Weekend Update: Sept. 20-22

Events at the fairgrounds this weekend will offer fun for the whole family, including your pets.

The 32nd Annual Greek Festival will take place this weekend in the Expo Center. The festival will feature authentic food, live music, dance and more to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Event hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for teens ages 13-19 and senior citizens. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Free admission tickets can be found online.

More than 125 athletes will participate in the equestrian championship for Special Olympics Saturday and Sunday. Participants come from 20 counties in North Carolina and will compete in dressage, showmanship, English and Western trails, and equitation. Spectator admission is free. Event hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Hunt Horse Complex.

The American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Day is a fun and educational event for all dog lovers. There will also be Canine Good Citizen tests available for $5 each, agility, obedience and flyball demonstrations, games and contests for participants. The AKC Companion Animal Recovery will also offer a micro-chip clinic. Admission is free and the first 500 attendees will receive a free goodie bag. The event will be in the Holshouser Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Original Coin & Currency Show is in the Scott Building 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday. The show will feature rare coins, precious metals, paper money, tokens and coin collecting supplies. Coins can also be appraised or bought. Admission is free.

Central North Carolina Pagan Pride is hosting its Pagan Pride Day in the Harrill Center. The event is open to the public and will offer social, commercial and spiritual activities. Attendees can join or observe rituals, attend workshops and meet with local groups. Event hours are 10:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.



About Jane Deere

My name is Rebecca, but around here, you can call me Jane Deere. My love for the State Fair and all that it brings - John Deere tractors, the barbecue sundae and Midway lights at night - is what landed me here. After interning in 2013, I'm back with the Deep Fried crew to enjoy the fair for a few days.

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