Weekend Update: March 7-9

The Carolina Collector Auto Fest will feature hundreds of classic cars.

This weekend Carolina Collector Auto Fest celebrates it’s 27th year at the fairgrounds. This event is Friday through Sunday in Dorton Arena, Graham Building and on the grounds and features a swap meet with more than 125 vendors, a car corral for buying and selling, and car and truck shows. Saturday’s car show features cars from 1900 to 1973 and Sunday’s car show features all makes, models and years as well as imports and motorcycles. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, with kids under 10 admitted free. There is a $5 admission for seniors and military on Friday only.

Other events this weekend:

  • The 66th Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza runs Friday through Sunday in the Exposition Center. Event features more than 125 exhibitors, from Florida to New England, featuring quality antiques and old collectibles. Event hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6.50 per day or $7.50 for a weekend pass.
  • NCHJA “C’ Indoors Show is this Friday through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. Daily show begins at 8 a.m. and spectator admission is free.
  • A Bead Mercantile Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Scott Building. Event offers a great selection of beads and bead-related items from across the country and world including hand-made artisan glass beads and imports such as seed, pewter and semi-precious gemstone beads, findings, threads, cords and more. Workshops are also available. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 and children under 16 admitted free with paying adult. Online or at the door registration are available and discounts admission to $3.
  • Carolina Coin and Stamp Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Holshouser Building. Show features U.S., foreign, ancient, gold and silver coins, postcards and stamps. Dealers will be buying and selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
  • The Raleigh Flea Market will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with hundreds of vendors offering a variety of goods and services in the Commercial and Education buildings and on the outside grounds.

The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza is this weekend in the Scott Building. (photo courtesy www.antextofnc.com/)


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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