Weekend Update: March 15-17

High schoolers are battling it out at the 2013 FIRST Regional Tournament in Dorton Arena Friday and Saturday. This varsity robotics competition features 54 teams from across the nation. Spectators are welcome and admission is free. Doors open at 9 a.m. The finals begin Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Raleigh Indoor Spring Classic  “A” Show takes place all weekend at the Hunt Horse Complex. This is a USEF A-rated Hunter Jumper Horse Show sponsored by Triangle Farms, Inc. Shows begin daily at 8 a.m.

The North Carolina RV Dealers Association Spring RV Sale offers the largest selection of new and used RVs in one location. The show and sale take place in the Graham Building and Expo Center. Open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for ages 13 and older. See the website for special discounts.

The Holshouser Building is going to the cats on Saturday and Sunday. The Coastal Paws Cat Club presents the Rally in Raleigh Cat Show, a CFA all-breed cat show including household-pet class judging and feline agility competition. Learn about the many feline breeds in the educational breed ring. Shop for cat toys, grooming products, pet supplies and more. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, $3 for children ages 3-12 and free for children under 3.

The Raleigh Flea Market is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, featuring 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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