Weekend Update: Nov. 23-25

Artists and crafters will offer plenty of pieces for your holiday shopping needs this weekend.

With the holiday shopping season under way, don’t forget to visit the N.C. State Fairgrounds to check things off your list. Read on for more details about the events happening this weekend.

A Christmas Carousel Holiday Festival
It’s a complete holiday experience for the entire family in the Graham Building Friday to Sunday. The event will feature live holiday music, Santa and cooking demonstrations, as well as original artwork and crafts. Join in the fun Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $4 for children ages 6-12. Discount admission coupons are available on the festival’s website.

43rd Annual Carolina Designer Craftsmen Fine Crafts Show
Find something special for the art lovers on your shopping list. N.C. crafters will have a variety of handmade items for sale, including pottery, wearable fiber, blown glass, jewelry, metalworks, woodworks, furniture and photography. Hours are Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 daily or $11 for a weekend pass. Admission is free for children under 12. Discounts and a complete lineup of artists are available on the show’s website.

While you’re at the fairgrounds, be sure to check out the Turkey Circuit Quarter Horse Show at the Hunt Horse Complex Friday to Sunday. Also check out the Raleigh Flea Market. The market will be closed for Black Friday, but will be open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.



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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