Although the 2011 N.C. State Fair is still months away, there’s still plenty to do for everyone at the Fairgrounds this weekend. The Capital Dressage Classic runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The horse competition also includes a vendor fair. On Saturday the Classic will also host a special performance by the 82nd Airborne Division’s All-American Chorus and a Medieval jousting and tournament games exhibition.
Also running Friday through Sunday, the North Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up will include steer and breed shows, showmanship competitions and other family activities. The event is designed to develop livestock-specific and general leadership skills in North Carolina young people.
People interested in antiques have three different events to look forward to this weekend:
- On Saturday the Raleigh Bottle Club will host it’s Annual Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Martin Building. The show will feature a variety of small antiques including signs, glassware, ephemera and much, much more.
- Antique guns, uniforms and insignia are just a few examples of the items that will be displayed and available for sale at the Old North State Antique Gun & Military Collector Show on Saturday and Sunday. The show will be held in the Scott Building and feature items from a wide range of American military conflicts.
- As usual the Raleigh Flea Market is open for business on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss all that the more than 600 vendors have to offer.
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