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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Got to Be NC Festival

Tomorrow through May 31 begins the Got to Be NC Festival at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC. This event features free gate admission, free parking, free concerts, free classic car show and free admission to the Got to Be NC Food & Wine Expo. Hours are 9 until midnight on Friday and Saturday and 9 until 10 on Sunday. Outdoor stages will offer bluegrass, beach and rockabilly music along with comedy performances. There will also be a 1,000 piece antique farm equipment display. Tractor parades are at 11 am each day. There will also be a Fiber Fair with demonstrations of weaving, spinning, carding and other techniques in the Holshouser Building. Wood and fleece will be for sale. Other free events at the fair ground that weekend include the Choplin Boat show in the Scott Building and the Clear Channel Health and Fitness Expo in the Graham Building. Some attractions will have a fee and these include carnival rides and games, daily events in the grandstand and the Capital Dessage Classic horse show at the Hunt Horse Complex. Barbeque fans can enjoy the Carolina Pig Jig on May 30 from 11 until 3. Masons from across the state will compete for top cooking honors. Adults can sample barbeque from all teams for $10 including sides and drinks.

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