2017 Central Florida Fair in Orlando Preview


Written by Nathan Wertheimer

Orlando, FL – The Central Florida Fair is one of the largest fairs in the region. Each year there is different attractions and exhibits to see and do. It is worth a trip down to see the Central Florida Fair. Three weeks of amazing free entertainment each with week with paid admission. Plus, everyone’s favorite fair food will be there too. Don’t forget to check out the STEM and community arts programs. This fair runs from March 2 – 19, 2017. Also, the fair is closed on Mondays and Tuesday only!

The Central Florida Fairground is just a short drive on West Colonial. There is plenty of free parking available. Save up to 40% off regular price of tickets now on-line or at your local Walgreens stores. Buy now and save! There is an opening night special from 4-8pm. Just bring a canned food item for $1 Admission during this time. Regular admission after 8pm on opening night.

Here is some of the brief background into Central Florida Fair History. 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. Over the years the fair has kept expanding. The average annual attendance is 250,000 people.

The first night is one of the busiest for the fair. It is recommended to arrival early to check out the rides, games, exhibits, shows, and food. Plus, on opening night ceremony there will be a ribbon cutting, and professional fireworks all at the Orlando Amphitheater on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

With everything going on at the fair one will never be bored. Rides and games are what makes a fair come alive with energy. 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 Oreos, Large Turkey Legs, Candy Apples, and Cotton Candy. Plus, there are a variety of foods to satisfy your appetite.

Some of the other fair features are the CANstuction Jr., Craft & Hobby Exhibits, Model Train, Central Florida Adult LEGO Club, OCPS Elementary Science Fair, STEM Exhibits, The Puzzle Art Installation & Collaborative Project, educational experiments, interactive activities, hands-on workshop with local farmers, chefs and culinary experts.

To wrap it up, one will have to check out the livestock. There many events that youths participate in such as poultry, commercial laying hens, market steers, beef breeding, market swine, equine, sheep & lamb, breeding sheep, and rabbit & cavy. Come down and cheer on these youth of today at the fair.

Some high-end music acts you will want to maker on your calendar for are Tony, Toni, Tone! on March 5, 2017, at 3pm. Another act is Bring Me The Horizon on March 8, 2017, at 7pm. And last the rock band Puddle of Mudd, on March 10, 2017, at 7pm. All entertainment is free with admission.


For the fair schedule and activities please visit www.centralfloridafair.com . All closing times are subject to change – fair management reserves the right to change closing times. Midway will stay open for 1 hour and 30 minutes after gates closed. No refunds and or exchanges, or transfers. If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. For more great events and places please check us out at www.otownfun.com .

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