Weekend Update: June 3-5

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The fairgrounds will host a variety of events this weekend. Come find a new furry friend, examine antique bottles, or watch a youth cattle show at the following events:

The Capital Dressage Classic is Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for this nationally recognized equestrian competition, which will feature a vendor fair. Event is located in the Hunt Horse Complex.

The N.C. Junior Beef Roundup is Saturday and Sunday with competitions beginning at 7:30 a.m. North Carolina’s youth will show off both their skills and their prized animals through breed shows, showmanship competitions and more. Includes heifer, cow/calf and steer competitions. Event is located in the Graham Building.

The Raleigh Bottle Club’s Antique Bottle and Collectibles Show is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is $3. Bottles for show and sale will fill the Martin Building.

The Raleigh Flea Market is Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. Come shop the wide array of gifts, household items, clothing and antiques.

Animal Services Day, sponsored by the Wake County Animal Center, is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Holshouser Building. Admission is free, and attendees can adopt or foster pets as well as experience the exhibits and activities put together by WCAC and its partners to promote responsible pet ownership.

The Old North State Antique Gun and Military Collector Show is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for those 13 and up, $1 for children 7-12 and free for children 6 and under. Event is located in the Scott Building and will feature arms and memorabilia for sale as well as exhibits and the opportunity to trade or sell items. The show has antique guns and military paraphernalia ranging back to the Civil War.

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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