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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

December 2015

Date Event
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every Sat. & Sun. 

The Flea Market is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. 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 



3 *Sears Contracting Christmas Party
Holshouser Building 919-754-0750
3 *NCDOT Materials & Test Unit Employee Appreciation Event Martin Building 919-329-4290
4 Donald Trump for President Rally
Doors will open at 5:00pm 
Rally starts at 7:30pm 
Free admission tickets available at
Dorton Arena

Hope Hicks Communications
Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
Work 212-715-6785 


Classic Car Auction
The Raleigh Classic - four private collections offering more than 250 vintage vehicles. Registered Bidder preview on Thursday, December 3 from 5 - 8 pm. Public may preview the cars on Friday, December 4 from 8 a.m. to 10 am. Auction time on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Adult $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass.
Age 12 and Under $5 per day or $7 for a two-day pass. Free Admission to registered bidders.

Graham Building and Exposition Center




Scandinavian Christmas Fair
This event features Scandivanian favorites like homemade foods, unique crafts and entertainment. There will be cultural exhibits and children's activities. Come and enjoy a traditional Scandinavian Christmas, certain to get you in the spirit. Entertainment includes folk dancing, folk music, and the popular Lucia-procession. The food court will have Swedish meatballs, salmon and homemade breads. Event is sponsored by SWEA (Swedish Women's Association) and VASA (Swedish-American organization). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and children under 13 admitted free.

Holshouser Building

Participant/Exhibitor Info:
919- 846-3785


Holiday Festival and Charity Event
Join Caldwell Banker HPW and Zerorez from 10 am to 4pm for a day of holiday fun benefiting the community.  Everything you need to do for Christmas wrapped into one free family fun event: Get pictures with Santa Claus; Buy your Christmas Tree; Enjoy sleigh rides; Shop from local vendors; Food truck rodeo; plus games and activities. Donations are accepted for photos w/Santa and Sleigh Ride. Tickets also earn entries into a drawing featuring prizes from BestBuy, Apple, Bailey's Jewelers, and a grand prize from Johnson Lexus for a FREE 1 year lease of a brand new Lexus! Proceeds from event donations benefit the Turkeys for the Triangle, an HPW Foundation charity that partners with local charities, homeless shelters and churches to give away thousands of turkeys each year. 100% of all proceeds go to purchasing turkeys for those in need here in the Triangle. or visit the Eventbrite page

Martin Building 919-805-1360
5-6 7th Annual Holiday Classic Open Horse Show
Statewide open horse show classes for youth and adult exhibitors in western, hunter and saddleseat divisions to benefit the NCSU Intercollegiate Western Riding Team and the North Central District 4-H Horse Program. Free spectator admission. Open to public beginning at 8 am - 10 pm daily.
Hunt Horse Complex



Toy Train Sale and Swap Meet
Over 100 vendors featuring Lionel, K-Line, MTH, Weaver, Atlas, American Flyer, Marklin Bachmann, Varney "N", "HO", "O", "S". and "G" gauge trains, accessories, track, switches and hard to find parts, and other toy train related items. Event features over 100 tables plus operating layouts, Kids Club activities, hands-on layouts and train races for the children. Workshops and minor on-site repairs. Auction at 1 p.m. Special Raffle at 3 p.m. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $6 for adults ($1 off coupon in News & Observer or Event Flyer), free for children under age 13 accompanied by paying adult.

Scott Building

Event Info:919-847-5393

Exhibitor Info:252-756-7842



Posada Navideña 2015
A Hispanic holiday celebration with international bands performing and booths offering health professional services as well as traditional Christmas-related items. Free admission.
Event Hours: 3 - 7 pm

Dorton Arena



*Wake Enterprises Holiday Party
Private Event - 2-4 pm by invitation only.

Holshouser Building


6 *Ford's Produce Annual Awards Dinner
Martin Building 919-833-7559
8  *NC Cooperative Extension Service Conference Dinner
Scott Building  
8 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
9 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

*SHPD Troop C Headquarters Retiree Luncheon
Private Event - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. by invitation only.

Holshouser Building


9-13 Adidas Warehouse Clearance Sale
Warehouse Clearance Event - Huge savings on Adidas apparel, footwear and accessories. Best prices of the year!
SPECIAL VIP SALE: Wednesday 5 - 8 p.m.
Daily Hours Thursday thru Friday: 10:00 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 10- 6 p.m.
Exposition Center

10 *NC Dept of Public Safety-Adult Corrections & Juvenile Justice Central Engineering EAP Event
L. R. Harrill Center 919-324-1215


Wake County Public Library Festival of Reading and Book Sale
This is Wake County Library's annual book sale. The books are in good condition. Some are pulled out of circulation, and others come from donations if library locations already have duplicate copies. Prices Plenty of bestsellers are up for grabs, as well as cookbooks, textbooks and books on history and religion. Cash, checks and all major credit cards accepted.
Free admission. Hours and Prices:
Thursday 5 - 9 pm & Friday 9 am - 3 pm:
Hardbound books $5; Paperbacks and Children's books $1
Friday Sunset Sale 3 pm - 9 pm:
Hardbound books $4 (buy 1 get 1 Free)
Paperbacks $2 (buy 1 get 1 Free)
Children's materials $2
Saturday Family Festival of Reading 9 am - 9 pm:
Hardbound books $2; Paperbacks $1,
Children's books $1 (buy 1 get 1 Free)
Sunday Bargain Day 9 am - 7 pm:
Box of books ALL DAY $3
(Customers can bring wagons/carts)

Graham Building
11 *NCDA Plant Industry/Plant Conservation Private Event
Attendance by invitation.
Martin Building 919-707-3755

Bulls, Bells & Barrels - Bull Riding Event
Carousel Farms present "Bulls, Bells, & Barrels" championship bull riding - barrel racing - western and equestrian christmas shopping - entertainment for the whole family. Admission $12 General; $17 VIP; Age 5 and under free admission.

Doors open at 6 pm on Friday and Saturday for shopping - show starts at 7:30 pm.

Hunt Horse Complex

Jeff Mullen
919-796-8375 or 919-872-6898

11-13 Sportscard and Sports Memorabilia 3-Day Show
Over 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage to new sportscards, memorabilia, NASCAR, etc. on over 225 tables! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to talk with experts and take advantage of this valuable service! Featured autograph guest Denny Mclain, former major league baseball world champion, will be signing autographs Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm. Huggins & Scott Auction House will be in attendance taking consignments for future auctions. Show Hours: Friday 2 - 7 pm, Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Admission: $5 daily; Weekend Pass $7. Free admission for Ages 15 and under. Check our website for discount admission coupon.
Scott Building 



*NC Pumper Group & Portable Toilet Group
Continuing education for septage management firms and portable sanitation firms. Includes mandatory industry training - Registration and certification $100.00 per person. Seminar is 7 am - 5 pm.

Martin Building 252-671-1559
12 EPIC Cheerleading City of Oaks Beach Classic
North Carolina City of Oaks Beach Classic. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and features Cheerleaders and Dancers of all ages competing to win their Age Divisions and Grand Champion - a US Finals event.. Spectator Admission: (Ages 13-64) $15 and (Ages 6-12 and 65+ or military ID) $9; Children ages 5 and under are admitted free.
Dorton Arena
17 *NC Governors Food Manufacturing Taskforce Meeting
2-4 p.m.
Martin Building 919-715-3021



NCSU Collegiate Wrestling Competition
Wolkpack werstling at its best! NC State Wresting Team hosts Old Dominion. TV: GOPACK ALL-ACCESS.
Event : 7 pm

Holshouser Building

18 *Fred Smith Company Year-End Event
 Private Employee event.
Exposition Center

Carolina Piedmont Dog Agility Competition

Hunt Horse Complex Andy Hartman 919-345-7714
Greg Fontaine 828-275-8010
19 Last Minute Christmas Shopping Expo
Join us for our 2nd Annual Christmas Shopping Expo on Dec 19th from 10 am-5 pm in the Kerr Scott Building off gate #11 located on the NC State Fairground. Shop with 50+ unique Vendors, visit with Santa Claus and get Pictures for the kids from 11 am-4 pm.... and lots of Raffles to win. Its FREE ADMISSION for everyone.So come out and bring the family and also find that Last Minute Christmas Gift .See you there!
Scott Building



Capital City Gun Show
Buy - Sell - Trade event : guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and anything related to shoorting sports. Event hours are: Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily admission is $10 ages 12 and up.Saturday admission good for both days. Discount coupons available in local newspapers and on our weblink:.

Graham Building




Fiesta Navideña / Community Outreach Event
Community Outreach Event offering family information, children's toys as well as health and other professional services. Free Admission
Event Hours: 12 Noon - 4 pm

Holshouser Building



Raleigh Indoor Holiday Classic
Hunter Jumper Horse Show - USEF "A" Rated - Wednesday thru Saturday - Daily show begins at 8 a.m. FREE SPECTATOR ADMISSION

Hunt Horse Complex

Joan Petty


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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