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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

December 2017

Date Event
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every Sat. & Sun. 

The Flea Market will be 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.
www.raleighfleamarket.net

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds

919-899-3532

(919-899-FLEA)

2

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. www.scanfair.org

Holshouser Building

info@scanfair.org
919-824-2335

Participant/Exhibitor Info:
919- 846-3785

1-3 8th 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. http://holidayclassicopenhorseshow.webs.com
Hunt Horse Complex

Richard Isley 336-908-3302
Nan Garcia 919-884-9338
Robin Lynnn 919-842-6648

2-3

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. www.se-tca.org

Scott Building

Event Info:919-847-5393
jfmitch@juno.com

Exhibitor Info:252-756-7842
csasr@yahoo.com

3 X-Evolution Cheerleading
Cheerleading one-day regional event - Fun and instructional cheerleading competitions.
www.cheerextreme.com
Dorton Arena Email click below:
X-EvolutionCheerEvents
3 *Ford's Produce Annual Awards Dinner
www.fordsproduce.com
Martin Building 919-833-7559
5 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
7 *ARA of NC Rental Reveal
Private industry event 4-9 p.m. - Only equipment rental business owners and personnel can register as rental store attendees.
https://www.facebook.com/ARANorthCarolina

Scott Building
firstsourcejohn01@gmail.com
336-380-1689
7 *Sears Contracting Christmas Party
www.searscontract.com
Holshouser Building 919-754-0750
8-9

Classic Car Auction
The Raleigh Classic - four private collections offering more than 250 vintage vehicles. Registered Bidder preview on Thursday, December 8 from 5 - 8 pm. Public may preview the cars on Friday, December 9 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.
www.raleighclassic.com

Graham Building and Exposition Center

919-404-4762

joyce_duke@leith.com

Participant/Exhibitor:
919-269-5271
info@raleighclassic.com

8-9

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. www.CarouselFarmsRaleigh.com

Hunt Horse Complex

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

8-10 Sports Card, Memorabilia, & Comic Con
Over 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage to new sportscards, memorabilia and comics on over 225 tables! Featured autograph guests TBA. Show Hours: Friday 2 - 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $5 daily; Weekend Pass $7. Free admission for Ages 15 and under. Check our website for discount admission coupon. www.tidewatercardsandcollectibles.com
Scott Building 

804-704-4700
tidewatercardsandcollectibles@yahoo.com

9

*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. www.ncpumpergroup.org/schedule_of_events.htm
www.mccleesconsulting.com

Martin Building 252-671-1559
admin3@ncpumpergroup.org
19 NC Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Board Meeting
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building

919-733-6100

13 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
15-17

Carolina Piedmont Dog Agility Competitionhttp://www.carolinapiedmontagility.com

Hunt Horse Complex Andy Hartman 919-345-7714
Greg Fontaine 828-275-8010
carolinapiedmontagility@yahoo.com

16

 

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

919-554-9475
monicahelp@me.com

16-17 World's Strongest Man, Woman & Masters Competition
Train Strongman, LLC presents the North Carolina Strongest Man & Woman Competition.
This is a FREE spectator admission event. Event hours 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information click on the following web links: http://trainstrongman.com
Dorton Arena

lynn@trainstrongman.com
16-17

Capital City Gun Show
Buy - Sell - Trade event : guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and anything related to shooting 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. Cash only. Saturday admission good for both days. Discount coupons available in local newspapers and on our weblink:.
www.cegunshows.com

Exposition Center

888-715-0606
540-953-0016
gunshows@usit.net

22 *Fred Smith Company Year-End Event
 Private Employee event.
www.FredSmithCompany.net
Exposition Center robert.baugnon@fredsmithcompany.net
28-31

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

Hunt Horse Complex

Joan Petty
919-669-9877
HorseShows@trianglefarms.com

 

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



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