Weekend Update: May 31-June 2

Photo from N.C. Cattlemen's Association website


The Capital Dressage Classic takes place at the Hunt Horse Complex through Sunday, beginning at 8 a.m. each day. This event is free for spectators.

Youth from across the state will converge on the Graham Building on Saturday and Sunday for the N.C. Junior Beef Roundup. This livestock show includes steer and breed shows, showmanship competition, skill development, leadership development and family activities involving cattle. The event is sponsored by the Purebred Breeders Council, the N.C. Cattlemen’s Association and the N.C. State University 4-H and Youth Livestock Department. Competition begins Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

The Old North State Antique Gun & Military Collector Show will take place in the Scott Building on Saturday and Sunday. Antique guns, U.S. and foreign military arms and memorabilia will be exhibited, bought, sold and traded. Also includes relics, books, uniforms, insignias, and free appraisals. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children ages 6 and under.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Exposition Center willĀ  host the National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show, which focuses on self-employment opportunities for individuals wanting to start a full or part-time business of their own, or wishing to add on to their existing business. Show hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8.

About Firecracker

Firecracker (aka Jen Kendrick) Appears as a guest blogger with a special 22-year history with the State Fair. She now works with the N.C. Pork Council, but she still lends a hand in the press office when she can. Thanks, Firecracker!

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