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May 2017

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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, the Shoppes at Dorton 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 *NC Structural Pesticide Exams
www.ncagr.gov/spcap
Martin Building 919-733-6100
3

 

District III Regional Bus Roadeo Luncheon & Competition Midway/Martin 919-857-7691
3-7

AQHA Novice Championship
Nutrena Level 1 Quarter Horse Championship - shows starts daily at 8 am. Free spectator admission. See information and class list. www.aqha.com/news

 Hunt Horse Complex  Patty Carter
806-376-4811
6

The Torch Arena Football
Arena Football is back in the Triangle! The Torch takes on Savannah Steam (Savannah, GA) - professional indoor football at Dorton Arena on Saturday - May 6!

The Torch vs. Savannah Steam
TICKETS ALSO ON SALE DORTON TICKET BOOTH
DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
GAME TIME: ~ 7:30PM (autographs available post game)
VIP Seats: Adult $25/Child age 3-12 $25
General Admission: Adult $14/Child $10
Groups of 10 or more: Adult $12 per ticket/Child $8 per ticket

Save money and buy your 3 Game Flex Package or Seasons Ticket Package now: www.ETIX.com

Seasons Tickets Package: Adult $60/Child $40
3 Game Flex Package: Adult $36/Child $24  http://triangletorch.com

Dorton Arena cobblerman@hotmail.com
919-413-4393

Ticket Information: ETIX 919-653-0516
Group Ticket Information: Tina 919-641-5194
6

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. 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

6-7

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. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $9 for adults and children under 12 are free with paying adult. Visit our website for a $1 discount admission coupon.  www.dixiegunandknifeshow.com

Graham Building

dixieguns@aol.com
919-781-1287

 

6-7 One Tribe Fest 2017
One Tribe Fest is a Local Community Expo and Festival, driven by local and regional talent has expanded to a two-day event! Attendees of One Tribe Fest will hear, see, create, learn, and interact. Honoring all Paths! With a theme of All Is One, the event showcases local artisans and businesses, crafters, natural products, jewelry, holistic healers, intuitive readers, wellness coaches, as well as healing crystals, angelic art, live music, drum circle, food and more. We want to inspire participants to explore the body, mind, and spirit in a playful, safe, and accessible, down-to-earth way. To educate and inspire. Come shop for amazing items! Saturday: 9:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m Daily Admission $5 (Receive 5 raffle tickets with entry! To win prizes!) Under age 12 admitted free. This includes free exhibits (11 speakers), lectures, kids interactive corner with outdoor activities. Come Join in Celebration and Great Energy! OneTribeFest
Holshouser Building

919-247-3002
onetribefest@gmail.com

6-7 The Original Coin & Currency Show
Show offers a variety of numismatic items including rare coins, precious metals, paper money, tokens, coin collecting books and supplies. Family event! Fun for all! Bring your coins and currency to be appraised or bought. There will be fun for everyone! Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free Admission. Click on our website for more info: www.rarecoinsofraleigh.com
Martin Building rarecoins@gmail.com
919-790-8544
8 Indian Art Class
www.thebonereader.com
Martin Building

877-296-2746

indianspiritstore@yahoo.com

9 *NC Pesticides & Structural Pests Board Meeting
www.ncagr.gov/spcap
Martin Building 919-733-6100

10

 

*NC Legislative Ag Products Reception Exposition Center 919-707-3030
10 *NC Genealogical Society's Pig Pickin'
www.ngsgenealogy.org
Holshouser Building hchoplin@earthlink.net
10 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.gov/spcap
Martin Building 919-733-6100
10

*Accent Imaging Customer Appreciation & Technology Show
Private trade show 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.- Invitation and Registration required.
wwwaccentimaging.com

Scott Building 919-782-3332 or 919-926-3027

angie@accentimaging.com
10-14

Andalusion Breed Show
Andalusion World East is a one of a kind event, open to registered Iberian Horses from all registries, with horses and spectators traveling from around the globe to compete and watch the event while celebrating the sense of community, hospitality, and spirit of the East Coast.
http://andalusianworld.com/site/awe

 Hunt Horse Complex  Kevin Kidder
949-292-8980
11-14 *Capital City Rambling Sams Camping Club Campgrounds
12

The Torch Arena Football
Arena Football is back in the Triangle! The Torch takes on Cape Fear Heroes (Fayetteville, NC) - professional indoor football at Dorton Arena on Friday - May 12!

The Torch vs. Cape Fear Heroes
TICKETS ALSO ON SALE DORTON TICKET BOOTH
DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
GAME TIME: ~ 7:30PM (autographs available post game)
VIP Seats: Adult $25/Child age 3-12 $25
General Admission: Adult $14/Child $10
Groups of 10 or more: Adult $12 per ticket/Child $8 per ticket

Save money and buy your 3 Game Flex Package or Seasons Ticket Package now: www.ETIX.com

Seasons Tickets Package: Adult $60/Child $40
3 Game Flex Package: Adult $36/Child $24  http://triangletorch.com

Dorton Arena cobblerman@hotmail.com
919-413-4393

Ticket Information: ETIX 919-653-0516
Group Ticket Information: Tina 919-641-5194
13 *Meredith College Commencement
Commencement Ceremony 7 p.m.
www.meredith.edu
Dorton Arena 919-760-8117
13 Next Level Fight Club Mixed Martial Arts Competition NLFC7
Taking our fighters to the Next Level of competition. Next Level Fight Club is a premier mixed martial arts fighting group. Based out of Greenville, NC our focus is set on providing Eastern NC and the surrounding areas with the highest quality shows.   Reserved Ringside Row 1: $80, Reserved Ringside Row 2: $65, General admission: (first come-first serve seating): $35. Limited time VIP Tables for 10 also available. Click on our website for advance tickets or to contact us and see more info: www.nextlevelfightclub.com
Scott Building
Click Website:
www.nextlevelfightclub.com
13 Raleigh Spring Lula Palooza
Over 30 LuLaRoe consultants in one shopping extravaganza....
with over 13,000 pieces of beautiful skirts, dresses, shirts, leggings and more....ranging in sizes XXS - 3XL ....multiple dressing rooms and one central check-out for your shopping convenience. Free Admission. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
www.facebook.com/RaleighHolidayLuLaPalooza
Exposition Center

expotrunksale@gmail.com

13-14

Mid Atlantic Hound Association Dog Show
AKC Dog Shows for all Hound breeds - veteran and puppy competitions, American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Test 4 p.m. on Saturday, AKC Coonhound Bench Show 4 p.m. Saturday, Free dog show tours both days - see our web site for details and schedule of events. Event Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. Admission for spectators is FREE. https://sites.google.com/site/midatlantichound

Holshouser Building

Event Info: Ann Roth 910-971-3950
harnetthounds@juno.com

Exhibitor Info: 919-452-7035
Brenda Adams, Show Secretary

17-21 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 Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 10- 6 p.m.
www.adidas.com
Graham Building

anthony.crowell@adidas.com

19

*NC Farm-To-School Program Recognition Event
Private Event - By Invitation: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Dorton Arena

919-707-3127
19-21 Chatlee Boat Show & Sale
Boat Show and Sale presented by Chatlee Boats -Large selection of saltwater, skiffs, ski & deck boards to choose from~ a Boat for every Budget~ Free admission.
Event Hours: Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday. www.chatleeboats.com
Scott Building
919-775-7259
chatlee@chatleeboats.com
19-21 Island Spring Festival
A specialty show with vendors offering a variety of local products and services. Free admission. Event hours: Friday Noon - 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m, and Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
www.islandgirlcraftandvendorevent.com
Graham Building

910-973-6976
clubchrystal2010@yahoo.com

19-21

GOT TO BE NC FEST 

Celebrate North Carolina as we "Spring into Summer" during the 10th annual Got to be NC Festival, May 19-21! Come enjoy a mix of food, music, carnival rides and games, antique farm equipment and grandstand entertainment. And best of all, gate admission is free for all ages! Come sample and buy food, beer and wine from dozens of North Carolina companies in the Got to be NC Homegrown Fare, sponsored by Lowe's Foods ( admission required- get redeemable coupons at door), and treat your kids to the pony rides, racing pigs and a Kidz Corral Activity Zone. How about a daily tractor parade of the antique tractors on hand? Loads of fun with more details to come! And remember, gate admission is FREE!!!

Friday Gates open at 12 noon. to 10 p.m.
Saturday gates open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday gates open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Building & Exhibit Hours:
Friday 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Got To be NC Homegrown Fare, sponsored by Lowe's Foods Exposition Center

10th Annual Masonic Carolina Pig Jig BBQ Cook-off: $15 for adults and kids 6 and under eat FREE - Saturday only beginning 11a.m. on lot beside the Exposition Center.

Carnival - Pay as you go - click below for details
(buy wristbands on site on Friday and Sunday):
Friday: 12 noon - 10 p.m.*
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.*
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
* May extend for one hour based on attendance
Carnival Wrist Bands
Friday: $20 - purchase noon to 5 p.m. - Good until 10:00 p.m. - unlimited rides
Sunday: $20 - purchase all-day Sunday - unlimited rides

FIREWORKS: 9:15 pm on Friday & Saturday!

Visit www.gottobencfestival.com or www.facebook.com/ncagfest for additional updates. Produced by the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Steve Troxler, Commissioner.

Free Admission activities also scheduled at the Fairgrounds during the GOT TO BE NC FESTIVAL:
Independent Labrador Specialty Dog Show in the Holshouser Building, Chatlee Boat Show & Sale in the Scott Building, Adidas Clearance Sale,and Island Spring Festival in the Graham Building, Wake County 4-H Horse Show on Saturday and District 4-H Horse Show on Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex and the Raleigh Flea Market in the Education & Commercial Buildings.

Exposition Center, Grandstand, Graham Building, Grounds

Automated Info Line:
919-821-7400 Ext. 123

20-21 Independent Labrador Specialty Dog Show
Raleigh Durham Labrador Retriever Club presents the Independent Labrador Specialty Dog Show. Event Hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The club will offer a Canine Good Citizen certification beginning immediately following the conclusion of the show. Owners may pre-register their dog or do so the day of the show. Free admission to public spectators. www.rdlrc.com
Holshouser Building

RDLRC09@aol.com
20 Wake County 4-H Horse Show 
39th Annual Wake County 4-H Horse Program sponsored "Open all Youth Horse Show"open to all youth up to 19 years old as of January 1, 2017 and North Central District Horse Show - April 1-2- Hunter, Western, and Walking Horse classes. Championship and Reserve Championshio Awards for multi-age and divisions. Free spectator admission. Show begins at 8 a.m. thru approximately 8 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/wake4H
Hunt Horse Complex Heather Schaffer 919-250-1093
heather.shaffer@wakegov.com

Bill Crouse 919-624-1014
wcrouse74@hotmail.com
21 North Central District 4-H Horse Show 
39th Annual Wake County 4-H Horse Program sponsored "Open all Youth Horse Show" ages 5 - 19 and North Central District Horse Show - April 23-24 - Hunter, Western, and Walking Horse classes.Championship and Reserve Championship Awards for multi-age and divisions. Free spectator admission. Show begins at 8 a.m. thru approximately 5 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/wake4H
Hunt Horse Complex 



Nan Guldenschuh
919-884-9338


24-27

Southern States Regional Morgan Horse Show
This is the 44th year of the Southern States Regional Morgan Horse Show. This is a world class event with 200+ Morgans from across the US travelling to compete in divisions ranging from Hunt and Classic Pleasue to English and Park classes both under saddle and in harness. There are also dressage trail and carriage classes as well as vendors displaying a variety of unique equine gifts - Fun for all ages! Public invited. Free Admission.
Main Arena: Daily 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 6 - 10 p.m.
Outside Open Rings:
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dressage
Saturday 9 a.m. - noon Carriage Driving
www.southernstatesmhs.org

Hunt Horse Complex  Info: Liz Holmes919-765-2559

Participants/Exhibitors:
kellymcfa@aol.com
316-650-2287
24 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.gov/spcap
Martin Building 919-733-6100
24-28 *Gold Leaf Sams Camping Club Campgrounds

25

North Carolina School Bus Roadeo Luncheon & Competition Midway/Martin 919-857-7691
25 *Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Sort-A-Rama Day of Service
Sort-A-Rama 2017 is a corporate volunteer event to support the Stop Summer Hunger Kids Campaign at the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Help bag thousands of meals to feed kids and their families in our region.www.foodbankcenc.org
Graham Building LLandis@FoodBankCENC.org
919-865-3049

27 NC Strongest Man & Woman Competition
Train Strongman, LLC presents the North Carolina Strongest Man & Woman Competition.
Friday: Private weigh-ins and Coaching Seminars by registration only.
Saturday: Public Welcome! Come see over 200 athletes compete in five strongman lifts competitions.This is a FREE spectator admission event. Event hours 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information click on the following web links: http://trainstrongman.com
Dorton Arena

PARTICIPANT ENTRY FORM:

StrongMan&WomanEntry

 

27 Bird Fair
The Raleigh Durham Caged Bird Society’s 29th Annual Pet Bird Fair. FREE ADMISSION featuring Exotic Birds from around the world, large selection of vendors selling bird related items, and a huge raffle to benefit avian research and conservation. Event hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Saturday, May 27th
For more info visit: www.PetBirdFair.com
Scott Building

Info Line:
919-266-0906
webmaster@rdcbs.org
Exhibitors:
(919) 772-7234
birdsnmor2@nc.rr.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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