Weekend Update: May 5-7

Books as far as the eye can see (well, almost) at the Wake County Book Sale.

Calling all bookworms! The popular Wake County Public Library Festival of Reading and Book Sale is this weekend in the Exposition Center. Books are copies that have been pulled from circulation or come from donations. All books are in good condition. Plenty of bestsellers are up for grabs, as well as cookbooks, textbooks and books on history and religion. Cash, checks and all major credit cards accepted. Admission is free.Customers can bring wagons and carts to assist with their purchases. Daily door prizes are given.
Hours and Prices:
Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m. & Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (buy one/get one free on Friday): hardbound books $4; paperbacks and children’s books $2
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Buy one/get one free): hardbound books $2; paperbacks and children’s books, $1
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Box of books, $3. Boxes are provided while supplies last.

Other events:

AQHA Novice Championship runs through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex. This show is a Nutrena Level 1 Quarter Horse Championship. Shows starts daily at 8 a.m. Admission is free. More information and class list available online: www.aqha.com/news

The Torch Arena Football is Saturday in Dorton Arena. Come watch the Triangle’s professional indoor football team take on the Savannah Stream. Tickets on sale online and at the Dorton Arena Ticket Booth. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. and autographs are available post game. General admission is $14 for adults and $10 for children. VIP seats are $25.

Toy Train Sale and Swap Meet is Saturday in the Scott Building. More than 100 vendors will feature Lionel, K-Line, MTH, Weaver, Atlas, American Flyer, Marklin Bachmann, Varney “N”, “HO”, “O”, “S”. and “G” gauge trains, accessories, track, switches and hard-to-find parts and other toy-train-related items. Event features operating layouts, children’s activities and hands-on layouts. Workshops and minor on-site repairs also available. Auction starts 1 p.m. and raffle at 3 p.m. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission is $6 for adults, free for children under 13 accompanied by paying adult.

Dixie Gun & Knife Classic is Saturday and Sunday in the Graham Building. Buy, sell or trade modern and collectible firearms, custom made knives, hunting and fishing equipment, ammo, gun accessories, reloading supplies and more. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults and children under 12 are free with paying adult. Visit the Dixie Gun and Knife Classic website for a $1 discount admission coupon.

One Tribe Fest 2017 is Saturday and Sunday in the Holshouser Building.  This event helps support North Carolina communities, businesses, healers and artists and promotes a place for all to unite, hear live music; to see, touch and purchase works of art, buy fair trade and natural products, receive insight from holistic healers, intuitive readers and  wellness coaches. Event includes live music, exhibits, lectures, yoga, meditations, dance movement, group healing and kid’s interactive area with outdoor activities.
Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes five raffle tickets. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

The Original Coin & Currency Show is Saturday and Sunday in the Martin 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 to sell. 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 open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Check out the Commercial and Education buildings and outdoors grounds for your next treasure.

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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