Weekend Update: March 18-20





Take a spin in your dream car at the Supercar Autocross Ride & Drive Experience this weekend

Take a spin in your dream car at the Supercar Autocross Ride & Drive Experience this weekend

There’s a full line-up of events at the fairgrounds this weekend.

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

The Spring Carousel Gift Market is Friday through Sunday in the Graham Building. Show featuring art, crafts, foods and clothing. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday.

Supercar Autocross Ride & Drive Experience is Friday through Sunday in the Blue Ridge and Trinity Road parking lot. This is a 60-minute group-based experience that provides education-based instruction on driving an exotic super car. Participants will drive 3 laps around an autocross course in a Ferrari 360 Modena or Lamborghini Gallardo. Student driver registration required. Family and friends free admission.

VolksFest is Saturday in the Scott Building. This event is an all-Volkswagen car show and swap meet. VW enthusiasts are encouraged to come buy and sell vintage VW parts and sell or show off vehicles. Event hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission is $10 and children 12 and under are admitted free.

India Fest – A Cultural Arts Showcase is Saturday and Sunday in the Exposition Center. Discover Indian cultural arts through dance, music, cultural cuisine and traditional crafts. Hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. With 1,247 performers, this event is the largest such production in the United States! Headliner performances by Indian Idol Fame Torshakar and Rakesh Maini at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Raffles and door prizes throughout the event. General admission: $6 each day until 5 p.m., $10 after 5 p.m. on Saturday, free from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Coastal Paws Cat Club Rally in Raleigh Cat Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Holshouser Building. This is an all-breed cat show, including a household pet class judging and feline agility competition. Learn about the many feline breeds in our special educational breed ring. Show also features vendors with cat toys, grooming products and pet supplies and activities for children. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for senior adults and students, and $3 for children ages 3 to 12.

Torch Arena Football is Sunday in Dorton Arena. The Triangle Torch opens its season of professional indoor football against the Wilson Wildcats. Doors open at 2 p.m. and  game time is 4:05 to 6 p.m. Autographs will be available post game. Box seats are $18 for adults and $13 for children. General admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children. A season tickets are available.

35th Annual Raleigh Aquarium Society Workshop & Auction is Sunday in the Martin Building. Event offers workshops throughout the day on Sunday and and auction with a wide variety of fish, plants and hardware items, including rare and difficult to find items. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Check website for details about workshops. Auction registration is on Sunday from 9 – 11 a.m. Auction begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

It’s always a great weekend to visit the Raleigh Flea Market. The market was again named one to the ten best in the U.S. by USA Today. Hundreds of vendors will be selling antiques, collectibles, bargains and more in the Commercial and Education Building and outside grounds. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Have a little spring cleaning to do? Get rid of some of your stuff by renting a booth at the flea market. Rental space in available by the day or for the entire weekend. Check out www.raleighfleamarket.net/sell.html for more information.

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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