Weekend Update: June 24-26

Discover the Dinosaurs in the Expo Center

Visitors to the State Fairgrounds can travel back to prehistoric times via the Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit on Friday from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Graham Building. This event will feature a life-like interactive dinosaur exhibit as well as a Dino Dig, face painting and Dino Mini-Golf. To purchase tickets, visit www.discoverthedinosaurs.com.

Other events this weekend include:

The Raleigh Money Expo is Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Exposition Center. Admission is free. Attendees can buy and sell coins, paper money, stamps and precious metals as well as learn from free educational seminars and exhibits offered by the Raleigh Coin Club. The Expo features over 150 dealer tables with United States and world collectibles.

The Professional Grooming Rally is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Scott Building. This event, which features grooming competitions, vendors and seminars, was founded by the National Association of Professional Creative Groomers. For admission prices, visit www.thenapcg.com.

The N.C. Arabian Horse Association’s Open Summer Extravaganza is Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Hunt Horse Complex. Admission is free. Shows include Sport Horse on Saturday and Dressage and Hunter Horse over Fences on Sunday.

The Raleigh Flea Market is Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Commercial and Education building and surrounding grounds. Come explore hundreds of booths filled with antiques, clothes and handcrafted goods this weekend.

About Wildflower

I'm Wildflower (a.k.a Evie Fordham), and when the middle of October rolls around every year, you'll most likely find me strolling through the gardens, admiring the blue ribbon flowers, and sipping on lemonade at the State Fair. I'm having fun as a summer intern writing and researching about this North Carolina tradition!

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