Weekend Update: March 13-14

Stop by the fairgrounds for the Raleigh Flea Market and other family-friendly events.

Mild temperatures make it the perfect weekend for browsing the Raleigh Flea Market.  The flea market will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with hundreds of vendors selling a wide variety of goods and services.  Or make this the perfect weekend for you to de-clutter by renting a temporary space to sell your unwanted items at the flea market.

Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the 28th Carolina Collector Auto Fest. This three-day event will be held in Dorton Arena, Graham Building and portions of the outside grounds. The event includes a swap meet with more than 125 vendors, car corral for buying and selling, and car/truck shows. Saturday’s show is for pre-1979 vehicles; Sunday is an open car show including all makes, models, years, imports and rat rods. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 on Friday for ages 11 and up and no coupons or discounts will be accepted. Saturday and Sunday admission is $10, under 10 free; visit the website for a $2 discount coupon.

Also this weekend:

N.C. State University is hosting the 39th annual PLANET Student Career Day and National Collegiate Landscape Competition. More than 850 students from the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs will compete in more than 28 team and individual competitions. The students will compete in events that are directly related to the skills necessary for a career in the landscape industry and attend a career fair to meet prospective industry employers and discuss employment opportunities. Events will be held in the Exposition Center, Scott Building, Holshouser Building, Martin Building and outside grounds. Spectators are welcome.

Raleigh Indoor Spring Classic  “A” Show is Thursday through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. This hunter-jumper horse show is a USEF A-rated show sponsored by Triangle Farms. Shows begin daily at 8 a.m. Spectator admission is free.



About Funhouse

On the blog I go by Fun House (AKA Heather Overton). At the Fair you'll find me checking out the blue ribbon winners or hanging out in Heritage Circle. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite part of the Fair, but I can tell you one thing I hate - leaving it on the last day. I can't wait for opening day!

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