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South Florida Fair Kicks Off in the Palm Beaches

OPEN NOW! 🎡🎠🎢🎪 The 2020 South Florida family tradition returns January 17th- February 2nd! Spread over 130 acres, the Fairgrounds attracts 1.2 million thrill-seeking visitors annually. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Click HERE for more information.

Enjoy rides, vendors, crafts, livestock exhibitions, food, concerts and more! Click HERE for Entertainment details.

With over 200 rides and attractions at the South Florida Fair, there is something fun for everyone to do at the fair. While daredevils tackle the Mega Drop, Cliff Hanger, Zero Gravity, and other thrill rides, the little ones can have a whirl on the Wacky Worm Coaster, Dragon Wagon, mini-Monster Trucks, or the dozens of other rides in Lil’ Pardner Land.

Who doesn't love fair food? This year’s new menu items will accompany fan-favorite deep-fried everything. New food displays include fried mac and cheese rolls with customizable toppings and a dipping sauce, po’ boy sandwiches from Louisiana, and unusual ice cream flavors. Of course, there will also be classic fair staples like corn dogs, pretzels, funnel cake, and fried Oreos.

Great family fun: from heart-pounding rides & amazing food to unforgettable memories. The annual South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach is Florida's top rated fair and it's 17 outrageously fun days in January. It takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds. The event is amazing, huge and a must-do.



This year’s 2020 fair theme is“Play Ball, Play Fair" and visitors will enjoy many sports and baseball exhibits. The Smithsonian Institution will feature its “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” travelling exhibition, which analyzes the relationship between people and the sports they play, in addition to the connection many people feel with their hometown teams.

In addition to the classic rides and food, the South Florida Fair features its popular Coca-Cola Concert Series! This year’s multi-genre lineup includes everything from rock giants such as Starship featuring Mickey Thomas to the iconic ‘60s band, The Letterman. Local favorites Spred the Dub, Solstice Reign, and Casey Raines Band are also scheduled to perform. National concerts and cover bands are just a few of the many experiences at the fair.

Tickets are now on sale, and if you purchase them before the fair opens you can receive a discount. Advance tickets and ride vouchers can be used any day of the fair and may be purchased online.


  • On Tuesdays, admission, most rides, and some food vendor items will cost only $2.

  • Wednesday nights feature bike parades, and registration is open to the public.

  • Thursday, January 20th, will honor active military members, veterans, and first responders with an event and a reduced admission price for them and their families.

  • Download the fair’s free app to help navigate. It is also a good idea to buy tickets in advance and arrive early to avoid long lines and save money.

  • Parking & traffic information HERE

  • View event schedule HERE


2020 Fair Theme: Play Ball, Play FAIR!

WHAT MAKES THEM UNIQUE? All-new and different activities and experiences each year.

Since 1912 each January, over a half million visitors enjoy 17 fun filled days at the South Florida Fair, one of Florida's oldest and largest community events. Since 1993, the themed expositions produced every year during the South Florida Fair are one of the most popular attractions of the 17-day event.

The 2020 South Florida Fair is a celebration of popular sports in our community. Experience the essence of sports - competition, fair play, and the zeal to win!

Interactive and educational sports exhibits will pave the way throughout the Expo Center. The Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America exhibition, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and the Florida Humanities Council, will teach our visitors the cultural impact and importance of the different sports in American communities.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame's "Picturing America's Pastime" exhibition offers a snapshot of the photograph collection in the Museum's photo archive, spanning almost 150 years. Featuring work from photographers spanning generations, like Charles M. Conlon, Carl J. Horner, Arthur Rothstein, William C. Greene and Brad Mangin – along with many unidentified photographers whose images have been donated to the Museum – Picturing America’s Pastime captures the grandeur of the early game to the vibrancy of today’s sport through images in sepia, color and black-and-white.

At this year's Fair, strap on a VR headset and experience simulated realities in a variety of sports like golf, soccer, football, hockey, basketball, baseball and more. A batting cage, a pitching cage and a field goal kick will be available to test your skills as well.

After all of the excitement of the Expo, enjoy the Great Fair Food and experience the exhilarating rides. Take time to visit informative agricultural and community exhibits and learn all about Florida's history in Yesteryear Village.

The South Florida Fair wants you to PLAY BALL, PLAY FAIR! Join us January 17- February 2.

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