Weekend Update: May 13-15

Dorton Arena will hosts several area graduations this weekend

Dorton Arena will be where all the action is this weekend with boxing on Friday night and kickboxing on Saturday. Other shows at the fairgrounds this weekend include the Mid-Atlantic Hound Association Dog Show, The Original Coin & Currency Show and the Raleigh Flea Market. Event details are listed below.

“Title Wave” Professional Boxing is Friday night in Dorton Arena, featuring North Carolina’s No. 1 boxer, Dewayne Beamon, who is currently ranked eighth in the nation. Box office opens at 7 p.m. and doors open at 8 p.m. Ringside seats are sold out, but floor seats are $45 and arena seats are $35. Advance tickets are available online at a discount price.

Lightning Strikes Kick Boxing is Saturday night in Dorton Arena. This event features amateur and professional kickboxing. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the action starts up at 6 p.m. General admission is $30, floor seating is $40 and ringside is $60.

The Mid-Atlantic Hound Association Dog Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Holshouser Building. This event is an AKC dog show for all hound breeds and features veteran and puppy competitions. Special events include AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing at  4 p.m. on Saturday and an AKC Coonhound Bench Show at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Free dog show tours are offered both days. A full schedule of events is available at the website. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission is free.

The Original Coin & Currency Show is Saturday in the Scott Building. Show offers a variety of numismatic items including rare coins, precious metals, paper money, tokens, coin collecting books and supplies. Bring your coins and currency to be appraised or bought. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Admission.

The Raleigh Flea Market is Saturday and Sunday in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. Come check out the hundreds of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, bargains and more. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

Mark your calendars for May 20 through 22 as the Got to Be NC Festival returns to the fairgrounds. Check out the website for more details.

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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