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Highlights Of The Annual South Florida Fair
Each year the South Florida Fair held in West Palm Beach, Florida hosts over 500,000 people annually. The event provides people of all ages with great entertainment, thrilling rides, themed and livestock exhibits and other exhilarating attractions. The midway features foods from all over the world popular with today's fair-goers.
The fair began over 100 years ago and has moved from the International Airport location to the Palm Beach State College campus to the present Fairgrounds location. Today the fair covers 100 acres of land and takes the average patron a half day to thoroughly enjoy all the activity.
My husband and I attend at least one day during the 17 day run of the South Florida Fair. We have always enjoyed the multiple artisan displays, as well as the shows which bring in talented musicians and artists.
The MidwayClick thumbnail to view full-size
Photo Tour Of The Nation's CapitalClick thumbnail to view full-size
A Tribute To Our Nation's Capital
The Expo Hall displays a themed event such as this year's Nation's Capital. We toured the oval office, boarded Air Force One and viewed famous photographs of past presidents and our current President Obama and family. We enjoyed the many monuments replicated, such as the Washington Monument and the detailed sand architecture of the Lincoln Memorial.
As we toured this area we felt as if we were given a mini-tour of our capital and the highlights of our nation. It was an outstanding exhibit and we came away better informed on the history of our nation.
The exhibit also featured a tribute to the Jewish Holocaust Museum. We were humbled and awed at the stamina of the people who endured the many years of tribulation. Equally admirable, was the hope and strength the Jewish people built through the years. The miniature displays, video stories and photographs were definitely inspiring.
What a Treat!Click thumbnail to view full-size
Other Florida Attractions
What can be more exiting than eating at a fair? Everything imaginable is available from sweets to main meals. Favorite food choices are the Texas Beef Brisket, Chicken Gyros, Roasted Corn, Kettle Corn and the old fashioned Corn Dog.
We never leave without indulging in a funnel cake oozing with cherries and covered in powdered sugar. Another great treat is the fried pickle. Many people have not had the opportunity to taste one of these delectable food morsels and do not know what they are missing. Trust me, it is one of the most flavorful, tart delights around.
Location and Trivia
If you go next year, this popular West Palm Beach event is held on the South Florida Fairgrounds and is located on the intersection of State Route 441 and and Fairground Road. It runs in late January and into February some years, with total event days approximately seventeen.
It is open from noon until midnight most days, and offers people many opportunities to hear popular musicians, talented local artists, view military vehicles and livestock. It also has a simulated pioneer village "Yester Year" that holds daily events like the reenactment of an old west gunfight battle. You will truly enjoy your visit!