Weekend Update: Nov. 13-15

Classic Car

More than 125 vendors will be showcasing classic cars at the Carolina Collector Auto Fest. The event runs Friday through Sunday in the Dorton Arena, Graham Building and outside grounds. Celebrating it’s 28th year, this event features a car corral for buying and selling, and car and truck shows. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;  Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for the Swap-n-Shop on Friday, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military and students, $5 for ages 11 to 15, and free for 10 and under. Bring your church bulletin and get in for $5 on Sunday. Check out the free cruise-in on Friday in Dorton Arena from 4 to 8 p.m.

Other events:

The Carolina Coin and Stamp Show takes place in the Holshouser Building Saturday and Sunday. Dealers will be buying and selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency, postcards and stamps.  Admission is free.

The Raleigh Flea Market will be open  Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with vendors across the fairgrounds selling a variety of products and antiques.

The 2015 NC Strength Challenge will be Saturday in the Scott Building. On Sunday, the 2015 NC CrossFit Super will be held. Saturday’s event is a North American Strongman Sanctioned Level 2 strongman and strong woman contest with novice, open and masters divisions. Sunday’s event order includes snatch, clean and jerk, squat, strict overhead press and deadlift.  Free spectator admission for both challenges. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for both days.

The RMI Raleigh Benefit Hunter/Jumper Show began on Wednesday at the Hunt Horse Complex.  Event hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Spectator admission is free. Special featured events include the International Hunter Derby at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and the $30,000 Grand Prix at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The Martin Building will be the site of the Carolina Aquarium Tropical Fish Auction Sunday, hosted by the Raleigh Aquarium Society. The auction will offer a variety of fish, plants and hardware items for your collection. Preview and registration starts at 9 a.m. and the auction will start at 11 a.m.

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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