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November 2019

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Every Sat. & Sun. 

The Flea Market reopens on Saturday, Nov. 9 and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings, the Shoppes at Dorton and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths. The Flea Market will be open regular hours on Thanksgiving weekend, but will NOT be open Friday, Nov. 29.
www.theRaleighMarket.com

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds 

919-839-4560 or click on our website for complete info: www.TheRaleighMarket.com
Email us: manager@TheRaleighMarket.com

1-3

NCHJA " C" Indoors Horse Show
Hunter Jumper Horse Show -Friday through Sunday. Daily show begins at 8:00 a.m. These shows are hunter horse shows with most of the competitors being from North Carolina. NCHJA "C" Rated. Free spectator admission
www.trianglefarms.com

Hunt Horse Complex

Joan Petty
919-556-7321
HorseShows@trianglefarms.com

5 *NC Structural Pest Control Licensing and Certification Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
6-10 'Jump for the Children Duke I Horse Show....benefiting Duke Children's Hospital
Watch Olympic style show jumping at the 'JUMP FOR THE CHILDREN' HORSE SHOW, benefiting Duke Children's Hospital in Durham, NC. The horse show offers U.S. Equestrian Federation "AA" rated hunter and show jumping competition each day. Show Highlights:
Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake,
Friday, Nov. 8 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) International Hunter Derby
Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. $50,000 Duke Children's Hospital Grand Prix

Daily show Wednesday through Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. with FREE ADMISSION except for Saturday night. Admission for the Duke Children's Hospital Grand Prix is $10 person. Children age 6 and under admitted free. Box office opens at 5:00 p.m. Visit www.jumpforthechildren.org for more information on tickets, daily schedules and more.
Hunt Horse Complex

Joan McNair Petty
919-556-7321
HorseShows@trianglefarms.com

6 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
7 *NCDA March Across Carolinas
www.ncagr.gov/fooddist/index.htm

Exposition Center/
Graham Sales Arena

919-575-4490
7 Raleigh Ducks Unlimited Banquet
Raleigh Chapter annual banquetcelebratign our 52nd Anniversary. Fundraiser event includes dinner, annual membership, raffles, live band, and information on the conservation of North America's wetlands and wildlife. Doors open 5:30 pm Event Hours: 6:30 -10:30 pm. Reservations required. To learn more about how you can make a difference call 1-800-45-Ducks.
www.ducks.org
Scott Building

Tickets & Event Information:
Email: Paul Warren

7 5th Annual Shuck-n-Chuck Oyster Roast
Fundraiser to support Rebuilding Together of the Triangle. Oysters, chicken, sides, beer & wine included with admission. Live local music, a raffle and opportunities to learn more about RTT's work to ensure low-income families across the Triangle have a safe, healthy place to live. Event hours are 6 - 10 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is $60 per person. For more information, visit our website:https://www.betterunite.com/rttriangle-shuck-n-cluck2019
www.rebuildingtogethertriangle.org
Tobacco Pavilion

daniel.sargeant@RebuildingTogetherTriangle.org 919-996-02999

8 *Rubin-Gray Rehearsal Dinner
Private Event - By Invitation Only.
Tobacco Pavilion  
8-9

Capital Area Handbell Festival
Hundred of handbell ringers from throughout the region will come together to work with clinician Fred Gramann, Director of Music at the American Church in Paris for the 31st Annual Capital Area Handbell Festival! Five pieces (plus an optional piece) will be rehearsed in preparation for a Free Public concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday. This festival will include OVER 300 handbell ringers from several States who will join together for two days of ringing and learning under a nationally-known handbell clinician. The festival is produced and run by The Raleigh Ringers - registration fee is required for festival participants. Workshop early registration participation fee $42/person; $47/person after Oct.16. Workshop: Friday hours are 6 - 10 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The final PUBLIC concert at 4 p.m. is open to the public and FREE admission. www.rr.org

Scott Building 919-847-7574
rrbusinessmgr@rr.org
9 Annual Family Congress
This annual family congress is a healing retreat for the faithful of the Diocese of Raleigh under the guidance of Bishop Luis R. Zarama. Featured speakers Fr. Claudio Olszanski and Deacon Fernando Marin. Activities 8 am - 5 p.m.
www.DioceseofRaleigh.org
Dorton Arena anastaciogonzales12@gmailcom
9 *American Sewing Guild
*ASG Annual meeting & fashion show - Knit Fabric Challenge
www.ASGRaleigh.org
Martin Building events@ASGRaleigh.org
9 *NC State Alumni Association Reunion
Private Event - By Invitation Only - Permit Required for access.
www.alumni.ncsu.edu
Heritage Circle/ Tobacco Pavilion/Public House  
9-10 Neuse River Trains - 35th Annual Train & Railroadiana Show & Sale
Model railroad show and sale sponsored by Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club, a non-profit educational organization chartered to promote the hobby of model railroading. Several operating layouts on display with many vendors selling train related merchandise. Great fun for kids of ALL ages! Come see us in our expanded building beside the Exposition Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $9 covers BOTH days for age 12 and older - free admission to age 11 and under when accompanied by adult. $1 discount coupon available with Club Flyer or New & Observer coupon, or click on our website. Call or email George Lasley, 919-834-5531, for more information. www.nrvclub.net
Graham Building 919-834-5531(7-9 PM please)
glasley@bellsouth.net
9-10 NC Gourd Arts & Craft Festival
The 78th Annual North Carolina Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival features a variety of growing, crafting, and artistic competitions as well as gourd crafting workshops and vendors of gourd crafts, dried gourds, seeds, books, t-shirts and gourd crafting supplies. The Festival also features a display of historical gourds and a free gourd crafting table for kids. Event Hours: Sat from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $2 age 16 and older. Free admission for under age 16 and NC Gourd Society members. www.ncgourdsociety.org
Holshouser Building 919-696-0744
paul.a.buescher@gmail.com
12 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet
Free admission by reservation only.
FCA Fund Raiser Banquet - Expanded LOCATION at the Fairgrounds - featured keynote speaker.

This year's banquet speaker will be former college basketball All-American and National Player of the Year, Phil Ford! We're excited to have Phil join us on an important night for our ministry. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. www.trianglefca.org

Exposition Center 919-848-4646
athompson@fca.org
trifca@nc.rr.com
12 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing & Structural Pesticides Board Meeting
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
13 Blue Ridge Corridor Alliance "Learn It Up"
Subject: Housing Affordability: Strategies & Recommendations for West Raleigh; 7:30 am Check-in & Networking; 8 am Presentation and Q&A. Registration is free, but please REGISTER HERE to reserve your seat and so we have an accurate headcount for the refreshments.
https://www.hillsboroughstreet.org/news-and-events
Martin Building 919-800-0135
13-17

'Jump for the Children Duke II Horse Show....benefiting Duke Children's Hospital
Watch Olympic style show jumping at the 'JUMP FOR THE CHILDREN' HORSE SHOW, benefiting Duke Children's Hospital in Durham, NC. The horse show offers U.S. Equestrian Federation "AA" rated hunter and show jumping competition each day. Show Highlights:
Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) International Hunter Derby

Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 Welcome Jumper Stake,
Friday, Nov. 15 at 6:00 p.m.
$10,000 USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association) International Hunter Derby
Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. $50,000 Duke Children's Hospital Grand Prix

Daily show Wednesday through Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. with FREE ADMISSION except for Saturday night. Admission for the Duke Children's Hospital Grand Prix is $10 person. Children age 6 and under admitted free. Box office opens at 5:00 p.m. Visit www.jumpforthechildren.org for more information on tickets, daily schedules and more.

Hunt Horse Complex

Joan McNair Petty
919-556-7321
HorseShows@trianglefarms.com

14 NCSU Ducks Unlimited Banquet
NCSU Chapter annual banquet. Fundraiser event includes dinner, annual membership, raffles, live band, and information on the conservation of North America's wetlands and wildlife. Doors open 5:30 pm Event Hours: 6:30 -11:30 pm. Reservations Required. To learn more about how you can make a difference call 1-800-45-Ducks.
www.ducks.org
Scott Building

Tickets & Event Information:
Andrew Williams
atwilli3@ncsu.edu
Drew Clapp
336-669-1788
amclapp@ncsu.edu
Zach Pegram 252-425-1913
zrpegram@ncsu.edu

15-17 Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza
The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza - qualtiy exhibitors from Florida to New England, featuring quality antiques and old collectibles! Event Hours: Friday 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm. Admission:  $7.00 Daily or $8.00 Weekend (3-day pass). Discount admission coupon available. Check our website for more details. www.antextofnc.com
Exposition Center

336-924-8337 or
336-924-4359
adclodpromo@triad.rr.com

15-17

 

Vintage Market Days of the Triangle
Vintage Market Days™ presents "Home for the Holidays"--an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Vintage Market Days® events offer a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions! Bringing the Vintage Experience to you! For information email us or visit our website at: http://vintagemarketdays.com/market/nc-triangle/index.php

Hours & On Site Admission:
Friday ($15) & Saturday ($10): 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday ($5): 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tickets are available all 3 days at the door.

Graham Building

contact email: nctriangle@vintagemarketdays.com
16 Cheer Ltd Regional PreState - Triangle
Flat Mat Cheer - PreState Competitions. All-star teams will compete in the morning session with Spirit Xpress. Spectator Admission: $10 Adult, $5 Student/Military/Senior Citizens, Ages 4 and under admitted free.
Click on our website for more info: http://cheerltd.varsity.com
Dorton Arena 1-800-477-8868 or 910-605-2507
loriw@varsitygainesville.com

16-17 Carolina Coin and Stamp Show 
Coins, postcards and stamps, currency (U.S., foreign, ancient, gold & silver) will be available. Dealers will be buying and selling foreign, domestic and ancient currency. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. 
Holshouser Building  Dot Hendrick
919-828-9450
19 TGANC Tobacco Growers Issues Forum
Private Event for Farmers to discuss tobacco growers issues 9:30-11:30 a.m. Registration information: www.tganc.org  
Holshouser Building 

GrahamBoyd@nc.rr.com
919-781-2307

19-20 *NC Soil & Water Commission
*Tuesday: Work Session 6 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday: Public Meeting 8 a.m. - 12 Noon

www.ncagr.gov/SWC
Martin Building 919-707-3771
21 *NC DOT Materials Test Concrete Field Performance Seminar
https://connect-ncdot.gov
Holshousert Building

919-329-4240

21 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
22 Amran Shrine Circus Amran Shriners present the Amran Shrine Circus.
Daily Show Times; 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Admission $15 Adults - Children age 6 and under free admissions. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE at area locations (see our web link below) or at Hunt Horse Arena on the day of the event. Click on our weblink for locations and more info: www.amranshriners.us
Hunt Horse Complex Email:
chrisadmin@bellsouth.net

office@amranshriners.us
919-848-7972
23 *Abigail Moe's Bat Mitzvah
*Private Event - By Invitation Only.
Martin Building  
23 Limited Run Games "Yard Sale" * CANCELLED *
www.limitedrungames.com
Holshouser Building ben@limitedrungames.com
23-24

Dixie Gun & Knife Classic
Buy, sell or trade. Modern and collectible firearms, custom made knives, hunting and fishing equipment, ammo, gun accessories, reloading supplies and much, much more....something for the whole family. 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 under 12 are free with paying adult. Visit our website for a $1 discount admission coupon.  www.dixiegunandknifeshow.com

Graham Building

dixieguns@aol.com
919-781-1287

 

24 X-Evolution Cheerleading
Cheerleading one-day regional event - Fun and instructional cheerleading competitions.
www.cheerextreme.com
Dorton Arena Email click below:
X-EvolutionCheerEvents
26 *NC FFA Dairy Evaluation
Dairy Cattle Evaluation Career
Development Event provides a competitive event for agricultural education students. The
event emphasizes skills in dairy cattle evaluation, selection, and dairy herd management. www.ncffa.org
Hunt Horse Complex Email:
rjdavis@ncsu.edu
919-515-4206
29-12/1

The Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market …..Raleigh’s Premier Christmas Show!
For over 30 years the Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market has been a Thanksgiving tradition in Raleigh. Over 250 exhibitors showcasing original art, pottery, apparel, holiday décor, jewelry, foods, and many, many specialty items for that hard to find person on your gift list! We have lots of wonderful new exhibitors and many of your favorites returning this year!  Santa will be at the show all weekend to share that special moment with your child!  

Event hours are 9 am to 6 pm on Friday, 9 am to 6 pm  Saturday and 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday.
Admission: Adults - $9, Seniors (60+) and Military w/ ID - $8, Child (6-12) - $5.
Tickets are good for all three days with a return pass available at the show exit!

For more information on the show please visit our website at www.christmascarousel.com or call 336-855-0208.

Avoid the ticket lines….purchase your online tickets here…
https://ncboatshowscom.ticketleap.com/christmas-carousel-gift-market

Graham Building 336-855-0208
tlambert@christmascarousel.com
30 *Rasavong 60th Birthday Party
*Private Event - By Invitation Only.
Martin Building  
30-12/1 Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Repticon Raleigh is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!
Hours: Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am) and Sunday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm (No VIP Early Entry)
Admission: Ages 13 and up - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free Admission. Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets
www.repticon.com
Exposition Center repticonevents@repticon.biz
863-268-4273

 

N.C. State Fair, G. Kent Yelverton, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079



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