Weekend Update: March 1-3

Something for the whole family at the Dixie Deer Classic

The Dixie Deer Classic, the area’s largest deer-hunter convention, takes over the fairgrounds this weekend with the latest in hunting equipment from more than 200 vendors, plus seminars, displays, trophy scoring, and an archery competition. Special guests include Steven Rinella, Pat and Nicole Reeve and Tom Miranda. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, children 12 and under are admitted free.

As part of the Dixie Deer Classic, the Broughton Ducks Unlimited Banquet fundraiser will take place Saturday night in the Martin Building. The event includes dinner, annual membership enrollment, raffles, live band and information on the conservation of North America’s wetlands and wildlife. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

In the Hunt Horse Complex, the SERHA Jackpot Reining – Fool ‘Em School “Em & Introductory Horse Show will take place Friday through Sunday. This is a schooling level reining horse show with introductory classes for very inexperienced riders. Classes begin at 9 a.m.

And the Flea Market is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen and booths.

About Firecracker

Firecracker (aka Jen Kendrick) Appears as a guest blogger with a special 22-year history with the State Fair. She now works with the N.C. Pork Council, but she still lends a hand in the press office when she can. Thanks, Firecracker!

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