Bundle up and come on out to celebrate the brisk fall weather this weekend at the State Fairgrounds. Events include the Carolina Collector Auto Fest, Business and Opportunities Expo and the Carolina Coin and Stamp Show.
Also this weekend keep the holiday shopping list in mind and browse for one-of-a-kind antiques and collectibles at the Raleigh Flea Market. More than 100 vendors are set up in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Information about this weekend’s events:
Carolina Coin and Stamp Show will be held in the Holshouser Building. Coins, postcards and stamps, currency (U.S., foreign, ancient, gold & silver) will be available. Dealers will be buying and selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday. Admission is free.
Business Alliance of NC – Business Opportunities Expo is co-hosted by the Southeast Raleigh Assembly, the WeCare Partnership and the Business Alliance of NC and will be held in the Scott Building. Activities include shopping, health and wellness fair and career fair. Educational workshops will also be offered. Wayne Anderson, a local magician/entertainer will be there entertaining from 1 to 3 p.m. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Carolina Collector Auto Fest is a three-day event held in Dorton Arena, Graham Building and grounds. The event includes a swap meet with more than 125 vendors, car corral for buying and selling and car/truck shows. Saturday’s show is for pre-1973 vehicles; Sunday is an open car show including all makes, models, years, imports and rat rods. Hours are Friday, 10 am to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 on Friday for ages 11 and up and no coupons or discounts will be accepted. Saturday and Sunday admission is $10, under 10 free; visit the website for a $2 discount coupon.