Cars, coins and culture will be plentiful this weekend as the Fairgrounds hosts the Carolina Collector Auto Fest, the Carolina Coin and Stamp Show and the African Festival. Information on this weekend’s shows is listed below:
- Carolina Collector Auto Fest will be held in Dorton Arena, the Graham Building and on the outside grounds. This event runs Friday through Sunday and features a swap meet with more than 125 vendors, a car corral for buying or selling, and car and truck shows. Saturday’s car show features pre-1973 vehicles and Sunday’s car show is open to all makes, models and years. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adult admission is $10 and children under 10 are free. Click on the website, www.carolinacollectorautofest.com for a $2 discount coupon
- The Carolina Coin and Stamp show will be held in the Holshouser Building featuring coins, postcards and stamps. Dealers will be buying and selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
- The African Festival will be held in the Scott Building and aims to educate about each of the 62 African countries through food, music and demonstrations Hours are Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit www.africaariseandshine.us.
Bargain shoppers and those looking for unique holiday deals will also find the Flea Market open both Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.