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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

December 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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2 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
3 *Sears Contracting Christmas Party
*Private Event - By Invitation Only.
Holshouser Building 919-754-0750

Classic Car Auction
The Raleigh Classic - four private collections offering more than 250 vintage vehicles.

Event Hours
Thursday Registered Bidder Preview 5 - 8 p.m.
Friday Public Preview 7 - 10 a.m.
Auctions Friday & Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

$10 adult
$15 two-day pass
$5 age 12 and under
$7 age 12 and under 2-day pass
Free admission to registered bidders

Graham Building and Exposition Center




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.

Event Hours
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
1 p.m. Auction
3 p.m. Special Raffle

$6 adults
Free for children under 13 when accompanied by a paying adult
$1 off coupon in the News & Observer or on our event flyer

Scott Building

Event Info:919-847-5393

Exhibitor Info:252-756-7842

7 *Ford's Produce Annual Awards Dinner
*Private Event - By Invitation Only.
Martin Building 919-833-7559

NC ABANA Meeting & Workshop
North Carolina ABANA, an affiliate of Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North American is hosting a meeting designed to teach the craft of blacksmithing for those interested in acquiring the training and skill. Interested in learning the art? Send us an email or come out and meet with us.

Event Hours
5:30 start time

Heritage Circle Forge
9 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Graham - Hall of Fame Meeting Room 919-733-6100

St. Nicholas European Christmas Market
Like the wonderful Christmas Markets of Europe, we feature food and gifts from Poland, Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, The British Isles, Scandinavia, and Italy. You'll find unique, handmade, collectible, and vintage gifts, baked goods from traditional recipies, piroghi and kielbasa sales, delicious Slavic foods, and entertainment including, Irish Step Dancers and old fashioned caroling Friday evening and The Little German Band and Dancers mid-day on Saturday, children's activities, and even a visit from the real St. Nicholas. Look for matroyshka nesting dolls, Polish pottery, Czech crystal, vintage ornaments, hand carved wood gifts, special children's section, beer and barware for papa, boxed ornaments, cashmere scarves from Scotland, and so much more you won't find anywhere else! Visit our specially selected vendors of Old World goods and stop by Koehl's Bakery for mulled wine and dessert or get a brew at Fortnight Brewing. Shop Europe without leaving Raleigh!

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

Free and

Holshouser Building


Raleigh Sports Card, Memorabilia & Comic Book Show
Over 80 exhibitors will be buying, selling and trading vintage to new sportscards, memorabilia and comics on over 225 tables! Featured autograph guests TBA.

Event Hours
Friday 2 - 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$5 daily
Weekend Pass $7
Free admission for Ages 15 and under
Check our website for discount admission coupon

Scott Building 


18 *Brodie Contracting Christmas Party
 Private Employee event.
Scott Building


Fiesta Navideña / Community Outreach Event
Community Outreach Event offering family information, children's toys as well as health and other professional services.

Event Hours
12 - 4 p.m.


Holshouser Building

20 *Navarro-Fabian 25th Anniversary Celebration
Private Event - By invitation only.
Holshouser Building

Capital City Gun Show
Buy - Sell - Trade event: guns, knives, ammo, hunting supplies and anything related to shooting sports.

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

$10 ages 12 and up
U under 12 years of age admitted free when accompanied by parent
Cash only, Saturday admission good for both days
Discount coupons available in local newspapers and on our website

Exposition Center



*Fred Smith Company Year-End Event
 Private employee event

Graham Building


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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