Weekend Update: June 3-5

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.

The Raleigh Flea Market features all sorts of interesting finds each weekend at the Fairgrounds.

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.

Be sure to drop us a line and send us a picture through email or one of our social media sites  if you discover something great.  We’d love to hear about it.

About Tilt-A-Whirl

Jeff Miles interned for the N.C. State Fair in 2011. This is his bio from that year: People usually call me Jeff Miles but when asked what my favorite part of Fair was, rides was the first thing that came to mind--so call me Tilt-A-Whirl from here on out. I've always been a big fan of the State Fair and I'm really excited to be working here this summer. I'll be bringing you weekly updates on the goings on at the fairgrounds and hopefully much more. I can't wait to see you all in October (and hopefully before)!

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