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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

November 2020

Date Event
* indicates the event is not open to the public
Building Contact Info
every Sat. & Sun. 

Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths.

Event Hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside Grounds

919-839-4560 or click on our website for complete info:
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Sports Card, Memorabilia & Comic Book Show
Large Assortment of Vintage to Modern Sports Cards, Memorabilia, Comic Books, Supplies, Wax Boxes, Non-Sports, Gaming and Much More!

Event Hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday

Event Admission
$5 Adults (12 & Under Free)
Cash, Paypal & Credit Card ($10 or more)

Holshouser Building

Michael Christopher

3 *NC Structural Pest Control Licensing and Certification Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza
The Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza - qualtiy exhibitors from Florida to New England, featuring quality antiques and old collectibles!

Event Hours
Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$7 Daily
$8.00 Weekend 3-Day Pass
cash/checks only for admission

Exposition Center



Neuse River Valley Train Show and Sale
Display and sales of model trains.

Event Hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

$9 covers both days
Children 12 and under free with paid adult
Cash, credit card, check accepted for admission

Graham Building George Lasley
10 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing & Structural Pesticides Board Meeting
Martin Building 919-733-6100

Raleigh Facilities Maintenance Expo
A trade show for facility/building managers.

Event Hours
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Holshouser Building

Timothy Cleary


*NC Soil & Water Commission

Event Hours
*Tuesday Work Session 6 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday Public Meeting 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Martin Building 919-707-3771
19 *NC DOT Materials Test Concrete Field Performance Seminar
Holshousert Building


19 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
This show offers a vast array of precious and semi-precious gem stones, pearls, beads and beading supplies, minerals, crystals, gems, and finished jewelry in gold and silver including 14K, 18K and platinum fine jewelry, hand-crafted, custom designs, fashion jewelry, and sterling silver. Special collection of rare fossils. Wire wrappers and jewelers on site. Various discounts offered by vendors.

Event Hours
Friday Noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

$6 adult general admission
$1 discount with website coupon or mailer
Under age 16 admitted free

Scott Building  (757) 641-2124

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.

Event Hours
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

$9 adults
Children under 12 are free with paying adult
Visit our website for a $1 discount admission coupon.

Graham Building



Drive-Thru Fair Food Days
We're ready to celebrate the holiday weekend in a BIG way!

Event Hours
Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Enter the fairgrounds parking area off Trinity Road and order from your car. To maintain social distancing, please remain in your vehicle. Servers will come to you.

Address for GPS: 4285 Trinity Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

Full Menu Click Here

Trinity Road Parking Lots
4285 Trinity Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607


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 200 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
Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Adults - $9
Seniors (60+) and Military w/ ID - $8
Child (6-12) - $5.
Purchase your tickets in advance...available online now.


Graham Building 336-855-0208

Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
Repticon Raleigh is a two-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!

Satruday & Sunday
Block 1: 9am-11am
Block 2: 11:30am-1:30pm
Block 3: 2pm-4pm

Ages 13 and up - $10
Children (5-12) - $5
Under 5 - Free Admission.
Online Ticket Sales ONLY:

Exposition Center


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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