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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

June 2017

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, the Shoppes at Dorton and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths.

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds 
919-899-3532 (919-899-FLEA)

Raleigh Money Expo™
Raleigh Coin Club’s 44th annual coin, currency and stamp show – the biggest money show in the Carolinas!  Buy, sell and trade coins, paper money, stamps plus gold, silver and more.  Free educational seminars on Friday and Saturday, plus educational exhibits all weekend!  Special “Kid’s Zone” with games and free coin and stamp prizes.  More than 160 dealer tables offering US and World collectibles.  Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Admission is FREE. Food donations for Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina accepted.
Visit for more event information.

Exposition Center
2-4 Capital Dressage Classic
Recognized dressage equestrian competition - dressage through FEI - vendor fair
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday & Saturday and Sunday. This is a FREE spectator admission event.
Hunt Horse Complex

Sandy Donovan


The Torch Arena Football
Arena Football is back in the Triangle! The Torch takes on Greenville Dragons (Greenville, SC) - professional indoor football at Dorton Arena on Saturday - June 3!

The Torch vs. Greeneville Dragons
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:

Seasons Tickets Package: Adult $60/Child $40
3 Game Flex Package: Adult $36/Child $24

Dorton Arena

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

Raleigh Bottle Club Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show
Displays with bottles for show and sale. Event Hours 9 am - 2:30 p.m. Admission is $3.

Martin Building 919-801-8151 or 919-781-6339
3-4 North Carolina Junior Beef Roundup
Youth Livestock Show including steer and breed shows, showmanship competition, skill development, leadership development, and family activities that involve cattle. The North Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up is planned and run by a group of juniors from throughout North Carolina, their breed advisors, the Purebred Breeders Council, the North Carolina Cattlemen's Association and the NCSU 4-H and Youth Livestock Department. Event competition begins Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
Graham Building

Event Information:

Participant Registration:
Brent Jennings

3-4 Old North State Antique Gun & Military Collector Show
Antique guns, U.S. and foreign military arms and memorabilia exhibited, bought, sold, and traded - WWI, WWII, Civil War, and other conflict bought, sold and traded. Hours are Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $1 for children 7 -12 and free for children age 6 and under.
Scott Building Richard Shields
6 *NC Structural Pest Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
7 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

Tarheel Triple Classic Quarter Horse Show
An AQHA Show for registered quarter horses. Classes offered are Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Reining, Ranch Riding, and Western Riding. Halter and Showmanship are also included. June 8-11 NCQHVA Show. June 12 thru 13 is The Little Futurity start time 8 am. NCQHA Jamboree June 14-17. All events free spectator admission.

Hunt Horse Complex Event Info: 910-410-9859
Registration/Participant Info: 910-395-4306
9-11 Gem & Jewelry Show
Dealers will offer a variety of gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and beads for show and sale. Rare minerals, giant sharks teeth, and fossils will be on display. Hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.
Scott Building  941-954-0202
10 *Kate's 18th Birthday Celebration
Private Event - By invitation Only.
Holshouser Building  
12-13 Little Futurity
Show starts daily at 8 am. Free Spectator Admission.
Hunt Horse Complex Larry Little


*NC DOT Division 5 Roadeo
Martin Building/ Midway 919-477-2814

13 *Tobacco Growers Association of NC Board Meeting & Dinner
Scott Building

13-14 *NC DOT Materials Test Concrete Field Performance Seminar
Graham Building



*HILTI Innovation Executive Summit
Private by invitation summit presenting innovative products, engineering and software services. Click on our link for more information.

Graham Building Sales Arena and Hall of Fame Room


16 *Young Poultry Carcass Gross Pathology Review
Private by invitation to poultry industry stockholders.
Martin Building 919-941-5185

Great American Tiny House Show
Productions by Design/AMP Expos the latest in tiny house living with Tiny Homes, Container Homes, Modular Homes and Portable Structures. Additional exhibits will include building equipment, tools, supplies, real estate brokers, accessories, travel destinations and recreational products. Event Hours: Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission at the door $10 - Ages 13+ and $5 for Military/Veterans/Seniors.

Click on our link for more information.

Graham Building




The Man Expo
North Carolina's epic men's event - the Triangle's largest Man Cave - everything a man wants and needs under one roof! Offering the latest in electronics, automotive, travel, gaming, fitness and health, grooming, gadgets, craft beer and wine tastings, sports, hunting and fishing, apparel, finance, art and culture and more! Event Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m and Sunday 12 Noon - 5 p.m. Admission at the door $12 - Ages 13+ and and $5 for Military/Veterans/Seniors. Family friendly event~ Advance Tickets $10 on sale -click below!

Exposition Center

Info: 919-882-3733
Exhibitors and sponsors:
17-18 North State Toy & Hobby Show
Antique to modern collectible toys, including diecast and plastic models, Star Wars, Hot Wheels, Yu-gi-oh, Lord of Rings, Sci-Fi toys, western toys, and other collectibles. Over 70 exhibitors buying, selling & trading! AUTOGRAPH GUESTS: Detroit Tiger Pitcher, Denny McLain on Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 3 pm. PLUS Philadelphia 76er Jahlil Okafar on Saturday from 12:30 - 2pm. EVENT HOURS: Saturday 9 am - 4 pm and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Admission is $5 daily - Weekend pass $7. Age 15 and Under admitted Free.
Scott Building 540-392-2884
21 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
22 *One Laticrete World Tour
Private Industry event - By invitation Only
Scott Building

Classic Car Auction
The Raleigh Classic - four private collections offering more than 250 vintage vehicles.
You may preview the cars on Friday, June 23 from 8 a.m. to 10 am. Auction time on Friday and Saturday from 9:30 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 - includes free breakfast & lunch). *Special Preview to registered bidders only - Thursday 5 - 8 pm. Click on our link for more information.

Graham Building and Exposition Center




The Torch Arena Football

Arena Football is back in the Triangle! The Torch takes on The Cape Fear Heroes for the Supreme Indoor Football Championship Game on Saturday - June 24!

The Torch vs. Cape Fear Heroes

GAME TIME: ~ 7:30PM (autographs available post game)
VIP Seats: Adult $25/Child age 3-12 $25
General Admission: Adult $5/Child $5
Dorton Arena

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

24-25 NCAHA Open Summer Extravaganza
NCAHA open breed horse show 1-day and NCAHA 1-day Arabian Sport Horse & Dressage Show. Free spectator admission. Event Times: Saturday and Sunday 8 am - 6 pm.
Hunt Horse Complex 919-906-3510
Rory Meacham

NCHJA Annual HunterJumper Show
NCHJA AA Horse Show starts each day at 8 am with special classes held Friday and Saturday evenings. Free spectator admission throughout the show.

Hunt Horse Complex 919-538-4781


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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