Raleigh Flea Market reopens

Posted November 7, 2009 6:20 a.m. EST

Raleigh Flea Market

— The popular Raleigh Flea Market is reopening Saturday after closing in early October to make way for the North Carolina State Fair.

The year-round market is one of the largest in the Southeast and features hundreds of dealers selling everything from antiques to video games. Its eclectic selection of wares has won it coverage in national magazines, fair officials said.

“We had a great State Fair this year, but the fairgrounds doesn’t shut down when the festivities end,” said State Fair Manager Wesley Wyatt. “The State Fairgrounds is a year-round meeting and market place, and the Raleigh Flea Market is one of the more popular attractions we have.”

Other events at the fairgrounds this weekend include the Capital Area Handbell Festival Nov. 7 in the Kerr Scott Building; the Junior Woman’s Club Fall Furniture Consignment Sale Nov. 7-8 in the Holshouser Building; the 25th Annual Neuse River Train and Railroadiana Show and Sale Nov. 7-8 in the Expo Building; and the Duke Children’s Hospital Benefit Hunter Horse Show through Nov. 8 at the Hunt Horse Complex.

The market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.