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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Today's Yard, January 16, 2011

State Fair grounds at Raleigh NC.

This is the first time I've camped at a fairgrounds. It will NOT be the last. I was just hunting a hookup and hot showers and was not sure they'd even be open this time of year until I called to confirm - turned out it was one busy place. Don't let the picture mislead you - that was all covered by vehicles yesterday.
Every weekend except when the State Fair is happening, there's a flea market. This weekend there was also a horse event, a racing sale, a cheerleading event, and a gun and knife show. I probably missed something in that list, too.

Campsites are mostly along the perimeter of the fairgrounds. You find a spot or if you're as confused as I was when I arrived, you call the fairgrounds' public safety office and someone will come help you. I'm glad: I didn't want to go blindly exploring in that crowd with a motorhome. I found out it's best to arrive very early or after the days events are over. When I arrived at 2 pm, a lot of event-goers had parked their cars in campsites, limiting the choices. There is water, sewer and electric. The water is underneath metal plates marked "water meter". Lift with a screwdriver and you find the spigots. The shower that is open in the winter is a good hike from most of the campsites. There are no picnic tables. But there are events!

I did the flea market yesterday, which made this one of the most expensive campgrounds I've ever stayed at! But I found some things at amazing prices that I've wanted for a long time.

Today I will do the gun show.

And I will find out where all the fairgrounds that have camping are and check them for interesting events as I travel. If you know of fairgrounds that have camping, please post a comment and let me know.

3 comments:

  1. how cool, good for you...so amazing all the stuff you can get into. I'm so glad you share this with me (us) lol

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  2. Way cool. I've got to find a way to get an RV.

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  3. Anonymous8:38 AM

    There is an absolutley wonderful Stae Fair ground with full hook-ups in Goshen Indiana. There is a harness racing track on site that is busy almost every day with races on the weekends. Mostly young Amish lads and ladies. They have all kinds of events and it is in the middle of Amish country. I went to a great Flea market in a town close by ( I forgot the name). Here is the link http://www.4hfair.org/camping.htm

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