Weekend Update: March 4-6

The 36th annual Dixie Deer Classic takes over the fairgrounds this weekend. (photo courtesy Dixie Deer Classic)

The 36th annual Dixie Deer Classic takes over the fairgrounds this weekend. (photo courtesy Dixie Deer Classic)

Hunters have a reason to celebrate this weekend as The Dixie Deer Classic, the largest deer hunting convention in the state, returns to the fairgrounds. Wake County Wildlife Club presents their 36th annual event designed to offer the latest in hunting equipment from more than 200 vendors, plus seminars, displays, trophy scoring and an archery competition. Special guests include John Dudley of nockontv.com; Mike Stroff of Savage Outdoors TV; Eddie Salter from Turkey Man on the Sportsman Channel; R.J.and Jay Paul Molinere from Swamp People on the History Channel; Cody Fuler & Antler Addition; and Neal James from Call of the Wildman on Animal Planet.

Exhibits and vendors will be in Dorton Arena, Graham Building, Exposition Center, Scott Building and outside grounds. Special events will also be held in the Holshouser Building.

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 $12 for ages 13 and older (get your hand stamped for return admission good all 3 days), children 12 and under are admitted free. On Friday only, youth ages 13 to 18, seniors 65 and over, and members of the military can purchase their admission ticket for $6.

It’s also promising to be a beautiful weekend to visit the Raleigh Flea Market. The market was recently 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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