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N.C. State Fairgrounds Events

June 2020

Date Event
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Building Contact Info
every Sat. & Sun. 


*************** THE RALEIGH FLEA MARKET IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The health and safety of our vendors and customers remains our highest priority, and we appreciate your understanding as we work with the State to be able to have a safe and successful reopening. When we have a reopen date, we will publish it on our facebook page and website.*************

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:
Email us:

2 *NC Structural Pest Licensing Exams*****************VENUE CHANGE****
Graham Building-Hall of Fame Room 919-733-6100
3 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams******RESCHEDULED for June 11, 2020
Martin Building 919-733-6100
4-6 Capital City Classic Horse Show
This is a world class event with 200+ Morgans from across the US traveling to compete in divisions ranging from Hunt and Classic Pleasure 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. Spectators Free Admission.
Indoor Main Arena ................................Outside Open Rings:
Wed: 9 a.m. and 6 p.m..............................Wed: 8 a.m. Trail
Thur: 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m..........................Thurs:1 p.m Hunter Over Fences-Arena Behind Barn E
Fri: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.............................Fri: 9 a.m. Sport Horse Suitability/10 a.m. Dressage-Arena behind Barn E
Sat: 9 a.m and 6 p.m....
.................................................................Sat: 8 a.m. Western Dressage-Dressage Arena ..................................................................Sat: 9 a.m. Morgan Carriage Classes-Arena Behind Barn E .................................................................Sat: 1 p.m. Opportunity Classes-Arena Behind Barn E
Hunt Horse Complex Info: 919-672-3741

Raleigh Bottle Club Antique Bottle & Collectibles Show *******CANCELLED - Next Scheduled June 2021************* 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

India Fest - A Cultural Arts Showcase ** RESCHEDULED - NEW DATE September 5-6, 2020******
FROM March 14-15 India Fest - A Cultural Arts Showcase ** RESCHEDULED FROM June 6-7 TO September 5-6, 2020


Due to coronavirus concerns, the Nuv Yug Cultural Organization has decided to postpone the 17th annual India Fest. The event originally scheduled for March 14 & 15 and rescheduled for June 6-7 will now be held during September 5-6, 2020 at the Exposition Center at the NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh.
All vendor and participant registrations will be automatically transferred to the new event dates. Full refund is being offered to those who wish to cancel due to date change. Vendors and participants may also choose to give a donation to Nuv Yug in lieu of a refund. The Nuv Yug Cultural Organization is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
For further details or questions, please contact Nuv Yug at (919) 228-9867 or via email or visit their website at [].  
Nuv Yug India Fest is organized with support in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.************************* EVENT RESCHEDULED TO September 5-6, 2020***************************

Discover Indian Cultural Arts via Dance, Music, Crafts, Cuisine, and Exhibition in a family friendly setting! Featuring Dance Dhamaaka - The Ultimate Blowout! Bring your family and friends! Event Hours: Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. With over 1,200 performers, we are now the largest such production in the United States! Raffles and door prizes throughout the event. FREE ADMISSION.
For more information email or check our website at:

Graham Building 919-228-9867
6-7 Old North State Antique Gun & Military Collector Show***CANCELLED - NEXT SCHEDULED: August 29-30, 2020***
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

Raleigh Money Expo™ ****CANCELLED - NEXT SCHEDULED: June 4-6, 2021****
Raleigh Coin Club’s 46th 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 Western Wake Crisis Ministry accepted.
Visit for more event information.

Exposition Center
5-7 Everything Equine Extravaganza ******CANCELLED/RESCHEDULED*************************
Expo - All-Girl Colt Competition, Ultimate Trail Challenge Buckle Series, World Class Clinics and Demonstrations.
Hours: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission: Single Day $15 or
3 Day Pass: $25
Hunt Horse Complex



Spa And SwimSpa Blowout

Friday: 12 noon - 7 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.



Scott Building




Hours:Friday, Saturday, and Sunday  10 am -- 8 p.m. daily *** TIME CHANGE
Bunn Field parking lot only, no entrance to fairgrounds. Between Gates 9 and 10 with traffic entering at Gate 9 driveway from Trinity Rd. Patrons will remain in their cars and orders will be taken and food brought to the car by servers. 

Corn $5
Corn Dogs $5
Deep fried pickles $6
Funnel Cakes $6
Deep fried Oreos $5
Deep fried snickers $5
Deep cheese cake $5
Deep fried pumpkin pie $5
Frozen fruit smoothies(strawberry, pina colada, peach) Regular cup $5, pineapple cup $10 Dole whip(raspberry, pineapple, raspberry/pineapple swirl) Float $7, cup $5 Gourmet edible cookie dough:
Chocolate chip or cake batter
Cup $5, quart $15
Fresh squeezed lemonade $4
Bottled Water $2

Trinity/Blue Ridge Road Lot - Enter from Gate 9  from Trinity Road

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9 NC ABANA Meeting & Workshop ****CANCELLED - Next Scheduled: August 11, 2020 ********
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. Meeting/workshop starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Forge in Heritage Circle.
Heritage Circle Forge


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

11 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100

NCQHA Tarheel Summer Classic Horse Show
An AQHA Show for registered quarter horses. ck weblink for more information.. All events free spectator admission.

Hunt Horse Complex Registration/Participation
910-395-4306 Perry Davis
13 *Realtor Client Appreciation Event - **CANCELLED - RESCHEDULED for: August 15, 2020 ******
Private Event - By Invitation Only
Tobacco Pavilion  

The Man Expo IV - **CANCELLED - RESCHEDULED for 2021******
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, Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m and Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Special VIP Session Man Cave Experience (includes admission to Man Expo) $35 available while they last for Saturday or Sunday. Admission $15 at the door - Ages 13+ , $6 for children 6-12 years of age, and $10 for Military/Veterans/Seniors. Family friendly event~ Advance Tickets on sale in May --click below!

Graham Building

Info: 919-215-3092
Exhibitors and sponsors:

Capital City Gun Show ********VENUE CHANGE
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; 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 weblink:.

Graham Building


13-14 Boby Mind Spirit Expo ***March Show Reschedule Date: June 13-14, 2020****
Holistic living expo - health, wellness, personal growth and metaphysical booths and lectures featuring natural and holistic health products, intuitive readings, enlightened art, crystals, massage and chiropractic. Body Mind Spirit Expo is the largest health and wellness expo in the U.S. Come explore exhibitor booths, 90 free lectures plus the Vincent Genna 2-hour workshop ($30 at event or $25 advance online), and 60 readers! Raleigh Natural Holistic Now Even Bigger! Explore Within! Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend Admission covers both days - $12 for adults and children under age 10 are admitted free. Visit the web site for a $1 discount advance admission purchase
Scott Building 541-482-3722

*NC DOT State Roadeo ************ CANCELLED ************
This event activity is a private event.


*Goldleaf Good Sam's Camping Club ************ CANCELLED ********
This event activity is a private camping club and is not open to the public.

New Campground  

Southern Women's Show **RESCHEDULED from April 17-19, 2020**CANCELLED - NEXT SCHEDULED: April 16-18, 2021*

*******************************MESSAGE FROM SOUTHERN SHOWS:
This year's Southern Women’s Show has been cancelled. The next show will be bApril 16-18, 2021  Tickets already purchased will be honored at the show.  See you then!


Shop, savor and share the fun at the 35th Annual Southern Women's Show! Find great shopping, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, trendy fashion shows and fun celebrity guests. Enjoy a girls day out! Show is fully accessible and wheelchairs are available for rent in Exposition Lobby ($5 per day with photo ID). Hours are Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Regular admission is $13 at the door - Advance tickets $10 advance on line; group (10 or more: Advance Only) $8; child 6 - 12 admission $6. Free Admission for under Age 6. Click on our weblink for more information and advance online tickets. Tickets for 2nd day admission can be purchased for $1.00 during your initial visit (with your ticket stub) at the Show Office. Visit our website for other special offers and show details

Graham Building
Exposition Center

704-494-7560 or 800-849-0248
20-21 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
20-21 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: TBA. 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
22 *NC Pesticides Meeting
Martin Building 919-733-6100

NCHJA Annual Hunter/Jumper Show **********CANCELLED****************************
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

24 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
Martin Building 919-733-6100
25 *NC Food & Drug Meeting
Martin Building 919-575-4490

Hours :Friday, Saturday, and Sunday  12 Noon - 8 p.m. daily *** TIME CHANGE
Location: Bunn Field parking lot only, no entrance to fairgrounds. Between Gates 9 and 10 with traffic entering at Gate 9 driveway from Trinity Rd. Patrons will remain in their cars and orders will be taken and food brought to the car by servers. 

Roasted corn        $5
Corn dogs             $5
Deep fried Oreos. $5
Deep fried snickers.  $5
Hand-Cut French Fries  $5
Cotton Candy.      $5
Funnel Cake.         $6
Lemonade.            $4
Bottle water.          $2
Tropical Delights Smoothies (strawberry, pina colada, peach)
.......Regular Cup: $5         
.......Pineapple: $10
Tropical Delights Dole Whip (pineapple or strawberry)
....... Regular Cup: $5
....... Float: $7
Edible Gourmet Cookie Dough (chocolate chip or cake batter)
.......Regular Cup: $5           
.......Quart: $15
Red, White or Blue Nathan’s All Beef Hot Dogs: $4
....... Red: w/chili
.......White: w/chili and coleslaw
.......Blue: plain
(ketchup and mustard packets available)

Trinity/Blue Ridge Road Lot - Enter from Gate 9  from Trinity Road

Media Inquiries:

25-28 Chatlee Boat Show & Sale***** CANCELLED ******** Next event Spring 2021
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., Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Scott Building 919-775-7259

Classic Car Auction ************ CANCELLED *************************NEXT SCHEDULED: December 4-5, 2020
The Raleigh Classic is proud to offer over 300 of the most desirable and collectible vintage automobiles nationwide. Special Preview for registered bidders only - Thursday June 19th  5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Public may preview the cars on Friday, June 20th from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Auction time on Friday and Saturday is 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Cost of Admission: Adults $10 per day or $15 for a two-day pass Children age 12 and under $5 per day or $7 for a two-day pass. (Free Admission to registered bidders - includes free breakfast & lunch). Click on our link for more information.

Graham Building and Exposition Center




Triangle Farms “Happy to Show” Horse Show
Hunter Jumper Horse Show - Friday through Sunday. Daily show begins at 8:00 a.m. Free spectator admission

Hunt Horse Complex

Joan Petty

29 *NC Structural Pesticides Exam Review
Martin Building 919-733-6100


N.C. State Fair, G. Kent Yelverton, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079

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