Weekend Update: March 9-11

From classic cars to ancient currency, there is something for every collector this weekend at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

The fairgrounds will be full of vintage, classic and antique collectibles this weekend with everything from classic cars to ancient coins. If you like your belongings to have a little history, then make sure you stop by for one of these wonderful events:

The Carolina Collector Auto Fest will cover the south side of the fairgrounds, including Dorton Arena, Graham Building and Expo Center. The car show will feature vehicles from 1900 to today. The event starts today at 10 a.m. and runs through 6 p.m. It will open again Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $10 daily and free for children under 10. Go to www.CarolinaCollectorAutoFest.com for more details and a coupon for discounted tickets.

The Scott Building will host the annual Woman’s Club of Raleigh Spring Antiques Show and Sale today through Sunday. Period furniture, fine and estate jewelry, silver, crystal and more will be available during the three-day event. There also will be a free lecture on caring for linens Friday at 2 p.m. The event will be open 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 $7 and includes admission all three days.

Saturday and Sunday, coin and stamp collectors will gather for the Coin and Stamp Show. This is a great opportunity to view and buy coins, postcards and stamps from around the world. Admission is free and doors are open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to these events, you also can find a variety of collectible treasures at the Raleigh Flea Market. Hundreds of vendors will be selling their goods Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. And, if that’s not enough, there’s also a Hunter Jumper show at the Hunt Horse Complex today through Sunday. Shows begin daily at 8 a.m. and the event is free for spectators. You can find more information about those competitions at www.TriangleFarms.com.

That’s it for this weekend, but be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

March 13: Persian New Year Celebration
March 16-18: 23rd Annual N.C. RV & Camping Show
March 21-25: Kennel Club Dog Show
March 23-24: Children’s Spring Clothing and Baby Equipment Sale
March 24-25: India Fest – A Cultural Arts Showcase
March 29-April 1: Wake County Library Book Sale
April 5-7: 2012 FIRST NC Robotics Regional Tournament

About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.

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