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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.

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside Grounds

919-839-4560 or click on our website for complete info:
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3 *NC Structural Pest Control Licensing and Certification Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
4 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

Raleigh Ducks Unlimited Banquet
Raleigh Chapter annual banquet celebrating our 53rd Anniversary. Fundraiser event includes dinner, annual membership, raffles, live band, and information on the conservation of North America's wetlands and wildlife.

Event Hours
Doors are at 5:30 p.m.
Event is 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Reservations required
To learn more about how you can make a difference call 1-800-45-Ducks.

Scott Building

Paul Warren


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
Discount admission coupon available. Check our website for more details.

Exposition Center

336-924-8337 or


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.

Event Hours
8 am - 5 p.m.

Dorton Arena anastaciogonzales12@gmailcom

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

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet
Join us for this important night for our ministry in our expanded location at the Fairgrounds Our featured keynote speaker will be announced soon.

Event Hours
6:30 - 9 p.m.

Free admission by reservation only

Exposition Center 919-848-4646
10 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing & Structural Pesticides Board Meeting
Martin Building 919-733-6100

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.

Event Hours
Doors open 5:30 p.m.
Event 6:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Reservations required
To learn more about how you can make a difference call 1-800-45-Ducks.

Scott Building

Andrew Williams
Drew Clapp 336-669-1788
Zach Pegram 252-425-1913



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.

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

Friday $15
Saturday $10
Sunday $5
Tickets are available all 3 days at the door.

Graham Building

Cheer Ltd Regional PreState - Triangle
Flat Mat Cheer - PreState Competitions. All-star teams will compete in the morning session with Spirit Xpress.

$10 Adult
$5 Student/Military/Senior Citizens
Ages 4 and under are free

Dorton Arena 1-800-477-8868 or 910-605-2507

17 *NCDA March Across Carolinas

Exposition Center/
Graham Sales Arena



*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

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.

$5 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



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. 

Event Hours
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Holshouser Building  Bill Brewer

X-Evolution Cheerleading
Cheerleading one-day regional event - Fun and instructional cheerleading competitions.

Dorton Arena X-EvolutionCheerEvents

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
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.
Avoid the ticket lines….purchase your online tickets here… [
Tickets are valid for all three days with a return pass available at the show exit!


Graham Building 336-855-0208
28 *Mia's Sweet 16
*Private Event - By Invitation Only.
Dorton Arena

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!

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (VIP Entry at 9 a.m.)
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (No VIP Early Entry)

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

Exposition Center


N.C. State Fair, G. Kent Yelverton, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079

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