January in South Florida means two things: sweater weather and the South Florida fair!
The South Florida Fair is considered Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest annual event. This year marks the 103rd event, with the theme being Las Vegas: A Jackpot of Memories.
I’ve been going to the South Florida Fair almost every year ever since I was a kid. In those days, all I cared about was cotton candy and facing the most intimidating rides in the midway with all of my friends. The Zipper was the scariest on my list, but year after year I mustered up the courage to face it again.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve lost my interest in rides and prefer to go and enjoy the entertainment instead. This year I enjoyed a live performance the Santaluces Jazz Band, while enjoying my favorite tasty treats.
To fully experience the Vegas theme, I also headed to expo center to see the sand sculpture. The Las Vegas themed sculpture looks incredible, especially when it’s animated with lights, which brings the scene to life!
I finished up my visit at the fair watching the Bengal Tiger Encounter show. It was amazing to see these beautiful creatures in action. I believe in the fair treatment of animals, so I was happy to see that whips and chains are not used in the show.
The fair is currently running and will last through Sunday, February 1st. There’s always something to see or do at the fair, so check the daily schedule before you go.
I had a great time at the fair and I’d like to give one of my South Florida readers a chance to attend!
South Florida Fair Giveaway!
I’m teaming up with the South Florida Fair to offer one lucky winner a chance to win FOUR FREE ADMISSION TICKETS to the South Florida Fair, redeemable for use on or before the Fair ends on February 1, 2015.
This giveaway will start on Friday, January 23, 2015 and will close at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Must be 18 years old to enter.
- Visit the South Florida Fair’s Facebook page and ‘like’ their page.
- Leave a comment on the South Florida Fair’s Facebook Page letting everyone know why you would like to go to the South Florida Fair and include my special hashtag (#PrettyInPigment) in your comment.
General Fair Information
The South Florida Fair is located on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach just one mile west of the Florida Turnpike, exit #97. To contact the fair, please call 561-793-0333 or toll-free in Florida 800-640-FAIR. You may also visit their website at www.southfloridafair.com.