2017 Seminole County Fair in Sanford Preview


Written by Nathan Wertheimer

Sanford, FL – It is that time of year again when the Seminole County Fair rolls back into town. There is free parking, free admission, and a variety of rides and games at one location. This fair runs from March 24 – April 1, 2017. Opening and closing times will vary. Open rain or shine.

Getting to the fair is only a short drive from Orlando. Check your GPS for the best travel route to this fair. The fair is located at Hickman Drive in Sanford, which is just right off of Interstate 4. Just follow the fair signs directing drivers to free parking. The fair is located in an open field.

Over the years, the fair has been at many locations within the county. They have been at the Seminole Town Center Mall parking lot, the Old Bill Heard Chevy Dealership (now Audi North Orlando, and at the 17-92 Wal-Mart parking lot. In the future, the fair will have to find another location to set up shop. The current owners of the property are waiting to build on this commercial real-estate property. Stay tuned for more information on a new location the coming years ahead.

The Seminole County fair is really a big carnival with some odd attractions. This fair is considered a smallest fair in the area compared to the Central Florida Fair, Volusia County Fair, and Osceola County Fair. This fair is run by Strates Shows, which owned and managed out of Orlando. Strates Shows is one of the largest east coast fair shows.

When arriving at the fair one will see two ticket booths. Besides the ticket booths are ATM machines. Prices for ride and game tickets as follows 120 tickets for $50, 40 tickets for $20, and 2 tickets for $1. There are no refunds, rain checks and or replacements. All rides have manufacturer’s height, weight, and age restrictions. There are many typical rides and games at this fair.

Here is a listing of all the rides at this fair. They a Mary-Go-Round, Quad Runner, Jumbo, Raiders, Heavy Haulin Inflate, Bouncezone, Scooter bumper cars, Giant Ferris Wheel, Cobra, Family Swinger, Scrambler, Junglewalk, Bear Affair, Cushing Casino, Haunted House, Cucko Haus, The Force (Starship 2000), Pirate Rocking Ship, Sizzler, Zipper, Thunder Bolt, Sky Flyer, Mario Land, Bumper cars, Giant slide, Dinosaur Volcano Ride, Construction Zone ride, Silver Streak Ride, Dizzy Dragon, Volkswagon Ride, Fire Ball, and Tractor Ride.


Besides the rides are the games. Here is the list of games at this fair which are Filler Up, Basketball, Ring Toss Coke Bottle, Ring toss, Football toss, Shootout the Star, Ping Pong & Goldfish Toss, and Water Gun Fun. Try your hand at a game of skill or luck. Many of these games award various prizes. Come away a winner get a large stuffed animals of your choosing.

If you’re looking to just relax that are some feature attractions at this fair to see. Check out the World’s Smallest Horse called Tinny Tim, The World’s Smallest Woman who is Jamaican, The Snake Child Born Alive, Girl-Snake, which is half girl – half snake, and finally the Museum of World Oddities. Each attraction has a separate admission price ranging from 50¢ – $2.00. Some days they run specials on admission.

There are many food vendors on hand for your hungry stomachs. They have a variety of foods to choose from. One will find corndogs, pizza, hamburgers, chicken fingers, ice cream, cotton candy, popcorn Fried Oreos, fried bubble gum, fried pickles, funnel cakes, snow cones, Polish & Italian Sausage, jumbo turkey leg, Fried Twinkies, sirloin streak and nachos . Prices will vary depending on what one orders. An average price of a meal is from $2 – $12.


Come on down and have a great time. Spend a day or just a few hours and you’ll have a lot of fun. Bring the entire family and friends with. This is where memories are made. For more information go to www.seminolecountyfair.com . 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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