigh Flea Market is Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Commercial and Education buildings and outdoor grounds. Shoppers can expect to find comics, collectibles, baked goods and everything in between.

About Pumpkin

I'm Charlotte Spence, also known as Pumpkin. I'm a UNC-Chapel Hill student, Raleigh native and life long fairgoer. I'm so excited to take part in the researching, writing and planning process of one of my favorite traditions in the Tar Heel state as a summer intern!

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