Weekend Update: Sept. 9-11

Greek Festival pastries

Opa! The 35th Annual Greek Festival is Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday  from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Graham Building. Adult admission is $3, but you can find a coupon for free on their website. Admission for children ages 13 to 19 and seniors is $2, while children ages 12 and under are admitted free. This event offers authentic Greek food, live music and traditional Greek dance groups. Part of event proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Go to http://raleighgreekfestival.com/ for more.

Other events this weekend include:

Meredith College Sizzlin September Concert featuring Jake Miller on Friday in Dorton Arena. Doors will open at 5 pm with show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Opening acts for the concert are Restless Raleigh and NC State’s Grains of Time. Tickets available on the day of the event can be purchased at the Dorton Arena North Lobby for $10 beginning at 6:30 pm on Friday – September 9. meredithcollege.brownpapertickets.com

The N.C. State Charity Classic Horse Show is Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Hunt Horse Complex. This Lion’s Club fundraiser will include a Saddlebred, Roadster and Morgan horse show.

Unity in the Community Day, sponsored by The Light 103.9 FM, is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Scott Building’s North Lot. Admission is free. This event honors servicemen and women and offers fun family activities and a live concert. Go to thelightnc.hellobeautiful.com/category/unity-in-the-community-2016 for more.

The N.C. Gourd Festival is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Holshouser Building. Admission is free for N.C. Gourd Society members, workshop students and children ages 16 and under. For all others, admission is $2. This event features gourd growing and crafting competitions and workshops, books and supplies related to gourd crafting.

On Sunday, be on the lookout for Y Guides, who will be working on a Stop Hunger Now Service Project in the Scott Building. Daddy-child pairs can signup on their website.

The Raleigh Flea Market is Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Commercial and Education building and surrounding grounds. Come explore the hundreds of booths filled with antiques, clothes and handcrafted goods this weekend.

 

 

 

 

About Wildflower

I'm Wildflower (a.k.a Evie Fordham), and when the middle of October rolls around every year, you'll most likely find me strolling through the gardens, admiring the blue ribbon flowers, and sipping on lemonade at the State Fair. I'm having fun as a summer intern writing and researching about this North Carolina tradition!

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