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September 2018

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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.
The Flea Market will close Sunday, Sept. 23, in preparation of the annual State Fair and reopen on Saturday, Nov. 3. www.raleighfleamarket.net

Commercial & Education Bldgs.
Outside grounds

919-899-3532 (919-899-FLEA)
8/30-9/3

Equestrian Exchange Consignment Sale
Equestrian Exchange Tack Consignment Sale is North Carolina's largest equine item consignment sale. It offers the opportunity to buy and sell any equestrian tack, saddles, show clothing, barn supplies, horsewaer and riding needs for all disciplines of riding. New bar code tagging system - refer to website for all details. Consignors earn 75% of all sold and shop before public. Anything related to the equestrian sport is represented at this sale. Barn supplies, show clothing and more! Encourage all non-profit horse progrms and equestrian camps to be involved in buying and selling horse items. Large items such as carts, wagons welcome.
Receiving dates: (Consignors drop off your items) Tuesday-August 28 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Large Volume Consignors 150+ items call for appointment. Pick-up unsold items Wednesday 8/29 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (this is a no shopping day).
Thursday 8/30 Volunteers Shop 12 Noon- 9 pm and Consignors (and 1 guest - passes required) shop 3 pm - 9 pm.; Also Volunteers may shop on Monday 9/3 from 10 am - 7 pm and Consignors (and 1 guest - passes required) from 10 am - 7 pm.
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
Special Premier Shopping Night Thursday August 30 from 5 - 9 p.m. with $10 (CASH ONLY) Admission.
FREE Admission on Friday thru Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday - Sept. 3 from 12 noon - 7 p.m. Some items marked half off on last day of sale. Please visit our website for additional event details. www.EquestrianExchange.com

Holshouser Building

336-362-6248 Event Info
336-697-1097 Consignor/Vendors
lynnbeeson@aol.com
equestriansale@aol.com

08/30-09/03 Kennel Club Dog Shows-Tarheel Labor Day Cluster
AKC (American Kennel Club) registered dogs will compete each day for points leading to championships, as well as dog obedience trials for degrees and obedience championship points.  Championship all breed dog show, obedience and rally trials - a different Kennel Club hosts competitions each day. The schedule is: Thursday, Fayetteville Kennel Club; Friday, Alamance Kennel Club; Saturday, Durham Kennel Club; Sunday, Raleigh Kennel Club, and Monday, Cary Kennel Club. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for senior adults and children 7-11 years of age. Free admission with military ID and for children under 7 years of age. Special outdoor attraction each day: North American Dock Diving Dogs - bring your dog (and current health records) to participate. This is a free spectator attraction sponsored by AKC and located outside the South end of the Graham Building near Hillsborough Street. wwwraleighkennelclub.org
http://www.infodog.com/prm/281/prm281.pdf
Graham Building ` Dennis McKoy
919-362-9799
ralkc@aol.com
08/31-9/2 Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
This show offers a vast array of precious and semi-precious gem stones, pearls, beads and beading supplies, minerals, crystals, gems, and finished jewelry in gold and silver including 14K, 18K and platinum fine jewelry, hand-crafted, custom designs, fashion jewelry, and sterling silver. Wirewrappers and jewelers on site.Various discounts offered by vendors. Admission: Adults $5 general admission $1 discount with website coupon or mailer - Military free admission and under 16 admitted free. Show hours: Friday: noon - 6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Monday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.com
Scott Building  (804) 642-2011 (757) 641-2124 Ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com
1-2 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.
www.equestriansecretarialservices.com
Hunt Horse Complex

Sandy Donovan
901-218-0613
contactMartie@gmail.com
Martie Healey 352-363-0085

4 *NC Structural Pest Control Licensing and Certification Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Martin Building 919-733-6100
5 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Exposition Center Atrium 919-733-6100
7-9

J.Crew Warehouse Sale
Warehouse sale of J.Crew, Madewell & Crewcuts merchandise and accessories. Some product may of sample or second quality. All sales are final. Event Hours: Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-7:00 p.m; Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Free admission.

Scott Building

brett.whitt@jcrew.com

7-9 Greek Festival
37th Annual Greek Festival - Authentic Greek food - Homemade Greek pastries & marketplace - Live Greek music - Greek Dance Groups - & More...... Portions of the event proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.
COME JOIN US IN OUR LARGER FACILITY Event Hours: Friday 5 - 10 pm, Saturday 11 am - 10 pm, Sunday 11 am - 6 pm.... GENERAL ADMISSION: Adults - $3, Ages 13-19 and Senior Citizens - $2, Ages 12 and under admitted free. Visit our website at www.holytrinityraleigh.org for a free admission ticket.
Graham Building 919-781-4548
7-9 NCQHA Tar Heel Futurity Fall Classic
2018 Tar Heel Quarter Horse Futurity Fall Classic Show - estimated $90,000 to be awarded in money & prizes. Circuit awards for each class: Open, Amateur, 13 & under and 14-18 all arounds.
www.ncqha.com
Hunt Horse Complex Registration/Participation
PACKADERM59@charter.net
Event Info: 919-894-2973 Susan Daniels showsec@embarmail.com
8 AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Public Free event for dog lovers and their dogs. Microchip clinic, Canine Good Citizen testing, dog sport demonstrations, My Dog Can Do That opportunity to try agility with your dog, vendors, games for kids, Meet The Breeds and more!
Event Hours 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free admission.
www.akc.org/clubs/rdod/events
Holshouser Building 919-816-3749
NCRDODAY@akc.org
9 *Y Guides Tribe Event: "Rise Against Hunger"
Private Event - Stop Hunger Now service event.
www.arapahoe-nation.org
Exposition Center 919-719-9622
11 *NC Pesticides & Structural Pests Board Meeting
www.ncagr.gov/spcap
Martin Building 919-733-6100
12-15

NC State Championship Horse Show
61st annual N.C. Championship Horse Show - a Charity event sponsored by The Raleigh Host Lions Club - September 12, 13, 14, and 15. Morning session starts each day at 10 am and the night session starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 reserve seats; $5 general admission; Box Seats (includes VIP Parking) $165. Two Children ages 12 and under are admitted free with paying adult. http://www.ncschs.com

Hunt Horse Complex Bill Whitley whitley@ncschs.com
919-481-4675
15 Raleigh Fall Bird Fair
Educational opportunity - shop for pet birds and their needs. Vendors offering food, supplies, cages, fellowship and make contacts with other bird enthusiasts. Event Hours: 9 am - 4 pm. Admission $2 (Ages 12 and under & 65 and older admitted free.) www.smokymountaincagebirdsociety.com
Holshouser Building Mikejarrett@bellsouth.net
828-443-0434
15-16 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 6 -12 and free for children age 6 and under.    
www.thecarolinatrader.com
Scott Building Richard Shields
704-282-1339
16

MAPR Party With The Pugs
12 noon - 3 p.m. Check our website for updates. www.midatlanticpugrescue.org

Holshouser Building Renee Clark
19 Savor The Triangle
Mix 101.5's Savor The Triangle - Get a "taste" of the Triangle all in one place! ~Food Sampling ~ Shopping ~ Music ~ Sample from the Triangle's hottest restaurants, breweries, and wineries. Portions of Proceeds Benefiting the Inter-Faith Food Service. Event hours 6 - 9 pm. Admission: $45 Get more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1636653843014453
Advance Tickets: ETIX.com or www.wralfm.com/savor-the-triangle
 
Scott Building 919-890-6132
jnewton@wralfm.com
19 *NC Pesticide Applicator Licensing Exams
www.ncagr.com/str-pest
Holshouser Building 919-733-6100
21-23 Southern Ideal Home Show - Fall Edition
The show features hundreds of building, remodeling, kitchen and bath, landscaping, outdoor living and interior design companies. This three-day event provides homeowners with opportunities to shop, compare, and seek advice from professionals and see the latest in home improvement trends. The show is a convenient, one-stop shopping, and has set the standard as the “must-see” home and garden event of the year.
Event Times:
Friday: 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm
Admission:
At the Door: $10 (Under 12 free with a paying adult); Seniors (60+ with ID at the Box Office only) $5.00
Advanced Tickets: $9 online
Discount tickets available at local Walgreens locations for $7
Special Days:
Hero Day: Friday, Sept. 21: Free Admission with Active and Valid Military, Police, Fire or EMT ID (No Coupons)www.raleighfairgroundshomeshow.com
Graham Building Exposition Center

Show Info: 919-334-0051  
chiararb@mpeshows.com

Exhibitor/Participant Registration:
919-334-0051

22 *NCSU 60's Sigma Chi Alumni Reunion
This event is not open to the public. Private by invitation and registration event.

Martin Building  
22-23 North State Toy & Hobby Show
Antique to modern and collectible toys, sportscards & sports memorabilia,including Barbie, diecast and plastic models, Star Wars, Hot Wheels, Hallmark ornaments, Yu-gi-oh, Lord of Rings, Sci-Fi toys, western toys, NASCAR, etc. Over 70 exhibitors buying, selling & trading! James Spence Authentications will be present both days! EVENT HOURS: Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is $5 daily - Weekend pass $7. Age 15 and Under admitted Free. www.insidepitchpromotions.com
Scott Building 540-392-2884
wes@swva.net
22-23 DogGoneFast Flyball Club Flyball Tournament 
Flyball dog racing! Come out and watch the flyball dogs! Flyball is a fast-paced family-oriented dog sport that has become a hit on Animal Planet and ESPN's Great Outdoor Games. Dogs and people alike go wild over this relay race with 4 dogs per team. Each dog jumps 4 hurdles and steps on a spring loaded box, which shoots out a tennis ball. The dog catches the ball and runs back over the 4 hurdles. When the dog crosses the starting line the next dog goes. The first team to have all 4 dogs run without errors wins the heat. Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Spectators and leashed dogs are welcome to come and watch. Free admission. https://flyballdogs.com/doggonefast
Holshouser Building
doggonefast@yahoo.com
23

The Professional Firefighters and Paramedics of NC Presents Thompson Square in Concert
Annual Fundraiser featuring country music husband and wife duo, Keifer and Shawna Thompson. General Admission $30. Buy tickets on line now or beginning at 4 pm day of concert at Dorton Arena Box Office. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information: www.pffpnc.org

Dorton Arena

In Raleigh/Wake County:
919-977-0348
ticketoffice@pffpnc.org


9/23-10/3 IBMA Camping
WELCOME IBMA WOB 2018:
For tickets and information about the International Bluegrass Music Association and World of Bluegreaa 2018 click on: https://ibma.org/world-of-bluegrass
GROUP RV/CAMPING RESERVATIONS FOR IBMA AVAILABLE between September 23 - October 3, 2018 for full service water, sewer, and electric RV access. Click here to email:
IBMA WOB 2018 CAMPING RESERVATIONS
New Campground 919-839-4501
24 MAFA Keuring (Outside Ring)
The Mid-Atlantic Friesian Association Keuring show - official inspection of Fresian horses - movement on the triangle and conformation evaluation at the halt. Event Hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free Spectator admission.
www.mid-atlanticfriesian.org
Hunt Horse Complex - Outside Ring toadhollow01@aol.com
434-825-2023
Sally Lawing 336-237-6253
28-30 Special Olympics
Over 125 athletes from 20 local programs (counties) across NC will compete for equestrian championship in dressage, showmanship and English and Western trails and equitation. Free spectator admission. Show times Saturday 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday 9am - 5 pm .
www.sonc.net
Hunt Horse Complex
919-719-7662
Kelly Vaughn
28-30

NCHJA " C" Outdoors Horse Show
Hunter Jumper Horse Show -Friday through Sunday. Daily show begins at 8:00 am. These shows are hunter horse shows with most of the competitors being from North Carolina. NCHJA "C" Rated Show to be held in 3 rings outdoors. Free spectator admission.
www.trianglefarms.com

Hunt Horse Complex - Barn E Ring

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

30 *American Red Cross Meeting
Martin Building 919-839-4509

 

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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