Weekend Update: Nov. 20-22

The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza is this weekend in the Exposition Center. (photo courtesy www.antextofnc.com/)

The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza is this weekend in the Exposition Center. (photo courtesy www.antextofnc.com)

It’s a full lineup of events – why not enjoy a beautiful fall weekend at the Fairgrounds and get an early start on your holiday shopping?

Unique and one-of-a-kind gifts for even the hardest-to-shop-for person can be found at the Raleigh Flea Market. Hundreds of vendors will be available in the Commercial and Education buildings and outside grounds. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Have kids? Need toys? Check out the Christmas Toy Exchange by Kids Exchange this Saturday in the Holshouser Building. The Christmas Toy Sale will feature seasonal products such as gently used toys, gift-quality books and videos, holiday apparel, Christmas decorations and new and/or unused mom and dad re-gifting items. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Is there a hunter or fisherman on your list? The Dixie Gun and Knife Classic will be held in the Graham Building on Saturday and Sunday. Modern and collectible firearms, custom-made knives, hunting and fishing equipment, ammo, gun accessories and more will be available to buy, sell or trade. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $9 for adults, and children ages 12 and under are free with paying adult. For a $1 discount admission coupon and more information, visit www.dixiegunandknifeshow.com. Be sure to check the website for rules if you are planning to bring an item to trade.

In the Scott Building on Saturday and Sunday, the Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Show will feature vendors from around the country offering live animals, animal supplies and related merchandise. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. VIP admission available on Saturday at 9 a.m. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and over, $5 for ages 5 to 12, and ages 4 and under are admitted free. Two-day general admission is also offered for $15. Visit www.repticon.com for VIP ticket information.

Finally, antiques also make great presents. The 71st Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza will take place in the Exposition Center Friday through Sunday. The show features quality antiques and old collectibles from over 125 exhibitors from across the East Coast. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6.50 per day or $7.50 for a weekend pass. A discounted admission coupon is available here.



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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