Weekend Update: Nov. 16-18

The Carolina Rollergirls are lacing up their skates for a double-header charity bout this Saturday.

Horses, Rollergirls and outdoors enthusiasts are all part of the lineup this weekend at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Read on for more details.

RMI Raleigh Benefit Hunter/Jumper Show
Hunter and jumper competitions return to the Hunt Horse complex this week with the RMI Raleigh Benefit Hunter/Jumper Show. This nationally sanctioned event runs through Sunday with shows starting daily at 8 a.m. Saturday night, visitors can enjoy the Grand Prix at  7 p.m. All events are free for spectators.

Carolina Roller Derby
Carolina Rollergirls will take to the track in Dorton Arena Saturday for their annual charity bout. A portion of the proceeds from the double-header event will go to InterAct. There also will be a silent auction with all proceeds going to the local nonprofit.
The first bout starts at 3 p.m. followed by the second match at 5 p.m. Doors open at 2:30. Advance tickets start at $10 for adults. For more information, click on the link above to go to the Rollergirls website.

Dixie Gun & Knife Classic
In the Graham Building, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Dixie Gun & Knife Classic. Visitors can buy, sell and trade hunting supplies and accessories. The classic is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and free for children under 12 with a paying adult. Discount admission coupons are available on the show’s website.

The Raleigh Flea Market also will be open this weekend. Make plans to visit the largest flea market in Raleigh Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. In addition, the flea market will be open next weekend on a normal schedule. Unlike years past, it will not be open for Black Friday, Nov. 23.

About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.

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