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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2008

CONTACT:

Joan Long, Flea Market manager
(919) 829-3533

Flea Market at N.C. State Fairgrounds prepares
to close for State Fair

RALEIGH — This weekend is the last for shoppers to search for bargains at the Flea Market at the State Fairgrounds before the market closes in preparation for the N.C. State Fair, which runs Oct. 16-26.

The Flea Market, which operates on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year and features hundreds of dealers and crafters, traditionally closes for the month of October for preparation and operation of the annual State Fair. The market is one of the largest in the Southeast and draws thousands of shoppers each weekend.

“With the State Fair opening a day earlier this year, our staff will be very busy from now until the start of the Fair getting everything set up and ready for fairgoers,” said Fair Manager Wesley Wyatt. "Fans of the Flea Market can mark their calendars for Nov. 8 when the market will reopen.”

In addition to the weekly Flea Market, the State Fairgrounds hosts events and activities throughout the year. Other events this weekend include: the fall edition of the Southern Ideal Home Show Sept. 26-28 in the Expo Center, Dorton Arena and Graham Building; the Old North State Antique Gun and Military Show Sept. 27 and 28 in the Scott Building; the Raising Stars for Matthew Baldwin Fundraiser Sept. 27 in Heritage Circle and the Martin Building; the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day Sept. 27 in the Holshouser Building and the N.C. Quarter Horse Association Futurity Sept. 26-28 in the Hunt Horse Complex.

For more on any of the weekend events, go to www.ncstatefair.org/events/calendar.htm or call (919) 733-2145.

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Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
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