Written by Nathan Wertheimer
Kissimmee, FL – The Osceola County Fair (OCF) here is almost here, come on down for some good family fun. There is much to see and do at year’s fair. Make it a day of fun! This fair runs from February 10 – 19, 2017, at Osceola Heritage Park. Opening and closing times may vary depending upon the day. Admission to the fair is $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Prices are subject to change without notice.
If you’re heading to this fair it is only a short drive from Orlando. Once you get to Osceola Heritage Park, drivers will find plenty of parking around this venue. Pre-purchase your fair tickets ahead of time and get some great deals. Walgreens has an advance sale on fair ticket with any day unlimited rides for $25 and February 14 & 15, 2017 on Tuesday & Wednesday Bargain Band Days only for $15. These deals are from now till February 9, 2017. The Osceola County Fair is excited to promote daily ride and armband specials. In conjunction with our carnival midway operator, James E. Strates Shows, our annual event always features budget friendly options for enjoying the fair.
This year’s theme at the fair is Roc N Roll. Come on down and have a great time. OCF brought in some new entertainment to this year’s venue. Here is a list of great entertainment with admission to the fair which are Stolling Bubble Factory, Conjurer, Eudora Farms – Petting Zoo, Hotel California Band – A Salute to the Eagles, Singers Kari & Billy, Nojoe’s Circus, Rosaire’s Royal Racers (Pigs), Strolling Robots & Robocars, Thomas & Friends Meet & Greet and Sing Along Adverture, David Ferman’s Comedy Act & Extreme Sports, Illusion of Choice with Kardenni. These acts are located throughout the fair at various times of the day. Some acts perform on certain days only so check the fair schedule.
Other features at this year’s fair is the Truck and Trailor Pull. This is a crowd favorite. Everyone love’s this show. There are certain rules for a trucks and tractors to enter this year’s contest. For more information check the Osceola County Fair website. The Miss Osceola Scholarship Pageant is another great show feature. Join us as amazing young women compete for the title of Miss Osceola 2017 and over $3,000 in scholarships. As a fair program leading to the Miss Florida Scholarship pageant in June and ultimately the Miss America Stage in Atlantic City, the pageant focuses on scholarship and service to the community. These are just a few features. There are many more fair features.
Besides the entertainment, there are educational and learning opportunities at the fair too. There is a Lego Block Party on February 12, 2017, at 1pm. The Lego Block Party is a great fun experience for the kids. There is even a Lego competition too. The Team Contest will be in the St. Cloud rooms A & B in the Exhibition Hall. This competition for the Team Building will begin at 1:00 PM, teams will have 1 hour to construct their masterpiece.
Rides and games are what makes the fair a fair. Step out of your comfort zone and take a ride on many thrilling and fast motion rides. There are certain height restrictions on some rides. One of the star attractions is the large Farris Wheel. Take a ride and see the entire fair from above along with a great view of the surrounding area. There are even tot rides available to the small kids too.
Test your skills at the many fair games. Can you beat the game carney? Try your luck and win the game. Assorted prizes will vary depending upon the game being played. A crowd favorite is the baseball toss. Can you hit the target and dunk the perched clown? There are many more games to test your skills.
With all the fun you’ll have, there are many great food vendors available. Prices may vary depending on the food item. Here are just some of the crowd favorites, which are the Donut Bacon-Cheeseburger, Fried Oreo’s, Large Turkey Legs, Candy Apples, Cotton Candy. Plus, there are a variety of foods to satisfy your appetite.
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Sources of information from Osceola County Fair website