Weekend update: March 17-19

India Fest, with more than 1,200 performers, returns to the fairgrounds this Saturday and Sunday in an expanded location. Enjoy the largest Indian cultural celebration of it’s kind in the nation. Discover Indian cultural arts through dance, music, cuisine and traditional crafts in a bazaar-style atmosphere in the Exposition Center. Event hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 11  a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Raffles and door prizes will be held throughout the event.  Admission is $6 daily. Free admission offered Saturday after 7 p.m. and Sunday after 5 p.m.

Other events:

Raleigh Indoor Spring Classic “A” Show is through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. This hunter jumper show is USEF A-rated and sponsored by Triangle Farms. Events begin at 8 a.m. Free spectator admission. www.trianglefarms.com.

Fun4RaleighKids.com Summer + Track Out Camp Expo is Saturday in the Scott Building from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are considering camp for your kids, this is the event to attend. Area camps, including those offering summer, track-out, and holiday camps, will be available. Expo also features demonstrations, interactive experiences and special deals. Admission is free.

The Capital City Gun Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Graham Building.  This is a buy, sell, trade event for guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and anything related to shooting sports. Event hours are: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily admission is $10 for ages 12 and up.Saturday admission good for both days. Discount coupons available in local newspapers and online.

Coastal Paws “Rally in Raleigh” Cat Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Holshouser Building. This event is a CFA all-breed cat show, including household pet class judging and feline agility competition. Learn about the many feline breeds in our educational breed ring. Vendors will be available with cat toys, grooming products, pet supplies and more. Spectators can vote for their favorite cat. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, $3 for children ages 3 to 12 and free admission for children under 3 years.

The Raleigh Flea Market is Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Commercial and Education buildings and surrounding grounds. Come explore the hundreds of booths filled with antiques, clothes and handcrafted goods this weekend. Been doing a little spring cleaning temperatures? Rent a booth and sell some of your unwanted stuff. Information on booth space is available at the flea market’s website: raleighfleamarket.net.

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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