What: 2016 Central Florida Fair
When: February 25 – March 13, 2016
Where: Central Florida Fairgrounds on West Colonial Drive in Orlando
How: This fair is produced and managed by the Central Florida Fair along with their vendors and service providers. This is private funded fair, which is held in our community every year.
Why: The Central Florida Fair was founded in 1910 by a group of community leaders who sought an outlet to celebrate the agricultural industry in Orlando and its surrounding counties. With an average annual attendance of 250,000, the Central Florida Fair successfully continues its mission to preserve and enhance the agricultural, cultural, educational, and historical legacy of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Brevard, and Volusia Counties, known collectively as “Central Florida.” It is the largest not-for-profit fair in Central Florida and among the top five largest fairs in the state.
Who: Open to the General Public. Great for families and friends ages 1-100
Parking: Free parking on the Central Florida Fairgrounds
Overview of the Event: At the annual Fair, visitors and residents alike will enjoy a large number of rides through our exciting Midway, from stomach dropping thrillers for our adrenaline seekers to Kiddie Land for our youngest riders, the Central Florida Fair delivers clean family fun for everyone! In addition to the traditional rides and fair food, this 11-day event will celebrate the accomplishments of local residents awarding nearly $200,000 in prize money to exhibitors in: Creative Arts – with nearly 3,000 handmade items in over 200 categories, including Fine Arts, Needlework, and Crafts & Hobbies, Food Arts & Sciences – a feast of baked goods, canned fruits, decorated cakes, and decorative touches for the home, plus dozens of daily chef demonstrations on a state-of-the-art kitchen stage, Horticulture – lush displays of flowers and foliage, plus information on gardening, water conservation, landscaping, and more, FFA – local middle and high school chapters present educational booths on landscaping, animal husbandry, veterinary care, and more, 4-H – this leadership-building organization presents a year’s worth of youth activities in informative booths and creative contests, Livestock – featuring over 2,000 cows, horses, sheep, hogs, goats, chickens, and rabbits, Entertainment – over 100 groups featuring 800 singers, dancers and musicians on three stages
Sights and Sounds of this Event: When you attend this year’s Central Florida Fair there is much to see and do and one cannot get it all-in in one day. Bring your walking shoes because you will need them. The fair is about having fun and learning a few new things too. There are a variety of carnival style rides and games. A long line at any of the rides and games will indicate it is a popular attraction at the fair. If waiting in line is not your thing, check out the arts and science area exhibits inside a few of the fair buildings. After walking around the fair you might feel hungry so there is plenty of fair food options available. They have the crazy donuts bacon cheeseburger, grilled corn on the cob, large turkey strum sticks, and much more. Check the daily schedule for free entertainment located throughout the fairgrounds. See pigs racing rally; a magic show, and even a Seal show are all free entertainment. Please note that some entertainment may change without notice. Your kids will love the entire fair experience and they will ask you to bring them back next year.
For more information and ticket prices on this event go to: http://centralfloridafair.com/food-menu-builder/2016-central-florida-fair/