Weekend Update: May 18-20

Come out to the State Fairgrounds this weekend as we host the 2012 Got to Be NC Festival, a celebration of North Carolina’s agricultural heritage and local food industry. Our very own Flying Bob visited Valonda Calloway and Sharon Delaney on the set of  My Carolina Today to talk about the event and what visitors can expect. Check out his interview below:

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Plan your trip at www.GotToBeNCFestival.com, and be sure to follow the festival on Twitter and Facebook for updates before and during the event.

The Got to Be NC Festival is just one of the events happening this weekend at the State Fairgrounds. In the Scott Building, boat lovers will enjoy the Chatlee Boat Show. The show and sale are open Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Dorton Arena will host three big events this weekend. Friday, Christian rockers Third Day will perform at 7 p.m.  Concert tickets start at $22. On Saturday, Dorton Arena will host the Carolina Rollergirls and the Got to Be NC Roller Derby Expo. The event features six games over the course of 12 hours. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children under six. On Sunday, come watch the high-flying TransJam BMX competition. Riders of all skill levels will take on flatland and park-style tricks. Admission is free. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Hunt Horse Complex will host two events of its own this weekend. Saturday, visitors can enjoy watching competitors in the Wake County 4-H Horse Show. The county show is open to all youth, and admission is free for spectators. The North Central District Horse Show will take place Sunday. Spectator admission is also free for this event. Shows start at 8 a.m. daily for both events.

On top of all this, the Raleigh Flea Market will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We hope to see you this weekend at the fairgrounds!

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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